There isn't any. Let me break it down for you. When I was a kid, and when my parents were kids, we used the word "race" to describe where our families are from. Growing up, I had five races - Italian, Irish, Nigerian, French, and German. Nowadays, people use the word "ethnicity" in place of … Continue reading The Difference Between Race and Ethnicity
I began my journey into reptile-land back in late 2008. It all began when my mother's boyfriend at the time suggested getting a couple of aquatic turtles from a flea-market. I told him very firmly that I liked the idea of having turtles, but I wanted to do some research about a proper setup, diet, … Continue reading Thinking of Getting a Turtle? Read this first 🙂
There are a specific handful of arguments that parents like to make to explain why they do not vaccinate their children: 1. It's my right to choose whether or not my child is given a vaccine. 2. Vaccines cause autism. 3. Vaccines cause allergic reactions. 4. Diseases can be prevented with healthy food and good hygiene. … Continue reading You Do Not Have the Right to Choose
If you are a Connecticut resident, you've probably heard about 17 year old Cassandra, who is being forced by the CT Supreme Court to undergo chemotherapy to treat Hogkin's Lymphoma. The decision was reached after a trial to determine whether or not Cassandra was a competent minor who could refuse chemotherapy. The result of that … Continue reading The Alternative Treatment is No Alternative
Despite all of our advances in technology and civilization, we have never given up our basic instincts to communicate through body language. The unspoken word is one of the best ways to communicate how we feel about another person, family, friend, or partner. Here are several things you should know about body language and other … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Body Language
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a neuromuscular illness. ALS causes the death of motor neurons in the central nervous system. ALS is progressive, which means motor neurons do not die simultaneously, but one at a time or a small number of them at a time. The loss of mobility … Continue reading What is ALS?
I can't stand that "smarter way" that people talk about. How they think it's smarter to not eat anything that has a mother or a face. There's nothing smart about not understanding nature's concept of predator and prey. We don't eat things for the sake of eating. We eat other animals to recycle them. Nature … Continue reading I found a hole in vegan logic.
Inevitably, someone who has never kept an exotic pet before will ask this question at least once. What this question really means is "Will this pet snuggle in my lap, be easy to pet and play with, eat food out of a can and be easily house trained?" Exotic pets are exotic for a reason. … Continue reading Does ___ Make a Good Pet?
Certain things infuriate me, and one of those things is talking to people like they aren't all there, don't get it, or don't understand. There's a lot of stigma and misinformation surrounding autism and I'd like to have a chat with you about it. Autism spectrum disorder is not an intellectual delay. People who are … Continue reading Guess What Autism Is, and Isn’t
First, take a moment to read up on the African Serval Cat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serval I love them, from their quirky personalities to their elegant coats. Servals have the appearance of a large cat, with the playfulness and character of a domestic dog. As much as I think they are beautiful, I don't believe it is right … Continue reading Reasons Why Serval Cats Shouldn’t Be Pets