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Labor Day is a day when most American workers have a day off and spend it being thankful that we have a job, if we have one. Any power the day once held to fire up a meaningful organized labor movement in the U.S. has long been stripped away. For the vast majority of us,… Read more »

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There’s finally an Internet challenge you can be proud of and you should ignore the naysayers and do it already. That’s the ice bucket challenge. The number of Internet “challenges” that have proliferated over the last several years are legion. These challenges normally involve a potentially dangerous stunt such as the “fire challenge,” the “cinnamon… Read more »

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Pride and Vain are mutually exclusive in terms of what they represent, although both words are used interchangeably. The former is having an intrinsic satisfaction over ones accomplishments, while the latter is conducive to excessive infatuation for ones appearance, opinions and abilities. The media has played an influential role in shaping our moral values, through… Read more »

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This has been the coolest New York City summer in my memory. One of the hottest summers I remember is 1961. Each scorcher my brother and I tortured our parents for relief from the heat. Deep into August that year, in the middle of Central Park they gave up. Here’s the story as it appeared… Read more »

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Original Article featured on Gorkana.us Paul Louis Maupin, Editor-in-Chief of Ask a New Yorker, on the NYC arts scene, publishing the underpublicized, and not beating around the bush. Can you begin by telling us about the content, mission, and style of Ask A New Yorker? Ask A New Yorker seeks to cover the New York… Read more »

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Quantum Entanglement is pervasively known as The God Effect, it’s the synchronicity between spatially separated particles on an infinitesimally subatomic scale regardless of their distance. When entanglement occurs, there’s a correlation between their momentum, velocity and spin in their state of entanglement, and their speed in which information propagates between particles seem instantaneous, regardless of… Read more »

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The ocean water is clean, seventy-four degrees and the surf, deceptively rough. The dog dug a hole, being a good guest; I joined Ricki in the hole. We stayed there covered with sand for an hour humming tunes, until a nosey pelican teased Ricki. We both rushed the bird. Exhausted from the two-block run, we… Read more »

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The beach bum and boating life are usually the providence of Florida or California. We don’t normally think of the metropolises of the Northeast to be home to the sun culture of people who live on boats or spend all of their time on beaches. But you can find some interesting seaside life right here… Read more »

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There are as many ways to see reading as there are books to read. Reading can be an escape. Reading can be a concentrated investigation. It can be didactic enrichment. It can be sensational entertainment. Without question though, the print in every book guides the reader’s eyes along paths of discovery lined with information that… Read more »