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Same-Sex Couples In History
People act as though same-sex couples are somehow a new development in history, but anyone with even an ounce of historical perspective realizes that the LGBTQA+ community has been around since the dawn of the human race. Gay people aren't a new invention, nor is bisexuality or general queerness.
Overwatch - And the Books, Movies, and Games That Inspired It
Overwatch remains one of the most popular video games in recent memories. A team-based first-person shooter, Blizzard's most recent intellectual property has entertained gamers worldwide with its colorful cast of characters, in-depth gameplay, and regular updates to keep the game fresh and interesting.
Coolest Metal Album Covers
For many of us growing up in the 80s and 90s with parents concerned about all the rap and metal music in the world, the most we learned of the metal scene as a kid was through the coolest metal album covers sitting in the record store. We would see these incredible images of demons and violence and darkness – or, alternatively, of bare-chested heroes holding swords and guitars aloft – or even just the band looking twisted and weird – and just create narratives in our heads as to what the music could be like, what forbidden wonders lied within those CD cases or vinyl sleeves.
Is It Possible To Be Fat and Healthy?
It is undeniable that, on a social level, there is a stigma to being fat. What less people talk about is the stigma fat people face just when going to the doctor's office. If you walk in for your check-up, complaining of shortness of breath or achy joints, the doctor will probably tell you to lose weight. In actuality, any number of things can be wrong with you (even dangerous things like cancer) but the doctor came to a conclusion about your health the moment you walked into his or her office.
Delicious Meals That Can Kill You
For many of us, we are what we eat, but what many of us don't realize is that these delicious meals may not be exactly what they appear to be on the surface. Sure, they may make us smile and moan in pleasure, but, when you get right down to it... they can kill you. Not just kill you, but kill you in awful ways.
Towns with the Best LGBTQA Communities
It seems common knowledge to many that many cities have communities where the best LGBTQA community can gather in peace and harmony, but small towns are a bit of a different matter. Small towns bring to mind images of racist old people and hate speech. Despite the comforting idea of small towns from yesteryear, those in minority groups recognize that in small, isolated communities, intolerance has a way of spreading.
What Does It Mean to Be Successful?
People strive to be successful, sacrificing years of their life in chase of this goal, yet... what are they really trying to accomplish? They say they are seeking a successful career and a successful life. The word "successful" is thrown out there so often that it, eventually, loses meaning entirely. What does it mean to be successful?
New 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer Released
"There is an order to things." Science fiction fans have never stopped talking about Ridley Scott's classic science fiction film Blade Runner. The original, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and Rutger Hauer, remains a favorite among genre fans for numerous reasons. The cyberpunk aesthetic, the complex questions about the nature of humanity, and, of course, Harrison Ford.
Louis Armstrong and Marijuana
Louis Armstrong is often remembered as one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. While others have developed and elevated the art form in different and unique directions, it is undeniable that Armstrong brought his own brand of soul to this then-emerging art form. He broke boundaries as one of the first African-American celebrities to receive near-universal acclaim for his talents.
Cocktails that Will Make You Drunk Fast
Many people will throw down Jaeger shots or chug Long Island Iced Tea when they first learn they have the ability to get drunk fast. Sure, the Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail, known by all as one of the strongest around, but these children hoping to get drunk fast... it's child's play. The Long Island Iced Tea is a mild drink compared to some of the monsters out there.
Why Does Everyone Hate Nickelback?
You ask someone for their favorite band, and you'll get several different answers. You ask someone about their least favorite band, and you'll learn fast that everyone hates Nickelback. Creed may be a close second, or maybe Insane Clown Posse, but time and time again, Nickelback is the butt of every joke and backward compliment. "Your band sucks, but it sure as hell ain't Nickelback."