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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…

Don’t Stop Giving A Damn: The Resistance Movement

For many of us every day since Trump's electoral college election (remember, Clinton won the majority) has been worse than the last. This presidency has already proven to be criminal, hateful and dangerous. Although each passing day brings with it a new threat to American freedoms and values, we must remind ourselves that resistance in…