Category: Random Awesomeness

Legislative Trends in Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping

October 11, 2017 Sex & Drugs, Soapbox

  This is a guest post by Michael Jacobs, details in Author section below At this time, 29 states have enacted legislation concerning the legalization of either medical or recreational marijuana. With so many states enacting legislation, methods of ingesting cannabis that were previously left only to connoisseurs have become more popular among every-day consumers. …
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How Colorado Motorcyclists Can Be More Focused, Less Distracted Riders

August 20, 2017 Soapbox

This is a guest post from Mark Conner of DriveSafely.info Photo Credit: Pixabay.com   Like in many parts of the country, distracted driving is an epidemic that leads to a shocking amount of road injuries and deaths in Colorado. Around 13% of all highway deaths last year in Colorado had distracted driving play a role. …
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The Hard Conversations.

August 18, 2017 Soapbox

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like discrimination. And if you’re not outraged, you are not paying attention. In light of recent events around the country and world, I thought it appropriate to to write a post sharing my opinion about how we in America need to be having the hard conversations, no matter …
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When ‘Pro Life’ Bills Go Too Far.

June 12, 2017 Civil Rights, In the News, Soapbox, Social Issues

Many bills recently proposed simply go way too far when it comes to women’s rights and decisions. I think the people (mostly men) who are writing these bills often forget bills limiting women’s rights and options when it comes to their bodies are not “abortion crusaders” but restricting access and forcing a completely unfair narrative on people without knowing …
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What Has Trump Done Since Becoming President?

May 31, 2017 Soapbox

This is a guest post from Ana Borlescu The United States 2016 Presidential Election left America deeply divided in many ways. Despite the disagreements, however, no one can deny that the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has accomplished a variety of tasks. From a successful supreme court appointment to the number of …
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Lawmakers Must Push to Protect the Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking – A guest Post from Colleen O’Day

April 6, 2017 Soapbox, Social Issues

Colleen supports community outreach for 2U Inc’s social work, mental health, and speech pathology programs. For many residents of the United States, a discussion on human trafficking conjures up images of victims in South Asia and Central Europe, which truthfully wouldn’t be out of place. In fact, the Asia-Pacific region currently has the largest number …
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The Era of the Activist Millennial.

April 5, 2017 Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

Activist and millennial, could I have put two more “cringe worthy” words together in a title? Probably not. But let’s not have any misconceptions about what this post is about; I’m writing about my journey and feelings around being an “activist millennial” in the dawn of the presidency of Donald Trump. Some Background For those …
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Trampoline: Between Fun and Injuries — Guest Post from Larry Brown

March 26, 2017 Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

Trampoline: Between Fun and Injuries It is always fun to see kids being active, but some kids really bring activity to another level. In particular, many kids love jumping, so it is easy to understand the rising popularity of trampolines. Parents can buy a trampoline for the house and let the kids jump as they like. Seeing the potential …
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