Faith & Prayer
On Black Friday, Would You Push Other Holiday Shoppers Out Of The Way?
We all know what's just around the bend: Black Friday! Even as I write out my shopping list of Thanksgiving cooking ingredients, I know that the day after, stuffed with turkey, I'll be eyeballing the 2009 Black Friday sales. And this year, with the recession hitting so hard, there are sure to be incredible deals…
Why I Skip Family Holidays, and Why You Should Too (Sometimes)
Goshdarnnit, Hillary…your oblications and holiday survival tips post puts me in the position of bad angel. Nonetheless, I gladly pick up the horns and pitchfork to make my personal pitch for skipping oblications for…self-gratification vacations? A few years ago I had the questionable pleasure of having some very distant relatives visit for Thanksgiving. At first I…
My “Oblication” Vacation: Holiday Survival Tips For That Stressful Family Trip
I’m not the kind of gal who likes a whole lot of family togetherness. I live within city blocks of my whole family, so I get plenty – some would say too much – of it with my own side of the clan. And I’ve just never been comfy being on my P’s and Q’s…
Have Some Respect and Make the World Green
NBC is starting its 3rd annual Green Week this Sunday to promote, you guessed it, greener lifestyles via green-themed content throughout their programming. Kudos to NBC for its efforts, but I tend to agree with this blogger on Chicago Now — Green Week seems a bit half-hearted when you consider how relatively simple it would…
Habitual Lateness: An Ethical Or Etiquette Issue?
We all have that one friend or family member who's guilty--they say they'll meet you for dinner at a quarter to seven, and seven-thirty rolls around before you catch a glimpse of their apologetic face. No matter how often you glance irritably at your watch as they breeze in, no matter how obviously it irks…
I Support Same-Sex Marriage. Why Don’t You?
I cannot imagine another ethical position to take other than supporting our fellow citizens' right to marry. To criminalize love, to deny a portion of our society equal rights under the law, simply because of your fears, prejudices, or religious views, is despicable to me.
Sammy Sosa Bleached Skin Rumors: Sad, Scary, Or None Of Our Business?
Is Sammy Sosa following in Michael Jackson's footsteps? Recent photos of Sosa show the retired Cubs baseball star with dramatically lighter skin after what he calls 'skin rejuvenation treatments'.
Gossip Girls Pushes It with Monday’s Threesome
Apparently, 3 of our favorite GG characters both know exactly what a threesome is and will be taking part in one this Monday. Time for sweeps week, people, and making money the old-fashioned way -- the promotion of promiscous teens!
Kimberly Munley: One Brave Police Officer, And The Hero Of Fort Hood
I'm not one of those people who tosses out the word "hero" comfortably. I feel that news accounts of folks who are just doing the decent, ethical thing in a moment of crisis sometimes blow the term out of proportion and devalue it. Not so with police Sgt. Kimberly Munley, the hero of the Fort…
The Box: Would YOU Push The Button?
Cameron Diaz's new movie (also starring Frank Langella and James Marsden) is out today, posing the moral question, "Would you kill a stranger to keep your own family well? Watch the trailer and let us know:
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