So prevalent has the trend towards plastic surgery become, South Korea now boasts the world's highest per capita use of plastic surgery as now one in every 77 people in South Korea now goes under the knife or needle in a bid to improve their looks. The question of course one ought to ask is why and how did this… » 4/23/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

So the reality is education and academic grades don't really matter, what matters is the proliferation of profits and prestige at the expense of academia. Which forces the awkward question why even bother subjecting certain students to intellectual standards when they are really just work horses to deliver sporting… » 3/28/14 5:11pm 3/28/14 5:11pm

The reality tells Belle Knox is that sex workers are criticized, prejudiced, taunted and ridiculed, well at least ones who attend affluent elite schools, because perhaps that profession is only purportedly reserved for the downtrodden, not for the well to do future female ivy warriors of society. » 3/04/14 10:13pm 3/04/14 10:13pm

The hoodwinking of media: Should we just shrug in dismay or accept that this is what media has morphed into: baseless reporting on shiny figures? How were these two celebrated so openly without any critical revelation, until now?

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Kids have you tried robbing a bank? And if you were to rob a bank what do you think it would take to actually get the job done? A gun, a machine gun, a hand written note explaining give it up or else, a spachler, a butcher knife, a butter knife or how about a meat cleaver whilst you're on your cell setting up an… » 2/24/14 5:55pm 2/24/14 5:55pm

One can't help wondering about the absurdity and irony of Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral, there he was surrounded by all these glamorous photogenic 'Hollywood friends' who had come to honor a legend (at a private gathering to boot) and yet in his time of need the actor was literally walking around like a bum, lonely, … » 2/08/14 8:02am 2/08/14 8:02am

One may argue it is also coming from the culture at large which has normalized the abject commodification of women to the point where an unwitting 13 year old boy believes he has free reign over their smaller defenceless sister whom he chose to commit this act on knowing full well that she could not fight back. Which… » 2/05/14 10:49pm 2/05/14 10:49pm

What is it about a celebrity's death to drugs that makes us all more alarmed, suddenly more aware of the pathos of addiction, the ravage that it causes? And if it takes the death of a celebrity to care, what do we think of those who succumb who aren't celebrities or wealthy? And are we really solving the drug problem… » 2/05/14 7:13am 2/05/14 7:13am

What plagued Philip Seymour Hoffman is what plagues many users: torture, loneliness, despair, conflict, a desire to escape, a physiological inability to ever totally put away their desire for serotonin stimulation and the need to sometimes experience ourselves away from ourselves. It’s the same way sex, food and… » 2/04/14 1:21am 2/04/14 1:21am

Whilst most of us can agree that accusations of Woody Allen sexually molesting his adoptive daughter raises questions of moral and legal culpability perhaps the greater question is whether we should care that sometimes a great film maker can be just as distorted and purportedly devoid of moral acumen as the subject… » 2/02/14 6:08pm 2/02/14 6:08pm

And this is the part I love: Producer Andre Delaseine has told that the company will protect Heidi’s safety, insisting that it’s Heidi who will make the choice.“This is not a gang bang that we’re doing, it’s Heidi who will make the choice,” he said.

Raise your hands if you think this is Heidi's choice or the…
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The debate as to whether to turn off the switch off or not although dealing with the right to life of an unborn child inherently has more to do with the state’s ability to intervene in matters that many argue ought to be personal and beyond the reach of the state. Unless of course it conveniently serves one's… » 1/24/14 2:08pm 1/24/14 2:08pm

One can't help wondering why it took 16 years to find the 'courage' as Jamie X tells to confront her sexual attacker. Why didn't she involve the law sooner, why now, and if she was so concerned about the teacher hurting other children why did not she seek redress earlier? Which is to ask what was the final tipping… » 1/23/14 2:27pm 1/23/14 2:27pm

The marketing ploy relies on human being’s general good nature to help what appears to be a whimpering abandoned child only to find that they have been duped into witnessing a horror show that can never be unseen. Nevertheless some have wondered if the gorilla marketing campaign has gone too far.... » 1/15/14 12:45pm 1/15/14 12:45pm

The marketing ploy relies on human being’s general good nature to help what appears to be a whimpering abandoned child only to find that they have been duped into witnessing a horror show that can never be unseen. Nevertheless some have wondered if the gorilla marketing campaign has gone too far.... » 1/15/14 12:44pm 1/15/14 12:44pm

Could Russia today be the sick man of Eurasia ? The inability to resolve stability issues in the Southern Regions seem to raise that question. To what extent is it really useful to keep hold on these regions is the question Putin has to answer. » 12/30/13 1:09am 12/30/13 1:09am