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Can Your Baby Really Hear the Music You Play?
It has long been stated among many individuals that babies can hear music in the womb, and that, by hearing certain music, they can develop faster or even better than babies that do not have the privilege of listening to Mozart.
Common Mistakes We Make In New Relationships
When starting a new relationship, many individuals can be a little overwhelmed at first, and, upon being overwhelmed, make a dumb error. We are all prone to silly mistakes, but sometimes these silly mistakes can result in something profoundly awful for all parties involved, including the eventual desolation of a relationship.
Most Heart Breaking Moments in Marvel Comics History
Marvel Comics remains one of the biggest comic book publishers for the sole reason that their characters resonate with readers, taking them on journeys that are at once epic, funny, and heart breaking. Perhaps it is an achievement for the medium on the whole that it can illicit cheers and sobs from readers following stories of brightly colored characters in spandex.
Meditation Tips to Ease Anxiety
Anxiety can sometimes seem like some grotesque, irresistible monster that demands of us our life, health, peace of mind, and time. Time most of all. It so often robs us of time and life. Time to breathe. Time to settle. Time to expand our wings and soar to the heavens.
- Top Story - March 2017
How Social Media Would Have Destroyed Our Political HeroesTop Story - March 2017
Social media has only held sway over three presidents in American history, and, in that time, it has reshaped the political landscape. Presidents have risen and fallen thanks to the internet's influence. Information and misinformation have reached countless ears. Entire social movements have been born on the internet, and reached the White House to influence policy—or resist policy that can harm countless people.
Greatest Classic Movie Musicals
Ever since people first put sound in movies, the classic genre of the musical has thrived. It makes sense, of course. Song has always been involved in visual story telling. The Greek Chorus would sing prayers during stage productions. Opera adapted the works of Shakespeare.
Things You Shouldn't Tolerate in Your Career
People put up with a lot of things over the course of their professional careers, but there are some situations we just should never tolerate. Sure, stress is one thing. Work can be a high-stress environment, and that can cause some people issues. But stress can be a good thing. Tension can be a good thing. Bullying, cruelty, and all that? Not so much. Sometimes, a toxic environment can not only hurt your work career but also your emotional well-being. Even, in some cases, your physical well-being. When one takes into account what you need to succeed in your career, it becomes clear that there are a few things you should never tolerate in a healthy, safe workplace.
20 Euphemisms for Breaking Up (And How they Really Sound)
If you have ever been in a relationship, you've broken up. Many relationships are built on an unstable foundation, and after the honeymoon phase, come crashing down. Which leads to the breakup--and the cliched break-up euphemism thrown your way. Sometimes, they do it with a smile. Other times, tears. Doesn't matter to you, since, in the end, you're the one left with a heavy heart and a drowning spirit.
Craziest Wire Taps in US History
Electronic communication has permeated modern society; it's no wonder that wire tapping has become almost expected in the US. The Patriot Project normalized wire tapping for an entire generation. It is baffling to imagine a time in history where wire tapping was not only rare but actually illegal.
Must See Movies About Politics
Often when we look at the political theater, it almost seems like the political maneuvers senators and generals pull are facelifted from the latest cinematic political thriller, almost as though real life is following a movie script. Still, Hollywood can't be beaten when it comes to entertaining political madness (as opposed to real life's soul crushing political madness). Cinematic politicians speak with unmatched eloquence, dressed to impress, and don't look like melted ice cream sundaes stuffed into a suit. Politicians in the movies may be sometimes corrupt, but oftentimes they fight for the American ideal. Or other times, we see the man--normal people, outside the political theater--fighting for the American way. That’s what audiences long for: a movie that can be at once thrilling, exciting, and inspiring. The very best political movies leave us breathless, leave us inspired, and leave us with an impression about what this country could be if only the cards fell just into place.
Biggest Food Challenges in New Jersey
New Jersey is a state defined by food. Being right south of New York City, our Garden State is bombarded by tons of different influences from all the different cultures that pass through to and from New York to the rest of the country. Every culture brings food, and, thus, our food culture becomes more and more distinct with each person to pass through our borders.
The Ultimate Guide to VR Porn
Digital media has always been on the front lines of providing new forms of porn for the masses, so, when virtual reality first hit the market, many speculated how long it would be before they could experience VR porn. Many rationalized that it didn't take long for video games to produce porn (look up Atari 2600 porn games--yes, they are real, and no, none of them are sexy), so it seemed reasonable to say that the future of porn would come fast and hard.