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How Porn May Be Changing Your Brain

Internet pornography can turn into a destructive spiral of addiction that becomes all consuming. The dopamine released and the fantasy created have the power to rewire our brains forever.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Steve Jobs, According to the FBI

Since his death last year, we’ve heard plenty of lionizing and denigrating takes on Steve Jobs and his challenging leadership style, but we can now add the FBI’s character sketch of the late Apple founder, circa the George H.W. Bush era, to that mix.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 READ MORE


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Pseudo-Reality Web Show Zooms In on Abortion Issue

Would any pregnant woman want American viewing audiences to decide whether she should keep or abort her baby? Luckily, even the producers of the new Web-based show “Bump” know that that kind of programming wouldn’t fly, but they did go so far as to dramatize that idea by using actors in various prenatal scenarios to stage their stories for an online voting audience.

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE


Will Bush Be the Last Hawk Standing?

Last week, George W. Bush invited nine conservative pundits to the White House for what amounted to a pep talk, with the president providing all the pep.  Many of the columnists have described his demeanor as incongruously sunny, but some of the accounts are downright scary. Could the whole world be out of touch, or is it just him?

Posted on Jul 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Simon and … Dodd?

Paul Simon has a new touring partner: Senator and presidential hopeful Christopher Dodd.  Simon has joined Dodd’s campaign and will be performing a series of concerts at Dodd-sponsored events.

Posted on Jul 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Reality TV Iraqi Style

“Beit Beut,” an Iraqi reality TV show similar to “Survivor” and “Big Brother,” speaks to Iraqi compassion despite the sectarian violence ravaging the country.

Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


Bush World technology

New Technology for Bush World

New on the block: A virtual reality helmet that allows users to simulate fantasy worlds, and a personal Google search engine that allows users to scan a narrow list of sites—two inventions perfect for a president who sees only what he wants to see.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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FX Plays the Race Card

In a new reality series, a black family and a white family switch skin colors. But do they switch perspectives?
UPDATE: The show’s producers, under fire from its participants, alter parts of the show that were deceptive.

Posted on Mar 9, 2006 READ MORE


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