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The Modern World of Zombies and "They Were Ready"

I have been a fan of the Zombie genre since I was a kid. Though I am old enough to have seen Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead at an early age, my first Zombie movie was Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things from 1972. This film may have been the very first Zomedy or ZomCom. That is Zombie Comedy for those new to the world of the Undead. Like many of you, I have loved the resurgence of all things zombie. The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” and “Z Nation” have blessed my small screen with plenty of Z-Love. But, like the creatures we adore, my hunger is insatiable. Whenever a movie of note is available, I...

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My Escape From Slavery by Frederick Douglass

In the first narrative of my experience in slavery, written nearly forty years ago, and in various writings since, I have given the public what I considered very good reasons for withholding the manner of my escape. In substance these reasons were, first, that such publication at any time during the existence of slavery might be used by the master against the slave, and prevent the future escape of any who might adopt the same means that I did. The second reason was, if possible, still more binding to silence: the publication of details would certainly have put in peril the persons and property of those who assisted. Murder itself was not more sternly and certainly punished in the State...

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8 Keys to Healthy and Lifelong Weight Loss

Nearly 109 million Americans were overweight or obese in 2000. Until now, obesity continues to be a significant problem and is expected to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020.One way to prevent this state of affairs is to make folks aware of the risks of being overweight or rotund. Here are six diseases that you are putting yourself in danger or if you're carrying a lot of additional pounds: 1. cardiovascular disease2. stroke 3. diabetes4. cancer5. arthritis6. high blood pressureLosing weight helps you prevent and manage these diseases. The quick weight loss strategies that spread like wildfire do not offer lasting results. More typically than not, dieting methods that involve dietary drinks, foods and supplement or pills don't work....

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6 Important Facts You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Mental health authorities estimate that over two million adults have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depression), a chemical imbalance in the brain causing extreme mood swings from wild highs to excruciating lows. Though a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is scary and confusing, it's a treatable and manageable condition. If you or someone near you has been diagnosed with bipolar illness, the first step in relieving concern and uncertainty is education. The more you understand about the disorder, the less control it'll exert over you and others who could also be affected.National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.nih.gov), The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (www.nami.org), and also the National mental health Association (www.nmha.org) are only some of the...

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Race, Economics and Reality by Michael Graham

The experience of Black people in America has been distinctly economic. Our labor is the very foundation of the greatest economy in world history. Our presence has been used to depress the cost of labor across the country for centuries. Thereby, driving up profits for the elite class. From slavery to sharecropping to mass incarceration. Our pain has always meant a financial gain for others. This represents the greatest irony of all when it comes to the racist sentiment among poor and working class Whites. Their racism and discrimination facilitated their own poverty and misery. It still does. My Mother says there is an axiom from her era growing up in central Alabama in the 40s and 50s: “You want...

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