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climate change

You Are Stealing Our Future

Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Todd Smekens

You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg My challenge here (and always) is to write as little as possible so the message in the video delivers the point. My purpose is to frame this speech made [&hellip... Read More


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Compulsory Acquisition and Its Negative Effects

Published on November 20th, 2018 | by BrookeFaulkner

When a government or statutory authority decides that an area of private lands is necessary for social and economic development that will benefit society, they can decide to commit compulsory acquisition. Compulsory acquisition happens when a [&hellip... Read More


one night stand

How to Take Care of Yourself After a One-Night Stand

Published on November 10th, 2018 | by BrookeFaulkner

Image Source: Pixabay It happens: adults have adult fun, and sometimes that fun is no-strings-attached fun. There’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned one-night stand, so long as the adults are consenting and everyone is safe. [&hellip... Read More


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Election Day Predictions – 2018

Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Todd Smekens

Yes, I’m going out on a limb and making some wild predictions regarding the U.S. elections taking place tomorrow. Maybe even a couple of local predictions as well, but mostly national races.  The best news I [&hellip... Read More



Have We Entered a Dystopian Rabbit Hole

Published on October 28th, 2018 | by Todd Smekens

How can we differentiate the truth from the false when we are being bombarded daily by verbal messages and contrary actions. We are being told to be more civil while angry hacks kill elderly members in [&hellip... Read More



What Should I Look for in a PTSD Counselor?

Published on October 9th, 2018 | by BrookeFaulkner

PTSD is a complex condition, and its symptoms can manifest in a number of different ways, depending on the individual and type of trauma experienced. For that reason, successful treatment is highly personalized. What works for [&hellip... Read More


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How to Become Politically Aware and Active

Published on October 4th, 2018 | by BrookeFaulkner

(Photo Credit: Pixabay) Being politically aware is more important today than ever. In fact, in 2014, one in 10 Americans were politically disengaged. This is a large group of bystanders that, if politically aware and active, [&hellip... Read More



How the Stigma Surrounding Ex-Prisoners Impacts Us All

Published on August 25th, 2018 | by BrookeFaulkner

Muncie, Indiana Blog – Every individual faces obstacles in their lives that can lead them to make mistakes. Run-ins with the law are not uncommon, however, and can drastically alter a person’s future. Being convicted of a [&hellip... Read More


Next Muncie

What is Next Muncie?

Published on July 26th, 2018 | by Todd Smekens

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog– In case you’ve not discovered the connections between all things Muncie, we have a trust fund managed by Jud Fisher, a descendant of the Ball Family who became incredibly wealthy [&hellip... Read More

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