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8 Life Lessons From Romantic Comedies

Brian Penny | Posted 04.10.2014 | Comedy
Brian Penny

If you want to impress a chick, you need to share some interests. It's all well and good to find a broad who's into sports, Star Wars and video games,...

What Pirating Taught Me About Life

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Brian Penny

I bought, sold, and traded every game, application, movie, and album I could find. In doing so, I saw the evolution of digital privacy.

Sorry, Slim, But Lil Wayne Is the Greatest MC Alive

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Penny

Unlike the classic debate over 2Pac or Notorious B.I.G. being the greatest MC ever, both Lil Wayne and Eminem are still very much in the game and cranking out hits, with each artist sitting on discographies of over 1000 tracks.

Patrick Byrne: One of the Good CEOs

Brian Penny | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Instead of ostracizing the financial CEOs that crippled our economy, I want to spotlight one of the good CEOs that takes a modest salary. Rather than condemning the tech companies that sell us all out to the NSA, I'd like to showcase honest businesses.

5 Fall Renovations

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brian Penny

I find fall to be a great time to begin a few renovations to prepare for the winter -- the air is crisp and clean, and the temperatures are still manageable. Here are a few green renovations to get your home ready for the upcoming winter holidays, as well as next year.

5 Free Ways for Small Businesses to Establish an Internet Presence

Brian Penny | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

We live in an age in which jockeying for position in search results has become a big business. As a small business, you may wonder what this means to you and your business.

Top Security Measures for Your Office or Storefront

Brian Penny | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

It is always better to be proactive when it comes to office or store security. Being caught unprepared can turn a bad situation into a nightmare.

20 Top Tips From the World's Smartest Cruisers

Brian Penny | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Brian Penny

Before you board your ship, consider some advice from several professional cruisers. While cruising is an excellent source of travel, those who do it often have invaluable tips for first-time cruisers that can make your voyage more memorable and less stressful.

Blake Shelton Fans Treated to Special Surprise at Pepsi's 'Iconic Summer' Program

Brian Penny | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Penny

During the CMA Music Festival Fan Fair, fans of Blake Shelton got a special treat. Shelton's fans thought that they were about to go head-to-head in order to get a chance to meet the country music star, only to get a chance to play a game with the man himself.

Just Laws vs. Unjust Laws

Brian Penny | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Much like Bradley Manning, terrorist Paul Revere aided and abetted the enemy when he leaked British troop movements to the American patriots. Centuries before Edward Snowden's leak, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential government letters. Why isn't Snowden's face on our currency?

My Meeting With the FHFA

Brian Penny | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Three years ago, I would've given anything for someone in the media or government to listen to me. I figured out how the banks were fixing the system ...

Bradley Manning Verdict From a Bank Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

If Bradley Manning is guilty of espionage, what does that mean for me? Am I guilty of espionage against Bank of America, QBE, and Assurant? Are all whistleblowers spies? What's the difference between a whistleblower and a spy? What could he have done better?

What Edward Snowden Is Teaching Us About America

Brian Penny | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Ever since Edward Snowden stepped into the global spotlight for leaking information about U.S. intel gathering, he has become a quasi-celebrity. Much ...

Why Isn't the Government Monitoring the Banks?

Brian Penny | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Snowden recently released info showing Microsoft is working with the government, granting backdoor access to monitor private citizens for terrorist ac...

Snowden's Perspective

Brian Penny | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brian Penny

Gary Webb is the journalist who blew the whistle on the CIA during the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980's. In 2005, Webb reportedly "committed suicide"...

Family Affected By Sandy Now Facing Health Crisis

Brian Penny | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Brian Penny

It's been six months since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. While the media and majority of the American public have largely moved on to other...

A Yoguy's Manifesto

Brian Penny | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Brian Penny

Understand the feelings my word choices invoke in you are meant to convey the overall feeling in the pit of my stomach I get being a male in a female dominated environment. I want you to understand a few issues faced by yoguy's

Life Lessons From My Yogi

Brian Penny | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

Yoga means something different to every student. Ask 10 yogis what drew them to their mat, and you'll get 10 answers (many are loooong, mine included...

Ghost of Anonymous

Brian Penny | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

I went on a spiritual journey and realized devoting my present to a moment in the past is unhealthy. There are too many problems continuing in the world at large, much less the world around me. I'm too powerful to stand still waiting on the world to change.

Changing Your Frame Of Mind: Insight To Stay Positive

Posted 01.25.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Trying to Find a Balance

Brian Penny | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

In order to find my balance, I have to confront my intimacy and trust issues head on. My fight against corruption hinges on my ability to stand through the storm. My ability to stand depends on my balance.

New Year, Same Old Banks

Brian Penny | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

For my New Year's resolution, I want to understand the banks. I have a scientific curiosity about how these banks work. The only way I can think of to truly understand the banks is to dissect one of them.

'Don't Trust Anyone Who Doesn't Eat Dessert' And 4 Other Rules To Live By

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Inside The Mind of a Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

I love being a whistleblower. I'm proud of it. When I wrote my last article about being a whistleblower, the response I received was overwhelming. Ma...