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It’s impossible to escape the ubiquity of social media. Whether you are comforted by this disruption or not, it is increasingly accessible to most people, making it a top choice for maintaining personal and public connections. Yet, as with many things captured online, these connections are vulnerable to interference. Facebook is embroiled in a privacy-failing ...

how to get rid of cold

Cold weather aside, some people feel cold all the time. Common causes include sitting in a poorly insulated house, having a medical condition or wallowing in cynicism.  Some feel fine with the cold, while others perceive it as pain and become frenetic in their quest to escape the frigid feeling.  For the latter, it would ...

censored protest

Rolling eyes, when done well, merit applause and analysis. Recently, many witnessed an infamous eye-roll in Chinese parliament. This was the most popular eye roll that day, even upstaging a royal roll by an English prince shared with his American-becoming-English-but-remaining-American-possibly fiancée during an amusing, maladapted performance. This spectacular eye roll comes from Chinese reporter Xiangyi, ...

spitting for sport

Spitting is a repugnance. Sometimes we see someone slosh saliva as they eat, or sometimes, people purposefully hurl wet globs onto the sidewalk. Whatever it may be, it’s not something I’d stretch to witness. It may be a cultural preference or my meandering dogma, but I find it an unpleasant act. I was recently reminded ...

is it a sport?

Watching people do things that I could only do in imagination is the lure of the Olympic Games. There is no doubt in the athletes’ abilities, but I have wondered whether some events are truly “sport”. One wary of labels and their confounds may fume over this thought. But the fabrics of sport and art ...

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