How International Conflict Resolution Has Changed In The Information Age

The Economist termed the Iceland’s 2008 banking collapse as the largest ever in world history, relative to the country’s size and population. The country’s international debt had reached 9.5 trillion kroner ($68 billion) by October 2008. To put that number in perspective, Iceland’s total gross domestic product in 2007 was only 1.3 trillion kroner ($11.6 […]

Keep Latchkey Kids Safe in Their School Routine

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of families with children where both parents worked is 59.0 percent. That means these families likely have latchkey kids, or those who come home from school to a house without parents. With the addition of a DIY Home Alarm and some strategic planning, your family will feel […]

Vololights: A Major Advance in Motorcycle Safety Technology

You’re tooling around town on your bike, and as you lean into the left turn lane and downshift to slow down, you suddenly notice the car headlights in your rear-view mirror are getting bigger… fast. Your survival instinct kicks in and you roll the throttle on, barely escaping the impending rear-ender and the inevitable ambulance […]

A Dent in America’s Dental Care

You know the drill: stay away from high fructose corn syrup, sugary drinks and too much chocolate. Too many of these certain foods, drinks and treats combined with poor dental habits, the warnings go, can have a disastrous effect on our teeth. That may be why the country’s top dentist association — the American Dental […]

Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” Vid-Slip: What Does it Mean for His Empire?

“Talent is God-given. Be humble,” said basketball Hall of Fame inductee John Wooden. “Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” The ubiquitous Kanye West comes to mind in the wake of Wooden’s wise words. The recently leaked “Black Skinhead” video—rather, a very rough cut of the video, which West claims was leaked before it […]

CISPA: Employers Can Demand Your Facebook Password

Though it hasn’t garnered the media attention that SOPA did, a new act currently working through Congress has the potential to affect the daily lives of Facebook users and even casual, online browsers. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), is primarily intended to prevent cyber terrorism. According to a recent PC Mag article, […]

Get The Lead Out: Less Lead Equals Less Violent Crime

What if a terrible childhood, drug abuse, poverty, or criminal behavior is a result of chemical exposure? As absurd as it sounds, many scientists believe that violence in modern society is heavily connected to exposure to lead. In ancient Rome, lead was used gratuitously in everything from lipstick, to hair dye, to wine sweetener. Some […]

Hockey Is Back … But It Never Really Left

On Jan. 7th, teams from around the NHL called fans, media and anyone else who would listen to announce that a 2012-2013 season would be played. Each team would play an abbreviated 48-game regular season (as opposed to the standard 82 games) leading up to the playoffs. Delaying the start of the season was a dangerous […]

Safe Sects: Celebrity Women Pose Provocatively for Website

There are still thousands of 30 and 40-something-year-old men who were jealous of Zach Morris because of his seemingly perpetual fling with Kelly Kapowski in “Saved By The Bell.” Photographer Michael Edwards may be their next target of envy. Edwards, the founder of “Me In My Place,” a website dedicated solely to photographing women in […]

The Legend of The Christmas Poinsettia: Holiday Entertaining Knowledge

After the stockings are hung and the last ribbon is tied, you can sit back and admire your handiwork, and revel in all the joy you’ll be sharing with those you love most. Everyone has a favorite part of the holidays: there’s the part where you get to spend time with your family, indulge in […]

Will TIME’s Next Person of the Year Be Sponsored by Red Bull?

As we speak, the editors from TIME magazine are once again convening to determine who the Person of the Year will be. Intended to identify the person who has most influenced the news, previous winners include such names as Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, and current president Barack Obama. You might recall that last […]

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Following in Big Sisters’ Footprints

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the hottest teen entrepreneurs right now: They have their own jewelry line, a new clothing line coming out, a successful blog on Celebuzz, they’re currently fashion contributors for Seventeen magazine and are coming out with a new book that is expected to be as good as “Twilight.” But, with a […]

EDM Infiltrates Music Festivals, Airwaves & … Forbes?!?

“Today, rather than traditional rock bands, the names highest on festival bills are more likely to be DJs whose appearance fees are easily in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.” The message of this quote shouldn’t shock you considering the explosive growth of electronic dance music (EDM) over the last few years. What may surprise […]

Saucy: The Science Behind Why Sex Sells

Not too long ago, Abercrombie and Fitch was the hot product on every teenager from New York to Tupelo. The brand, like so many others before it, was the favored brand among teens and 20-somethings. Then, the bottom fell out of everything with the economy. Instead of every teenager dreaming of a fat wallet and […]

“Need For Speed” Races Onto the Big Screen

If you’re living life in the fast lane, or at least wish you were, you’ll be excited to know that DreamWorks has announced they will be making a “Need for Speed” movie modeled after the popular video-game series. Producer and director Steven Spielberg purchased the rights to the franchise from Electronic Arts (EA), while screenwriters […]

Battle of Movie Gods: Hollywood’s Biggest Directors Square-Off on Forbes

While Oprah took the top-earning spot, bringing in an estimated $165 million in the last year, she was followed by a impending slew of directors and legendaries, like “Transformers” director Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, who pulled in an estimated $160 million and $130 million between May 2011 and May 2012. However, there are also […]