May 2011

May 31st, 2011
Written by Talia Page in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
Everyone who watched “Lord of the Rings” knows that New Zealand is a hot spot for nature lovers. After all, in a country where humans only make up 5 percent of the animal population, one really should not expect to see manmade beauty, right? Wrong. There’s a lot more to New Zealand than meets the eye of the typical moviegoer. New Zealand is one of the few places where you can get a good dose of...
May 30th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News, Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
The new law requiring all adults who apply for welfare to undergo drug testing could be a positive step toward real welfare reform, if other reforms receive equal priority and importance.Florida’s Governor, Republican Rick Scott, signed legislation requiring adults who apply for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening. In signing the measure, Scott said, “While there are certainly legitimate...
May 27th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Focus on Health with 2 Comments
Addiction is defined as being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. This is a rather broad definition, as most of us immediately think of drugs or alcohol when we think of addiction.But other addictions are just as harmful to an addict and their loved ones. Behavioral addictions are often harder to cope with than chemical addictions...
May 26th, 2011
Written by Amy OLoughlin in Stereotypes & Labels with 3 Comments
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, an estimated 1,558,000 students will earn a bachelor’s degree during the 2010-2011 academic year. As this dizzying number of educated job seekers floods a bleak, overcrowded, and stagnant job market, the prospects for gainful employment are few, and far between. Given this grim scenario, what is a college graduate to do without a job and...
May 25th, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Since there do not appear to be a lot of other racial groups in Japan, is it true that the Japanese believe in keeping their race pure and are historically anti-immigration?~Curious in St. CloudDear Curious,A number of articles and opinions abound that racism in Japan is deep and profound, but it is not a topic the Japanese openly discuss.Some say racism in Japan is not so much...