The Art of Chillin’

What does it mean to "chill"? There are many meanings behind the surface level vocabulary word. However, according to Urban Dictionary "chill" can be defined as: 1) to stop from doing something. Example: "Bruh, chill it's not that deep put the scissor down". 2) to hang out. Example: "Girl stop playing and come over to... Continue Reading →

Hang Mioku, now 50, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. She soon became extremely addicted. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and consider herself as beautiful. Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out... Continue Reading →

The Gods Must Be Crazy Review

  I watched this movie in my Indigenous People in Film class. My initial reaction to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” was that it is hilarious slapstick movie. The patronizing comments about the “Bushman” being dainty and never to have known anger or ownership, the bugged eye from the African actors, and the damsel in... Continue Reading →

Come here Rude boy, boy………

Am I the only one that thought Rihanna's hit song "Rude Boy" was simply about....well a boy with rude manners? Well upon further investigation, her Jamaican inspired music video makes much more sense. Apparently, being a "Rude Boy" is apart of the first youth subculture  in Kingston, Jamaica. The term was originally used to describe young criminals in the 1960's. According to the... Continue Reading →

At the age of 12 years Brooke Bates received her first cosmetic procedures for liposuction and a tummy tuck. Brooke weighed 220 pounds before the liposuction and tummy and afterwards she lost 35 pounds. By the next year she gained the weight back and then proceeded to have a lap band put in. Now that... Continue Reading →

April- The Month of Diversity

April 2016 marks the month to celebrate "DIVERSITY"! Such a word has been gaining usage in classrooms, social media, and maybe even in our day to day conversations but what exactly does the term mean? And why is important, especially today? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, diversity= the state of having people who are different races or... Continue Reading →

I am using this book for my Women in Developing Countries class. It has great data from almost any topic concerning women from wages to domestic abuse. Here is an example from one of the pages (click to enlarge): This page is dedicated to women and breast cancer. The map  shows the rates of breast cancer per 100,000 women... Continue Reading →

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