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Celebrities Against The Stigma of Mental Illness

On the MTV website, they list 15 Celebrities putting a stop on the stigma against mental illness. The celebrities mentioned in the list have suffered some form of mental illness(es) as you and I have. 57 more words

Mental Health

A Raven by any other name, is just as ignorant

Raven-Symone… Girl.

On today’s airing of ABC’s daytime talk show The View, co-host Raven-Symone during the hot topics segment that she wouldn’t hire someone who has a “ghetto-sounding” name. 386 more words

Let's Just Talk About Bernie Sanders' Booming Social Media Success

Presidential content has been pouring out of every news outlet and website this year.  On top of their normal campaign coverage and publicity from the major networks, candidates are trying to gain notoriety and acceptance with less seasoned tactics. 1,026 more words

Social Media

how to be famous

When I flew home last week, my mom reported how many views my TED talk had received and asked me if anyone recognized me on the plane. 1,307 more words

Writing About Writing

Kanye West needs to know where he belongs

Never failing to surprise, rapper Kanye West has another larger-than-life announcement: he is running for president in 2020. His declaration came at the very end of an anti-award show rant at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMA) on Aug. 400 more words


October 10, 1964: The Day that Japan Said "Konnichiwa"

I was one. Exactly.

The day the Tokyo Olympics began.

It was a moment

of Pride

of Joy

of Hope

for all Japanese.

The song, “Konnichi wa, Akachan,” (“Hello, My Baby”) was one of the most popular songs of the time in Japan, and it’s cheerful melody and lyrics or promise represented the mood of the country when Japan welcomed the world.

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Tokyo Olympics

[UPDATED]The One Year Anniversary of Jan Hooks's Death: She's Still Funny

UPDATE: Astute reader Elizabeth points out that Kevin Nealon confirmed that Hooks had cancer in a December 2014 Howard Stern interview (see the link in the comment below). 465 more words

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