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[19 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Pokemon Go at Holocaust Museum? Brave New World.

Pokemon Go at the Holocaust Museum
Is this the beginning of the end of the world?
Below is an article from Breakpoint Daily written by John Stonestreet that I wanted to share with you all.
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The good news is people are leaving their screens inside to go outside. The bad news? When they’re outside, they’re still staring at screens.
In 1985, social critic named Neal Postman, in the introduction to his book “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” compared two famous dystopian visions: “1984” by George Orwell and “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. He noted …

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[5 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
California Governor Signs ‘Right to Die’ Legislation

It’s done. California has passed legislation that will allow terminally ill patients to legally choose to end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Jerry Brown an announcement today (OCT 5th) that he has signed this bill…

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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Cecil the Lion – Walter Palmer’s Non-Apology

Non-pology is where a person seems to apologizes but carefully crafts their words to not take any responsibility for what had happened and thus maintain their innocence and their pride. Politicians do it all the time. So do athletes. So do many ordinary people. We hear it all the time, though we might not always catch it. Some examples:

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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bud Light says “Perfect Beer for Removing ‘No’ from your Vocabulary”

Bud light has put a new message on their bud light bottles. The message “The perfect beer for removing ‘No’ from your vocabulary for the night… The perfect beer for whatever happens”.

Some questions immediately off the bat.

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[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
National Geographic Photo Winner – The Smartphone Stare

“I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture,” Yen told National Geographic. “On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to.”

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[4 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Need a 105-inch Samsung HD TV? Me too.

A sign of the world we live in.

105 Inch Curved 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

105 inches. Really? The kicker?
Price: $119,999.99

Don’t worry though, shipping is free with Amazon Prime.
Thank goodness.

What is better are the sarcastic, funny comments left by Amazon Reviewers poking fun at the ridiculous size & price of this TV.

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[14 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
Woman Empowerment Advertising: Authentic or Trendy?

Ever since Dove’s Real Beauty campaign reeled in great viral success, numerous powerhouse feminine care companies have started to focus their advertising on boosting the confidence of their consumers.

Rather than focusing on their products, ads have increasingly focused on a feel-good message in the hopes of lifting their brand image.

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[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Life Before and After Mobile Phones – Illustration

I remember a time when there were no mobile phones (I am dating myself aren’t I?).
I remember I knew my friends numbers by heart. I remember having to meet up with them to play.

Times have changed. Soon after mobile phones became mainstream, so much of how we interact with others have changed. For better or worse?

Enjoy this hilarious series of Before and After Cellphone illustrations…

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[6 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
If you had $1 million dollars would you feel wealthy? You won’t.

Does money make us happy?
What is considered “wealthy?”
How much money would it take for you to be happy?

Did you know the majority of millionaires don’t consider themselves wealthy? Only 31% of these millionaires consider themselves wealthy.

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[10 Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
FCC considering allowing F-Words & Nudity on Network Television

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and “non-sexual” nudity. This means that if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow networks to use profanity and frontal female nudity regardless of viewing hours. This includes times when children may be watching…

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[2 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Can’t Sleep? It’s the iPad’s fault. Study says so.

A recent study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, studied the impact of backlit devices such as the iPhone and iPad at on our production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps induce drowsiness and lower body temperature, both important to help us to fall sleep. The research shows that two ours of tablet use before bed can suppress melatonin production up to 22%. In English, that means tablet use is making it harder for us to fall asleep…

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[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.