Archive for September, 2010

10 Books That Will Make You Dumber

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Books are lots of things – heartbreaking, enlightening, maddening and sometimes downright dumb. Whether they are intended to fool you, encourage you, or shed light on the truth, some books end up making readers dumber than they were before. Here are just 10 of the many books that will make you dumber: The Secret by […]

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10 Essential Works of Transhumanist Fiction

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Transhumanist fiction is a developing genre that explores futuristic societies in which technology has been used to enhance human cognitive and physical abilities. Basically, the undesirable and inherently human qualities that everyone possesses are eliminated, causing the posthuman world to become either utopian or more imperfect, usually the latter. The authors who compose transhumanist fiction […]

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10 Mesmerizing Works of Metafiction

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Metafiction refers to fiction that knowingly address the rules and conventions of fiction during the course of the story, and has the creative process (often of itself) as its main subject. Basically, a metafictional story is one that “knows” on some level that it’s a story, and that plays with format and style in playful […]

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5 Ways Health Reform Affects College Students

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The health care reform will be beneficial for every consumer, young and old, who needs inexpensive health insurance with excellent coverage. With the established health care reform, people with pre-existing conditions or sicknesses can no longer be dropped or disqualified from their insurance plan, and, starting in 2014, consumers will be able to compare insurance […]

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10 Famous Writers Who Didn’t Die From Suicide or Alcohol

Monday, September 20th, 2010

There’s a stereotype about writers that’s hard to shake from your subconscious; namely, that they’re a bunch of boozy sad sacks who suffer so much for their art that they usher themselves into early, bitter graves by addiction to their vices. Jack Kerouac died of cirrhosis from a life of heavy drinking; Ernest Hemingway turned […]

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50 Young Adult Book Blogs

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

It’s nice to see that even during a time when technology rules all, tweens and teens are still reading, and young adult literature is the genre of choice. YA literature is written for readers in the 12-to-18 age group, but there are plenty of adult readers who can’t help themselves from reading about vampires, high […]

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10 Craziest Conspiracy Theories

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

There’s a definite line between hunting for the truth and letting yourself get played for a sucker, and when it comes to certain major world events, too many people fall into the latter category. It’s basically the difference between thinking your flat tire is an accidental inconvenience and a plot to keep you from getting […]

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5 Professors You are Glad You Never Had

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

You always think of professors and teachers as people you look up to and who are meant to teach you new things and be there when you have questions or need guidance. When these people get into trouble, arrested, or are accused of murder, rape, and other violent crimes it takes us by surprise as […]

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ABC’s of Budgeting in College

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Most college students are broke as a joke, but that’s all the more reason to budget your money when you have less of it to go around. When all you need are the basics to get by, budgeting is not too terribly hard. The more you know and the more you say no, the more […]

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10 Reasons to Love the Fall

Monday, September 6th, 2010

September has arrived and the summer is waning, giving way to the fall and all of its perks. Because the fall comes between two more notable seasons, it tends to be overlooked. It’s not known for sunshine, beach fun, Santa Clause or the unwrapping of presents. It’s not widely considered “the most wonderful time of […]

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