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Loyalty: What It Really Is–and What It Absolutely Isn’t
Growing up, I was taught that loyalty, like love and respect, was something that you gave unconditionally to ...
December 12, 2014
“Band of Brothers” Phenomena in Toxic Families
Recently, I was talking to someone about how growing up in a dysfunctional/abusive/neglectful family created relationships between the ...
December 4, 2014
(The Current) Blame Game: Recalls & Craigslist
Earlier this week, an ABC News reporter ambushed the owner/founder of Craigslist regarding the illegal sale of recalled ...
November 26, 2014
Justified? My Thoughts on Ferguson
I've been thinking more and more about the situation in Ferguson lately. Being a native Missourian, married to ...
November 20, 2014
Who Really Pays for Social Welfare? We all do . . .
Recently, my husband and I have embarked on a new adventure: buying a home. Part of the American ...
May 14, 2014
Right to Life–Does It Really Belong to Everyone?
I've always found it quite interesting--and somewhat puzzling--that certain issues are always linked politically, even though they may ...
April 8, 2014
Religious Freedom vs Discrimination
First, let's be clear: I have views on this subject--and many others--that are not considered "politically correct." I ...
March 27, 2014
This Week in KC
Big 12 Starts The Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament begins this week at the relatively new Sprint Center ...
March 13, 2014
A Humorous Look at a Common Domestic Squabble
While most of us have seen some definite signs of spring recently, it certainly appears that “Old Man ...
March 3, 2014
Savings Tip for Natural Gas Consumers
Although most of us are likely to be looking at several weeks of cold weather still ahead of ...
Good to Know
March 3, 2014
Why We Love Downton Abbey
Every Sunday evening, I find myself eagerly anticipating the newest edition of the amazingly popular series from “across ...
February 8, 2014
Winter Woes? The Perfect Time to Plan Your Getaway
It's no secret that this season's weather extremes have left us all a bit winter-weary. What better way ...
January 27, 2014
“Secret” Language of Hand Fans
During the 19th century, a woman’s freedom to communicate was severely limited due to the social conventions of ...
Arts & Culture
January 21, 2014
How to Survive a Power Outage in Severe Winter Weather
It seems many of us have been unable to escape the severity of this particular winter, and for ...
Good to Know
January 15, 2014
Language Skills of Young Swedes in Rapid Decline, Teachers Say
Language skills are degenerating so fast in Sweden there’s a noticeable change within three semesters, says professor Hanna ...
February 26, 2013
Sweden’s Planned Nuclear Waste Storage Faces Problems
Swedes were once vehemently opposed to nuclear power, but the tide has changed, as is evident in public ...
February 12, 2013
Facebook’s New Data Center in the ‘Node Pole’
Lulea, Sweden, 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, is home to Facebook’s third data center. The natural features ...
January 23, 2013
Greenland Unable to Cash in on Rare Earth Elements
Greenland has possibly the largest deposit in the world of rare earth elements used in many modern gadgets, ...
December 26, 2012
Swedish Youths Are Norway’s Migrant Workers
Swedish youths are encouraged by employment officers to find work in Norway to battle Sweden’s high youth unemployment ...
December 12, 2012
Chinese Women at Risk of Torture for Beliefs, Amnesty Says
Amnesty International has released the names of seven women being arbitrarily detained in an enforced drug rehabilitation camp ...
December 5, 2012
Scandinavian Airline’s ‘Dirty Harry Tactics’ Raise Eyebrows
Scandinavian airline issued unprecedented ultimatum to employees with no room for negotiation: agree to lower wages and other ...
November 28, 2012
Swedish Town Sets International Example for Waste Management
Several tons of fruit that used to go to waste daily in a small Indonesian town are now ...
October 5, 2012
Persecuted Writers Find Solace in International Cities of Refuge Network, ICORN
Swedish town becomes 40th city worldwide to offer refuge to persecuted writers with the International Cities of Refuge ...
September 10, 2012
Invisible Bicycle Helmet: Where Safety Meets Fashion
In Sweden, wearing a bicycle helmet is optional for adults—and most adults opt not to wear one.
August 29, 2012
Swedes Suspect Strawberry Scam
The strawberry trade is in full swing in the summer drizzle in the small town of Skene in ...
July 6, 2012
Wen Jiabao Arrives in Sweden, to Welcoming Committee and Protests
When Chinese regime officials visit other countries, they are often greeted by loud protests. On Premier Wen Jiabao’s ...
April 24, 2012
Peace Prize Laureates Share From the Heart
The 2011 Nobel awards ceremony was a bittersweet day for women.
December 11, 2011
US Expels 2 Cuban Diplomats, Citing ‘Influence Operations’
The Associated Press
Iran’s Foreign Minister Threatens ‘All-Out War’ in Case of US or Saudi Attack
, Epoch Times
President Seeks Power to Fire Head of Consumer Bureau at Will
San Francisco Will Get Environmental Violation Notice Due to Trash From Homeless, Trump Says
Judge Blocks California Law That Requires Trump to Release Tax Returns to Be on Ballot
Trump Jr. Calls Out Instagram After His, President’s Accounts Vanish From Search Suggestions
Interior Department Transfers 560 Acres of Public Land for Border Wall Construction
Responding to Critics, Facebook ‘Oversight Board’ to Monitor Content Decisions
US Immigration Case Backlog Tops 1 Million, Data Shows
Bill Would Bar Use of US Aid to Pay Families of Palestinian Terrorists Attacking Israel; Redirects Funds to ‘Iron Dome’