Jennifer Aniston and Emirates Airlines: Why the Uproar?

It’s always a sad moment when a perfectly good air travel commercial stirs up people into s fit of rage – especially when their hate involves comments such as “they’re part of the 1%” and other knee-jerk reactions (some even outright sexist!). What is the ad that’s brought on so much anger, you ask? An Emirates Airline commercial featuring actress Jennifer Aniston.

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IKEA Tables and Naturist Resorts


By now most people know who IKEA is. Know all over the world for its assemble-it-yourself philosophy and modern home furnishings, IKEA has changed the way consumers shop and design home furnishings for his or her home. But IKEA tables and naturist resorts, you say? As bizarre as it might sound, it’s a stroke of advertising genius – and in some way portrays a lifestyle in a fun, positive way without crossing over into “let’s make fun of them” territory.

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The Incredible Oneonta Gorge Adventure

Oneonta Gorge Falls Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge (just as you make your way out of Troutdale, Oregon) is a sight to behold. It’s the Disney World for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. With so many hiking trails and waterfalls one could get an incredibly sense of what makes Oregon the best of the best in the United States. One such hike I had my eyes set on but at first was hesistent to attempt was Oneonta Gorge.
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Inspiring Women: The 2015 U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

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Wow. Sunday, July 5th, 2015. It’s a date I will never ever forget. Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and the U.S. Women’s soccer team took center stage and triumphed in unforgettable fashion over Japan 5-2 in the Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver, BC. It’s the greatest sports story of redemption, courage, team empowerment and the determination of a group of women who gave their all and proved to the world – and women’s sports critics and naysayers – that women CAN play on the same level as men – but even better!

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A Day of Women’s History on the Oregon Trail

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Las Saturday, on Valentine’s Day (which also was my home state Oregon’s 156th birthday), I decided to venture out to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, Oregon. I learned a great deal about the Oregon Trail during my elementary school years but it was nice to go back and revisit history that I have not read about in over 20 years. That day, I excepted to learn some Oregon Trail history, but what I didn’t expect was to witness a fantastic talk about Women’s History and Rights on the Oregon Trail by noted author and playwright Susan G. Butruille.
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