There’s Nothing Crazy About Being Crazy

America is a nation full of mental health problems. So why do we have such a problem with them?

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Posted Apr. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

Should we really be so happy when a fictional villain dies painfully?

This is schadenfreude at its purest. The word is a German derivative meaning “harm joy,” by the way; it’s that cheap thrill we experience whenever someone rightly—in our mind, anyway—gets some sort of comeuppance.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

Are our internet relationships really real?

Here in the United States, 82 percent of all young adults use the Internet at home like I do. This represents, depending on the specific age you want to cut off “young” at, between 100 and 150 million people in America just in my age group.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2014 | Comments: 4

Should Philly really regulate e-cigs like regular cigarettes?

City Council says e-cigarettes should be subject to the same public restrictions as regular smoking. Here’s why the people loudly disagreeing oughta pipe down.

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Posted Apr. 2, 2014 | Comments: 2

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This Saturday is Edie Windsor Day
By Josh Kruger

In July 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that the federal Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriages was unconstitutional.  Enthusiastically signed in 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton curiously right before his reelection campaign, the law was one of the most queer-hostile policies in recent American history. At the center of [...]

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Women’s Law Project hits PA universities on gender discrimination
By Randy LoBasso

Nine universities—all in Pennsylvania—failed to provide “equal athletic opportunity” to their female students, according to an advocacy group dedicated to promoting the rights and status of women. According to the Women’s Law Project, nine Pennsylvania state universities failed to meet Title IX Education Amendments of 1972. The universities include Bloomsburg, Cheyney, Clarion, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, [...]