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Consumerism and Dissatisfaction: America’s Addiction

By Kristance Harlow | July 4, 2013 | 3 Comments
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If you’re happy and you know it say “I have everything I want and feel completely satisfied”…oh wait… (tumblr) One major thing that defines contemporary postmodern society, aka us internet using, eBay shopping, Facebooking, Tweeting peeps (get it? tweeting by peeps…because peeps are little marshmallow birds…harhar), is consumerism. We love to buy. Buy buy buy.…

How Pharmaceutical Companies Sell Diseases

By Kristance Harlow | June 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash What is Disease Mongering? Do you have a headache? Take some Ibuprofen. Stomach upset? Take a TUMS. Are you lactose intolerant? Eat dairy and just take a lactose pill. Have you been feeling down lately and watching a lot of TV because you feel sad? There’s a pill for that!…

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Save the Bushmen

By Kristance Harlow | September 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
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For those of you who don’t know about the plight of the Bushmen, I will fill you in. The Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana are part of a 100,000 year old culture. They are part of the oldest culture in modern human history, their non-materialistic hunting and gathering lifestyle has survived…

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Reinvision how we live – don’t try and stop nature

By Kristance Harlow | August 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Bill gates and other scientists are proposing a method to stop hurricanes by bringing up cold water from the sea depths to slow down the momentum of a hurricane that is fueled by warm water. Does anyone else see a problem with this? Are we going to continue to try and control the earth’s natural…

Walking sexy and reproduction

By Kristance Harlow | November 12, 2007 | Comments Off on Walking sexy and reproduction
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According to a BBC News article: “A sexy swing of the hips may attract admiring glances, but it is not a covert sign a woman is ready to breed, according to researchers.” A Queen’s University, Ontario, team examined volunteers’ walks and the levels of sex hormones in their saliva. They found those with alluring walks…

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Ready to Be Green!

By Kristance Harlow | November 5, 2007 | Comments Off on Ready to Be Green!
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According to BBC.com, the world is ready to make sacrifices for eco-friendly living. “Overall, 83% of respondents throughout the world agreed that individuals would definitely or probably have to make lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of climate-changing gases they produce.” Ya think? Human caused pollution and climate change isn’t about to slow down if…

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Exploitation or Science?

By Kristance Harlow | November 4, 2007 | 1 Comment
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Scientists have unveiled King Tut’s mummified face. Currently, he is one of the few mummies remaining in the tombs, while the other corpses are on display in museums. “The move is part of a plan to protect the remains. Archaeologists say they are under threat from the heat and the humidity brought into the tomb…

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