• Variety of food on plates
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    Strange Food Combinations

    Have you ever seen someone mix two or more food items with each other and think “how in the world do those go together?” Or perhaps you have heard of a well established recipe that sounded utterly unappealing. Well, chances are pretty good that we have all experienced one of those situations. It is also likely that each of us…

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    Feelings Do Not Equal Proof

    Jeff Flake, a senator out of Arizona, voted “Yes” on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…on one condition, Kavanaugh must undergo a one week long FBI investigation. This is despite Kavanaugh having already gone through six FBI investigations during his career as a judge, one for every time he moved up the ranks. Nothing even slightly akin to…

  • Social Topics

    Teaching Kids Useful Skills and How to Work

    There seems to be the idea that in order to spend quality time with their children, parents need to partake in their kids’ favorite activities. Whether it be video games, basketball, going to museums, horseback riding, watching Dude Perfect on YouTube, etc. parents are expected to join in despite the possibility they themselves do not enjoy the activity. This theory…

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    A Case for Questioning Vaccines

    Whether or not a parent should be taking their kids in for vaccinations can be a hot-button topic these days. Many people feel very strongly one way or the other. The majority of folks are on the pro-vaccination side of the debate, however. Since I am typically one that roots for the underdog, I will attempt to lay out some…

  • Green, orange, and red leaves
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    The Privilege of all Four Seasons

    Living in Minnesota, I have the benefit of experiencing all four seasons in their truest forms. Summer is hot (sometimes dry and sometimes humid), fall is quite cool, windy, and hosts a great deal of changing colors, winter is frigidly cold, blustery, and boasts an abundance of snow, and spring is perfectly lively, vibrant, and comfortably warm. Who could possibly…

  • Politics

    Are Leading Republicans Spineless?

    Republicans hold a majority in both the House of Representatives and Congress. Yet, Planned Parentood has been funded through every spending bill passed since Republicans gained control and the wall has yet to be funded. Democrats have also been able to bully the Kavanaugh situation. Continuously pushing back the confirmation vote and making absurd demands regardless of the fact Dr.…

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    NBA Players Have More Control Than Ever

    Traditionally, when an NBA player was signed or drafted by a team, they were likely to stick with that team until they weren’t wanted anymore. In recent years that has changed, now players have more power than ever when it comes to deciding who they play for and when . This level of influence has been slowly progressing over many…

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    Redefining Productivity

    Productivity is usually defined by how much you get done in a certain amount of time, the difficulty of the tasks completed, or the measure of the tasks finished. This leads to many people, myself included, trying to get many things done in a day so that they can feel their day was well-used. Those who sit on their front…

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    Unsubstantiated Claims Vs Supreme Court Confirmation

    The accusations that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has leveled at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are serious to say the least. She has requested that his confirmation to the court be postponed until her camp, which is entirely composed of democrats that are anti-Trump and Kavanaugh, can get the FBI to investigate her story. A friend of Ford’s that originally…

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    No Home is Perfect

    I am currently attempting to find a place in my house to hang a shelf I just finished building. This shelf was originally made to fit in a specific area, but it now must find a new home. The tricky aspect of this venture is that it is quite difficult to locate studs in my house. Our home was built…