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Anomie

Remember When the Music Didn't Suck

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Two summers ago, I visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Rihanna's dress was on display, which is sort of like putting Joe Namath's jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. It doesn't really belong.

The Absence of Presence

Francis Levy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is not really there? It could be them or you. Either the person in question is quite distant and removed b...

Cheating Ourselves: Education and Its Discontents

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

In recent times, our national conversation on education has been too focused on the race for scarce jobs and fears of our decline in the global race to the top. If somebody else wins we lose. It's now a global a zero sum game.

New Students' Anxiety: Learning Campus Norms

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

The incoming students know the university's written policies (or at least are told what they are or where to find them) but tend to be curious about the informal rules. What do people wear to class? Can we eat during class? Should I have a separate notebook for my labs and lectures?

Anomie in a World of Social Media

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology
Frank A. Weil

French sociologist Emile Durkheim gave a name to crowd loneliness: "anomie." That state of mind was believed to be often at the root of social unrest. So this condition is not altogether new, but the Internet may have amped it up a few notches.

"I Took All of this for Granted"

Lori Day | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Lori Day

What is at stake is women's ability to have authentic and freely chosen lives -- nothing less.

It's Time For The Global Village To Stand Up For Our Children

Lori Day | Posted 06.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Lori Day

When Abercrombie & Fitch recently launched their pushup padded bikini top for girls aged 8 to 12, something inside me finally broke.