Category: Culture

The Evolution of Public Shaming

In a recent post, we touched on the phenomenon of “cancel culture,” in which social media users cancel a person or company for harmful words of behavior. Cancel culture is just a variation on the broader approach of online public shaming, or calling someone out. As a way to dictate or correct behavior, public shaming Read More…

The Pros and Cons of Neighbor Apps

Nowadays, connecting with your neighbors can feel more difficult than ever. Many people don’t know their neighbors at all. Or they only say hi to them when they happen to be outside at the same time. When you feel so disconnected from the people who live right next door, you may not have the comforting Read More…

What is Cancel Culture?

These days, you may have heard about what’s being called the “cancel culture.” One of the latest movements on social media, especially Twitter, cancel culture describes a segment of people that use such platforms to call out those who they feel are in the wrong about something. However, as cancellations target and/or affect more and Read More…

The Impact of Trolling and Internet Harassment

Have you ever scrolled through the comments section on social media and shaken your head at the vile comments that seem to take everything to a needlessly personal level? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a troll at work. Trolling has a history nearly as old as the internet itself. And we all know it had its real-life Read More…

Ways to Embrace the “New Normal”

You have certainly heard the phrase “the new normal” when it comes to describing life now and moving forward, post-COVID. It describes the feeling there are some things that seem to have been fundamentally altered over the past few months. Additionally, it’s hard to imagine these things going back to the way they were before. Read More…

Is It Safe Living Near a Dispensary?

When you see a local vacant storefront with a sign that says, “Licensed Neighborhood Dispensary Opening Soon,” all sort of thoughts could race through your mind. Will it attract a bad crowd? Will my family be safe? Are my property values going to drop? Many people have the same worries. Let’s run through some of Read More…

Where You Can Go on Your Summer Vacation

This year, you may think that actually going away for a summer vacation is off the table. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. While it’s pretty safe to say that this year’s summer vacation options look quite a bit different from years past, there are still options. With a little creativity and reframing Read More…

Are You Paying the Right Price for Your New Home?

Home buying is a difficult game with expensive stakes. How can you know you’re getting a fair price when you purchase a brand new home?

How to Establish a Neighborhood Watch

A neighborhood watch can be a great way to make your neighborhood a little safer. If a person or property is being harmed, just the couple of minutes that an on-the-spot observer can save could mean the difference between help arriving in time or being way too late. Another helpful aspect of a neighborhood watch Read More…

4 Reasons Why You Should Know a Home’s Tax Value

A home’s tax value can give you lots of information about the home, its owners and more. Why might you need to get this important home information?