What is Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)?

What is Kratom? Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychotropic (mind-altering) effects. Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that can have psychotropic effects. Kratom is not currently illegal and has been easy to order on the internet. Most people […]

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8 Items You’re Gonna Want for Your Nursery

8 Items You’re Gonna Want for Your Nursery When you have a new baby, it can be an overwhelming experience. A baby changes everything: your schedule, your mindset, and your future. Celebrate your new addition and the exciting life changes that come with a new bundle of joy with a fully-decked out nursery. There’s so […]

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Proven Methods to Boost Self-Discipline for Better Health

Proven Methods to Boost Self-Discipline for Better Health Today’s modern world is absolutely bursting with temptations coming at you, left, right and centre. From food to drinks, technology, and much more; the list is endless, but research illustrates that people who show self-discipline are the happier of the two types of people in this world. […]

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Five Mistakes You Should Never Make as a Landlord

5 Mistakes You Should Never Make as a Landlord Being a landlord has its serious perks. If you own the rental property, than you have a pretty great financial investment. If you were hired on as a landlord for an apartment complex, then you might be living rent-free or at a discounted rate. Either way, […]

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The Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein

by Shel Silverstein Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog, And here it is Christmas Eve. The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs, While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree. What’s that now—footsteps on the rooftop? Could it be a cat or a mouse? Who’s this down the chimney? A thief with a beard— And […]

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December 21, 1872: Phileas Fogg wins his bet

By Aaron Falkenstein Could He Travel Around the World in 80 Days? If Phileas Fogg won this same bet today, the converted value of his wager would be $4.4 million In 1872, after completion of the Suez Canal, the transcontinental railroad in the United States, and the Great Indian Peninsular railway, the journey around the […]

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Five Outrageous Ways People Have Used to Get their Resume Noticed

In a tough job market, people will go to some strange lengths to get their resume noticed. While job seekers need to do whatever it takes to get notices, they need to remember that they are still applying for a position in a professional organization. Unless you are seeking a job in a creative field […]

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Concert Review: The Black Widow Tour : In This Moment

Words by: Megan Morrell
Photography by: Megan C. Brooks

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Tuesday evening at the TLA in Philadelphia started off with an up and coming local band Enstride. These are the nicest most humble group of guys you will ever meet. They came out to the audience after their set and spoke with as many people as they could as well invited the audience to come and hang out with them. Just a great group of guys with an amazing future ahead of them, check them out if you get the chance.

Up next was 3 Pill Morning. All wearing ties and dress shirts. Self described as anthemic rock, which seems to be is quite accurate. The band has a great stage presence. Jeff Stebbins very charismatic … Read More…

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The Bolts Transformation Into Island Apollo At Silverlake Lounge

By: Lucy rendler-Kaplan

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(PCM) Orange-County based indie rockers The Bolts made a bold move early last month—they changed their name to Island Apollo. Bolder still, the five-some headed north to hipster haven Silverlake  previewing work through their new material as Island Apollo, taking up residency at the gritty Silverlake Lounge for four Mondays in July.

The band—comprised of guitarists Heath Farmer and Ryan Kilpatrick, bassist Addam Farmer, keyboardist Austin Farmer, and drummer Matt Champagne—gained considerable fame as The Bolts after forming as teenagers in Orange County.  In short order, they picked up airplay on KROQ, won Orange County’s “Best Pop Artist” from the OC Music Awards, opened for Capital Cities and Third Eye Blind, appeared across local TV and, realizing every young man’s dream, had … Read More…

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Why Don’t You Look More Like Your Mother?

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A woman came up to me at a recent event and asked me that very question. Why don’t I look like my mother? Wow. Is that just another way of saying, ‘why is your skin color so much lighter?’ or ‘how is it you have blond hair?’.

My parents told me that when I was born, people came to the nursery in the hospital and would get into arguments when they saw that Eartha Kitt’s baby was a pudgy, white, girl.

Now, I’m not looking to start a debate about genetics. I’m far from an expert, and really, who cares.… Full Story

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