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  • Inclusion improves disabled children's language skills
    Inclusion of disabled preschoolers in the classroom boosts their language skills
    Mainstreaming preschoolers with disabilities into a regular classroom can boost their language skills, says a study by Ohio State University. The study was announced on March 28, 2014, and will be published in the journal Psychological Science. ...
  • Facebook Love
    Why Would My Husband Unfriend Me on Facebook?
    I was recently presented with an interesting question. A reader wanted to know why her husband would unfriend her on Facebook. I had to take a moment to process this. It’s actually much more complex than it initially sounds. This could range...
  • Folk music on the road
    Twin Forks, folk music, and the new mainstream
    Long gone are the days when singers like Bob Dylan would bring to the audience earnest songs from on the road, and the stories that inspired them....or, so we thought.Much the way that rock and punk started teaming up with pop music as a sub-genre...
  • J. Drew Sheard II going mainstream.
    J. Drew Sheard II, Gospel producer, goes mainstream
    The famous Clark Sisters of Detroit legacy lives on to the next generation thru J. Drew Sheard II. He is Karen Clark Sheard's and Bishop J. Drew Sheard's son, and according to “The Sheards,” Sunday, May 5, showing, he would...
  • Double Fine: Innovative gaming
    Why I no longer care about Mainstream Games
    Why?That's the simple question any gamer must have at this point: Why? Why all of these never-ending sequels? Why this high-priced DLC that should have been a part of the game from the get-go? Why are we supposed to be excited about new...
  • LoL WCF Winners
    ESports becomes more popular in America
    Baseball may be America's pastime, but ESports are becoming just as popular. Over a week ago, League of Legends had its World Championship Finals, which had quickly become one of the most popular ESports events in America in recent history,...
  • Mature Themes
    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Mature Themes (2012)
    Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti gets the Best Breakthrough Band award for their 2010 album ‘Before Today,’ also their first album on well-known indie label 4AD. The album removes the gauze of their previous work with higher...
  • Hippy Bus
    What is the counterculture?
    In years past, counterculture was seen as some relatively small segment of a population that thinks or believes in some way ‘against the mainstream’. Now, however, it is an increasingly difficult call- what is mainstream, and what isn...
  • Union creeps in Wisconsin heckle Governor Scott Walker
    Wisconsin is proof that the Tea Party is in the mainstream
    Those who have been brave enough to descend down to the filthy sewage and rage-inducing monstrosity that is the left wing blogosphere know that one of the most popular memes of so-called Progressives is that the Tea Party is radical and out of the...
  • Atl brand in the making
    Finding Atlanta's brand ambassadors to mainstream culture
    Continuing the conversation for Atlanta’s entry into mainstream media and global brand identity requires a strong push tofind and galvanize its advocates. The top American cities are replete with creatives whose passion for their metropolis...
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    Miki ain't nobody like you
    A one time Atlanta native in theearly 1990's and recently featured on TV Ones,"Unsung" Miki Howards stirs up a lot of good memories although her life story wasn't filled with sweetness and light. The episode was a tear jerker in...
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    Spotlight on Canadian Authors: Interview With Scott Carter
    I discovered Scott Carter’s book “Blind Luck” through a group I moderate on Goodreads. This is Scott’s debut novel and what an awesome debut to have. I often read “first” books and although I find them enjoyable...
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    Spotlight on Canadian Authors: Scott Carter
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Scott Carterattended the University of Toronto where he obtained a B.A. with a specialist in English and a B.Ed. He also co-hosted a radio show there called “All the Way Live”. His career began in publishing...
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    Libertarians are being had on immigration
    One of the first things you learn about civilization is that nation boundaries have largely been drawn as a result of war. Combat ensued between warring tribes and eventually lines were drawn "in the sand" so to speak, behind which...
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    Libertarians looking forward to November
    If a goal among Libertarians is smaller government, more individual liberties, and the right to ignore society and be ignored, this November may prove to be a pivotal moment in the greatest rebalancing act in a generation. Everywhere a Libertarian...