Death Across Cultures

By Nicolette Campbell In the multicultural world of the 21st century we are, more than ever, exposed to the vast variety of our fellow human beings. We have the chance to observe the amazing differences in the foods we eat, the fashions we wear, and the holidays and traditions we observe. Yet one subject that…

The Phenomenon of Overspending

By Ammar Kazim Belonging to the banking sector, I meet people with a bad credit history on daily basis.  What astonishes me the most is the fact that most of the people I meet are educated and certainly capable enough to make wise choices, yet they still seem unable to control many of their whimsical…

The Erasure of Bisexuality in the Media

By James MacDonald There is a recurring gag in the satirical British cop show A Touch of Cloth, in which inspector Anne Oldman is forced to repeatedly remind her partner, Jack Cloth, that she is bisexual, not gay. The following is a typical exchange between the characters: Jack: So you’re gay? Anne: Bi, Jack. Jack:…

How Traveling Changed My Life

By Vegard Haugen I can only speak for myself, but I have met many other travelers who also confirm that traveling has a huge impact on one’s personality.  I know that I changed a lot during the year I hitchhiked from Norway to Morocco and back.  It was a gradual change in perception, priorities and…

The Proverbial Lesbian Closet

By Aleshia Hutchison I stepped out of the proverbial gay and lesbian closet eleven years ago, not just to friends and family, but also to myself.  Like every other little gay boy and lesbian girl, I knew for a long time I was different from my friends, I just couldn’t quite put my finger on…

Sometimes Divorce is the Right Answer!

By Vesna Barzut For the majority of people, divorce represents one of the greatest personal defeats.  Undoubtedly, divorce is a great source of stress not only for ex-spouses but also for others in their environment.  Nevertheless, as a personal crisis, divorce can also result in personal growth and improvement of one’s quality of life. The…