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  • Dr. Bill Thomas hosts "Second Wind." .
    Eliminate the fear of aging
    What do Boomers (and almost everyone else) fear most about growing old? Lack of money? Lack of mobility? Lack of independence? All three?Turns out that aging doesn’t scare people half so much as the cultural stigma attached to it. That&rsquo...
  • Veteran
    Veterans blast op-ed that labels them as potential domestic terrorists
    On Tuesday, an op-ed at the New York Times attempted to link veterans to white supremacist groups, citing the recent Overland Park, Kansas, shootings in which Frazier Glenn Miller -- a veteran with a long history of white supremacist activity --...
  • video game protags
    Stereotypical media portrayals reinforce negative views of racial minorities
    A recent study conducted at Ohio State University shows that white players who use black male avatars in violent video games demonstrate increased negative attitudes towards blacks, as well as increased aggression. This finding reveals the impact...
  • token do not keep calm
    Change of mindset is required to better represent women and minorities in media
    Earlier today, Keza MacDonald of The Guardian published an article refuting many of the commonly-presented arguments made against the addition of female characters in video games. In it, she notes: “In 2009, researchers at the University of...
  • Still from ad
    PC bar raised to new ridiculous high by reaction to Japanese ad
    It thy nose offend thee, pluck it off. Ditto for if it offend people who desperately needeth to get a life.We pause from our regularly scheduled outrage over the naming of sports teams and their mascots to bring you a harmless and mildly amusing...
  • Unemployed man in search of help
    Five common myths about poverty
    It may be difficult to admit that we all have individual views and cultural biases that have been influenced by stereotypes. However, we can diminish the spread of stereotypes by gaining more knowledge on these topics. The negative stereotype...
  • Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer announces Google Instant during a special launch event September 8, 2010, in San Francisco, California.
    Researchers claim Google Instant is racially and sexually prejudiced
    Lancaster University scholars Paul Baker and Amanda Potts claim that Google Instant produces both racially and sexually stereotypical results based on tests that were published in the Dec. 17, 2013, edition of the journal Critical Discourse...
  • Aubergine belly dancer at Faerie Fest 2013
    Belly dance myths and how to banish them
    As a dance lacking a linear origin story that is constantly evolving new styles, belly dance is often misunderstood as an art form. From glitzy Hollywood films to mislabeled history, belly dance myths have circulated around the world for decades...
  • Moschino Milan RTW Spring 2014
    Character and Style – Moschino Milan Spring 2014 Resort Wear (RTW)
    All things fashion and consumption are about our identity, and how we choose to present ourselves to the world. Shopping for anything is an exercise and meditation, or self examinations and confirmations on what we need, who we are, etc.Moschino...
  • How to know if you're a Southern Baptist
    You might be a Southern Baptist if…
    There are 16 million Southern Baptists in the United States. On any given Sunday morning, only half of them are in church. It is evident that many Baptists are lost and need to be found. Your help is needed. How can you know when you spot a...
  • Theresa Vail
    Miss Kansas displays tattoos at Miss America swim suit competition
    Last night in the first round of Miss America preliminaries, Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail showed her tattoos front and center. We're not talking about a small rose on her shoulder blade, or a smiley face on her finger. Her ink includes a "...
  • Back In The Game
    'Back in the Game': Bad news, again
    For those of you too young to remember, 'The Bad News Bears' was a series of movies and a subsequent(albeit short-lived) television series about a misfit baseball team. The first movie was released in 1976, with a remake of the rude...
  • Blurring Traditional Gender Lines
    Leadership Lessons: How Daring and Caring Becomes Sharing
    Can you remember back to when we all lived in caves and carried big sticks? Cannot do? It really is in your DNA and all you need to tap into it is to sit around a campfire in the middle of the woods without cell phones or flashlights and listen to...
  • The meaning of male
    The meaning of male: expanding definitions of masculinity for young men
    A group of 5th grade girls were asked, 'What is different about girls and boys.' They replied, 'Everything!' When asked how boys and girls are similar they said, 'Well, we live on the same planet. We breathe the same air. We...
  • Gender roles and sexual behavior
    Study: Men and women lie about sexual behavior for the same reason
    Men and women lie about their sexual behavior to match the expectations of gender stereotypes according to a study conducted by Terri Fisher, professor of psychology at Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus, that was published in the...