• What’s on the Other Side of the Double Blind?

    We are inundated with breaking news about the double-blind clinical trials and vaccine tests against the coronavirus today. So much has been said about the research, litigation, and regulation of such vaccines. But it all started with human testing to identify and evaluate DNA samples. We’ve come so far with scientific advancements, especially with natural and human genetics. From searching for our ancestry to finding cell mutation in the case of genetic diseases, DNA tests help us find answers to those questions. But here’s a twist, DNA testing has its pros and cons. You might want to think twice about sharing your DNA warns Sara Winokur, a Ph.D. molecular geneticist,…

  • Authors Write About Their Personal Experiences

    The personal experiences of authors influence their writing. Aspects like gender, socioeconomic conditions, and race will affect their perspectives and this will be reflected in the book.  Sometimes though, authors go much further. Occasionally, they write themselves into the story as a character, possibly even as the main one! Or they’ll base a scenario in the book on real life experience.  This is a popular literary technique because it makes the book more realistic. The author has been an eyewitness to the emotions, reactions and the outcome.   Based on Real Events As an illustration of this technique, in Brandyn Cross’s The Dark Secrets, the story of the main character (a 12 year-old…

  • We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed

    We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed on Our Journey

    I was doing some thinking earlier today after watching a story on the news about how a woman went from being on welfare to building a million-dollar business. It was remarkable. She was from a small rural town and created a service for the local community that solved a major problem. While many people might complain about the cards they are dealt or make excuses, this woman decided to do something to better herself, and her family. This made me sit back and realize that we truly do have unlimited potential. Every single one of us. Whatever it is that will make you happy or whatever it is that you…