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

Health, Mental Health

Can We Manufacture Happiness?

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on Happiness Michael Decker 5 minute read “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory” --Albert Schweitzer In the first installment of three delving into research and musings on happiness, we examined The World Happiness Report 2020. The Report detailed the happiest countries and cities… Continue reading Can We Manufacture Happiness?

Diet, Health, Lifestyle

Green Tea Miracle?

Michael Decker For decades now people have made claims for the health benefits of various beverages we ingest regularly. Coffee, wine (remember the French paradox, now known to be based at least in part on faulty public health reporting), and beer have all had their media moments of being touted as healthy. Sometimes the claims… Continue reading Green Tea Miracle?

Health, Mental Health

Can Societies Engineer Happy?

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on Happiness Michael Decker 5 minute read “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence Happiness – what… Continue reading Can Societies Engineer Happy?

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

News, Satire

Breaking News: Trump Signs Executive Order Restoring Prohibition

Refusing to concede to defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump has decided to play Grinch for this Christmas. He has signed Executive Order EO 13969 reinstating Prohibition in all 50 States. Regarding his Executive Order, Trump said the following, “You know this is something magnificent that I have wanted to… Continue reading Breaking News: Trump Signs Executive Order Restoring Prohibition

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

Dating, Dr Lovestrange

Sorry, I don’t get on here much (and other excuses)

There are, of course, lots of different kinds of relationships and the accompanying jargon takes a while to figure out (LTR, NSA, FWB, Sugardaddy, DKY, ENM). With that said, my starting assumption is that people create profiles on dating apps and websites because they actually want to meet somebody in real life. That isn't a… Continue reading Sorry, I don’t get on here much (and other excuses)