What happened to Legos or video games?

It only took a global pandemic to pause school shootings for a brief moment in time. While 2020 had 10 school shootings, the recent shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan brought the count to a staggering 222 for 2021.

15-year-old Ethan Crumbley emerged from a bathroom with a gun…

The hand that rocks the cradle does rule the world.

Narcissism is a personality trait. Most of us have some level of natural narcissism brewing in us which is not a bad thing. Small doses of self centeredness are healthy and protect us.

A person who is excessively high in narcissism is said to have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). It…

BLACK FRIDAY 2021

Consume and be consumed.

The term Black Friday was coined by Philadelphia police in the 1960’s to refer to the chaos created by the throngs of post Thanksgiving shoppers. Since then the mayhem got exponentially worse every year.

Despite supply chain disruptions, the Adobe Digital Economy Index which analyzes direct consumer transactions online, forecasts…

Their self worth bleeds.

Ladies, imagine you’re just going about your regular day. Next thing you know, you start experiencing those familiar uncomfortable symptoms—an onset of low back and pelvic pain accompanied with a wave of nausea. Simultaneously your abdomen begins distending to the size of a whale.

Brace for impact. Aunt Flow is…

INTERNET, SMART DEVICES

Are we falling for the the false promise of technology?

Facebook just unveiled their new line of wearable tech, eyewear called Ray-Ban Stories. It can take photos, record videos, answer phone calls, and play music. The $300 glasses of course require a Facebook account so that you can transfer data to and from the Facebook-built View app.

Thank you, Zuckerberg…

WHATSAPP, SOCIAL MEDIA

The ills of being too connected

I first entered the whole social media scene in 2009 with Facebook. It was entertaining and novel at the time. But after wishing a million people ‘Happy Birthday’ and wasting hours commenting on everyone’s Instagram-filtered pictures, Fakebook was beginning to lose its sparkle for me.

Plus where was the privacy…

INTERNET, TECHNOLOGY

Be careful when you venture into the seedy alley of the Internet.

Some time back I had read an article about FBI agents hunting down online pedophiles on the Dark Web. It piqued my interest. What and more importantly where was this ominous-sounding place?

I naively thought it was the black screen I browsed in incognito mode. Turns out I was wrong…

COVID-19, MASK MANDATE

Your privilege is showing.

I did a double-take when I read this headline- “Parents in Orange County protest against mask requirement at schools.” They called the mask requirement a draconian measure by the school board which would affect their kid’s ability to learn.

Misty Griffin, the chair for Orange County’s chapter of the national…

Tina Viju

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