Satire: A Powerful Tool

When I was a freshman I read the book Anthem by Ayn Rand.  Like many novels today it talks about a distopia, a world in the future that shows the worst possible outcomes.  Lets take a look into how this novel talks about science.

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What does that say about me?

Feelings and emotions can be expressed in a variety of ways. The things we say and the things we do expose our inner thoughts to the people around us. But to what extent can these two means of expression reveal the truth within ourselves? Continue reading

Overcoming The Fear of Public Speaking

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With all the attention, and under the spotlight, it is perfectly normal to feel nervous when speaking in front of an audience. Some may feel nervous more than others, but it should not affect your performance. No matter what you do in life, there comes a day in which you will have to present or speak in front of a crowd of people. Just the other week, we had to present our project in front of the entire class and gained some tips along the way. Here are some tips and tricks to take advantage of your fear and make it on your side.

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Why Do We Cry?

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It’s okay. You can cry. Okay, but why do we cry after watching something really sad or after a tough break up? If you think about it, crying is very very strange. I mean our face turns all red, and water just starts bursting out our eyes.  Well let’s see what science has to say about this.  Continue reading

What Does It Take To Be Innovative? (Our New Project)

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So with the world always moving forward, and people needing to become more innovative I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what it takes to be an innovator and its idea process.  As innovation comes, larger scale thinking, motivation, and out of the box ideas are required.

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Laughter Is Truly The Best Medicine

652x450_126666-fericirea-te-face-mai-energicLaughter is something that we, as human beings, can understand. We may speak different dialects and have different culture, but we all understand laughter. Sometimes in life we could use a good laugh. But have you ever wondered what function does it serve? Well as it turns out comedy and laughter plays a pretty big role in our lives whether we know it or not. And even helps our mental health and shows social ability.  After all, humans are social creatures, and we thrive off of that.

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Alone.

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Being alone, or loneliness is one of the scariest problems we face today in our society.  As Charles Bukowski puts it, “Being alone never felt right.  Sometimes it feels good, but it never felt right.”  Solitude, as in being by yourself just to think and slow down in life is okay, be being lonely, is different.  Loneliness generates sad feelings and emotions from a lack of companionship.

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“A Drop of Ink May Make a Million Think”: The Significance of Words

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It is truly amazing how much meaning there is in just a few words.  As said by George Gordon Byron, “A drop of ink may make a million think.”, meaning even a few words can spark the most interesting thoughts.  For example, in the Declaration of Independence, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” are only a couple of words.  Yet those couple of words have so much meaning, so much power, and therefore can cause so much thought.  It’s one of the most famous lines from the famous American Documents.  Continue reading

Social Interactions

Capture In today’s 21st century, we are blessed with technology and the media.  We can know what is going on in the world faster than ever before. However,  there are those who argue how this time of technology can be good in our lives, or how this can be a negative. There are indeed valid arguments for both sides, so lets talk about them, as they do offer perspective in many different ways that might be useful to know. Lets see just how modern day media can effect our lives. Continue reading