In defense of offensive speech

Offensive and provoking speech has been proliferating in our current political climate. Here’s a defense of that offensive and provoking speech.

Source: BBC News


The reason we unfriend people on Facebook

Social media is a hot mess. Every single day we have people dumping their opinions at others who may or may not care.

And by people, that includes you and me.

So if we all do it, what makes the difference between someone we keep and dump? And more importantly, who is going to dump us from their friends list?

Click to find out at: The Atlantic


The power of the uniform

With millennials quickly entering the workplace, uniforms are becoming more and more redundant but for the lower classes. But a uniform carries more than just a type of job; it carries meaning and association.

So how powerful is the impact of uniforms?

Click to find out at Esquire


When a lawn lands you in jail

A huge part of the American Dream is that of owning a home with a lawn and of keeping it green and beautiful. One thing that surely isn’t a part of it is landing in jail because of an unkempt lawn in some kind of twisted modernization of a debtor’s prison.

So what is it about lawns that keeps the imagination alive? And what began the entire madness in the first place?

Click to find out more at: 99% Invisible


The story arc of our lives

As a competent schoolteacher would teach, narratives have a beginning, a rising action, a climax, a falling action, and a conclusion. That is what we call a narrative arc, and it lies at the heart of all good fiction and most good nonfictional biographies.

However, in our own lives the events don’t always happen in that order. So what does that mean for our stories?

Click to find out at: The Atlantic


EDM: not as free as we think it is

EDM has seen a meteoric rise the past few years by young adults who not only enjoy the beats and rhythms, but who also enjoy the “free from corporate corruption” atmosphere that festivals give off.

What if that were all a lie?

Well…it is.

Click to learn more at: Medium