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Trump, the World, and Shaking Off the Gloom

A lot of people have been feeling the weight of the news that Donald Trump is our new president. The fact that nearly half of our country voted for him is astounding and almost unfathomable to the other half. Social networks are filled with disbelief, worry, fear and distress over

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Should We Do Away With Eating Contests?

I was watching an episode of Supernatural, and it started off with a person who’d just been in an eating contest. It got me to thinking about all the eating contests that take place all over the US, and in other places around the world. I have a huge problem

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Trekkies, Warsies and the Flavors of Goth

I was online one day a while back and saw a heated debate over the terms “Trekker” and “Trekkie.” Among Star Trek fans there is apparently quite the war going on about what they call themselves, and the distinction between the two terms. There are also “Warsies” and “Star Woidz,”