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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man


Every Christmas, my sister and I bake and decorate gingerbread men. This is my first Christmas not living with my family, so I’m carrying on the tradition alone (unless my boyfriend bravely volunteers). This year, I started wondering where the story of the Gingerbread Man came from (i.e. “Run, run as fast as you can! … Continue reading

What Your Playlist Says About Your Personality

What Your Playlist Says About Your Personality


Introduction “What Do Music Preferences Reveal About Personality? A Cross-Cultural Replication Using Self-Ratings and Ratings of Music Samples” was written by Alexandra Langmeyer, Angelika Guglhör-Rudan, and Christian Tarnai and was published in the Journal of Individual Differences in 2012. The purpose of this study was to determine if our musical choices reflect important aspects of … Continue reading

Sally Ride

Sally Ride


Sally Ride was an outstanding figure in women’s history. She was born in 1951 and recently passed away in July of 2012. She was an American astronaut, and the youngest American to ever enter into space. At the age of 32, she became the first women to ever enter into low orbit earth. She left … Continue reading

To Live as I Dance


Dance when you’re broken open. Dance when you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. Struck, the dancer hears a tambourine inside her, like a wave that crests into foam at the very top, Begins. Maybe you don’t hear that tambourine, or the … Continue reading

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton


If you are a woman living in America, you can thank Elizabeth Cady Stanton for your right to vote. She was a leading figure of the early women’s civil rights movement. The first women’s rights convention was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth presented her Declaration of Sentiments at the convention and is considered the leader … Continue reading

The Sandy Hook Shooting – Fully Exposed


This video is half an hour long, but worth a watch. I am in no way saying that the massacre at Sandy Hook didn’t happen. However, there are something things in the video that, if they are true, make the situation seem suspicious. For example, there are conflicting reports about the number, type, and location … Continue reading

“Legitimate rape” comments don’t pay off. Shocking, right?

“Legitimate rape” comments don’t pay off. Shocking, right?


It’s no secret that many politicians say absurd things about women’s reproductive rights. Apparently, voters don’t approve. Representative Todd Akin and Indiana Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock lost their respective races last night. If you’re wondering, Akin was the guy who made the comments about a woman’s reproductive system shutting down and preventing pregnancy if … Continue reading

Endangered species!

Endangered species!


Did y’all ever watch Zoboomafoo? If you did, you should know that lemurs are dangling on the verge of extinction. Madagascar’s lemurs are now the most endangered  vertebrates  on the planet. There are 103 known lemur species and 91% of them are threatened. Scientists blame destruction of the tropical rain forests for the decline of the lemur’s condition. Political unrest has made poverty rates … Continue reading