Fact Is Stranger Than Fiction

Fact Is Stranger Than Fiction

The Nightcap

Nightcap for June 4th, 2018


“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

A New Era

When enrolling in college, you have to make some pretty important decisions regarding your future.

At this juncture in your life, you probably already have an idea of what you want to do for a career and are taking the initiative to make it happen.

Your pursuit of a specific profession was most likely based on a few factors. 1) What you enjoy doing, 2) What you’re good at, and 3) What career path pays enough to make a decent living.

(Or you just picked a major that had the easiest prerequisites.)

But there’s another part of this equation that you may not have considered and it’s pretty damn important: Will this job still be in demand by the time I hit midlife?

One of the reasons Donald Trump won the Presidency is because he understood the struggle of many, middle-aged Americans in struggling professions. Take the coal mining industry. Technology and innovation have been making large strides toward cleaner energy sources, but the result has left many workers out of jobs. While this is an unfortunate side effect of progression, to some extent it can be avoided if you’re paying enough attention.

According to Business Insider, here are 37 jobs that are becoming obsolete. If you’re thinking about going into any of these fields, you may want to reconsider…

Unless, of course, the prerequisites are a breeze.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories are great because, no matter how batshit crazy they sound, there’s always that thought lingering in the back of your mind… “Could this actually be true?”

Case in point: the American government using its own military to carry out hallucinogenic experiments on unsuspecting soldiers. Or the U.S. Public Health Service purposely not treating syphilis in African American patients.

Both seem like hair-brain theories until you find out they are both TOTALLY TRUE. Though the term “Conspiracy Theory” has been used sparingly since the 1800’s, the concept really came to the forefront in the 1960’s. The CIA was rumored to have used this term to discredit those that believed JFK’s assassination was an inside job.

Since then, skepticism as to how much we should trust the government has heightened dramatically and not just in America.

Here are the top 5 most outrageous conspiracy theories circulating around the world right now.

Eating Too Fast

There is no denying that American kids face a huge obesity epidemic, but maybe it has less to do with WHAT they are eating, but HOW they are eating.

This lady argues that these eating habits are what’s causing health problems.