True facts about the body that may surprise or shock you We all know our bodies or do we? Did you know we release gas bubbles or there is a parasite living on your eyelashes and you can really become a tree? We are about to take a look at the human body like never before. Your body is the entire structure of a human being comprised of head, neck, trunk, legs and feet. However, even thousands of ye
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 20, 2014
My friends and I who grew up in the early 1970s may not have had cool video games and loads of technological toys, but we sure had a lot fun playing outdoors. It turns out all that outdoor activity – which involved a lot of running and jumping – was good for our young brains. A study published Tuesday in the open access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience lends credence to what parents have be
By Darren Richardson on Aug 20, 2014
In the days and weeks that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, something profound happened to the American people. Suddenly, they came together in a spirit of unity that was unparalleled in recent history. Volunteers joined rescue workers at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to look for survivors after hijacked commercial airliners were used as missile
By Maryann Tobin on Aug 15, 2014
For the sixth year in a row, the mouthwateringly fantastic San Francisco Street Food Festival returns to the Mission this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. With more than 80 vendors and an expected 80,000 hungry attendees, this year’s edition will be the last on Folsom Street – with the future host location still unknown. The festival will take place on Folsom St. from 20th to 26th St. a
By Dean Schaffer on Aug 14, 2014
Most people think of their living space as something that should function first and be decorated later. But that may not be the best way to approach your decor, especially if you suffer from depression, stress or fatigue. The colors on your walls can have a real effect on your mood, so choosing them wisely can make the world seem like a better place. Studies of color psychology have connected feel
By Maryann Tobin on Aug 09, 2014
Manuel Linares, 37, is a qualified engineer, physician and mathematician. To alleviate his stress, he decided to take up cooking classes and ended up inventing an all-natural ice cream that changes color as you lick it. Once Linares completed his cooking classes he developed a real interest in his new career and apparently even completed an MA in ice cream making. Now he has come up with the world
By Anne Sewell on Aug 02, 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.
Allvoices 2012 American Pundit Award winner and believer that free speech is what the internet and journalism is all about.
Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, former reporter, political junkie and photographer.