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    The article above covers the debunking of psychics, specifically those that have turned to social media as a way to learn about those they are reading. Psychics are part of a larger theme of psychological

    What Tactics Do Psychics Use?

    https://nowcomment.com/documents/137392 The article above covers the debunking of psychics, specifically those that have turned to social media as a way to learn about those they are reading. Psychics are part of a larger theme of psychological manipulation and trickery. The...

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    This article goes over the basic psychological concept known as the Barnum Effect. Named after P.T. Barnum, the well-known showman, this phenomenon refers to how gullible people become when reading statements

    The Barnum Effect

    This article goes over the basic psychological concept known as the Barnum Effect. Named after P.T. Barnum, the well-known showman, this phenomenon refers to how gullible people become when reading statements about themselves. Common examples of the Barnum Effect...

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    Othello

    Act 1 Scene 3

    Lines 208-218

    Desdemona

    I learned that tone heavily impacts how words are interpreted. By using the tone I did, I understood that Desdemona as coming from a place of both

    Othello Close Reading

    Othello Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 208-218 Desdemona I learned that tone heavily impacts how words are interpreted. By using the tone I did, I understood that Desdemona as coming from a place of both frustration and respect.

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    As technology advances, people worry more and more about the effect it will have on their privacy. In the United States, the Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure, but it’s being

    Proposal to Solve a Problem

    As technology advances, people worry more and more about the effect it will have on their privacy. In the United States, the Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure, but it's being challenged by some governmental agencies...

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    Gun control is a hot-button topic in the United States. With high rates of school shootings and other gun-related deaths, the United States is a hub for debate on gun regulation. There are many different stances

    Gun Violence: A Rundown

    Gun control is a hot-button topic in the United States. With high rates of school shootings and other gun-related deaths, the United States is a hub for debate on gun regulation. There are many different stances on how tight...

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    • Lindsey I have to agree with your post on gun control. I think that it proves a very great point in our society today and shows that things are becoming more and more crazy, like how you mentioned in your post that bullets are even made available in vending machines to some people in specific areas. I really liked as well that you includes 3 and not 2 sources about your topic. I also found a source on gun control being explained more further which I think might help you as well. Very well done!
      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/07/us/gun-control-explained.html

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    When it comes to performance enhancing drugs in sports, what is deemed acceptable and what is deemed unethical is divided by a thin line. Many people would say that an athlete who uses an inhaler to control their

    What's the Deal with Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

    When it comes to performance enhancing drugs in sports, what is deemed acceptable and what is deemed unethical is divided by a thin line. Many people would say that an athlete who uses an inhaler to control their asthma...

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    • You did a fantastic job of recognizing both sides of the argument. Perhaps you could end it with more of a question that keeps people thinking rather than stating what you learned. Great job though!

    • Lindsey,
      I found your article very interesting. I particularly enjoyed your example about asthma. I had never thought of that as an enhancement, but you are right that people who need inhalers are enhancing their performance. I also thought that your inclusion of the history behind doping added to my understanding of the current issue. Your question that “If that player has a natural disadvantage, why do they get to absolve that?” really made me think about all the things that could be considered enhancement if enhancements were defined as anything that improved any players’ performance. Things like migraine medication or painkillers could be considered enhancements because they would help the player to play better. My sister needed a lot of medication when she was playing basketball because of her Crohns disease. This experience makes me inclined to think that enhancements should only be illegal if they do not serve to level the playing field and instead serve only to give some player a competitive advantage. One thing I think you could add would be a specific example of an athlete that lost his/her awards due to doping. This article talks about Lance Armstrong’s doping (https://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/health/armstrong-ped-explainer/index.html) and I think it could add a commonplace to your essay.

      I really look forward to reading your future posts. I hope that you will continue to use sports topics and possibly incorporate your unique perspective as a former competitive gymnast. I would love to know what your opinion is on what should be considered illegal enhancements.

      Thank you for the great read Lindsey!

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