Moringa: The true “Tree of Life”?

Moringa oleifera, a small tree native to Nepal, India, and Pakistan, is also known as Horseraddish, drumstick, or ben tree.  It has been used for decades in the East to treat diseases such as anemia, arthritis, diabetes, and liver, kidney and heart diseases.  It also has been know to ease and sometimes cure respritory, skin…

International Influences on Key Global Issues

We live in a world that is impacted by us. There’s no amount of lobbying, agenda-shifting, politic-twisting, finance-flipping or corporate endorsing that will get us out of this. I could go on in detail about the issues we face, the faces to blame, or we could face one simple truth: Not enough is being done…

Why Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are so different economically

Even though Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are within the same ‘Middle-Eastern’ region and share some similarities; the contrasts within both countries’ govn’t structure, language diversity, literacy standards, economic structures, and allocation of resources all contribute to their standing in the international economy.

Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant

“Fortune’s” Senior Editor Brian O’Keefe interviewed CEO of Monsanto Hugh Grant on the semi-important criticisms that have arisen due to the company’s rapid growth in the past 8 years (video link is above). Hugh Grant is the Chairman of the Monsanto Board of Directors and of the Executive committee. Monsanto began as a pesticide and…

Venezuela’s Struggle Towards Economic Stability

“Henceforth, $20 bills will be sold here for $1.” In Francisco Toro and Dorothy Kronick’s article “Venezuela’s Currency Crisis” (New York Times), they make light of the backwards economy that has plagued Venezuela for the past 12 years. President Hugo Chávez imposed currency controls in 2003 that were ment to control inflation and postpone the…

From Both Sides of the Tracks

February 17th, 2015 Eastern Ukraine erupted in activity on Tuesday, when a battle for a railroad town ensued between Russian-backed militants and Ukrainian troops. By midday, it was unclear to who was the victor. The separatists claimed they had captured the railroad town of Debaltseve via a separatist sympathizing news agency. However, the Ukrainian military…

Produce, Population and the Pollination of our Nation

Coffee.  Whether your meeting a friend at a cafe to chat about the latest and greatest, or slamming espresso shots to stay up in order to ace tomorrow’s exam; coffee seems to be an important clog in our culture.  According to the various studies on coffee and caffeine intake, 60% claim they need a cup or…

Kamil Czapiga

  A Polish artist based in Katowice is renown for his beautiful pointillism tattoos.  His inspirations hails from Slavic Mythology, wildlife and nature.  He uses geometric shapes and shading to add emphasis and individuality to his works.  Below are some pieces of his that I have found to be incredibly stunning. Author:  Rebekah A. Dobbs…

Fuck the Poor?

  The videos below were made in England by Pilion Trust, check them out?     7/04/13 – The Pilion Trust, a charity which helps some of the poorest and most vulnerable,has conducted a social experiment on the people of London to see if we really do care about those who are less fortunate. A man…

Palo Mesa Pizza

Everybody loves pizza right? Well, you will be happy to know that one of our own local pizzerias was nominated 5th best pizza in the world last year, and the owner of the business, Michael Stevens, is on his way to Parma, Italy to compete once again in the World championships! Also, after competing in…