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

When did we decide riches are awesome even when they're not used well?

If even rich people are complaining about rich people, there’s a serious cultural problem in America.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2014 | Comments: 3

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Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC
By Randy LoBasso

Raising the minimum wage has become a huge national issue this election year and State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is running for Lt. Governor, has co-sponsored a bill that would raise both the standard and tipped minimum wage to $12 per hour in Pennsylvania. The bill, which he introduced alongside State Sen. Daylin Leach, [...]

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Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona
By Randy LoBasso

The sports media world is scrambling to figure out one thing: Why was Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona? Because he was. Former Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released his mugshot. According to TMZ: Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona … and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released his mug [...]