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Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech

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Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech
Over the last few years, several technological advancements have joined together to dramatically increase the number of photojournalists roaming the streets waiting to capture everything from the mundane to the historic. The smartphone era has brought not only immediate access to information, but also the incredible ability to capture and share photos and videos across…
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We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)

We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)

Growing up in suburban Mentor, Ohio, I had a dream. My dream was to be the number one draft pick for the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians after winning a NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the University Of Kentucky. This at no point during my youth seemed like a lofty goal. It seemed attainable and…
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Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

There’s an old truism that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, they’d eventually produce Hamlet. No such luck. Instead, they’re producing ever-more insane “terms of agreement.” Oh. I’m sorry. My mistake. It’s not an infinite number of monkeys. It’s obscenely paid corporate lawyers. Monkeying around with accepted notions…
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Report Confirms Climate Change is Happening, And We Are To Blame

Report Confirms Climate Change is Happening, And We Are To Blame

Imagine hundreds of tons of melting ice the size of apartment complexes falling into the sea. Now imagine 80 of the world’s largest cities underwater because of that melted ice (think of the movie Waterworld without terrible acting by Kevin Costner). Oh, and imagine this catastrophe being entirely our fault. Devastating weather patterns have received…
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Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

If you’re into perennially tanned, complex political figures not named John Boehner, meet Florida’s Charlie Crist. If the name sounds familiar, maybe it’s because Crist has an uncanny aptitude for remaining relevant no matter the times. Over the course of the last seven years, he’s been elected governor, switched parties (Republican to independent to Democrat),…
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