Monthly Archives: March 2012

Is Drinking Now Part of the University/College Experience?

Just what is being taught at school? The Western post-secondary education is supposed to be a place of intellectual discourse and personal exploration. However, new research is shining light on the exploration that people engage in as university or college students. … Continue reading

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How 3/11 Changed the People of Japan – Part 2: Love and Unity

March 11 was the worst day of many people’s lives in Japan, and most of the news coverage was understandably focused on destruction. It was important to know what was happening, and how bad it got; but now it’s time … Continue reading

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How 3/11 Changed the People of Japan – Part 1: Fear, Trust, and Death

The March 11 tsunami left a scar on Japan last year. The confusion was widespread, and depression and suicides were imminent. But not enough people talked about how the tsunami has changed regular Japanese people since the tragedy. A while … Continue reading

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Will Encyclopaedia Britannica Live On Only in the History Books?

Maybe if it’s an e-book. After almost two and a half centuries of publication, Britannica is no more. Between Google and Wikipedia, it took less than two decades to render the well-respected encyclopaedia useless. However, the Britannica website is still … Continue reading

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The Science of Mobile Phone Usage While Driving, in Today’s Social World

How bad is driving while texting or talking on a phone? How often do people do it? Is the number increasing? You may be surprised. Continue reading

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Models are Getting Smaller but Everyone Else is Getting Bigger

When it comes to fashion marketing, manipulating the waistline isn’t exactly magic, but it sure is a vanishing act nowadays. Exhibit A: Cindy Crawford (above). Yikes! Just look at her. Today’s advertisers would tell her to come back after losing 10 … Continue reading

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Tsunami Survival Guide: Japanese Culture is Not Conducive to Staying Alive

If you have Japanese values, you shouldn’t expect to survive a devastating tsunami. The concept of TENDENKO may change the culture of Japan, and save thousands of lives. Continue reading

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What Does English Sound Like to Foreigners?

What does English sound like to foreigners? Watch two videos that show what the rest of the world experiences when they hear North American English. Continue reading

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Everybody Hates Toby

Has Governor Toby of Tokyo lost touch with reality? Has he lost touch with his supporters? You be the judge, in this piece on power trips, alienation, stupidity, and divinity. Continue reading

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