Living in a home that’s under 400 square feet was once reserved for big city apartment dwellers and people who simply could not afford a bigger place. But all that seems to be changing with the blossoming tiny house movement. There are a lot reasons for the rise in popularity of downsizing, especially when it comes to square-footage. For one, it’s a lot less expensive to heat and cool a tiny house
By Maryann Tobin on Sep 01, 2014
In recent years, electronic cigarettes have gained increasing popularity as alternatives to traditional tobacco-containing cigarettes. In a new study researchers from the National Institute of Cancer Research in Milan, Italy, examined the level of exposure to harmful organics and metals in second-hand e-cigarette smoke from Elips Serie C e-cigarette and from regular cigarettes. All of the experime
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 30, 2014
Breathing problems and increased exacerbation due to fungal species Indoor dampness increases the risk of indoor fungal growth. A complex interaction between occupant behaviors and the built environment are thought to affect indoor fungal concentrations and species diversity, which are believed to increase the risk of having asthma, exacerbation of asthma symptoms, or both. To date there has been
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 29, 2014
To avoid trans fat, eat real food Do you know what you’re eating? Maybe so and maybe not, but when it comes to trans fat, food labels might be adding to the confusion. A study published Thursday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Preventing Chronic Disease revealed that of the 4,350 top-selling packaged foods in the United States, 9 percent contained partially hydrogenated o
By Darren Richardson on Aug 29, 2014
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, according to science and your mother, but it will soon be one of the priciest as well. A series of droughts and diseases around the world are causing the staples of your morning meal to skyrocket. California is already suffering from a historic drought, but Brazil, producer of our beloved coffee and orange juice, is also facing severe water sh
By Barry Eitel on Aug 28, 2014
Carotenoid coloration important that sexy skin glow. Skin coloration appears to play a pivotal part in facial attractiveness. Skin yellowness contributes to an attractive appearance and is influenced both by dietary carotenoids and by melanin. While both increased carotenoid coloration and increased melanin coloration enhance apparent health in Caucasian faces by increasing skin yellowness, it rem
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 28, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business and marketing. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
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