Monthly Archives: November 2014

Trotting Off the Turkey: How Thanksgiving Day Races Have Made the Holiday the Healthiest of the Year

If somebody was to ask you what the first thing you think of when you hear “Thanksgiving” is, the most appropriate answer would obviously be giving thanks; it would be that Thanksgiving inspires thoughts of reflection and rumination over the blessings in your life for which you are most grateful. Of course, this is a… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Liz Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Microbiologist, teacher, writer, and mother, Liz Heinecke has built a career in science on her desire to help make science fun, engaging, and simple for kids. Her blog, Kitchen Pantry Scientist, aims to share easy, everyday experiments and activities that parents can do at home to make science a regular and enjoyable part of their kids’ lives and daily routines.… Read More

FSU Reopens Library Doors After School Shooting

Early last Thursday, a gunman opened fire in Florida State University’s Strozier Library in the midst of midterm exam preparation. The incident left three victims injured, and hundreds of students hiding behind bookshelves.   University and Tallahassee officers met gunman Myron May outside the library within minutes of reported gunfire. He was asked to drop… Read More

Science Life Hacks: How a Pencil Can Be the Secret to Relieving a Tension Headache

Stress is a burden on its own, but when accompanied by physical discomforts like an upset stomach or bad headache, it becomes especially difficult to deal with the load. Luckily, there could be an easy fix when it comes to a stress-related tension headache, and it doesn’t come in the form of over-the-counter pain relievers… Read More

The Modern Man: How The National At-Home Dad Network is Challenging Gender Norms and Crushing Societal Stereotypes

Originally started by three stay-at-home dads with the goal of creating an organization committed to supporting at-home dads all over the country, The National At-Home Dad Network (NAHDN) – formerly Daddyshome, Inc. – has grown into one of the largest organizations of at-home dads, a fact which was more than evident following this year’s 19th Annual… Read More

“The Hunger Games” New Film Falls Short of Expectations

This week, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I” hit theaters with a bang – in fact, it was the biggest movie debut of the year. Opening weekend saw a total grossing of $123 million.   Unfortunately, though, this number was lower than expected. After analyzing trends from earlier “Hunger Games” releases, BoxOffice.com predicted that… Read More

Week 12 NFL Preview: RGIII is Down, The Raiders are Up, Buffalo is Now Detroit, Our Heads are Spinning

The only thing worse than not having a capable quarterback in the NFL is not knowing if you have a capable quarterback, then realizing that you may have sacrificed your team’s future in pursuit of the aforementioned indeterminately capable quarterback. In other words, wow, things are really messy in Washington, and the rise/fall/weird-in-between-phase career arc… Read More

Cleansing Eats: 6 Foods to Help You Eat Your Way Through a Body Detox

Detoxification is the process by which the body rids itself of toxins, waste, and other impurities in order to cleanse the body and improve overall health. It can help in reducing lethargy, bloating, aches, skin problems, digestive problems, and other health issues, by combating them from the inside out.   Unfortunately, just the sight of… Read More