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Othello Close Reading

Desdemona: 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband, And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you before […]

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The Effect of Mindfulness on the Brain

To point to a more specific form of alternative medicine, the one topic that has been researched numerous times over the years has been mindfulness practices. Although they may seem too small or short to have any effect, it has been proven to positively alter brain function. The practices originate from old Buddhist traditions and have slowly evolved into areas […]

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Unlocking the Schizophrenia Mystery

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, difficulties in social situations, and a variety of mood swings. Treated with antipsychotics that “dampen only the most overt symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations” (Balter, 2017), it is thought that these drugs only “cause serious side effects and do little or nothing for chronic symptoms such as social withdrawal and […]

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Try Alternative Methods!

It is completely mind boggling that mental illness is still only slowly being acknowledged. But the general public is unaware of all of the alternative approaches to alleviating symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness. For some, medication may be the best way to help those with mental illness maintain a stable life. For others, it can be the combination […]

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Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care

The first step to healing the mind is defined by the desire to act on healing. In order to do this, those who suffer mental illness must be willing and open to be helped. In some cases, taking medication longterm is the best way to control symptoms. For others, it is best to use alternative methods such as yoga, therapy, […]

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Abortion Laws

The concern of abortion is still very present in todays society, especially as Trump continues to be against it. Republicans are known to the pro-life and continue to enforce that as they attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood and the ability to use insurance, such as Medicaid, for birth control pills. For example, according to republicanviews.org, “The Hyde Amendment makes […]

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Gossip and Scandal in the Media

Today it is more common for news to be hurtful than it is to be reassuring. People would rather hear gossip and scandal than they would something exciting or beneficial. Recent examples from current society reflect this idea. For example, the grand presidential election of 2016. The use of Hillary Clinton’s private email server proved to be more of an […]

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Political Socialization

The idea of political socialization is a huge part of our society today. By definition, political socialization is “the process by which people form their ideas and values about politics.” The many influences that play a role in this are one’s upbringing, family life, social media involvement, and peer groups. Before mass media, children were really only exposed to what […]

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Nature vs The Brain

As many of us have experienced, nature can positively affect our happiness and overall state of mind through the beautiful sights we see and the beneficial chemical processes that nature brings. “Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and […]

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How did life begin?

“You might not think you look much like a catfish or a Tyrannosaurus rex, but a microscope will reveal that you are all made of pretty similar kinds of cells. So are plants and fungi.” Fossil records dating back to more than 3 billion years ago show the age of the planet, allowing biologists to assume that life began on […]

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Gossip and Scandal in the Media

Political Socialization

Nature vs The Brain

How did life begin?

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