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Dr. Phil's career has been shrouded in controversy for many years. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Dr. Phil’s Comments Exemplify a Problematic Career

April 22, 2020

McGraw's latest comments should serve as an indicator that it is time to dethrone the highest-paid daytime personality.

Epcot has closed for the longest time period in history due to Covid-19. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Epcot is Closed But Its Magic Abounds

April 22, 2020

While we may not know what the future holds, Epcot’s message should resonate with all of us.

Stay-at-home orders have contributed to increased rates of domestic and child abuse. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Stay-at-Home Orders Lead to Altered Family Dynamics

April 15, 2020

The impact of the pandemic on family dynamics is only beginning to be felt, and it will likely have lasting ramifications for many families.

Movie theaters remain cultural traditions in the United States. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Preserving the Magic of the Movies

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis could reasonably sound alarm bells regarding the state of movie theaters in the country.

This year's pool of Democratic candidates was the most diverse yet. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Representation in Politics Hindered by Electability

March 11, 2020

With President Trump in office, many Democrats prioritzed electability over policy in their candidate so as to ensure a victory for their party.

“The Circle,” a Netflix original reality TV show explores the way people connect and interact online. (Courtesy of Facebook)

“The Circle” Plays At Our Desire To Connect

March 4, 2020

There are nuanced levels to all technology use, and “The Circle” reminds us that we all have the same concerns about how we appear online.

Gun control remains important two years after the shooting in Parkland. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Remembering the Resilience of Parkland

March 4, 2020

You cannot wait until it is your child or your life that is lost the next shooting to take action.

Seeing Past the One-Inch-Tall Barrier

Seeing Past the One-Inch-Tall Barrier

February 12, 2020

While it complicates the category’s qualifications, the new title serves to show that “foreign” may not be the best way to refer to these films. The victory of “Parasite” also proves that these films are far from limited to this category alone. 

Experiment with mindfulness. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Exploring the Merits of Mindfulness

December 4, 2019

When it comes to mental health, there is one word that has found its way into almost every recent conversation: mindfulness. It sounds simple enough, but this small practice has grown into a big movement...

Michael Phelps, Olympic superstar, has begun speaking out about mental health. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Athletes Get Real About Their Mental Health

November 20, 2019

This month, NBC Sports released “HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports,” a documentary featuring several famous athletes who detail their struggles with mental health during their careers. The project...

Small acts of compassion can have a greater impact than one may think. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Battling Grief With Compassion

November 13, 2019

It is cliché, but it is true — a single act of kindness can go a long way. In today’s world, kindness is more important than ever. Personally, I have recently been reminded just how heartbreaking,...

Instagram influencers frequently promote detox teas to their followers. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Detoxing Instagram Culture: The Power of the Influencer

November 6, 2019

The constant flow of incredibly, and often unrealistically, thin and fit models can contribute to a worsened body image for users viewing the content. 

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