“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” ~ Humphrey Bogart
Mo Money Mo Problems
In the wake of yet another celebrity death, this one taking the life of world-renowned Chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain, it’s pretty easy to wonder if there is more to the recent outbreak in suicide hangings than just… well…. suicide.
Maybe it’s hard to wrap our minds around because it’s such a final and deliberate way to kill yourself. Maybe it’s because we find it hard to imagine these seemingly happy, talented, wealthy, and adored people could ever be so unhappy. Or maybe because we just love a good conspiracy theory. Whatever the reason, people have flocked to social media to suggest that Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell, and a handful of others didn’t actually kill themselves… it was all an elaborate set-up!
It’s an interesting theory, one that probably holds no weight but speaks to our humanistic desire for controversy. And it becomes more interesting against the backdrop of two other famous people whose deaths have yet to be solved.
Years later, and we’re still wondering what the hell happened to Biggie and Tupac.
With political divisiveness seemingly more heightened in the last five years than it has been in decades, it’s a wonder if Americans can agree on anything. From our position on abortion to our position on welfare, the political climate has been elevated to a feverish pitch.
However, there does seem to be something we all can agree on (other than pizza being awesome) – our appreciation for the military.
Nobody in their right mind would ever deny that the men and women who have fought for our country should be treated as anything other than heroes. However, our admiration for veterans seems to fall short when it comes to how they are treated after they return home.
Many of these people suffer from debilitating PTSD that often goes untreated. And when they DO seek help, they are usually prescribed drugs for mental and physical pain that are both counterproductive and insidious.
These men are speaking up about the profound effects of weed and why it should be legal and available to those that have served.
Save The Planet
As society continues to evolve and become more aware of waste and pollution, really cool inventions are surfacing that help alleviate the need for plastics and paper.
Like this shampoo bar.