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The General Election is My Super Bowl

I woke up on November 8th, the morning of the 2016 United States Presidential Election, riddled with anxiety, nerves high. Later that same day, I stumbled across an article in the New York Times describing a phenomenon that the author calls “election stress syndrome.” The article explained this simply to be heightened stress levels that occur more »

Alzheimer’s: America’s Silent Health Crisis

America’s next great health crisis isn’t the spread of an infectious disease like the polio epidemics that devastated America in the first half of twentieth century, or the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  Alzheimer’s is a quieter epidemic, and that’s what makes it all the more dangerous. When a handful of Americans contracted Ebola, it was more »

Universal Relativism

Somewhere in our virtually infinite universe, one expanding at the speed of light, one with dozens of septillions of stars, one with hundreds of billions of galaxies, one with trillions of solar systems, one with tens of trillions of planets, lies just one Earth, just one you, just one me, just one mankind. Minds, young and old, more »

The Myth of the “Polarizing Figure”

Perhaps the most overused word thrown out by the news media this election cycle is “polarizing.”  No one can deny that today’s political atmosphere isn’t polarized-Republicans have definitively shifted further right and Democrats have shifted further left in the past thirty years. The problem with the media is their construct of the “polarizing figure,” a clearly fallacious term. more »