MAN OVER ROVER: WILL WE EVER SAFELY SET FOOT ON MARS

“We’ve been there, just not as humans.” THE RED PLANET The planet Mars is the fourth planet away from the Sun, right behind us at third. Even though Mars is a terrestrial planet we are unable to inhabit the planet for a number of reasons. Number one, the oxygen on the planet is less than 1%, so we would die fast. Another downside is the extremely cold temperatures that could cost us our lives. The average annual temperature is aroundRead more

SOCIAL MISREPRESENTATION: WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE PORTRAY A LIFE ON INSTAGRAM THEY DON’T ACTUALLY LIVE

“Come one man, you’re not that interesting.” I like millions of others belong to the Instagram community. A platform where millions of people share their photos and video content with the world. Some people only have a few followers while people like Selena Gomez have 125 million plus people following them. And with a following like Selena, she can really put herself in position to make a really good living. With so many marketers and advertisers, this has become aRead more

LEAVING FOR A BETTER LIFE OR ESCAPING YOU: WHY THE SMALL TOWN TO THE BIG CITY MIGHT NOT WORK FOR YOU

“Changing locations is only the start.” So many people who are from a small city or town feel that they need out. They wish that they could live somewhere that is other than the their current city. What they don’t understand about leaving the small city and heading for the big city is two things. Number one, the same people exist in the big city as your small town. And another thing, changing locations don’t mean your life is goingRead more

LUXURY SAYS WHO: WHY STYLE, CLASS, AND SOPHISTICATION IS MORE PERCEPTION THAN REALITY

“It’s not what we perceive it to be.” Living in New York City, you are constantly inundated with fashion. Especially considering I live in the borough of Manhattan. Doesn’t matter if it’s the tourist attraction that is 5th Avenue, or a more upscale area like Madison Avenue. The jam packed Times Square district, or Lower Manhattan areas like Soho, Nolita, Greenwich, and the Meatpacking District. Fashion is more than just what you where, it is a cultural statement in NewRead more

TRAVEL ADVISORY, STAY SAFE: HOW TO BEHAVE VISITING OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY

“You’re not at home, act like it.” Recently in the news, another American has been killed overseas, this time in Greece. He was a recent college graduate who was traveling with some friends. They found themselves out on the town in Greece. And the next thing they knew he was in a fight. But not just any fight, a full on brawl where about ten to fifteen people had attacked him. He died as a result of his injuries. PriorRead more

FINANCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE: WHY WHAT WE SPEND OUR MONEY ON SAY ABOUT US

“Control your spending, don’t let spending control you.” People and their financial problems is a constant conversation. And the question is how can people survive if they are spending more than they have. It’s simple, it’s called live within your means. Why are you spending so much money, assuming that it’s going to keep coming. And that assumption gets people into a lot of trouble when they finally do need the money. They assume it will keep coming, it stops,Read more

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS: WHY TRAVELING OPENS YOUR EYES TO CHANGE

“Passport. Visit. Enjoy.” Traveling the country is something that every America need to do. But traveling the world has to be whole new experience. Me myself, I have been throughout the country. But I have never been outside the United States, though I want to travel abroad. What it does is gives you a sense of understanding about the world. Most people look at the news and base their ideology on what is filtered to them. But what these reportersRead more

Nothing Personal, Just Busyness

“Feeling the New York City rush is rough.” The month was August, and I was new to New York City. Up until this point, my only insight into Manhattan was the idea of what I thought I knew. My first experience of the big city was walking through the revolving glass doors into the Time Warner building located in Columbus Circle. With my exceptional Midwest courtesy, I figured I’d mosey my way through the doors. A tall gentleman about sixRead more

CELEBRATED NOT TOLERATED: WHY BE SOMEWHERE YOU’RE NOT WANTED

“I wouldn’t want to belong, unless I belong.” I was recently reading a story regarding Hollywood actress Gabrielle Sidibe’s visit to the high-end Chanel retail store. While in the store, Sidibe said that she experienced racial discrimination while seeking to purchase a few items. And it wasn’t until the other Black employees in the store saw who she was, that the tone of the store clerk changed. She then began to act in a much nicer manner. But my questionRead more