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Courage

Courage: it would not exist without fear. As with so many things, the hardest lesson is to recognise that there is no beauty without pain, or no light without darkness.So much of what I’ve learnt has been tough and has needed more courage than I felt at times – but it has also been character forming. I’ve learnt to be more generous – with my time and my actions. That everyone is fighting a hard battle and to lift people up sometimes I have to be willing to be open. I’ve become, I hope, more empathetic and a better listener. … Continue reading Courage

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Bad Reviews

I love bad reviews. I don’t mean reviews that are written poorly, I mean reviews where the author really goes crazy about why they don’t like something. Nothing amuses me more than seeing someone skewer something.OK- here’s the thing. I try to be a positive person, and I know that if someone really hated my work, I would be crushed. So why do I take delight in reading and liking bad reviews? Because they are more descriptive. Simple as that.When someone likes something, they tend to say it’s good, or it’s nice, or some other meaningless adjective. Those are bland words: … Continue reading Bad Reviews

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Handshake

Etiquette is an often neglected topic in modern-day life. However, I would say it should become a habit! I have grown up in an army family and ever since I was in grade 2, my father has been teaching me the “ART OF HANDSHAKES.” At time he has corrected me/scolded me/shouted on me for not having the correct handshake position. A handshake is accepted by both men and women. But when it’s appropriate and who gives his hand to greet first? 1)Only the right hand is given for a handshake. The same rules apply to left-handed people. 2)The hand should … Continue reading Handshake

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Its not Cancel culture its Responsibility culture

I’ve always found it interesting that people get all in a tizzy when companies, corporations, or individuals take a stand and say they no longer support something because it goes against what they believe in.  Of course, because of our combative nature lately, especially on social media, we all have come up with this phrasing that makes it bad to stand for something – “cancel culture”.  The implication is that canceling someone or a company for bad behavior is part of some dubious scheme to destroy someone instead of holding someone accountable.  If you stand for something, the other side – doesn’t matter … Continue reading Its not Cancel culture its Responsibility culture

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City

When you’ve lived in the same city for a large part of your life, you start noticing what visitors often don’t see. In cricket-crazy India who even knows that there’s a football stadium and a dedicated football subculture (only very few of whom buy jerseys from the ManU shop next to the Hard Rock Cafe). And not many visitors may come by to see the vistas of the city painted on the walls outside the football stadium. You notice the constant small crowd outside this ice-cream shop which has been selling ice-cream sandwich for three generations. The crowds formed ever since the … Continue reading City

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Home

Home. How intimate is your connection with your home? The nook which you designed, a wall you painted with your favorite right shade of magenta, your comfortable chair rightly placed in front of the window which passes the scent of lilies every morning. Your dad’s wardrobe you would sneak in once a week to take a shirt from. The one he hanged in the left corner of the top partition as a routine. I have been disciplined in designating places to myself in the next 3 homes we switched in the span of fourteen years. Aha, and the dressing table … Continue reading Home

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Wait for You

There were 5,156.81 miles between us and then there were 6,322.29 miles between us and then there were 7,713.57 miles between us and then there were 0.You were back and I’ve been waiting for days to hug you and I never wanted to let go. And we were talking like it had only been since yesterday, and I think a piece of me came back when you did. I was smiling the whole drive home. I think I’ve already forgotten how it felt to be  A P A R T A chasmwas created between you and us. It seems impossible to cross. You’re … Continue reading Wait for You

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Ignorance is Bliss: Study by Leontief

What is at stake? Let’s start with a story. A friend asked me what my favourite genre of fiction is. I replied: microeconomics. If you get the joke, you would be laughing. Otherwise, you would be wondering why I said that. Well, that’s the truth. Take any standard economics textbook, we find ourselves in the fictional worlds of ‘let’s assume there are two goods’ and ‘if we move from point A to B’. It is true and well understood that these assumptions and imaginations are meant to break down complex phenomena. However, this entry point of supply and demand curves with the … Continue reading Ignorance is Bliss: Study by Leontief

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Book Review: It Starts With Us

Did I think the way It Ends With Us ended perfectly the way it did? Yes. Did I read this. Did I think this book might not have been entirely needed? Yes. I absolutely love Colleen Hoover and her writing. Don’t get me wrong on that count. I just feel like the characters were ruined a little by giving us this book.  I didn’t feel the pull to Atlas like I did with Ryle. It felt almost too sweet for me, and I wanted more of that burn that we got in It Ends With Us. I know Colleen said … Continue reading Book Review: It Starts With Us

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Application Season

To all fellow high school seniors: It is college application season guys!!! All of us have been asked to condense our whole beings into 650 words, the grades you have earned, and a list of activities that caught your teenage interest. Is it any wonder you drag yourself to the desk? Who could go with grace to this task whose stakes feel so high? Before you submit yourself for inspection to a committee that will decide if you are “worthy,” and before these schools with the big names that look so good on sweatshirts have their chance to pronounce your … Continue reading Application Season

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Book Review: Birthday Stories

Birthday Stories by Haruki Murakami Birthday Stories is an anthology of short stories of birthday experiences by recent years’ best authors compiled by Murakami. Each story is a snapshot of life on a single day. It includes stories by Russel Banks, Ethan Canin, and other renowned writers. Though it is not a typical Murakami novel, so you will not find any supernatural out-of-the-box plots and stories. But it captures a range of emotions evoked by advancing age and the passing of time, from events fondly recalled to the impact of appalling tragedy. Each story has different intangible emotions showing human … Continue reading Book Review: Birthday Stories

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Comfort zones

Humanity has done so much in its past – with far, far less – but where are we now?  Looking closely, or even not so closely, at many of the supposed advancements of our time exposes only a veneer of progress in relation to our possibilities and what we have accomplished in the past, indicating either mass appeasement or self-deception.  Either way, we can only escape the rut by acknowledging its existence and taking cooperative steps to free our wheels.  The very fact that we have gotten to a place of stagnancy, however, indicates a hesitance toward the unfamiliar and, … Continue reading Comfort zones

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High Jump

  The sun is so high in the sky at 5:56pm it pisses me right off. But in any case, I want to say to you: if you can sit in a room and just feel what you are feeling and not do anything to deny it or fix it or chase it with some kind of chemical numbing agent you are a hero. I think. Nobody will see you and nobody will know but I see you, I know. I see my own reflection in the mirror when I wash my hands like I still do too often. And … Continue reading High Jump

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Do Not assume

In this world, you can’t be innocent, either selfish. Everybody in this universe knows what’s disastrous and promising. There are situations in everyone’s life where you think the other person is wrong, but sometimes he is right. We must try to be appreciating and make others happy. Before acknowledging, comprehend the context. You need to be the role model for the younger. What is fear, a.k.a. death? Fear only exists because we fear to perish. “One day you’ll leave this world behind. So live a life you will remember. ” Avicii said. You need to cherish every moment of your … Continue reading Do Not assume

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If Men were Men

I miss the old days when men were men, and were married to women deserving of them. Men went from commanding armies and destroying civilizations to “I slept on the couch because my wife was angry with me.” In their own house! Pathetic to say the least. If she says she’s taken, it’s probably for granted.  Since when do men have feelings? Real men don’t have feelings. If you’ve grown feelings as a man, the onus is on you to ensure that your feelings are never hurt again. Men solve problems, they don’t dwell on them. Next time you feel a tug … Continue reading If Men were Men

Corporate frauds and its Impact: Research on selected cases

Guleri S         Carmel Convent school, Chandigarh Abstract A corporate fraud occurs when a company or an entity deliberately changes and conceals sensitive information which then apparently makes it look healthier. Companies adopt various modus-operandi to commit such corporate frauds, which may include miss-information in the prospectus, manipulation of accounting records, debt hiding etc. The aspect of falsification of financial information includes false accounting entries, false trades for inflation of profits, disclosure of price sensitive information which comes under the ambit of insider trading and showing false transactions which result in attracting more investors and lenders for funding. This paper aims … Continue reading Corporate frauds and its Impact: Research on selected cases

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Gu(A)ys

“And why is it that you never thought of dating any of your guy friends?” This question, I won’t lie, has been asked many times by friends. And honestly, I really never knew how to answer this question except for the fact that I know my friends and their specific taste in girls or how I do not want to risk our friendship with any of them. I’ve always been told “Oh, they’re good looking.”, “You have an amazing group of boy friends that have supported you non-stop and you’ve never stopped to think of dating any of them?”, “Are … Continue reading Gu(A)ys

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Consciousness

Let me intertwine your mind with mine. Feel the architecture of my intellect arc inside your consciousness like the perfect script. Undress your soul for me, show me all the colorless spaces other eyes could never see I will unearth every drop of your euphoria as I’m on my knees narrating every ounce of your worth Wrap your love around my throat and suffocate me with the lyrics you inscribe down my spine.  There’s a never ending craving to taste your begging breaths between my weighted moans.  I want to make love to the bones of your soul…… Continue reading Consciousness

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Hemp Inflorescences

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is produced for use in different things. Hemp is dealt with in food, prosperity things, clothing, ropes, common fixes, etc. Different parts of the coral plant are used to create different things. Hemp seeds are palatable and particularly nutritious. In any case, hemp contains only a hidden amount of THC, the guideline manufactured in weed, which gives people a “high.” Hemp contains almost no THC, so it is made without medicinal properties. What does Ayurveda say about hemp seed oil? In Ayurveda, hemp has a long tradition of use in both religion and medicine. It is mentioned in … Continue reading Hemp Inflorescences

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GLOW UP

What we as humans get most wrong most often is assuming we are better than those who came before us simply because we have made changes.  In some ways, we certainly have made changes for the better, but change in general does not automatically indicate betterment but only difference.  We may choose different paths than our predecessors, but these do not necessarily move us forward.  Instead of picturing progress as a straight line, it is perhaps more of a circular maze.  Humanity started out at the very center, and we find ourselves now in the midst of it, striving to … Continue reading GLOW UP

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Washrooms| NOT Safe for women|

What is the safest place for women in today’s world?. Why I need to think about this question so long??… I can’t consider the society, where every day they are raped by skunks. I can’t consider the homes, where every day they’re realized that they are only Girls……………. Then where???………. Sorry to say, but as far as I can see, the washroom is the safest place for them to survive…… Oh wait!!! I don’t think that’s either true anymore after the chandigarh University incident that recently took place where nude videos of girls bathing in their washrooms were leaked? They aren’t … Continue reading Washrooms| NOT Safe for women|

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Pretty

MOYOISAMAZING Your words hurt me- They break my heart and cut deeply through my skin.They make me feel like less of me-Thin;How ironic;A thin me makes for a pretty package, easier to cut through-normal; a proper female. —————- Your constant cuts make me want to change- indeed they force this change.But when I put in efforts I’ll hide them from you; Its worse when you know your words made me admit to being wrongly beautiful.If we lived in a world where we were allowed to write on our skin. I’d capitalize on my face, “Do not comment on me”. Continue reading Pretty

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THE STARBUCKS EFFECT

WEBNERBOB Often you see news stories that combine odd facts and statistics, and you wonder:  is the story reporting causation, or just correlation? Consider the so-called “Starbucks Effect.” If you’ve bought a house recently, you’ve probably used Zillow, a real estate website that provides lots of useful information about houses on the market with just a few keystrokes.    Zillow’s CEO and its chief economist, Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries, wrote a book called Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate that addresses the economics of home buying and home owning and attempts to answer questions that have long bedeviled home owners … Continue reading THE STARBUCKS EFFECT

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Expectations

Hey, so how you guys have been? , so today while I was sitting on the bed I thought of many things, and one of them was about “Expectations”, expectations so nowadays we can find so much stuff on the Internet, social media about it , never-ending things is an expectation, so many articles, blogs, videos, podcast and what not you will be seen on the Internet about expectation or expectation v/s reality check, Expectations are a strong belief that something will happen or be the case. More than anything else, our expectations determine our reality. And our expectations also … Continue reading Expectations

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People, trains, violence, rapes

People work their asses all their lives, save money, and invest it to buy things they worked their whole life for. And suddenly one day, a few guys, who have no conscience of what’s happening in the world, and without feeling guilty for their actions, get away with their crimes which have caused so much loss and suffering to normal people who had nothing to do with their business. I have seen news stories about violence and protests for the last 4 years, and while this may seem normal, what makes me sad is that the right to protest has … Continue reading People, trains, violence, rapes

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Appearances

No matter how many protestations we make against what we are or for what we would like to be, the truth remains, however much we might wish differently.  Wishing for change does little but hold our attention on self-perceived issues.  Without action one way or another, we find ourselves in a rut, if not a downward spiral.  The longer we allow ourselves to leave them as they are, the worse they become with time and opportunity added to the baggage for which we may punish ourselves for not utilizing.  Instead, we can use that focus proactively to either change our … Continue reading Appearances

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Truth and Intent

In an era which documents and then circulates nearly every action, why would someone lie?  With near certainty of exposure and the potential threat of very public consequences, the risks would seem to outweigh the benefits.  However, with the volume of information available and even more constantly bombarding us day after day, we must choose what to tune out and to what to give attention, allowing many shady and corrupt practices – though known – to disappear in the jumble.  We understand people lie, but with the high number of interactions in which we participate every day, we do not … Continue reading Truth and Intent

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Pornography should be Banned

To best confine the harms associated with pornography, I propose a regulatory ban on all forms of videographic pornography. This complete and total ban will simplify the application of the regulation. A more technocratic approach may allow for greater nuance but would almost certainly compromise privacy or be too complex for application. Just as obscene videographic content is removed from the internet by search engines and internet providers, under this regulation so too will all pornographic content. Opponents of this regulation will argue that a ban of pornography is an inappropriate limitation of freedom of expression. Is pornography an issue … Continue reading Pornography should be Banned

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Consequences of Outlawing Porn

Reblog: Reprobate As the British government continues to push through its Online Harms legislation, complete with a block on legally-produced adult material unless users and producers alike are prepared to jump through assorted ID hoops that risk both the privacy and the personal safety of the viewer, we might ask why no one – not the politicians, not the journalists cheering this on or the assorted age verification ambulance-chasers who have popped up to profit from the restrictions – is pausing to think about this. So far, there has been little mainstream coverage of the dangers of pushing porn back … Continue reading Consequences of Outlawing Porn

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Miscommunication leading to Misunderstanding

We all are human beings capable of communicating with each other. Some are good at it while some are not. The ones who are good at it get along with anyone easily and the ones who are not that good attract misunderstanding. We will see how we fall into misunderstanding. As I have observed, the ones who are not good at communicating think a lot. They are more concerned about how they are being perceived than how they are being. It is fine given they, as someone who finds it hard to understand people, are trying to understand other people … Continue reading Miscommunication leading to Misunderstanding

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How to Overcome Hopelessness

From time to time, we all go through feelings of hopelessness and melancholy. Feeling down and drained which leads to feeling isolated is a natural response of our body letting us know that we are overworking ourselves, both mentally and physically. That’s why, I wanted to share with you some ways on how to overcome those emotions. DO ACTIVITIES THAT UPLIFT YOU When you feel you are at your lowest point, do activities that uplift you whether it’s a hobby of yours or things that you enjoy doing. For instance, I tend to gravitate towards art and nature when I … Continue reading How to Overcome Hopelessness

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Loosing someone

I have been up all night listening songs, thinking about upcoming days, and thinking loosing someone you have gained is really sensitive, hard, painful and that makes me numb, exactly feels like a hot sunny day in a beach and the cool water waves want’s to meet the hot sand but they aren’t meeting each other, feels like fire needs an ice but instead someone is playing with the ice, uselessly instead of solving the problem going on. Loosing someone is really painful, someone who used to talk to in school, see everyday in school, “lost” this word is really … Continue reading Loosing someone

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SHE

SHE sees how her stomach looks when she’s standing in her bra. She sees how her face looks without any make up on. She sees how her chin looks when she looks down at her reflection. She sees how her arms sag when she has them up. She sees how her thighs jiggle when she walks or runs. She seethes how her boobs look when she’s wearing a top. She sees how her face looks when she washes her face. She sees how her legs look when she looks at all her scars. She sees how her hair looks when … Continue reading SHE

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Abortion Rates and Contraceptives

Over the past couple of days, I have researched abortion rates in relation to contraceptive access and abortion policies in the United States. Well, what do all these topics have to do with one another? I assumed that if women lacked access to contraceptives, then abortion rates would be higher in those communities. Where abortion policies were strict, then abortion rates would be low in those communities. However, results surprised me quite a bit. What are Contraceptives? What are the Different Types? In the United States, the FDA has approved 18 different types of contraceptives, also known as birth control. … Continue reading Abortion Rates and Contraceptives

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Book Review: It ends with us

I ended up not enjoying this book as much as I liked others as, I thought that it was cliché and not developed enough to handle the difficult topics that it wanted to. The biggest issue I have with this book is how it deals with serious topics in a way that is, in my opinion, too romanticized. This begins with the synopsis, which advertises it as a sort of love triangle, to the inclusion of Atlas and the subplot involving him. The book does firmly establishes his behavior as abusive, I will give credit where it is due. I’ll … Continue reading Book Review: It ends with us

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Book Review: The finance curse and the British Economy

Book Review Credits: The next wave I read The Finance Curse a while ago but have only just got round to constructing a review. The book, by Nicholas Shaxson, was published in 2018, and is about the effects of an over-developed finance sector on the British economy. As you read it, you realise also that it explains the political economy of the United Kingdom. By political economy, I mean that it describes the workings of the UK in a way that makes otherwise apparently irrational political decisions make sense, at least on their own terms. Bloated finance sector In short, the book … Continue reading Book Review: The finance curse and the British Economy

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Abortion Rulings: Roe V Wade Case

Credits article by :Fish Of Gold I wasn’t going to write on this subject, because it makes me so furious that I couldn’t avoid writing it. Just a word of warning, this post will contain a lot of swearing, because how can it fucking not. If you haven’t been paying attention to the American news, a draft of a majority SCOTUS opinion written by supreme asshat Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to the press. You can read all 98 pages of it here if you enjoy reading legalese hogwash written by an elitist, condescending jackass who doesn’t even have his own uterus. … Continue reading Abortion Rulings: Roe V Wade Case

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Sometimes I hate writing

I hate writing!.  Yes, the girl who does a lot of writing, hates writing.  I have my reasons…which I now have to write about!.  To begin with, and despite what people think, I am not a good writer. I can write in my head and it sounds wonderful but let me loose near a blank page and I fill that page with absolute mush and garbage. Just anything. Just rubbish that’s full of poorly executed paragraphs and sentences that dearly wish to be somewhere else. And don’t get me started on grammar and spelling.  I find it frustrating. I know … Continue reading Sometimes I hate writing

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Wine and Stagflation

CREDITS: MIKE VESETH THE WINE ECONOMIST The conventional wisdom is that we are likely entering the first significant period of stagflation — inflation + stagnant economic growth — in several decades.  We have experienced recessions in the recent past, but not rising inflation, and not the two of them at once. Inflation is in the headlines every day, but unemployment is very low — so why worry about slow growth or a recession? The answer is that while Federal Reserve policies will try to finesse the situation and bring inflation down to a “soft landing,” most observers think that a … Continue reading Wine and Stagflation

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Inflation and Stagflation: Difference?

As most of you have not doubt heard, inflation rates are being measured at levels we have not seen since early in the Reagan Administration. That was the “hell to pay” period in which the the no-nonsense Chairman of the Federal Reserve did the hard work to wring inflation out of the system in a way that held for the next forty years. But now people are starting to talk about “Stagflation”, which seemed like a good idea to wade back into this area for a little more “inflation education”. Lots of people use these terms and very few really … Continue reading Inflation and Stagflation: Difference?

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Humour of opinion

What one notices another never considers. What each person finds important. I suppose, there are various reasons people blog, but I think the two main ones are to make money and to share ideas and observations.  The first I get, and as such, know the writer is subject to the audience’s approval, but some are looking only for substance: real substance.  The second I gather some have discovered a better way to share with others, perhaps reaching a larger audience, and they wish to communicate areas of interest or importance, perhaps both..  And among those are some quite well-thought articles, … Continue reading Humour of opinion

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Book Review: Without Merit

Author: Colleen Hoover Published October 3rd 2017 by Atria Books “The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit. Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antique shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and … Continue reading Book Review: Without Merit

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New world bullies and Media responsibilities

Credits: Forestwood The full attention of the media has moved from the pandemic to Ukraine. It is undoubtedly a concern with diabolical implications for global safety. But it also is a godsend for the media as listeners who had tuned out, weary of hearing about Covid tune in again. Simplistically, it raises media revenue through a higher number of viewers or listeners and associated advertising.  Putin is, according to accounts I have heard, a hell-bent dictator with dated geopolitical aspirations, who’s prepared to go to any length to secure his borders/economic and security interests/wealth. However, I note there is almost … Continue reading New world bullies and Media responsibilities

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On periods and dudes who fear them

So today I had to see what is probably a joke about men’s attitudes towards periods, but which also might be a really stupid take about periods from some man on the internet, and I thought that was as good an excuse as any to talk about conceptions of menstruation in the medieval period. In theory, we have come a long way towards understanding how and why uterus’s bleed. In practice there’s a sad number of guys like this out in the world who just…feel the need to say things like this: Now even though this take is allegedly satirical, … Continue reading On periods and dudes who fear them

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Healing wounds with power of electricity

Once upon a time, even a simple cut or scrape could be a death sentence. Before germ theory and today’s scientific understanding of medicine, infections ran rampant and took many lives. While we’re now well-armed with disinfectants, dressings, and antibiotics, scientists are continuing to investigate new and unique methods to improve the treatment of wounds. As it turns out, a little electricity might actually help wounds heal faster. Zap! The bandages come in two designs for treating circular or linear wounds. Credit: Research paper Past research has found that the application of electric current may actually assist in the wound healing process. … Continue reading Healing wounds with power of electricity

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Economic cost and benefits of war

Every war we choose to fight costs us. The cost can be much greater than the benefit. We may then erroneously conclude that peacetime brings prosperity. But that conclusion would also be false. War has an economic burden that must be weighed against the future benefits that the war may bring. War destroys capital that has been accumulated through prior economic activity. The true purpose of war, however, is not to destroy prior economic activity, but to gain from it. Defence economics is an area of national defence that concerns itself with the economic costs and benefits of military expenditure. This encompasses … Continue reading Economic cost and benefits of war

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If high culture is like a gourmet meal, folk culture like a home-cooked dinner.

If high culture is like a gourmet meal, folk culture like a homecooked dinner, and pop culture is like junk food, what is social media? We live in a culture that is quick to accept something simply because it is popular. Today, we often consider a cultural expression a “classic” simply because millions of people like it, not because it was necessarily good. How does this play into the phenomenon of social media? Do millions of people use it because it is good, or is it considered good because millions of people use it? Where does social media fit in the cultural spectrum? To take a … Continue reading If high culture is like a gourmet meal, folk culture like a home-cooked dinner.