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Anger: the new entertainment?

Though the occasional funny or heartwarming video will be featured on my Twitter feed, the majority of Twitter content is anger based. People angry (and rightfully so) with the latest political news disgracing America, people annoyed with co-workers, people upset about the disappointing conclusion to their favorite TV show, people arguing via rapid fire tweets…

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Live, Laugh, Loathe – On Motivational Junk

"Keep Calm and Carry On", "Live, Laugh, Love", "Good vibes only", "No bad days". These are the supposed motivational and inspiring words people seem to enjoy having around them. On t-shirts, mugs, "art", tattoos, tote bags and bumper stickers, these objects of hope, resilience and positivity abound these days. I recently went into my company's…

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Feeding Your Fitness Tracker

Wearable fitness tracking devices were available in consumer-grade electronics by at least the early 2000s. The first trackers were essentially nicer looking pedometers with a few additional capabilities like calorie expenditure and heart rate. Today the wearable devices have become sleek, thin watches worn as statements of a healthy lifestyle with a futuristic fashion forward…