Chip and Joanna Gaines are Role Models, Not Bigots

Chip and Joanna Gaines are known for being the sweet and funny couple with four adorable kids making people’s dream homes come true on HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper. Or at least they were until Buzzfeed decided to drag their names through the mud with a baseless attack. The article claimed that the Gaineses might possibly … Continued

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What Today’s Celebs Could Learn from George Michael’s Generosity

George Michael celebrated his last Christmas on Sunday before dying of heart failure. The pop star was fifty-three years old, and while you may know him best for his holiday hit, “Last Christmas” (Taylor Swift’s version will never compare), or his 1980s stardom as one half of the pop duo, “Wham!” there’s a lot more … Continued

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Life Lessons from ‘The Bishop’s Wife’

My favorite Christmas movie is The Bishop’s Wife. Never heard of it? You’re not alone; I’ve met very few people who have heard of it, let alone seen it. My family first came across The Bishop’s Wife on TV one Christmas and we loved it. Starring our favorite actor Cary Grant (whom my brother writes … Continued

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Stop Calling Louisa May Alcott an Angry Feminist

I don’t pay attention to most Google Doodles, but I was glad that they had one celebrating Louisa May Alcott’s 184th birthday yesterday. She is best known for writing the Civil War era novel Little Women, of course, but there’s a lot more to Alcott than one novel, and everyone should become familiar with her … Continued

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After a Hurricane, All Lives Matter

Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving much destruction, particularly in my hometown, the small city of Lumberton, N.C. in Robeson County. The flooding was unbelievable, especially when water overtook the levee on the Lumber River, and water rapidly filled the homes of 1,600 people and counting. There were rooftop rescues by helicopter, and locals … Continued

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Forget Columbus Day—Today Should be Viking Day

Christopher Columbus Day is upon us once more. And once again, people are wondering why Americans celebrate this day. Indigenous people were obviously the first people in the Americas, so Columbus can’t claim that. And contrary to what most children are taught in elementary school, Columbus didn’t prove the world was round instead of flat; … Continued

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Princess Jasmine Gets a Modesty Make-Over

Princess Jasmine from the Disney movie Aladdin is entering a whole new world of fashion. After twenty-four years of baring their stomachs in harem pants and skimpy tops, the women who play Jasmine at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are getting a much more modest look: a shirt with long sleeves and … Continued

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