Month: July 2020

Separation of Powers Part 1: The Branches of Government

The President is negotiating with Congress on legislation and appointments. Congress is approving nominations and worrying about presidential vetoes. The courts are ruling on the laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. The three branches of government have very distinct roles as set by the founders in the Constitution and interact with each other in specific ways through a system of checks and balances. In this article, we will discuss what the three […]

How To Make Sun Tea

Nothing reminds me of summertime quite like my grandfather’s sun tea. Every year, when the days grew longer, and the sun beat down on our patio, he would take an enormous empty pickle jar and fill it with water. To that jar, he would add Lipton Tea Bags and leave it outside for hours to brew in the summer heat. It’s the nostalgia of watching the jar’s contents turn golden as the day dragged on […]

Why Yoga is A Helpful Antidote for Anxiety

The feelings of anxiety can be hard to move through, and in some cases, it can be debilitating. Although it is quite common — anxiety is the most recurring mental illness in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million daily. Acute anxiety, such as that you experience before taking a test or a big presentation, can be beneficial as it cues you that something important is at stake, and helps you rise to the occasion. […]

What To Consider When Getting A Tattoo

Everyone who has been tattooed or plans on getting tattooed has heard it before, “You know that’s permanent, right?” as if the very concept of what a tattoo is isn’t universally understood.  It’s one of those ridiculous rhetorical questions that critical friends and family think will deter you from finally getting inked up. Yes, tattoos are more or less permanent. A fact that everyone is aware of, yet many feel the need to continually remind […]

I’m Just a Bill…It has a Long Journey to Become a Law

When you were in school, you may have learned how a bill becomes a law, possibly with the aid of a catchy song. You were probably taught that a bill needs to be passed by both chambers of Congress. Then, the president can either veto it or sign it into law. And that was it. But the real process is much more complicated than that. Let’s start with the basics. It is true that a […]

How To Change Cat Food

Cats are interesting pets that are very much creatures of habit.  They tend to be set in their ways and do not like change.  They like routines and continuity in their lives.  This is why it is very important to exercise care when changing their food.  There are a variety of reasons why a cat’s food would need to be changed such as a health issue when a vet adds special food for a health […]

Understanding The Electoral College (Part 2)

In Part 1, we explored what the Electoral College is, how it works and why it was created. With that in mind, it is important to understand how it has changed over time and why some question if it still has a place in today’s presidential elections. The Electoral College has changed dramatically from the founder’s conception to modern practice. Originally, the Constitution made no distinction between voting for president and vice president. Each elector […]

How To Care For Cats

Taking care of any pet certainly has its challenges, but cats are a different kind of animal. I’m the mom of two frisky, wily, and loving cats named Axl and Slash.  I’m also the mom of an adorable toddler named Bryan.  Being a mom to Bryan is different than being a cat mom but both are extremely rewarding.  The unconditional love is the greatest aspect and is something that you can’t fully explain. I first […]

Understanding the Electoral College (Part 1)

With the 2020 Presidential Election on the horizon, many Americans are gearing up to cast their votes. But when they go to polls, they won’t be voting for former Vice President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump, at least not directly. That’s because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is a system of representation chosen by voters to elect the president. As stated in Article II of the Constitution, each state’s number of electors […]

How to Get Started with Yoga: A Beginners Guide

Yoga is a highly spiritual practice that incorporates breath control, meditation, and physical asana (a variety of poses). When practicing yoga consistently, one can see great benefits to both their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. The word “yoga” in itself means union, and that can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but serves to bring about relaxation and oneness with the self. Have you always wanted to start doing yoga, but didn’t know […]

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