Is privacy being invaded?
Do you ever get the feeling someone is watching? It's not your imagination, especially if you are in the UK or China. While China has the global record for the most cameras, the UK wins if you count per capita. With an approximate number of 500,000, a typical Brit is on camera 300 times a day. The topic is controversial wherever you go. Is privacy being invaded? CCTV is restricted to public areas where people are not supposed to expect privacy. If people can see you, why not cameras? If you've got nothing to hide, what's the difference, right? Some Americans might take issue after the April 15, 2013, bombing of the Boston Marathon. Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were known simply as Black Hat and White Hat. CCTV followed their blurred images before, during, and after the two bombs went off, and it led to their arrest.
If you don’t like eggs, you’re wrong
Eggs are "wow". I don’t care what anyone says, and if you don’t like eggs, you’re wrong (barring you poor souls with egg allergies, my heart bleeds for you). The stories about cooking eggs being used as an interview in great kitchens? Yup, it’s a thing. I almost had to make the maple poached eggs I covered in my post on maple for a stage once, and just the mention of the things got me the interview. What I’m saying is, eggs are no joke (insert pun here). My everyday breakfast food? Eggs, in some way shape or form. Rent meal staple? Eggs, in shakshuka or in a spicy cream sauce with chickpeas, and if you feel like it, prosciutto. My death row meal? Probably eggs, to be honest. Keep your lobster, truffles, and wagyu, and lay me down with a scramble or eggs Benny.
My seven go-to steps for finishing what I start and achieving goals
Getting things done is often a circus juggling act: Family, work, exercise, to-do lists... it goes on and on. How can you finish what you start? How can you accomplish dreams that are so big you don't even know where to start?
Art History & Women
Ever since I can remember, art has fascinated me. It has always been part of my life, but I never thought about its history—how certain ideas and movements came about and what was the artist's inspiration. Now being a student of the arts, the opportunity to research what has always fascinated me has pushed me to find out the base of all my curiosity.
A relay of life
The other day I took a leisurely ride through my neighborhood while tending to some errands. I passed by my current job, which is about a mile or so away from my grandparents' home. My grandparents are long gone, but I had to slow down in the vicinity of their home while I soaked up many of the wonderful memories I shared with them, especially with my Grandpa.
Tea or coffee ?
Tea or coffee is a debate that often springs up amongst enthusiasts on either side. Most people have a preference for one drink or the other, although many enjoy both. But, in this busy world we live in, which one will help you stay awake? We look into a few different studies to try to offer some answers!
Culture affects different aspects of young people lives
How different is it to be an adolescent or an emerging adult in a different part of the world? Even though the physical changes of puberty are similar among everyone, cultures differ in how they respond to those changes and when they define themselves as an adult and not teenagers anymore. Culture affects different aspects of young people lives, their relationships with parents, schoolmates, and even their sexuality to their media use.
Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world
One of my favorite hobbies is exploring what drinking is like in different parts of the world. Have you tried Japanese whisky or Korean Soju? What about lesser known European spirits like Ouzo and Jenever? Along with tasting these international beverages, it's important to understand the drinking culture in the regions where they originated. Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world—I encourage you to try them for yourself!
Studies show that natural oil reduces the appearance of scars
There are a million ways to make having scars sound like it’s great. We can say that they tell stories. We can say that they “add character,” or that they “help show who we really are.” At the end of the day, though, it’s not fun. Scars, in some cases, they can make someone feel incredibly self-conscious about their skin.