Can you guess the most popular Halloween costumes in the US? If you guessed “witch,” you are correct. From 2009 to 2013, the undisputed champion of Halloween costumes in America has been the witch. NPR’s Planet Money blog created an interactive chart ranking Halloween costumes over the past five years. If you hover over a… Continue reading The Most Popular Halloween Costumes in the USA From 2009 to 2013
Ever wanted to take a cross-country road trip through America? When you think of the United States, whether or not your first thought is of the magnificence and beauty of the country, here are 13 epic places from Florida to California, Texas to Montana that you need to visit. 1. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado Image… Continue reading 13 Unbelievable Places in America To Visit Before You Die
A day after the Super Bowl, testosterone levels across the country are likely near an all-time high. Winning the Super Bowl is the pinnacle of what a man in America can achieve, right? And if you were to listen in on the sidelines you’d often hear phrases thrown around like, “Don’t let anyone disrespect you.… Continue reading The Mask You Live In: An Exploration of Masculinity Growing Up in America, Sports Culture and Violence
Every state in America has its own unique landscape and local culture. Artist and photographer Jeff Friesen looks to bring these scenes to life brick by fantastic LEGO brick in his 50 States of LEGO exhibit. Whether you’re cruising the boardwalk on the Jersey Shore, catching some rays at Miami’s South Beach or riding a… Continue reading The 50 States of America Cleverly Depicted in LEGOs
Have you ever went on a road trip across the United States? The adventure will take you through some incredible city skylines and serene landscapes alike. Photographer and art director Ron Gessel guides us on a stunning visual journey through the continental U.S, capturing its depth and beauty all in simple black and white! But… Continue reading 10 Powerful Black and White Photographs of the American Landscape
Did you know that since the Great Recession began that 95% of the income growth has went to the top 1%? The rich just keep on getting richer. Yet the recession itself was caused by an economic meltdown orchestrated by a few of the 1% that controls Wall Street. In 2011, roughly 15% or 46.5… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America?
With the start of the fiscal last July 1, expect your pocketbook to get thinner and thinner. If you’re also a smoker, own a car or shop online, be prepared to spend more. Add to those weird taxes that will try to cut on your hard-earned cash. This is going to be another difficult year,… Continue reading The Bagel Tax and other Mind Blowing Tax Programs