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One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

A recent survey of Black Friday shoppers revealed that 65% of those interviewed feel they are living paycheck-to-paycheck, up from 61% in 2012.  I sent the story to a friend and she was dumbfounded.  Her response: “Doesn’t that include a large portion […]

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Boycott Hostess Twinkies

Boycott Hostess Twinkies

The bankruptcy of Hostess and its return as a non-union, low-wage company is the latest example of how working people – both white and blue collar – have had their incomes and benefits slashed since the 1970s.  To justify these cutbacks, there […]

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Out of Curiosity, Which Social Model Would You Prefer?

Out of Curiosity, Which Social Model Would You Prefer?

With ever present political divide and extreme partisanship there is a lot of debate on the news about what is best for the United States, and I feel like the media outlets are not really an accurate cross section of the American […]

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Buying a House in 2012 and Beyond: A To Do List

Buying a House in 2012 and Beyond: A To Do List

Thanks to the crashing economy buying a house in 2012 can get you great interest rates, but at a cost to a lot of preparation and documentation.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing….as long as you’re not trying to […]

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Arizona Tragedy Linked to Melting Arctic Ice

Arizona Tragedy Linked to Melting Arctic Ice

Just a few days after an alarming story about Miami being doomed by rising ocean levels, 19 experienced firefighters died in a raging forest fire in Arizona.  Both stories are tied to the rapidly melting Arctic ice fields and the increasingly chaotic […]

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Our Internet Freedom is Threatened

Our Internet Freedom is Threatened

Every American has to face the possibility that their telephone conversations, their Facebook posts, their web searches, and their electronic bill payments are being recorded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and examined for signs of disobedience. Revelations that NSA is scooping […]

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Iceland’s Economic Recovery Plan

Iceland’s Economic Recovery Plan

What Iceland Did Differently From the United States and Europe. Iceland’s economic recovery is unusual in that instead of bailing out the banks and investment leaders, they indited and arrested the CEO’s of the banks, and bailed out the citizens.  How did this […]

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Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend

Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend

A fun short video illustrating what your friends would be like if they acted like your cat or dog…. Take your pick, cat-friend vs dog friend.  

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Liverpool’s Lost Williamson Tunnels

Liverpool’s Lost Williamson Tunnels

Eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson conceived the idea to pay soldiers returning from the Napoleonic war to build a series of tunnels under the Liverpool streets in the early 19th century. Today volunteers in Liverpool spend their weekends and free time to clearing […]

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Icecapade – Simon’s Cat

Icecapade – Simon’s Cat

In this cartoon short, Simon’s cat goes on a frosty feline fishing frolic with all the usual suspects.

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Betony Vernon – The Importance of Sexual Ceremony

Betony Vernon – The Importance of Sexual Ceremony

Betony Vernon describes the importance of sexual ceremony and how it can improve your health, mindset, and improve your relationship. She reveals what’s wrong with today’s modern lovemaking practices and is an advocate for slow sensual sex. Vernon poses that the art […]

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Betony Vernon – When Did Sex and Pleasure Become Taboo

Betony Vernon – When Did Sex and Pleasure Become Taboo

Sexual Anthropologist Betony Vernon explains the importance of  sexual union, as well as how and when it became sinful in the latest episode of EPIPHANY.  She explores the reasons why certain cultures are more uptight about their sexuality, and how women entering […]

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Snow Business – Simon’s Cat

Snow Business – Simon’s Cat

Are you tired of all this snow business?  Well so is Simon’s cat. In this animated short called Snow Business Simon’s cat gets his first winter experience and taunted by a veteran of the chill, a local bird…

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The Price of Carbon

The Price of Carbon

Whether you are a believer of climate change or not, I think we need to start acknowledging that there is a massive price tag (the price of carbon) associated with the string of natural disasters that have been occurring more and more frequently  in the past […]

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Shelf Life – Simon’s Cat

Shelf Life – Simon’s Cat

A fun little cartoon called Shelf Life starring Simon’s Cat. In this episode Simon’s Cat does a little exploratory shelf climbing, and has a smashing time!

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Concrete Inspector Duck

Concrete Inspector Duck

I definitely get my kicks out of a lot of the image MEME’s that go around, but this one stood out as one of the funniest for some strange reason.  I’m not sure if it is just the timing, or perhaps it […]

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Most Happiest Elephant in the World

Most Happiest Elephant in the World

A fun little film of an elephant experiencing pure joy in the ocean waves.  Adorably titled “Most Happiest Elephant in the World”, and I have to say after watching this I would have to agree, and wish my days were filled with […]

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Nemo The Blizzard of February 2013

Nemo the Blizzard on the water in Wessagusset Weymouth, MA

Whiteout in Weymouth It’s 9:40 in the morning February 9th, 2013.  Nemo the Blizzard barreled along its path to hit the northeast, unloaded its snow and is almost gone. In Weymouth, MA it has dumped about 3 feet of snow in its […]

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Happy Chinese New Year from Rumor Control

Happy Chinese New Year from Rumor Control

Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s the Year of the Snake! (My year!) Although this little lemur-like character is pretty cute too! Gong hey faht choy! Sun neen fai lok! There are great children’s books called “Tales from the Zodiac” that make great […]

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Cat Man Do – Simon’s Cat

Cat Man Do – Simon’s Cat

Simon’s cat gets more and more desperate to wake his owner in order to get fed in this short cartoon Cat Man Do.

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