Monthly Archives: December 2008

Taxing Soda in NYC

Dr. Richard Daines explains why taxing soda is actually beneficial for Americans, helps our children, and makes America healthier. I was skeptical until he explained that it’s actually cheaper for everyone because health care would be cheaper if there was … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Experts, Health | 2 Comments

Sex Education: The Netherlands vs. The British

An article in the British Times showed the differences between the two.  You can see the similarities between the British and American views about sex and sex education. Check it out here.

Posted in Education, Ethics, Experts, Health, Relationships, Same-Sex, Sexuality, Teaching, Values | 5 Comments

My Meaning of Life

This comes from a previous post but I didn’t want to go too far off on that post, so I decided to write a completely different post for this one.  For me, the meaning of life comes down to doing … Continue reading

Posted in Paper Topic, Values | 3 Comments

The Strange Case of the Rejuvenated Artist and Art

Everyone recognizes this portrait.  It is over 500 years old!  Leonardo Da Vinci painted it and it now hangs at the Louvre in Paris.  One of the unfortunate aspects of its age is that it’s slowly deteriorating.  The humidity, age, … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Culture, Paper Topic | 12 Comments

Study: Romantic Comedies can Spoil Your Love Life

A university in Edinburgh has claimed that romantic comedies may give out the message of a perfect relationship, thus setting your expectations too high.  You can read the article here.  At the same time, this reminds me of other people … Continue reading

Posted in Experts, Pornography, Relationships, Sexuality | 8 Comments

How do you Make fun of Obama?

Answer: The same way you make fun of Bush.  At NPR, they interviewed executive producer Ben Karlin from The Daily Show.  If anyone knows The Daily Show always makes fun of President Bush.  However, the show says that it isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Humor, News, Politics | 11 Comments

Book Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

This book is considered a classic nowadays.  It’s virtually assigned to most high schools and college English classes so I thought I’d give this a whirl.  Almost everyone I hear recommends it, so I had this expectation to be this … Continue reading

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iTunesU, free Educational Stuff

iTunes U is a section of the iTunes store that houses educational audio and video files for free use by anyone. iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you … Continue reading

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Paying Students to get Good Grades

On the Colbert Report, the guest was Roland Fryer.  Fryer is an economics professor.  He has noticed that black students are the lowest minority gaining an education.  So he has applied his economics into society.  Basically, use the free market … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Government, Race | 8 Comments