Attitude & Lifestyle

Believing in the Unseen: How paranormal belief can be an open portal

by Queen D, October 19, 2018

It takes an open mind to believe in a supernatural power, be it a divine being, the universe, Mother Nature, or the higher self. However, according to research we conducted at Queendom, people who are open to the possibility of a supernatural essence don’t limit themselves to strictly religious or spiritual beliefs. They are, in […]

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What it means to be an individual in a world that wants you to conform

by Queen D, June 6, 2018

It was only recently that my brother, ever so reluctantly, joined Facebook for the first time. It was the cheapest way for us to stay in contact while he took on a job on the other end of the globe. Social media isn’t his thing. Brand names aren’t his thing. Mainstream television is not his […]

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A shopping addiction isn’t just a money problem

by Queen D, May 16, 2018

It’s hard for me to pin down the exact reason why I hate shopping. I think it’s a combination of the crowds, the lack of parking, the pushy salespeople, and the need to part with my hard-earned cash. Don’t mistake this for miserliness – I spend more on other people than I do on myself. […]

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The Morning Pep Talk: Words we should all wake up to

by Queen D, April 20, 2018

For some it’s coffee. For others it’s a vigorous workout. For most of us, however, a morning ritual consists of the simple matter of trying to find a reason to roll out of bed. We all have a higher self, whether you call it your soul, inner being, God, your conscience, consciousness or the universe. […]

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Optimist, pessimist, or realist? The advantages & disadvantages of different outlooks

by Queen D, April 4, 2018

Whenever I think of optimists, an image of a group of hippies pops into my head. They’re in a field, wearing flowers in their hair, singing with the birds as butterflies land on their fingertips. They’re airy and carefree, blissfully unaware of the problems going on in the world. Pessimists, on the other hand, dredge […]

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Holiday Survival Guide

by Queen D, December 20, 2017

The holidays: The only time of year when ugly sweaters, maxed-out credit cards, getting tipsy on eggnog, and last-minute gifts from the gas station are all OK. And don’t forget the all too common… “Car-stalk mall-walk” where you slowly follow people with your car in the mall parking lot so that you can grab their […]

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Ghosts, Aliens, And Apocalyptic Destruction: Top 10 Superstitions That Refuse To Die

by Queen D, October 27, 2017

With the resurgence of sci-fi smash The X-Files and the enduring popularity of paranormal reality shows (Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures, enough said), people of the 21st century have a ceaseless inquisitiveness for anything outside the ever-stretching boundaries of “normal”. We can’t help it; we are curious creatures, drawn by the dizzying excitement of the unknown. The […]

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Not Good Enough: Younger generations are more likely to be perfectionists

by Queen D, September 8, 2017

You’d think that having Baby Boomers as parents – the original “Me” generation, the hippies, the counter-culturists – would mean my parents would be mellow, go-with-the-flow types. Nope. Something happened when they boxed up their bell bottoms and platform shoes, and traded their peace sign for a wagging, “you’re-in-trouble” finger. I’m a Millennial who grew […]

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Millennials – Dishonest or determined?

by Queen D, June 16, 2017

It hasn’t been easy for Millennials. They’ve been labeled as selfish, self-absorbed, apathetic, and over-indulged. An article in the Daily Mail described them as being “unable to deal with the real world.” The Atlantic simply classified them as economically unlucky, while Moneyish gets down to specifics, claiming that Millennials are so stressed out that some […]

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Free Will = Moral Free Fall? The Impact of Free Will & Determinism On Dishonesty

by Queen D, June 9, 2017

  Deterministic theory proposes that all events and actions are caused by factors outside of human control. Something in our environment or in our genes pushes us to inevitably make a certain decision or commit an act, like a child who grows up to become aggressive as a result of being raised by violent parents. […]

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Is quitting a generational thing?

by Queen D, June 2, 2017

When two of my Millennial cousins graduated from high school, they both decided to become police officers. A year or so into the program, both quit. One is now an accountant, the other is a gym teacher. My Millennial brother completed his accounting degree, but went back to school and is now an English teacher. […]

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Why it might be better to be an optimist

by Queen D, April 20, 2017

Not having cable often means that I watch a lot of DVDs. I recently watched (re-watched) the episode of The Simpsons where Homer tries to scam people out of money with an auto-dialer. The phone message was as follows: “Greetings, friend. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you’ve got the power […]

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