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Big Pharma: The business of curing what ails you (Part 2)

*Author’s Note: I wrote this for a Sociology class at WSU, but found the issues are still relevant. Furthermore, all of the complaints, regulations and legalities regarding marijuana, tobacco and perhaps even e-cigarette use are hypocritical considering our history of […]

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Big Pharma: The business of curing what ails you (Part 2)

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*Author’s Note: I wrote this for a Sociology class at WSU, but found the issues are still relevant. Furthermore, all of the complaints, regulations and legalities regarding marijuana, tobacco and perhaps even e-cigarette use are hypocritical considering our history of […]

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Big Pharma: Creating what ails you (Part 1)

*Author’s Note: I wrote this for a Sociology class at WSU, but found the issues are still relevant. Furthermore, all of the complaints, regulations and legalities regarding marijuana, tobacco

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Overweight and desperate? Check out your grandmother’s life

During the harsh winter of 1944-1945 a large part of the German-occupied Netherlands suffered from severe shortages of food and fuel. (LiberationRoute.com) If a pregnant woman experiences severe food shortages

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Edgar Allan Poe and Isolationism: His mysterious years in New York

After leaving Richmond in 1837, Edgar Allan Poe moved to New York City to pursue a position in journalism. Little is known about this period in Poe’s life. He

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Edgar Allan Poe’s way of thinking science with Eureka

There’s much more to Edgar Allan Poe’s work than wistful poetry, cleverly sarchastic humor tales or short stories of unspeakable psychologic horror, not to mention the unraveling of intrincate

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To the Dreamers I offer this Book of Truths: Edgar Allan Poe’s  lifelong quest for a livable world  

Was Edgar Allan Poe an alien? Many of his contemporaries seemed to think so, and so do quite a few people in Hollywood, apparently. And, yet, there is some

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No More Fear of Flying? Science finally begins to understand the mystery of gravity

Will we soon have flying carpets? Skyscrapers without elevators? Airplanes without wings? We should start to think seriously about such fantasies, because science is beginning to understand gravity, which is

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Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after

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Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next

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Where did Edgar Allan Poe have his last drink?

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October 3, 1849, an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker

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