Yearly Archives: 2017

Here we are at the end of the fantasy football season, and yet there are still big decisions to be made before the final games start. Fantasy owners who are still playing in the championship will face a lot of tough decisions when many real-life stars hit the bench in Week 17. If you are in need of replacements who will help win you your league, look no further as these sleepers should help bring a miracle to owners who had nowhere else to look when they learned their usual starters would not be playing. Just to add, this obviously…

Week 16 featured plenty of great games, and when the games are exciting it is usually because some star players are performing very well. Luckily in fantasy football, owners benefit greatly when their players have a big game and at this point in the season there is a lot on the line. For some leagues, this was the first week of the championship matchup, and for others, it decided what teams would make it to the finals. If your team is still alive and looking for a championship, you probably benefited greatly from one of the players on this list.…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; everywhere you go” (Johnny Mathis). The Christmas season is filled with the pine scent of beautiful Christmas trees, gifts with huge bows, smiles, and gorgeous Christmas decorations. However, the most captivating and stunning sight is the Christmas lights. Kids and their parents are thrilled at the display of beautiful monochromic or multicolored lights. Christmas lights have the effect of adding a happy feeling to the holiday season as everyone is mesmerized. Despite the alluring lights and the thrill, it brings, it’s vital to know the cost of electricity during the holiday season.…

The highly acclaimed historical drama “The Crown” starring Matt Smith as Prince Phillip and Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II returns for its second season on Netflix. At the end of Season 1 in the series, Elizabeth’s sister Margaret (Vannessa Kirby) was unable to be granted permission from the Church and cabinet to marry Peter Townsend (Ben Miles) while Phillip prepped to leave for his royal tour to promote the Olympics. This situation occurs in the last few minutes of the season finale. It is foreboding because the last words that can be heard are: “Forgetting Elizabeth Windsor now–only Elizabeth…

The most commonly known Christmas character is Saint Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause. The story goes that Santa visits every home around the world, giving presents to nice children and coal to naughty kids. This is the version that most of America goes by, but what does the rest of the world experience during Christmas time? In Siberia, Christmas is conducted in the course of two weeks. Two Sundays before the 25th, the children, tie up the mother, and to regain her freedom, she pays them with gifts. On the next Sunday, the same is done with the dad,…

Season 2, Episode 10: This is the first Christmas episode on “The Office.” The episode has its ups and downs, but it is ranked number one because in this one Jim gives Pam a sentimental teapot in their Secret Santa turned Yankee Swap. Michael almost ruins the moment by contributing an over-the-top iPod that Pam wants in the Yankee Swap. Michael always finds a way to make things interesting. The teapot Pam receives holds such significance throughout the show, making this episode an important one to the plot of future seasons. Season 6, Episode 13: Pam is pregnant in this…

Genetically engineering embryos used to be science fiction, but with new technology, it has become a growing reality for future parents. For those who wonder if this is ethical, Julian Savulescu from Oxford University proposes to look at the thought of helping your child’s health. According to Science News, online blog, Savulescu compares it to being the same as getting vaccinations or giving a child medicine. Savulescu argues that parents must keep their children healthy. He mentions if there is a way to keep them from getting diseases or cancer, then they should take the steps to ensure they don’t.…

Week 15 was very important for many fantasy owners looking to make it into the championship round of the playoffs. For those lucky enough to have won, they can probably thank at least one of the players on the following list. There is not much time left in the football season, but these players are still performing at an elite level. Here are some of the best performances from Week 15 in fantasy football. Todd Gurley, RB Los Angeles Rams: By far the most dominant player in fantasy football this weekend, Todd Gurley had his best game of the season…

In heartfelt rom-com movies, there are often scenes of a child or a love interest receiving a puppy or cat as a gift. In theory, giving a pet as a gift might sound like a cute idea for someone, but one should consider the many responsibilities the receiver will have that will last a lifetime. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recognizes that it is a common tradition to give a pet as a gift for momentous occasions, such as Christmas, graduations, or birthdays. Due to this common gift choice, the ASPCA has a few…

History of Puerto Rico’s Economic Downfall Puerto Rico has been in recent turmoil since Hurricane Irma and Maria hit the island. But truth be told, Puerto Rico has been in an economic crisis for several years now, as they have faced a huge recession. but with 74 billion dollars in debt right now, Puerto Rico is going through an even more publicized crisis. This U.S. territory had been acquired by America after the Spanish American war, and being a territory may have some economic impact on Puerto Rico. And Dr. Lucia Farriss, instructor of economics at Saint Leo University, agreed…

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