“High” Praise?

There are countless tumblr blogs dedicated to drug culture and imagery. Many are filled with so many mesmerizing .gifs and visual illusions that you don’t need to be on drugs to feel tripped out. My friend, who knows I love … Read More

AA And Belief

The Inner Balance™ wave is about “finding a deeper meaning”.  One of the times when this resonates the strongest is with questions of faith.  And one of the times this really comes in to focus is when someone admits they … Read More

24 hr Tweeting

I’m no stranger to internet addiction. I feel withdrawals when I’m unplugged for a prolonged period.  The woman who wrote this blog post knows what I mean … and then some. Her article reveals her secret habit of going to … Read More

Smells Like Vicarious Living

Ah, Guitar Hero, a staple in our Living Vicariously™ Wave. It’s been trashed on South Park, among other places, for the very fact that the amount of time someone spends button mashing they could learn to play the same songs on a real guitar. Well, now an ad for Sparrow Guitars reflects just that, targeted at the older gaming audience it simply says, “Teen Spirit doesn’t smell like 5 plastic buttons.” … Read More

Hypergymnasia

If you’re in the Body Warranty Wave, you most likely push your body hard trying to get all the performance out of it you can. For a runner that means getting a “runner’s high,” a feeling that you can run forever. … Read More

CultureWaves Trends

Pacifying vs Checking Out

Here’s the thing: “Scientists believe a common heart medicine may be able to banish fearful memories from the mind. The Dutch investigators believe beta-blocker drugs could help people suffering from the emotional after-effects of traumatic experiences.”  Sounds hunky dory right?  … Read More

Snus: Smoke Free, Nicotine Free, AND Organic!

Since the product hasn’t hit the American market just yet, we’ll clearly define it here: Snus is tobacco that comes in a pouch and is placed inside the cheek, delivering shots of far stronger nicotine than offered by smoking a … Read More