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On January 1, much like previous years, there was a significant uptick in the mention of New Year’s resolutions on the various social media platforms. What’s interesting is that this year saw a 20% increase from last year. Since 2020, it seems like we’ve been trying to get back to pre-pandemic normalcy while at the same time trying to improve our mental health, our physical health, and our...

YOLO Spending


Even with the rising costs of goods, services, and experiences due to inflation, even with dwindling financial accounts, and even with uncertain forecasts, consumer spending hasn’t just remained steady, but it has significantly increased confusing economists since historically consumer spending decreases during economic downturns. Throughout this year, TikTok Shop brokered $7 million a day in U.S...

Seeking For Real


On November 7, Merriam-Webster revealed its word of the year for 2023. That word – AUTHENTIC. The word authentic has a number of meanings including “not false or imitation.” It is a synonym for the word real and the word actual. It has the idea of someone that is “true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.” While it consistently receives a high-volume lookup each year, the search for...

What Happened To The Children?


Question “In 2 Kings 2:23-25, what happened to the children that were attacked by the bears? Did they go to Heaven or Hell?” That is a great question, and it is a question that demands a full answer. Below, I have tried to do two things: (1) to break down the four most important things to consider when it comes to this particular passage and (2) to answer your question. Response 2...



Edutainment is the mixture of education and entertainment. The goal of edutainment is to make learning fun by creating an environment or an opportunity for learning to be seen as something that is exciting and entertaining. Now, let me begin by saying this: I’m not against any of that. People learn in different ways: some are book smart, some are on-the-job smart, and some are street smart. And...



On Monday, Tim Donahue published an article in The New York Times titled – “If Everyone Gets an A, No One Gets an A.” The purpose of the article was to consider the issue of “grade-inflation.” Grade-inflation is a term that deals with the drastic rise in college students receiving an A grade. The point of the article mentioned before is simple, if everybody gets an A grade then the A grade that...



Big Tech organizations like Alphabet (the parent company of Google and YouTube), Meta (parent company of Facebook, Threads, and Instagram) are using their size and their strength to seize control of information, to set the tone of interpretation, and to strong-arm influencers into compliance through financial extortion and relevancy sabotage. News organizations and businesses (small and big...

Forever Young


A recent New York Magazine article titled “They always say the younger you start the better.” In this article, Daisy Schofield, discusses with 12–15-year-old ladies about their skincare routines. What It Tells Us There is a strong push today for the younger generation to stay younger longer by doing everything that they can while they’re young to combat the aging process. For some young people...

Girlfriend/Boyfriend Effect


The Girlfriend Effect is a trend that involves women showing a “before and after” style slideshow with photos of their boyfriend or husband before they started dating, followed by photos of how they look now. The Boyfriend Effect, generally, is reversed. In this trend, women post flattering photos of themselves before dating and less-flattering photos after. What It Tells Us The implication of...



The tag #taylor currently has over 77 million TikTok views. This is the hashtag that is being used to discuss the “relationship” between singer Taylor Swift and Kansas City football player Donna Kelce. As Taylor swift has recently been seen attending Kansas City football games pointing out Donna Kelce on the field to those around her, and Taylor Swift has been recently headlining a lot of NFL...

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