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  • [IN PROGRESS] Discussion: The Use of Animal Experimental Models in the Field of Biology

    [IN PROGRESS] Discussion: The Use of Animal Experimental Models in the Field of Biology0

    Animal experimentation is the use of non-human organisms whose biological systems mock those of humans. This helps researchers understand the human system more closely without harming human test subjects and develop medical treatments for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.   In my opinion, animal experimental models are integral to making empirical scientific discoveries.

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  • Perception of Women with Visual Body Modifications

    Perception of Women with Visual Body Modifications0

    Introduction: When making a lasting first impression we often hear that image is everything. Historically, women endured the most scrutiny by society for their image, especially when women have visible tattoos or other body modifications that deviate from social constructs of beauty. In recent years, Visual Body Modifications (VBM) such as tattoos have been growing

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  • Breathing Life into Lines: Disney’s Success at Personality Animation

    Breathing Life into Lines: Disney’s Success at Personality Animation0

    Characters in animation are just a group of lines and vectors. But how is it that they play with our emotions? What about Wall-E or Up that makes us laugh, or cry? It’s personality animation. Simply put, animators manipulate hues, sound, movement, line-work, etc. to give a hero or villain a very distinct personality. And

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  • Winning the Lottery Won’t Fix Your Money Problems

    Winning the Lottery Won’t Fix Your Money Problems0

    With the Powerball Lottery now estimated at 1.3 billion, people are imagining what they would do with the money if they won, and buying more tickets to bring them closer to it. But chasing dreams like this is dangerous for anyone trying to be wealthy- especially poor households, who spend 9% of their income on

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  • Beyond Wage Gaps: A Double Standard for Confidence

    Beyond Wage Gaps: A Double Standard for Confidence0

    As a UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey is used to having to fight off blows tirelessly, but after her shocking loss to Holly Holm, she now must prepare to fight through the rampant attacks that tell her she deserved to lose. Rousey first became a sensation after her infamous 30 second knockout of Bethe Correia. With

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  • Companionship and Betrayal in Medieval Literary Heroism

    Companionship and Betrayal in Medieval Literary Heroism0

    In Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings, companionship and betrayal are major themes that arise in notions of Medieval heroism. Protagonists of the texts share numerous parallels – both Beowulf and Frodo are betrayed in their climactic battle scenes, and rely on the loyalty of others in their weakest moments. Before fighting the dragon,

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  • Keep Up the Good Work: The Business Application of Self-Complexity Theory

    Keep Up the Good Work: The Business Application of Self-Complexity Theory0

    In 1985, Patricia Linville published her research on how self-complexity and affect (aka emotions) interact. In other words, how does the understanding of who you are affect your emotional state? The Yale psychologist stumbled upon a particularly interesting phenomenon– it has the ability to transform the way we manage people. Self-complexity is the idea that

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  • Come Again? A Study on Masturbation.

    Come Again? A Study on Masturbation.0

    NOTE: This study is not safe for work, and may not be appropriate for people of a certain age– all of this however is at your discretion. With that said, this study examines a topic most people consider taboo: masturbation. We’ll take a look at it from several angles in hopes that we may be

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  • Bioshocked: The Contradiction of Elizabeth

    Bioshocked: The Contradiction of Elizabeth0

    2015 has proven itself to be a landmark year in regards to the representation of minority groups. Whether it be in television (Jessica Jones), film (Mad Max: Fury Road), or reality itself, efforts have been made to appeal to the incredibly diverse audience that is the 21st century; but how successful has it really been?

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