Overview of the DSM-V
By: Bob Seery
I'm quite sceptical myself about DSM classifications; there are clearly a lot of disorders being brought into being - seemingly from nowhere - and the issue here appears to be the need to create a greater fusion with pharmacological research. For all the new conditions...
By: Perry McCarney
With once in a lifetime storms happening every other year and abnormal weather conditions occurring in all parts of the world, more and more people are becoming concerned about the size of their ecological footprint. The environmental impacts of our lifestyle choices. A significant part...
By: Perry McCarney
It often seems that those who design facilities for the use of the public must never use such themselves. Perth in West Australia has some beautiful, stylish railway stations. They look very nice, but they are useless at protecting you from inclement weather. There are...
Culture: The symbolic expressions of tatoos
By: J. James
Tell me about your tattoo “A tattoo is often a mark of rebellion, a kind of irrevocable snub to parents or churches or other authorities that have tried to tell someone who she has to be.” as Beth Felker Jones as states in...
By: Laura Jerpi
Hip is not a soccer mom wearing high-waisted jeans and rollers in her hair while buying toilet paper at Walmart. Like it or not, this badge of honor is the offical emblem of suburbs across the country. Undoubtedly it’s a tough job to overcome...
Zecharia Sitchin's controversial theory of the origins of man
By: D. Vogt
Zecharia Sitchin is a Soviet-born American writer on paranormal studies and alleged influence in early human history by alien travellers (so-called "ancient astronauts"). In particular, Sitchin believes that a planet following an extremely long elliptical orbit through our solar system, called Nibiru, is home to...
People-watching: More than a pastime
By: Dicky Mint
Brenda Wilson (actress Emma Wray) and her on-screen sister Pamela (played by actress Liza Tarbuck, daughter of legendary Liverpudlian stand up comic Jimmy Tarbuck) introduced me into people watching in 1987 as I watched the aptly named UK sit com entitled "Watching". There are a...
By: Elizabeth M Young
These are chaotic times for political scientists, given the chaos that has been created by the Gulf Oil Spill. The job descriptions reside in the political alliance or the neutrality of the political scientist. The tasks, challenges and opportunities are dependent upon whether the political...
The physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects of stress
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
Stress is something that everyone gets, young and old. It's an odd behavioral symptom that gets us down, pulls us into an unhappy spot and leaves us there, making us want to pull our hair out. It makes us feel burnt out and tired even...
Can science settle the question of whether money can buy happiness?
By: Christyl Rivers
Science can measure your self assessment of happiness. It is up to you to shop wisely in "buying" happiness. Science is a process that seeks truth. Money is an abstract concept invented by humans for convenience. Can the science process teach us anything about abstract...

 

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