In 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, the world celebrated the birth of a new order. For nearly 70 years, the Soviet Union dominated half of Europe and spread the ideology of totalitarian communism throughout the world. Its empire extended across the world, influencing governments through its military and diplomatic power in Africa, Asia and Central America.
Summer's here, and we all know what that means. Swimming, grilling and consuming large quantities of barley malt-based beverages, right? Before you hit the beaches – or pools, lakes, and ponds – take some time to plan your outing. You want to have fun, but make sure you do it right so you can do it as often as possible. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your summer smearing Noxzema and aloe all over your blistered shoulders, or spend any time at all in the emergency room. So, in the interest of ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment of the summer partying season, here are a few timely tips.
It's summa-summa-summa-summa-time, summa-time...and ew, I can't believe I just dredged up Will Smith's old relic of a song. As much as I love music, I tire easily of listening to the same songs found in my music library, and don't have the extra income to routinely add to said collection. So what's a gal to do?
A lot of people have heard about Aaron Swartz in the past week, but his death really wasn't about Reddit. In fact, his death is far more than the death of a single person, but almost as a martyr for a cause. This cause is referred to in many ways, but perhaps "open Internet" is the best.