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Modern popular culture topics in the Longevity sphere, such as yoga news, vegan recipes, and health and wellness celebrity advocates.

  • Denise Hedley
    Published 6 months ago
    Prisoner of War: War on Opiates

    Prisoner of War: War on Opiates

    As a life-long learner, I read constantly. I read everything I can get my hands on.
  • Bobbie Boberts
    Published about a year ago
    The Living Deaf

    The Living Deaf

    Every morning I wake up feeling (as I’m sure many of us do) like a Neanderthal on the dawn of mankind’s leap towards civilisation: slightly groggy, primitive (especially in appearance…), but optimistic. Today things are going to really move forwards. On rising, I have breakfast and, before throwing myself off the metaphorical caveman bandwagon and out into the wide waters of the working world, I first—tentatively—dip my toe into the tepid shores of modern civilisation.
  • Lauren Harsh
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Things That Would Improve Autistic Media Representation

    10 Things That Would Improve Autistic Media Representation

    The portrayal of autistic people in entertainment can be improved.
  • Gabrielle Wilson
    Published 2 years ago
    Fenty Beauty Opens Room for Discussion About the Makeup Industry

    Fenty Beauty Opens Room for Discussion About the Makeup Industry

    A few months ago, Rihanna, the world-wide popular singer, writer, and actress, released her own makeup brand know as Fenty Beauty, named after herself. Rihanna saw the cries of the market and she answered; it was heard loud and clear, but not just by the market and the POC who finally had some of their concerns and wishes answered.
  • Darryl Richie
    Published 2 years ago
    CalmandStrong: The Connection Speech: 2017

    CalmandStrong: The Connection Speech: 2017

    Darryl C. Richie is an inspirational speaker and author looking to inspire with his story of being a two-time cancer survivor. Audiences can expect to hear how he connects his experiences and realities to the digital world of the inFAMOUS video game franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath.
  • Madawna Bristow
    Published 2 years ago
    Dear Drew

    Dear Drew

    Dear Drew, Like so many women my age (no I am not disclosing that information here), I spent my younger days consumed in agonizing adoration of you. You were the pinnacle of beauty, freedom, daisies and butterflies. I shared every beautiful moment with you. I fell in love with your wide array of characters, from E.T.'s Gertie to Boys on the Side's Holly, and I fell in love with you. I never missed a moment. My prized VHS, simply labeled Drew, was a vast collection of interviews from Barbara Walters to E! Hollywood Stories. A single image of you was enough to sale me any magazine. To this day I have a questionable amount or clippings of you stashed away in a secret place because I just can't bare to part with them. I collected all things daisies and butterflies because everything you loved, I loved. I even had a best friend who emulated Courtney Love, with bleach blonde unwashed hair and enough eyeliner for to satisfy Robert Smith for an entire week. I thinned out my eyebrows. I covered myself, head to toe, in Jerome Russell glitter body spray (that is until my mother forbid me to wear it because for some reason, unbeknownst to me, she did not want her brown living room carpet to sparkle like the sun dancing upon the ocean). I chopped my hair off, bleached it blonde, and clipped a cute flower barrette in it. Time marched on and you began to change. I changed, as well. I began to accept that I would never be you and I began to accept myself. You put on some weight, grew out your hair and your eyebrows began to fill back in. I put on some weight and grew out my own hair, but this is where you left me. I stood alone, watching as you pressed onward, aging with dignity and grace. My eyebrows never filled back in. Day after day, for twenty years, I have spent the better part of my morning shaping, shading and drawing in my eyebrows to my best ability, (they don't teach you this stuff in Art School). Regretfully, the end result is always a different unique shape every day and to each brow. Despite the pitiful state of my brows, I want you to know that I am grateful to you. Over the years you taught me many things. You taught me that beauty can take on all forms. Beauty does not always mean having a perfect body. Beauty does not always mean having eyebrows "on fleek" or having eyebrows at all. Beauty goes beyond all of that. Beauty is having confidence in who we are; as we are. Beauty is unique. Beauty is about embracing these things that make us insecure. Beauty is being able to stop crying over our imperfections and being able to laugh at ourselves. I am grateful to you and I am happy for you. Your eyebrows are lovely, Drew. I hope you will think of me in the mornings when you have an extra half an hour of time to do things other than your eyebrows. Cherish them, for there are those of us who are without. Love always, Madawna Bristow
  • Jus L'amore
    Published 2 years ago
    Top Slang of '17

    Top Slang of '17

    Whenever I imagine an older person trying to be cool I envision someone saying "yo yo yo" while they flail and cross their arms like a rapper from the 80's. Except instead of looking like a cool ass hip hop artist they look more like someone having a fit and sounding like a total dweeb. OK, maybe that's just me since that is exactly what my father did while I was growing up. My friends would come over, mostly dressed in XXL t-shirts and Phat Farm jeans on, and there would be my dad Yo Yo Yo'n and arm seizuring all up in their face. And never, not once, did any one of those friends say, "Damn your dad is cool".
  • Amanda Zylstra
    Published 2 years ago
    EOS: Fun Flavored Lip Balm Spheres

    EOS: Fun Flavored Lip Balm Spheres

    EOS, which stands for Evolution of Smooth, is a company that makes unique sphere-shaped lip balms. These lip balms are unique due to their ball shape and are easy to find when thrown into your purse or backpack. Not only do these lip balms have unique packaging, but they also come in many non-standard flavors.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 2 years ago
    'Black Insomnia' - How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

    'Black Insomnia' - How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

    According to the National Coffee Association's online survey in 2013, 83 percent of adults in the United States consume coffee. That boils down to roughly three cups per person per day - a staggering 587 million cups. The Mayo Clinic doesn't recommend more than 400 milligrams of caffeine daily, which is the same as four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. A fatal dose of caffeine can be as much as 10 grams, or roughly the weight of a #2 pencil, which could be found in some 4.7 gallons of coffee.
  • Alejandro Guillú Mendoza
    Published 3 years ago
    7 Films You Should Watch If You Like To Run

    7 Films You Should Watch If You Like To Run

    I think you will enjoy the following films if you like to run.
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 3 years ago
    Why Older and Wiser Looks Hotter and Hotter
  • Anne St. Marie
    Published 3 years ago
    Forget Pokémon Go, Fitocracy is the Fitness RPG Site You Never Knew You Wanted

    Forget Pokémon Go, Fitocracy is the Fitness RPG Site You Never Knew You Wanted

    Has your Pokémon Go gotten up and gone? Are you tired of endlessly hiking the harsh (and occasionally paved) terrain in search of both rare Pokémon and getting swole, but finding neither? Still, if you’re a little geeky and like to combine your workouts with your nerd-outs, Pokémon Go’s the best program for that. Right?