How belief systems impact medical care
By: Christyl Rivers
Personal beliefs have a major impact on what kind of health care a person receives. Some people will go to a witch doctor, healer, or shaman. Some will go to an herbalist, chiropractor, or nutritionist. Some will go to an acupuncturist or reflexologist. And, of...
How to move from ego-psychology to eco-psychology
By: Christyl Rivers
At the end of the Victorian era, a young doctor named Freud changed the world by discovery of what is now known as the unconscious. His work was pivotal, but necessarily added to by others as the field of psychology grew. The new psychology of...
Why understanding evolution is considered so important
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is the science that no one wants. People are alright with light years in astronomy, okay with fossils found in geology, and even plate tectonics is not disputed, but people somehow feel a great loss came with knowing our kinship to the other great...
How conspiracy theories develop
By: Jason Daniel Baker
There is big money these days in perpetuating and inventing conspiracy theories. Sadly there is no money in refuting and debunking them. There is enough about phony conspiracy theories to fill a book and several have been written none of which has struck as big...
An overview of existentialism
By: Michael Hicks
Existentialism is a system of thought popularized by French philosophers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre in the mid-20th century but tracing it's roots to Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard in the early nineteenth century. One of it's signature characteristics are that it's meaning can fluctuate depending...
How to reduce racism in the US
By: Jacob Woods
To solve a problem it is fundamental to understand the roots of the impairment. With racism, there are many roots. Pretend racism is like a broken car and there is no given reason the vehicle is working. You take it to a mechanic and they...
UK study: Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich
By: Sun Meilan
The difference in education levels between the different classes has long been an issue in the UK. Those from the upper, usually wealthy, classes have historically had more chances in education than those from the lower, and poorer, working classes. Unfortunately, although both the Labour...
Study: Racial gap in US life expectancy reaches new low
By: Isabelle Esteves
In an article published on June 6, 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have noted an increase in life expectancy for all people, men and...
Overview of the Occupy Movement
By: Jacob Woods
The Occupy Wallstreet Movement may have dwindled on the journalistic radar, but it is still going strong on the streets. With a movement so large, controversial, and seemingly unorganized in their demands, it's hard to get an overview of what the movement is about. One...
Sociological perspectives: Functionalism
By: Jacob Woods
Functionalism is a viewpoint in sociology that is slowly losing credibility. Wrapped up in the thoughts that items like classism, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other versions of inequality serve as a necessary evil to hold up other institutions of society, it's no wonder this doctrine...

 

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