News, Opinion

In Latest Stimulus, Our Government Doubles-Down on Stupid

By Michael St. Michael Opinion 2 minute read If we do some quick math, a $600 stimulus check sent to every American adult should cost $126 billion. We know that millions, due to their income or other factors, did not qualify. Yet the final cost of this round of money printing was $900 billion. No,… Continue reading In Latest Stimulus, Our Government Doubles-Down on Stupid

Lifestyle, News, Opinion, Stockmarket

Will Bears Roam in 2021?

By Michael St. Michael Opinion 5 minute read This article represents solely the author’s opinion. It contains no investment advice, real or implied. Our content is to be used for informational purposes only. All information should be researched and verified by the reader before making any financial decisions. It is important to seek the advice… Continue reading Will Bears Roam in 2021?

Lifestyle

Three Spots to Visit, 2021

By Michael St Michael Note: Before travelling, make sure you consult the US Department of State website, as well as government agency websites in the country you intend to visit. Even if not required, a negative Corona-19 test attesting to your health 72 hours prior to departure is strongly recommended. Keep this documentation with you… Continue reading Three Spots to Visit, 2021

US-Iran Relations
Foreign Policy, International News, News

A Cold War Heats Up

By Michael St. Michael 5 minute read The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27 threw gasoline on an already volatile Middle East. Allegedly killed by Israeli agents, the murder, conducted by a hit squad and car bomb, was another shot fired in the ongoing cold war between Israel and Iran.… Continue reading A Cold War Heats Up

Dating, Relationships

Toxic Trifecta: Three Red Flags in Online Dating Profiles

Michael St. Michael Over 32 million people in the US regularly use online dating apps. Individuals from all walks of life look for everything from secret partners and casual hookups to long-term relationships on places like Zoosk, PlentyofFish, Hinge, Bumble and Tinder, to name just a handful of a whole stable of dating apps. At… Continue reading Toxic Trifecta: Three Red Flags in Online Dating Profiles

International News, Lifestyle, News

Guinness Recalls Non-Alcoholic Beer

By Michael St Michael 2 minute readWho doesn’t like beer? Ok, we know some taste- and fun challenged people who do not. Non-alcoholic beer, however, is a tough sell with me. It just got tougher for the UK drinking public, too. There, Guinness’ parent company, Diageo (who also makes Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker whisky and… Continue reading Guinness Recalls Non-Alcoholic Beer

Covid, Exercise, Health, Lifestyle

Exercise in the Age of Covid

Michael St Michael 2 minute read If you’re like me, getting to the gym in the best of times can be a challenge and that was before covid-19. With little kids at home and the distinct feeling of being home-bound, getting proper exercise has been a real challenge. COVID-19 infections are at an all-time high… Continue reading Exercise in the Age of Covid

Lifestyle, Style

Body Piercings By The Numbers

Michael St Michael 2 minute read Humans have always liked to stick foreign objects through bits of flesh. Egyptian mummies demonstrate that navel piercings were prevalent by at least 1500 BC. Despite the growing popularity of body modification, whether through tattooing or piercing, there are still stigmas attached to these decorative arts, to be sure.… Continue reading Body Piercings By The Numbers

Dating, Mental Health, Relationships

Ghosting, Or How to Be Toxic Without Even Trying

Ghosting, meaning suddenly stopping all communication with someone with whom you are in a relationship, is one of the most common ways for people to end their romantic involvement with another person. Have you ghosted someone? Of course you have. Ever been ghosted? Probably. Studies indicate that in the United States, ghosting is used to… Continue reading Ghosting, Or How to Be Toxic Without Even Trying

Mental Health, Relationships

Is Your Partner a Narcissist?

Disclaimer: This outline cannot and does not constitute medical advice. For informational purposes only. Mental health conditions are complex, and individuals vary greatly in their interactions with others, physical condition, and response to treatment. If you suffer from a mental health issue, consult a mental health professional. Today, everywhere you turn online you see pieces… Continue reading Is Your Partner a Narcissist?