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The Thanksgiving Proclamation

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Midlife Crisis

Science may explain the midlife pandemonium for those rearing Middle Age.

#Home to Vote

U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL travels to Dublin and learns how a great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

Mother Nature & Covid-19

Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill. Psychotherapist MELISSA ST. JEAN remembers why a self introspection was nature's prayer to us all.

Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL examines how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.

Ship of State

The Founding Fathers foresaw Donald Trump's America. Though we never knew their remarkable workaround—until now.

Date Bait

Art and science work hand in glove to write the definitive book on love. Hollywood's search for the truth and nature of love.

Nature & Nurture

Parenting styles change but the path remains is the same.


The shift to remote work and learning was the most conspicuous trend of 2021 and those who shone had a shrewd new playbook.

Remote Mental Health

Remote, flexible work is here to stay. Psychotherapist MELISSA ST. JEAN checks-in with the American Psychiatric Association regarding our mental health and home office.

The Center Street

The U.S. Senate has passed a historic $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, but will Public Works play out on Center Street?

The Spice of Life

Did the pandemic create an economic crisis for a particular class? Editor in Chief DREW GOWING explains how its effect on life and living came for us all.

Christianity & COVID-19

Christians adapt to the pandemic to commemorate and celebrate the Resurrection.

Memorial Day Myths

Many lay claims to creating Memorial Day, but the truth is less blue than grey.

The Etiquette of Silence

When a French King pushed etiquette rules at the Palace of Versailles he encrypted style over substance into a republic.

Human Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Attack went to trial this week as the nation yaws toward the postmodern era.

Pandemic Fatigue

Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, the gay community took on their own pandemic and proceeded with some simple straightforward salvo.

Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome is not a condition. It’s a phenomenon.

American Dreamers

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tried to expel one million international college students this June, the U.S. Supreme Court intervened on behalf of the American Dream.

The Alchemy of Covid-19

The United States is the global epicenter of Covid-19. DR. DAVID ST. JEAN examines the case for Functional Medicine, and the seemingly magical collaboration between man and the natural world.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Always Evolving

The retailer stalked men, women, teens and kids over the past century. Former A&F model BROOKE GOODMAN explains why their online customer will be the most elusive catch of all.

Ground Zero & Covid-19

Nursing Homes were the first stop for the Coronavirus, and have become veritable hot spots in America. Charlatan observes how Generation Z and the elderly were destined to meet on the front lines of Covid-19.

Black Swan Effect

The Black Swan effect describes an event that comes as a surprise & has a major effect. Contributor BROOKE GOODMAN observes how the Millennials are confronting Covid-19.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Children were the defacto labor force in early U.S. Textile Mills. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL remembers the golden era of cotton and examines why imperialist lands are built with tiny hands.


Christianity and Islam first co-mingled in Constantinople. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL explores Turkey's romanticism, myths and repercussions on Western culture.

Wachovia Meltdown

How did Wells Fargo takeover Wachovia? Contributor BRENDA WENSIL had a front row seat during the 2008 Financial Crisis and says it happened somewhere along the Road to Abilene.

EV Revolution

Less than 2% of new cars sold in the U.S. are electric or hybrids. More than 50% will be in 2030.

A Place To Call Home

In the wake of California’s Proposition 8, Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL encounters the ostensibly different outcasts and dissidents of society and discovers the importance of a path to renewal for she and her children.

Common Sense

The Financial Crisis of 2008 was the worst since the Great Depression. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers the attitudes that led and delivered us from both.

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All the World's a Stage

Make sense of the week's news. Charlatan reviews the world's show & message.

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