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How do you KNOW it’s a hoax? (or: How to outsmart the Internet)

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Whether it's the latest rumor about Facebook stealing your photos or the warning you got from a friend-of-a-friend about razerblades in the Hallowe'en candy, how do you know if it's bogus, outdated, or just plain wrong?   Here are few tips to help you OUTSMART THE INTERNET: 1. Consider the distance from the source, (or: Where did […]

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Presidential Debates Over- What Now?


With the presidential election coming up on November 8th, there's still plenty of time to obsess over this poll and that poll. I prefer to spend my time worrying about the current and near future Supreme Court vacancies. After all, a presidential term (even two) is a drop in the bucket compared to the lifetime appointment […]

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¿Día de los muertos o Halloween?


En una reciente visita a una tienda de Halloween me di cuenta de que los vestidos y el maquillaje inspirados en el día de muertos están siendo usados como disfraces de Halloween. Aunque hay similitudes entre el origen espiritual del día de Halloween y el del Día de los Muertos (también conocido como Día de los Santos) la forma […]

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Day of the Dead or Halloween?


As my recent visit to the Halloween store revealed, colorful Day of the Dead inspired skeleton makeup and dresses are once again trending as popular Halloween costumes in the consumer world. While Day of the Dead parallels All Saints Day origins of Halloween, the way that Halloween is celebrated in today's world (pumpkin carving, costume wearing, trick-or-treating, haunted houses) differs greatly from the sacred traditions […]

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