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Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

  “We are what we eat,” as the old adage says. “If you eat a hamburger one day, then its atoms and molecules will end up making your cell walls and different organs and tissues,” explains Logan McCarty, a lecturer on chemistry, chemical biology, and physics at Harvard University. For humans, as for other animals, [...]

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Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

I discovered a television show called Catfish while I was lying down over the last few weeks because I’ve been suffering from Meniere’s disease. Though I know I need to stay calm to ease the attacks of vertigo from the disease, I’ve watched the show with shock that soon turned to anger, and the more [...]

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From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

In the analog era, our perception was shaped by certain images and concepts created in our minds by whatever the media presented to us, including the books we read, movies we watched, and music we listened to. We believed we were being informed on politics, social sciences, economics and psychology when we read books or [...]

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Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

In the surreal world we live in, reality has become stranger than fiction. The information super highway could have produced a completely transparent world, yet the elusive corporate and governmental nexus of Big Brothers has surrounded itself with layers of opacity, secrecy and  deception. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens are probed, exposed and have become open books [...]

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Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Solving problems with violence is as American as apple pie The National Rifle Association (NRA) has become public enemy number one amongst left-leaning Americans since the most recent incident of random shooting. Is blaming the NRA a convenient way for Americans to avoid some necessary soul searching: a refusal [...]

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