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The idea of a drug treatment used to fight HIV, might stave off multiple sclerosis (MS) was first propounded in 2011 by Julian Gold of Prince of Wales Hospital in Sidney, according to Medical News Today. Dr Golds suspicion was confirmed in a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. HIV patients… Read more »

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The United States of America is currently confronting its most dangerous threat. This threat is not from terrorist. This threat is not from natural disaster, an energy crisis or pollution. Contrary to the news, this threat is not the Tea Party or Obamacare, depending upon which news source you use. Rather, this threat is an… Read more »

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More than a technique, more than a school of thought, more than a conception of an idea, society relies upon the artist for the artist’s unique vision.  From the artist’s vision, society gains perspective.  Artists do not show mirror images of reality.  Artists show us how we feel and how we live. Artists align everyday… Read more »

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Verbal irony and verbal sarcasm have always been used interchangeably and out of context, but there’s a clear distinction between these figurative devices, they’re mutually exclusive. There are many forms of irony, such as; dramatic, situational, verbal and socratic irony etc…, but let’s specifically dismantle verbal irony and sarcasm. Verbal irony is objectively innocuous, whereas… Read more »

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In the Upstate Schenectady School district, five-year-old Jeneya Nevins boarded the wrong bus to the wrong school, assimilating herself in a first-grade classroom, a notion completely oblivious to teachers and staff. Apparently the school was expecting a new first-grader, and the kindergartner’s verbal confirmation was credence to the “board of education.” Metonymic, Of course! Teachers… Read more »

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He is the most consummate master of vowels and consonants, the greatest poet. As a philosopher and moralist I have no abnormal respect for him. You guessed it folks. Shakespeare! The man, the dude, the master of masters imbedded in the canons of literature, music, performance art and even everyday language. He had coined hundreds… Read more »

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I shouldn’t drive down this block. I’m taking a chance. True, it’s just another street in Brighton Beach, where five-story apartment buildings march right up to the ocean. They resemble 1776 Walton Avenue in the Bronx, where I grew up—plain and mundane. But these sit on the Atlantic, right on the cusp of land and… Read more »

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Here’s a peculiar phenomenon to ponder on; a dog aligns itself to the north-south axis with the earths magnetic field while defecating; according to the Frontiers In Zoology. The earths magnetic or geomagnetic field spans between the earths interior and the solar wind. Changes in the magnetic conditions can alter the dogs mood or state,… Read more »

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Let’s get some definitions out of the way first: Gentrification is integration that you don’t like. Integration is gentrification that benefits you. Filmmaker Spike Lee made news when he complained about the gentrification of Brooklyn recently, decrying the efforts of white interlopers to “bogart” black cultural enclaves like his native Fort Greene. But Lee suffers… Read more »

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In the bustle of New York City, tucked away in the charming neighborhood North of Little Italy (Nolita), nestled between the posh boutiques beneath the trees outstretching their limbs over Elizabeth Street is a neat, little storefront with a large sign declaring “Moe’s Meat Market.” Years ago, Moe’s had been a meat market.  In fact,… Read more »