Articles by: Brianna Ahearn

Radical Ideas for Eliminating Your Debt

Radical Ideas for Eliminating Your Debt

1. Move to a Smaller Residence Most people are accustomed to spending at least one-third of their gross income on rent or a mortgage. For many people, the number ranges closer to 40 percent or even higher. For those of you who are attempting to cut debt, even one-third of […]

by February 1, 2017 4 comments Trending
Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

  The history of the Fourth of July is a fascinating examination of American culture. Although Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, which is said to mark the day the Declaration of Independence was made, the reality is a little more complicated. John Adams advocated for celebrating independence on […]

by January 31, 2017 6 comments Politics, World
The 6 Most Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

The 6 Most Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

The advent of streaming services has changed television for the better. Rather than waiting for your favorite show to come on, you can now watch your favorite programs whenever you want. When you have a day off and are looking for a show to become immersed in, Netflix offers amazing shows […]

by January 27, 2017 4 comments Arts
Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Employers prefer to have employees who have liberal arts degrees. That was the conclusion of a Hart Research Associates study which surveyed 318 employers about their hiring preferences. Of the employers, over 90 percent said that “innovation” was a key aspect of their mission, which means they are searching for […]

by January 26, 2017 7 comments Arts, Science
Vegetarians Rejoice: A Vegetable-Based Fast Food Chain Awaits

Vegetarians Rejoice: A Vegetable-Based Fast Food Chain Awaits

A new fast casual food chain is becoming extremely popular in a most unusual way: by offering vegetables. Beefsteak, a concept created by internationally-recognized chef Jose Andres, is focusing on fresh produce rather than prepackaged meats. The new chain not only zeroes in on vegetables, it prepares its dishes on […]

by January 21, 2017 7 comments Food
Attention Chocolate Lovers:  Universal Orlando Launches Steampunk-Themed Chocolate Restaurant

Attention Chocolate Lovers: Universal Orlando Launches Steampunk-Themed Chocolate Restaurant

The major Orlando theme parks continue to up the ante on their respective entertainment districts, as Universal’s CityWalk prepares to take on Disney’s revamped Disney Springs with a major new attraction of the chocolate variety. Universal Orlando Resort’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now open. The restaurant […]

by January 20, 2017 5 comments Food, Trending
How Honest is Honest Co.? These are the Chemicals Jessica Alba’s Company is Allegedly Claiming are Organic

How Honest is Honest Co.? These are the Chemicals Jessica Alba’s Company is Allegedly Claiming are Organic

The Honest Co. is a Santa Monica business co-founded by actress Jessica Alba that has grown into a billion dollar company. The Honest Co. sells over 100 consumer products it promotes as organic, healthy and non-toxic. The company’s ethos, which touts its transparency and honesty, is under attack after another […]

by January 16, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending
Scanning of a human brain by X-rays

You’re Doing It Wrong: Psychologists and Psychiatrists List 50 Pop Culture Phrases Most Commonly Misuses

Hard-wired. A gene for. Autism epidemic. Denial. Acting out. Closure. Most people believe they are familiar with the terms above, and even use them occasionally in conversation. A new paper by a team of psychologists and psychiatrists says that the public frequently misuses, misapplies and misunderstands psychological terms that have […]

by January 13, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending
The FDA Unveils New Food Labels: Here’s 6 Changes Coming to Food Packages Soon

The FDA Unveils New Food Labels: Here’s 6 Changes Coming to Food Packages Soon

On Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its long-awaited new requirements for food labels. Although they superficially look similar to the old ones, the content and calculations will be new. The changes were made to give more accurate health information that is reflective of new research as […]

by January 10, 2017 7 comments Science, Trending
Secrets to Brewing Amazing Coffee

Secrets to Brewing Amazing Coffee

Americans are obsessed with coffee. Kuerig has replaced the basic coffee maker in most kitchens. There seems to be a Starbucks on every block. Surveys from Gallup say almost two-thirds of adults drink coffee each and every day. Unfortunately, despite more ways to find coffee, Americans are not always adept […]

by January 9, 2017 7 comments Uncategorized