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Fast Food Nation

What’s in it for me? Learn the dark secrets of what’s really hidden in your fast food. When we’re not at home and hunger strikes, we’re often tempted by cheap, fast food. We see the perfect burger in the ads, the free toys, the unbeatable prices; but behind the bright and shiny image, there’s a […]

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Fashionable Nonsense

What’s in it for me? See how an -ism can ruin science. Would you be surprised to hear that a scientific journal published a text without any empirical evidence or a scientifically sound hypothesis? Impossible, right? Yet this is exactly what Alan Sokal accomplished. He managed to get a nonsensical and completely unfactual paper published […]

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Farmageddon

What’s in it for me? Discover the grim consequences of factory farming. We have come a long way since the very beginning of agriculture thousands of years ago – a very long way. Even the simpler forms of advanced agriculture that our grandparents witnessed seem to be vanishing at a steady pace. What has taken […]

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Faith

What’s in it for me? Listen in on the religious reflections of a former American president. Billions of people around the world follow religious doctrines and teachings. But even the strictest atheist has faith. Whether it’s trusted institutions, secular creeds such as human rights or simply our blind faith in everyday technologies, we all believe […]

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Excellent Sheep

What’s in it for me? Uncover the critical failures of America’s elite educational institutions. In this age in which America is suffering from a crisis of leadership, whereby the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer, it’s time to review our faith in the current leadership, almost all of whom were educated […]

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Excellent Daughters

What’s in it for me? Step into the modern world of Arab women. Many of us might loosely associate the act of flying with freedom. But for the thousands of young Arab women who are now making a living as flight attendants, this connection is quite concrete: when their planes take off, they are literally […]

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Evicted

What’s in it for me? Get a glimpse into a world of poverty and eviction. Imagine being thrown out of your home; it’s something most of us probably don’t even want to think about it. For many Americans, however, this traumatic experience is a cold, harsh reality. But if tenants cause trouble or don’t pay their […]

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Everyday Sexism

What’s in it for me? See clearly the sexism that persists in society every day. We live in a progressive society. Compared to our parents’ struggles, many of us live our lives free from discrimination or social humiliation. Are these statements true? Not at all. Discrimination is still a serious issue, and sexism is rampant. For most […]

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Every Nation For Itself

What’s in it for me? Get key insights into the geopolitics of a leaderless world. Imagine a world without gravity, or a zero-G world. We would all be floating in the air with no force to govern us. Now imagine that the world is in the same sort of power vacuum when it comes to […]

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Engines of Liberty

What’s in it for me? Renew your belief in changing society. It is often said that one man can change the course of history. Presidents like Washington, Lincoln and the two Roosevelts have undoubtedly put their mark on American history – but, great as they were, their achievements weren’t realized single-handedly. Something – or someone […]

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