There has been much speculation over the years regarding the health benefits of drinking certain kinds of teas; some say that certain ancient tea leaves or herbal blends can have healing properties, or cause rapid weight loss, or produce some other...
In a world torn by brutality, corruption, and over-bearing religious autonomy, one woman's fate may be the catalyst for the changes that should have taken place long ago.
Some urban legends are based on true stories. Here is the story of how the body of the infamous outlaw Elmer McCurdy toured more of the world in death than in life...
Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy, has received much infamy throughout the years. However, there is more to this notorious beverage than meets the eye.
While there are approximately more than 2.5 million people incarcerated in the US today, the number of women in prison is a relatively small number by comparison - only about 200,000, as per the American Civil Liberties Union. However, there are a...
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate how far women have come in society, and bring attention to the progress that still needs to be made.
There are approximately 27 million people living as slaves today. How has this happened, and what can be done to stop it?
We've all heard of the multiple benefits of yoga, cardiovascular exercise, and strength training; but which of these styles of work-outs works best for your body and lifestyle?
Many people believe that some books are too graphic to be taught in primary or secondary education. But does this negatively affect the students' learning?
Capital Punishment has been deemed constitutional time and time again, but many feel that taking a life isn't always black and white.
According the dictionary.com, a vegetarian is a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, such as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc....
This article discusses the issue of young girls around the globe who are obligated by culture or families to marry at an early age.
Many of us may feel that we could recognize animal abuse if we saw it; however, it isn't always clear what to do once we are aware of it. This is how you can make a difference if you suspect abuse.
An estimated 7 million women and 1 million men in America suffer from an eating disorder. But what are the causes, and what can be done?
This article examines what alcoholic beverages are the best to have on a night out if you intend to maintain a healthy diet, based on calories, sugar, and carbohydrate content.
Every university prides itself on academics, athletics, philanthropy, and more. But many schools in the US have some skeletons in the closet - literally - which you might not have heard of...
The US seems to believe that, 'out of sight, out of mind' is best for people they deem to be 'undesirables.' But how effective is the idea of simply filling our prisons to the max?
Unilever and Hampton Creek are two companies you may never even have heard of, but their products and how they are sourced have an effect on our everyday lives.
Witches and wizards abound at Universal Studios' latest attraction, a life-sized replica of Diagon Alley, from the best-selling Harry Potter series.
Simply drinking a glass of water with lemon to start your day can have amazing benefits to your health and appearance.
This article examines certain foods which you can eat which can actually aid in your weight-loss goals!
Read here about New Jersey's Devil's Tower, a supposedly haunted location which, when investigated, may leave more questions then answers.
New Jersey can be a very scary place sometimes... in more ways then you may know. Continue reading to learn more about one of the most enduring and haunting urban legends from the Garden State.
I've put together a list of several all-natural, and highly effective ways to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night, without any medication or side effects.
No need to spend hundreds of dollars at a spa - you can get some of the best skin of your life using products right in your own kitchen for pennies!
Underage drinking may be a larger problem in this country then most people realize...
Epsom Salt Baths have been used for years for several health and beauty benefits. Keep reading to find out how this technique can work for you!
Every day, children around the world are being forced to spend their youth in military service. This article examines how they are taken and the nightmare that steals their innocence.
This article examines the patterns of drug use by U.S. teens today, examining which substances are on the rise, and which are steadily falling out of use.
What was medical treatment like in Medieval Times? The truth is more gruesome than fiction. From bone-setters to leech-treatments, the middle ages was a rough time to be ill.
People from all over the world have sung the praises of cosmetic surgery for years, but are the rewards worth the potential health hazards?
The practice of forcing chickens and roosters to fight each other is illegal in all 50 states, but many cockfighting rings are still in operation today.
Over 900,000 people are trafficked across international boarders ever year, most of them women. The horror begins as soon as they arrive at their final destination.
About 25% of armed conflicts around the world are for the control and use of natural resources by governments; but the world's population continues to grow.
There are over 9 million dairy cows on farms across the United States. But don't let the 'happy cows' imagery fool you - these creatures suffer many injustices at the hands of some cruel humans.
About ten languages disappear from our world every year, but do we understand how much we are really losing?
This article examines what truly goes on in an American puppy mill, and why it is better to rescue a pet than to buy their love.
We all know domestic violence is wrong, but this is only a VERY modern idea. This article shows how wife-beating was perceived and addressed through history.
Today, we have Prozac and group therapy, but back in the day, if you were considered mentally ill, there were ice-baths and electric shocks. This article shows the transition to modern medicine.
McDonalds holds a presence in over 118 countries around the world. But how is the universal food chain make its products? The truth is they have a history of animal cruelty that is carrying on today.
Almost 250 million children under the age of 14 work full-time jobs in harsh conditions, but preventing them from working may be do more harm than good...
Eminent domain is a constitutional right of the US government, but there are many benefits and detriments involving the use of the power by authority.
1/5 of the world's population lives on less than 1 US dollar a day, and despite the UN's best efforts, change is still a slow process.
In Edinburgh, they tell a tragic and mesmerizing tale of the woman known as "Half-Hanged Maggie;" but the most captivating part of this tale is that it is all completely true.
The U.S. has struggled over the years to impose sanctions on countries which fail to comply with human trafficking laws. However, its own military may be the catalyst for groups which enslave women.
Easy remedies for the most common hair problems can be found right in your own kitchen!
Many of us say that we can't live without our daily coffee... but there are those in the world who struggle to live because of it.