Do You Think California Will Split Apart?

Do You Think California Will Split Apart?

Near the beginning of this year, Californians began hearing rumors that they may be able to vote on splitting the state into multiple states. The measure would break up California into three new states. The idea behind this is that California is too large and diverse to govern. By splitting it up, each region would be able to better govern itself the way it wants to.

While this was simply a rumor and idea at the beginning of this year, it has now come to fruition. Election officials have announced that the Cal-3 measure has more than enough signatures to get it placed on the November ballot this year. This means that Californians will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not to split the state up into three new ones.

This isn’t the first time that people have tried to alter Califo...

What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

There are plenty of beautiful people in the world. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s always nice to appreciate beauty, but in polite ways. You can’t just catcall some random person on the opposite side of the street. That is considered sexual harassment. There are ways to show appreciation for beauty, but you need to be aware there is a fine line between compliments and sexual harassment.

There are several types of sexual harassment. One type of sexual harassment is “quid pro quo” which means “this for that”. This kind of sexual harassment usually occurs in a career or educational setting. The second type of sexual harassment is hostile environment, and can happen anywhere...

How to Play with the Hand You Were Dealt

How to Play with the Hand You Were Dealt

There are a lot of things that make us sad in life. We often feel compelled to argue about, fight, and disagree with the cards that have been dealt in life. We don’t have to like what is happening in our lives, but we do have to accept it. Sure we can throw fits, and try to change what is happening in our lives, but ultimately, it is what it is. There will always be things in life that we have no control over.

A thing in our life that we can’t change and we need to learn to accept is other people’s actions. We can’t change how other people act. We are not our loved ones. We can only control our actions and emotions. So when a loved one acts in a way that results in them being arrested, we must accept that they put themselves in those positions...

When Shouldn’t You Leave Your Pet or Child in the Car?

When Shouldn’t You Leave Your Pet or Child in the Car?

With the weather heating up, we need to aware of our actions. Not staying hydrated, and staying in the sunlight too long can have serious repercussions. We have to be smart in order to survive the heat. However, it’s not just about your safety this summer that you have to be concerned about. It is also the safety of your children and pets.

Every summer, everyone is constantly reminded to stay cool and drink lots of water. This is obvious to most adults, however, what about those who cannot fend for themselves? Those are the ones we have to worry about because they are often forgotten. Leaving a child or pet in a car untended can lead to their death.

Pets are constantly at our mercy. If we don’t feed them, they starve...

Driving Slow in the Fast Lane: Is It Legal?

Driving Slow in the Fast Lane: Is It Legal?

Have you ever been driving down the freeway only to get stuck behind a vehicle doing 55 in the fast lane? It can be incredibly frustrating to get slowed down by someone who can’t drive the speed limit and yet insists on being in the left lane. Unfortunately, it is a pretty common occurrence, especially here in California.

Here in California, we have laws that state if a person is driving slower than the flow of traffic, they need to move over to the left lane. Other states, however, have a different approach to the left lane. In many state across the country, a driver is only allowed to use the left lane to pass another vehicle. After they have done this, they are supposed to return to the right lane.

While many states have this law in effect, a lot of them do not have any actual repe...

As the Weather Begins to Warm Up Again, Wildfires Become a Real Possibility

As the Weather Begins to Warm Up Again, Wildfires Become a Real Possibility

Smokey the Bear is a famous figure in our nation. He’s taught us campfire safety, as well as wildfire knowledge. Smokey the Bear doesn’t want his forest to go up in smokes. We know that a single match can cause a wildfire, but there are also other things that can cause wildfires.

A wildfire is classified as an uncontrolled fire in a natural area, and there are a lot of things that can cause wildfires. An unmonitored bonfire, a tossed cigarette, or a still warm campfire are obvious causes of a fire. They can start from a house, or from a control burn getting out of control. When a wildfire gets going it can spread to your neighborhood, or other populated areas causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Wildfires are dangerous and Wildfires are fueled by the surrounding landscape and we...

Gambling at Home in California: Is It Legal?

Gambling at Home in California: Is It Legal?

For many people, there home is their safe haven and sanctuary. They use it as a place to escape from the world and relax with trusted friends and family members. People like to relax in all sorts of ways. Some people prefer a nice massage, while other prefer playing a game with friends.

Most games are harmless, while there are others that could potentially get its participants into trouble. Games where gambling is involved do run the risk of getting their players into trouble since gambling is illegal in the state of California. Luckily, for most people, playing poker amongst family members and friends is legal. It is when a poker game is run for profit by the host, then it becomes illegal.

Another issue that people may run into, is owning slot machines...

Thinking of Leaving California? Try Italy!

Thinking of Leaving California? Try Italy!

Have recent changes to California law gotten you down? Are you considering leaving the state in search of better prospects? If so, consider going to Italy. Recently, the small town of Candela, Italy decided to begin paying people to live there. If you ever imagined living in Italy, this could be your chance.

Candela is a small, medieval town near the southern portion of Italy. In the 1900’s, around 8,000 people called the small down home. However, times have changed and the population has dwindled to roughly 2,700 residents. The town’s mayor, Nicola Gatta, has come up with a plan offering nearly 2,000 euros, around $2,300, to people who move to the town.

The amount of money received depends on who moves to the town...

Struggling with Procrastination

Struggling with Procrastination

Anyone who has spent a stressed out night struggling to finish an important project the night before it is due knows how bad procrastination can be. They have likely experienced that situation several times throughout life and each incident is always followed by the promise to never procrastinate again. Unfortunately, the cycle typically repeats itself the next time a large project is placed in front of the procrastinator.

Luckily, there are ways for a person to get a handle on their procrastination problem. Try some of the following tips to conquer your procrastination habits.

• One of the best things to do, is to simply commit to a task. Don’t let yourself get distracted or walk away from the task that you need to get done.
• Give yourself a reward for completing the task in a dece...