Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Health Guide to the Tricks and Treats: See How Your Favorite Halloween Sweets Stack Up Against Each Other

With all of the tricking and treating said and done for this Halloween, we find ourselves — yet again! — left with more candy than we know what to do with.   This is a time when a little indulgence is justified. While no Halloween candy can necessarily be classified as “healthy,” you can still… Read More

10 Culturally Relevant Pumpkin Carvings for Halloween 2014

Halloween pumpkin carvings can be a great medium for creative expression. Below are 10 more avant-garde pumpkin carvings that defy the traditional jack-o’-lantern:   1. The Starbucks pumpkin brings the Pumpkin Spice Latte to a whole new level and leaves the calories behind. Don’t be misled though: there’s actually no pumpkin in PSLs. Be sure… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Scientists Use Stem Cells to Create Miniature Human Stomachs in the Lab

Science never ceases to amaze us, and the latest news regarding a major research development in medicine certainly holds true to this notion.   Earlier this week, scientists from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine created the first ever petri-dish “mini stomachs” using stem cells. By combining the… Read More

Ebola Plush Toy: Why There is More to the Product Than Meets the Eye, and Why We Were Too Quick to Judge

The Ebola epidemic has been in the news for months now, but coverage took an unexpected turn recently when stories began circulating about the production and sale of an Ebola plush toy by Connecticut toy company Giant Microbes.   Not unexpectedly, many have expressed their shock in response to the product, criticizing it as being… Read More

New Marvel Films Finally Add Diversity to Collection with Black and Female Leads

Tuesday was an exciting day for Marvel fans in Los Angeles; at a secret event, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, shared the titles and dates of upcoming movies to be released on movie box app through 2019. Check out the impressive list for yourself below:   “Captain America: Civil War” (May 6, 2016) “Doctor… Read More

Foul-Mouthed Feminism: Why The “F-Bombs for Feminism” Campaign Is Not How We Should Be Addressing Women’s Rights Issues

Throughout history, individuals seeking to address major social and political issues have employed a variety of methods and approaches in their efforts. Of course, it can only be assumed that with such a multitude of platforms and a strong freedom in how one chooses to use them, there are sure to be instances of serious… Read More

Leap Motion Puts the Motion Control PC at Your Fingertips

Leap Motion, Inc. has been at the forefront of motion control technology in the commercial sphere in recent months. Earlier this year, the company released the Leap Motion Controller and promised that their product could completely change the way that we interact with our computers.   The Leap Motion Controller, much like a mouse, is a… Read More

Amazon Kindle Voyage Breathes New Life Into e-Reader Technology

Amazon recently added the Kindle Voyage to their line of tablets and e-readers. The e-reader, which starts at $199, is both slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the Kindle Paperwhite. The Voyage boasts both improved lighting and resolution — in fact, there are almost twice as many pixels in the Voyage in comparison with the… Read More