Does the brand of your mattress matter?

By Stacey Morgan Even when you are looking over a reputable brand like Saatva and comparing it to other mattresses, it can be difficult to place the appropriate gravitas on the brand behind the product. Mattress brands are not advertised like shoe brands, so many people may not be familiar with the company histories and…

A Review of the Impossible Burger

The Impossible Burger is indeed proving the impossible – that mainstream America can actually choose the healthier and environmentally friendly option. It’s no coincidence that numerous big name fast food companies and grocery stores are stocking vegetarian and vegan options, as meat becomes more expensive to produce – hence reinvigorating the great debate whether you…

Ways to Look Fresh and Young without Makeup

by Helen Bradford Admit it. We all have certain days when we wish to look prettier and more confident. Of course, this is the case with every single one of us. Looking into the mirror and liking what we see can give our self-esteem a much-needed boost, and it helps us out on days when…

The Icelandic Accord by Karla Fetrow

Karla Fetrow’s “The Icelandic Accord” is the end of the dystopian novel because the bleak future has already arrived. And it’s refreshing as a cold glass of water to know that humanity may still be capable of solving the world’s problems through intellect and heart instead of more CGI explosions…

The Hogs of Cold Harbor

The Hogs of Cold Harbor is a wonderful absurdist Civil War epic that boldly questions the status quo of patriotism and social dogmas. Telling the “obscene” story of how the Confederate States of America saw themselves as the heroes against Lincoln and Grant’s villainous Union (a perspective so alien to the mainstream no agent would probably touch it) the story skewers the plight of humanity, human beings forced to self-define their own “honor” in the midst of moral chaos.

Fidayeen

Fidayeen could well be called an anti-war novel, in the sense that it objectively analyzes multiple points of view from a large cast of fictional characters, most of which are armed and…

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