Life is a Book

Have you ever walked briskly down a busy New York City street on the Upper East Side at about the time it’s just starting to get dark and shuffled hastily into a glowing Barnes & Noble, only to ride the escalator you’re greeted with down into a haven of aesthetic ecstasy as thousands upon thousands of crisp, new books with perfect spines are arranged from left to right on shelves over fifteen feet high? I have, and, well, damn…

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The Kardashians: A Love-Hate Relationship

I am giving my props to the Kardashians, the family we’ve loved to hate and hated to love for seven years. Yes, ever since the video of Ray J penetrating Kim leaked in 2007, the Kardashians have been penetrating into our lives, whether we like it or not. And, I’ll admit, I’m one of those that don’t mind. They are the guilty pleasure of men and women alike. I have been “keeping up” since I was a sophomore in high school. I am now graduated from college. They have been there for us longer than Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer, longer than Stephen, LC, and Kristin, longer than Dawson, Joey, and Perry. They’ve managed to last. And that is why I am giving them props.

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Your Internet Privacy Protector

You are being watched right now. If someone were to stalk you around all day and took notes about everything you did, you would feel pretty weird about that I’m guessing. (Unless you are into that sorta thing.) Now, imagine you were being followed by thousands of people in invisibility cloaks taking notes and drawing conclusions about you based on your actions. That is what is happening right now. At least they know you have good taste since you are reading CyberProps.

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The Thirst Project

A few days ago, my fellow Cyberprops comrade Kakpindi Jamiru gave props to Doctors without Borders or MSF, a volunteer health organization dedicated to helping solve medical crises like the ebola outbreak in Africa. Today, I want to give props to a like-minded global initiative called The Thirst Project. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Seth Maxwell, Co-Founder and CEO of The Thirst Project, an initiative dedicated to building wells in third world countries and bringing fresh, clean water to these remote villages to provide safety and sustainability for the people of these villages.

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Doctors Without Borders

This is a simple and direct props to Médecins Sans Frontières, or as we know it in America and Canada, Doctors without Borders. I started writing this post giving props to all the doctors and nurses that are helping Sierra Leone and the boarding countries with the worst ebola outbreak in history. The post was going to be filled with information about how dangerous and contagious Ebola as a virus and the amount of risk theses doctors are taking to by working in the epicenter of an unprecedented outbreak.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps the Globe

When my younger brother challenged me to complete the ice bucket challenge I decided to take things to the next level and learn something about ALS, the disease that is being supported by all the donations the ice bucket challenge has raised. I read stories about families that are living with ALS, which can be found at the ALS Association’s website www.alsa.org. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS mostly affects people beginning around the age of 40. It is a condition that results in the deterioration of the nerve cells, continually decreasing the muscle’s ability to react to brain commands.

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WHO’S YOUR MOMMA?

Props: Mothers

Fifty-five years old! It is important to take a deep breath and acknowledge age as well as the effort some of our parents have put into us. Fifty-five years old! That is my mother’s age and even at this age, she is still going strong trying to make life a lot more comfortable.

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