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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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight
By Randy LoBasso

Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]

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KKK affiliate starts neighborhood watch–what could possibly go wrong?
By Josh Kruger

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 41 hate groups actively operate in Pennsylvania. In York County, an affiliate of the KKK and longtime nemesis of the SPLC has decided to “give back” to its community: by starting a neighborhood watch group. “A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a [...]