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America’s Eating Disorder

The United States is one of the world’s unhealthier nations, yet we are one of the more nutrition obsessed, better-fed populations that derives the least amount of pleasure from eating.

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Great Women of History

In honor of the 2015 International Woman’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite female role models.

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Look Up From Your Phone

"I have 422 friends, yet I'm lonely," begins writer and director Gary Turk in his spoken-word video campaign against technology, "Look Up." The campaign had 11.6 million views on YouTube in only 10 days.

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Buffalo’s Failing Schools

The Buffalo Public School’s motto is: a world-class education for every child. However, children don’t seem to be reaping the benefits of Buffalo’s public education system.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

As an avid TED talks viewer, it’s only natural that I’ve seen the most -viewed TED talk to date, “How Schools Creativity,” by Ken Robinson. I always felt school was a place I could flourish and use creativity, but the more I considered Ken Robinson’s point of view, the more I started to agree with him.

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Girls: The Solution to Poverty

If you were told world poverty could be combatted with a twelve-year-old girl, would you believe it? Studies indicate that educating women decreases poverty, and the crucial age for a woman to be in school starts at age twelve.

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Is Facebook Using Us?

In North America, nearly half the population uses Facebook. But is Facebook using us?Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, cell phones, GPS, Foursquare, Yelp, Travel Advisor, ect. all create electronic tattoos of users. Massive amounts of information about individuals are stored online and are accessible to almost anyone. 

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Is College Worth it?

New research suggests that college might be a risky investment for some students. According to the studies conducted at Temple University and the University of Texas, Austin, among others, the value of pursuing a college degree decreases the longer it takes a student takes to graduate, whether or not they make it to graduation.

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The Power of Body Language

Body language is the nonverbal communication you provide through posture, gestures, movements, and facial expressions. A person’s body language is perceived and interpreted by others around them in seconds to determine if a person is a threat, non-threat, happy, aggressive, trustworthy, attentive, powerful, or submissive, among other things. 

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Are Unpaid Interns a Dying Breed?

According to Politico, interns may be next on the endangered species list. Although being hired as an unpaid interns is a normal practiced in Washington, D.C., they may be a dying breed due to recent exploitation lawsuits. In the last four years, over 30 cases have been filed on behalf of unpaid interns.

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