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Even Superheroes Admit Torture Damages the Soul

01/22/2015
Even Superheroes Admit Torture Damages the Soul

The superhero genre has been sending the message that torture is immoral, ineffective and damaging to the soul. We need to learn this in reality too.

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Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

12/10/2014
Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

The accusations of rape against Bill Cosby have been difficult to understand, mostly because of his beloved reputation. However, Narcissistic Personality Disorder could explain how he could explain both the horrible and great parts of his personality.

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The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

11/22/2014
The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

Yet another mass shooting illustrates the cycle of insanity in which we currently live. As long as we refuse to do anything about the systemic factors behind each incident, we guarantee that there will be others.

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Ray Rice and Domestic Violence: The NFL’s Many Mistakes

09/14/2014
Ray Rice and Domestic Violence: The NFL’s Many Mistakes

After learning about Ray Rice and his domestic violence troubles, the NFL had an opportunity to show they take that issue seriously. However, through their many missteps and false promises, all they’ve done is prove that they don’t care about domestic violence at all.

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Ode to Joy

08/27/2014
Ode to Joy

A couple singing and dancing in a gas station made me realize that we don’t have nearly enough joy in our lives. If we are to remedy that, we need to slow down, create opportunities for it and make sure that making an ode to joy is a daily occurrence.

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Robin Williams: Understanding the Depths of Despair

08/13/2014
Robin Williams: Understanding the Depths of Despair

The death of Robin Williams is a tragedy. In order to find meaning in such a senseless act, perhaps we can learn more about mental illness and how best to understand it.

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Analyzing Fame Through the One Direction Movie

07/26/2014
Analyzing Fame Through the One Direction Movie

Our celebrity obsessed culture promotes fame as something to be desired but is it really? The band One Direction’s movie, This Is It, gives a glimpse of just how high the cost of fame truly can be.

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Our Fascination with Vampires Really Bites

07/09/2014
Our Fascination with Vampires Really Bites

Our current cultural fascination with vampires has a very dark side. Their emphasis on youth misses the point that aging has benefits and mortality makes life sweet.

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Agents of Shield: An Exploration of Evil (Part 2)

05/16/2014
Agents of Shield: An Exploration of Evil (Part 2)

The new drama, Agents of Shield, is one that has struggled to find their way. However, with their new direction in the exploration of evil through Agent Grant Ward, they have found a theme that is truly challenging, interesting and has real-world relevance.

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Agents of Shield: An Exploration of Evil (Part 1)

05/14/2014
Agents of Shield: An Exploration of Evil (Part 1)

The new drama, Agents of Shield, is one that has struggled to find their way. However, with their new direction in the exploration of evil through Agent Grant Ward, they have found a theme that is truly challenging, interesting and has real-world relevance.

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