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The Near-Death Experience: Evidence of the Afterlife?

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The near-death experience (NDE) remains a phenomena that continues to be an object of fascination for many. There are now thousands of documented cases with similar salient features as their central theme, that of travelling through a tunnel of bright light, being reunited with loved ones, spirit guides and other entities, and an all-encompassing feeling of love. For those who …

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Bill Hicks: The Great Crusader of Comedy

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Bill Hicks was the chain-smoking, anti-establishment American stand-up comedian that spawned many imitators with his observations and searching questions on numerous topics such as drugs, smoking, war, aliens, pornography, religion, governments, advertising, conspiracies and dead rock musicians among them. A Southern Baptist preacher’s son, Bill seemed to have adopted the ability to work a crowd, wandering the stage, often pausing …

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A Scarlet Letter of a Sex Worker

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The sex industry is an often misunderstood profession that in all actuality can be a lucrative, convenient and viable career option for those brave enough (or fool-hardy depending on your point of view) to pursue this line of work. We have all heard of the time-worn cliché that prostitution is oldest trade, however, by and large the stigma and judgement …

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Automakers Promise Safety, But Can They Deliver?

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One of the most pressing issues we face globally is how we may not be able to adapt to how rapidly technological innovation is transforming the way we drive. Despite the positive response to Google’s autonomous technology, many safety experts continue to remind the public that automakers may not be 100 percent ready to develop vehicles that put safety first. …

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The Scourge of Athletics that just Refuses to go Away

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The East German’s strictly coordinated program of feeding performance enhancing drugs to their athletes known as the State Plan 24.25 secured many victories and dominance of Athletics for decades. Many now suffer the ill-effects of this systematic doping program with associated health problems from such a substantial amount of steroid consumption. Revealing the lengths those involved in the sport will …

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Making the Case for the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life

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Are we alone in the universe? This is a question that has always remained a source of unending intrigue, which is understandable when you consider the enormous distances across the far reaches of space and time, of which we are but a fraction. The evidence speaks for itself: Our galaxy, the Milky Way, supports a mere 200 billion stars. There …

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Resident Evil: The Horrific Crime of the Family Annihilators

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A millionaire father murders his wife and daughter before committing suicide. On this occasion the man shot his family and their pets, including dogs and horses, before setting fire to his £1.2 million mansion. When such incidents occur it is often compelling for not only being an unimaginable and horrific act, but also for its juxtaposition, running contrary to the …

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Will America’s Love Affair with The Gun Ever Show Signs of Abating?

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Another tragedy, and yet another baffling and muted response. Once again the debate on gun control was reignited following another mass shooting, this time at a bible meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which 9 people were slain by gunman Dylann Roof, 21. Clearly a troubled young man, Roof had immersed himself in an …

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Game Set and Mismatch: Disparities in the Drive for Gender Equality

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The Tennis clay court season is almost upon us, so a good time perhaps to revisit one peccadillo and often debated issue, that of prize money, specifically the correct amount that should be awarded to both men and women within the higher echelons of the game. With equal prize money in Grand Slam tournaments awarded to both genders, despite the …

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The Rotherham Child Sex Abuse Scandal: Not just a Child Abuse Issue

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Following the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal, the Jay Report was commissioned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to investigate child sex abuse by grooming gangs within the Rotherham area. Written by Professor Alexis Jay, it covered a period from 1997 to 2013 and was published in August 2014. Its findings highlighted abuse of white British girls, some as young as …