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The Secret Danger Of Statin Drugs

MALIBU—My dad was the model of an Irish lad. Health insurance appeared a needless expense for a teenage immigrant with empty pockets and vast ambition. That was, until, as a married man, my mum’s hysterectomy strapped my dad with a $900,000 hospital bill. A common surgical procedure left my mum at death’s doorstep after it was discovered that a...

“The Interview” Debacle

UNITED STATES—Last week the craziness surrounding Sony Pictures Entertainment and their movie “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco hit the fan. Amidst threats from online hackers who labeled themselves ‘Guardians of Peace,” Sony decided to remove “The Interview” from its Christmas release. Yep, a movie studio caved into the demands of what some are calling a terrorist...

Tragedy In New York

UNITED STATES—The issue of police officers using excessive force with citizens has been at the forefront of much debate in 2014. With the recent deaths involving unarmed individuals Michael Brown and Eric Garner, people across America have gone to the streets, the airwaves and to the media to voice their outrage. On Saturday, two New York Police Officers were fatally...

Gas Prices Taking A Dip!

UNITED STATES—Oh, jeez, I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the price of gas slowly, but surely falling to unbelievable rates. I mean it was only 5 to 6 years ago, where the epidemic of high gas prices had every working American strapped. For anyone, not in the know, go back to 2008, it was right in...

Nexxus Blew My Curly Secret

BEVERLY HILLS—What do you tell your plump-lipped, chubby-cheeked daughter with curls down to her bum? Her peers are stick-thin and tight-lipped, boasting perfectly straight shoulder-length hair. They are the standard of beauty, she's not. You do the only thing you can for your distraught princess. You appease her, finding the best hair product to relax her nagging curls. You buy...

Time To Reflect

UNITED STATES—For some reason as the year comes to an end, we always reflect on the past year right around Christmas. What is it about the month of December that forces us to a flashback of all the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly to our memory? We’re probably wondering those ‘what ifs,’ asking those questions of just how...

Sony Leak: What Does It Say?

UNITED STATES—Ok, in the past few weeks some alarming things have been uncovered about Sony Pictures Entertainment as private emails from studio execs were unleashed to the public. The leaks are the result of hackers who are not pleased with the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview” which puts the spotlight on North Korea and its...

Scandal Or No Scandal?

UNITED STATES—In recent weeks, comedian and actor Bill Cosby has been all over the media outlets with the accusations that he was responsible for drugging and sexually assaulting more than 2 dozen women. At first what may have appeared to be a money grab, soon became an onslaught, as accuser after accuser came forward with allegations against the actor. One...

Chivalry Is Only Dead Down The Hill

Bel Air, Los Angeles
BEL AIR—I was but a little girl when I spotted my brother sporting his Sigma Nu hoodie emblazoned with the words "Chivalry is not dead." Curious, I asked what chivalry meant, sparking a lengthy family conversation. I relished the notions of respect, honor and valor, especially when demonstrated by these charming, older frat boys. I couldn't articulate the essence of...

Here We Go Again

UNITED STATES—Ok, just as many of us attempted to process the chaos of what transpired in Ferguson, Missouri, another death of an African-American man, Eric Garner at the hands of a white police officer has surfaced. This time in a major city, New York! This is beyond disturbing, because what I suspect to be perhaps an isolated incident has suddenly...
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