Starting Your College Career: How To Make The Most Of Your Time

College is something that you have most probably dreamed your whole life about. Your entire school career was all about getting the best grades, to ensure that you were able to get into the college of your choice. You have been accepted into the college of your choice, you’ve got three years of excitement ahead of you, and you can’t wait to pack up your belongings and head off to college.

But before you start your college career, it’s important to understand how to make the most of your time there. The fact is that the next three years will pass by you in the flash of an eye – before you know it, you will be graduating. So it’s important to make the most of your time at college because the next three years have the potential to be the best three years of your life. The question is, how can you go about doing that? Continue reading

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Death By Lifestyle: Day To Day Ways In Which We’re Ruining Our Health

Human beings, like all lifeforms, are in a constant state of evolution, passing along minor revisions and amendments to our physical makeup through our genetics to future generations, like script editors hashing out the perfect screenplay for Human Beings: The Movie. It’s a slow and complicated process that takes millennia (it took approximately 6 million years for fully formed humans to develop), but humankind has historically shown itself to be more than capable of adapting to its environment.

The trouble came when we got a little bit too good at it, to the point when we stopped accepting the limitations of nature and started crafting a man-made environment. Centuries later, our many technical advances have resulted in a whole new range of 21st century health problems. We’ve developed so quickly, evolution hasn’t had a chance to catch up. Consider, for example, our massive consumption of cow’s milk despite the fact that the human digestive system is only able to assimilate its nutrients in 25% of the population. As much as we try and keep ourselves healthy and active, there are some ways in which the modern lifestyle is proving ruinous to our overall health. Continue reading

Felicity and the Bright Red Pumps

Robert Goldstein honors me with this poem, which is a play back on a recent comment I made on his interview with Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene. Ooooh the red pumps are getting their limelight here! I hope you pop over to read the poem and visit Rob.

Art by Rob Goldstein

Felicity stood nude in front of the full-length mirror.

She didn’t look forty.

Her hair?

Still thick and black.

Felicity inspected her breasts: firm and free of puckers.

She stepped back from the mirror for a last quick take.

Her skin fit perfectly.

Roger watched from the bed.

Mornings were difficult for him, more so recently, with
the burning in his gut that never goes away.

He grimaced and took another swig of his coffee.

“What?” Felicity asked.

“What, what?” replied Roger.

“You made a face.”

“Did I?”

“Don’t be coy darling. Is it me?”

“It’s never you.” Roger said. “It’s me. My stomach hurts.”

“You’re just saying that to make me feel better–tell me the
truth: you think I’m a hag!”

Roger gestured toward a chair by the bed.

“Have a seat Imelda.”

Felicity sat and smiled, “Bring me my choose.”

Roger hopped up and scurried over to the…

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