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Do Political Cartoons Affect Voting Habits?


Political or editorial cartoons can be extremely funny or awfully upsetting, especially if you have an understanding of the issue it is representing. 

Can The New Smoking Law Hurt Teenagers?

Teenager smoking in car.

 Even with the possible forthcoming effects of the law, some Americans suspect that police could use this rule as a predicate to unreasonably search a minor or their property, while pulled over. 



 Li Ling Cavanaugh, a physical therapist from Virginia Beach, Virginia shows off her physique. Photo courtesy of Brian Cavanaugh. 

Mom With Borderline Personality Disorder Succeeds



Parenting children in it of itself is a difficult task for anyone. Couple that while you deal with your own mental health ailments such as Borderline Personality Disorder.

Where Are The Members of the Black Church Heading?


Through academic research, Dr. Jason E. Shelton, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and expert in the sociology of religion, has noted that a portion of African Americans who do not identify with the three leading black religious sects of Baptist, Pentecostal, and Methodist are lessening their Sunday morning attendances. 

Former U.S. Navy Sailor Bikes Cross-Country, Helps Others

Daniel Hurd isn't letting his own demons get in the way of helping others with theirs.

Daniel Hurd isn't letting his own demons get in the way of helping others with theirs.

Maintaining Children’s Early Interest In STEM Can Lead To Their Later Success


According to academic experts, introducing our children to STEM at an early age isn’t a bad thing. However, as parents, the challenge is determining how to sustain their interest. 

A 'BellTower' Like No Other

Stop-motion has been around since the late 1800s.  Scott R. Munford  is continuing the tradition.

Stop-motion animation has been around since the late 1800s.  Scott R. Munford  is continuing the tradition some 120 years later. 

What's In An Accent?

Dialects and Subdialects of American English in the 48 conterminous states, copyright Bob Delaney

For over 240 years, people from all over the world have come here, bringing with them distinct vocal characteristics and accents. 

Air Force Retiree Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Instill A Purpose

Hector Rodriguez spars with members of his Jiu-Jitsu dojo. #jiujitsu #anovicejournalist

If you sat down and had a conversation with Hector Rodriguez today, you’d probably never believe him when he tells you about his past anger, depressive and intrapersonal issue

State Pension Payouts: A 'Q & A'


Are state pension funds affecting government efficiency?

Veterans Offer Advice to Separating Servicememebers

A U.S. Army Soldier takes a break after conducting patrol in the Babil region of Iraq.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, some veterans are finding it difficult to find post-military employment. 

Local Photographer Documents Brightside of Norfolk, VA


Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different and unique ways.

Political Chameleons Are Everywhere


Around one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. And, it's a common occurrence. 

Retired U.S. Marine and SEAL Wage War on Weakness

Chris Osman Is Waging War on Weakness

Chris Osman is tired of living in the past. That's why he's going to punch it in the face by Waging War on Weakness. 

With Positivity, Mental and Physical Change


She’s the personification of the lead singers Debbie Harry of “Blondie” and Joan Jett of “Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.” He’s the embodiment of the lead singer Tom Araya of “Slayer” and Scott Ian, the guitarist of “Anthrax."

She's Not Just A Mom, She's A Football Coach


Chauntelle Acol takes the difficult undertaking of mentoring adolescents by volunteering in a sport she enjoys as a youth football league assistant coach for the Crestview Area Youth Association.

Is ‘Wonder Woman’ Real? Yes, And She's a Single Mom


According to Sydney Jordan, being a single mom, there are many sacrifices to be made. And like the iconic DC comic book character Wonder Woman, she pushes herself a little bit more than the average mother. 

With Determination, Hector Conesa Lost More Than 300 pounds


Body image and weight-loss is a sensitive subject for many people. However, for Hector Conesa, losing weight became a matter of life and death. 

More Interesting Facts About The Female Buttock


Did you know men who are more sexually attracted to women with more pronounced figures have more children?

A Little Bit of Financial Pain Now Can Save You Later


Many Americans are not saving money for retirement. 

Kids Learning to Lie Isn't Really a Bad Thing


Children learning to lie helps them acquire skills such as the “theory of mind” and “cognitive control." Two attributes essential for their developing minds.

Science and Brotherhood


Boyd Renner, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL uses science to honor his brothers. 

Valhalla's Forge Reaches Presidential Heights


A team of artisans meticulously created several tokens of appreciation for President Donald Trump and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Britt K. Slabinski, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. 

Helping and Honoring K-9s


Spike's K-9 Fund and Valhalla's Forge LLC come together to help Portsmouth, VA police department working dogs.

'Quiet' Artisan Lives to Mentor


James "Jimmy" Hintzke has been through a lot. However, Hintzke lives to give back to the community through mentorship.

Has The World Underestimated Russia?


Governments of the world have severely underestimated Russia, according to Foreign Policy expert.

A Shirt Thrusts a Person Into Stardom


Kayla M. did not set out to change the political world with her 'Don't Grab My Pussy' shirt. But it did change her world with online harassment. 

Trump is Good For the Media


Believe it or not, President Trump is big business for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.