The World Happiness Report was released today, just before World Happiness Day which falls on March 20. The report was based on responses to the Gallup World Poll. By polling approximately 3,000 people in 157 countries..
The Holi Hai Celebration, or Festival of Colors, brings together all people in a welcoming of the Spring season with colorful powder and raucous music.
Socialism can be a scary word in today’s world- bringing up images of the USSR and the Cold War. What is Bernie Sander’s Democratic Socialism, and how is it gaining traction with voters across the country?
Newark, New Jersey is experiencing a mini-Flint. 30 schools tested positive for lead contamination in the water supply, with some levels higher than levels in Flint, Michigan.
“I don’t care what his actual positions are. I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
S.B. 1118 will be heard on the floor of the Oklahoma State Senate today, a bill which would criminalize abortion to first degree murder.
Atheist Congressman Juan Mendez gave an invocation at the Arizona State House of Representatives on Thursday that quite upset many of his colleagues for it’s significant lack of God.
It is impossible to discuss what is happening in our society without discussing technology. Technology is something that most people use, but don’t really know anything about.
A culture of violence has erupted in Malawi and Tanzania as a rumor spreads that the bones of albinos will bring good luck. People with albinism are being abducted and murdered for their body parts, which can fetch up to $75,000 on the black market.
Super Tuesday, today, is the day when the most primary elections are held during the election cycle. 12 states and one territory will hold their primary elections today.
Happy Leap Day! February 29th is a day that happens only every 4 years, and 2016 is a leap year. Leap years keep our calendar aligned with the rotation of the earth around the sun.
I really, really, really didn’t want to talk about Donald Trump. I was going to write about the Houston debate, which was one hell of an ugly scene in which moderators begged the candidates in vain for some kind of order and sanity
Scientists refer to these behaviors as third-party punishment, and they have long been a mystery from the perspective of evolution and rational self-interest.
The CIA has had to adapt recently to the ever-changing field of social media and over-sharing. By setting strict policies for new hires, the intelligence agency has crossed into the social media realm and is there to stay.
Satanism is not the black-wearing, animal-sacrificing religion many mainstream religions would lead you to believe. Rather, it is a self-worshipping religion focusing on rebellion from tradition and promoting empathy.
For the bulk of our evolutionary history, human groups were small, tightly knit communities. Only quite recently, some human groups started evolving into the large-scale societies…
Hawaiian artist Makana released an unofficial anthem for Bernie Sanders this week that has taken the internet by storm.
Pope Francis visited Mexico this week, saying a mass at the border and calling for empathy and mercy for all immigrants fleeing violence and poverty.
In an effort to safeguard their customers’ privacy, Apple has refused to lend their assistance to the FBI in their investigation into the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI requested Apple create a software that would undermine the passcode installed on the shooter’s iPhone.
With a strong Snagglepuss sing-song lisp, the highly manicured, old school Citizen’s Cab regular, Mr. Sweetness, settles in the back of ‘ol 137.
On 27th January 2015 the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, signed an order that increased the data collected by the police’s network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in the capital…
Relentless Rain We recently experienced the wettest December on record in Lancashire. Across the north of England, Scotland and Wales rivers burst their banks and many areas suffered devastating floods. (This post…
I awoke to the news that a comrade’s father had died. Amidst the well wishes and thoughts on mortality my wife informed David Bowie had passed as well. Such a day where…
Lawsuit Reveals NYPD Transit Cop Was Punished for Allegedly Missing Quota on Arresting, Racially Profiling Black People
Michael Birch is a 16-year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD). On January 7, 2016 Michael filed suit against the City of New York, former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and…
Like many of you, I’m still trying to find my way in 2016. The stock market is running scared. (Thanks, China.) Trump is headed for the GOP nomination. Gun show sales are…