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An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

Danny Panken, Contributor

November 6, 2019

A study published in Nature on Oct. 16, 2019 has provided some experimental evidence linking decreased neural activity as a possible mechanism for extending the lifespan of humans. So far scientific research has not given people a very clear look at what causes something to drastically increase a...

Jeffrey Epstein who?

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Max Fagan, Contributor

November 6, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein has been flooding all kinds of news platforms lately, but who was he? Born in New York City in 1953, two blue-collar Jewish parents raised Epstein in Brooklyn. He was known for his role in the business world where he quickly rose up the ranks to be able to work in trading and and advised some...

Investing platforms create opportunities for young investors

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Adam Erickson, Contributor

November 6, 2019

In the past, it has been hard for young people, especially those without formal business education, to even wrap their head around the concept of investing. Who do I trust? What do I invest in? How do I even get started? Those first two questions are tough to answer for even the most experienced investor. ...

The stock market: A look at Q3

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Let’s take a look into what’s moving the stock market this fall. As we all know, the economy is hitting a fragile point in which companies are changing, foreign relations are changing, and stocks are changing. Just a few months ago, many economists were expecting our doom. After the shift in the yield cu...

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Adam Erickson, Contributor

October 26, 2019

Between the early 1960’s and the mid 1970’s was a time known as the psychedelic era. You may picture hippies, the desire for political activism, and images of hundreds of thousands of people enjoying three days of peace, love and rock and roll at Woodstock. While all this is true, perhaps the more...

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Some of the worst wildfires in Lebanon’s history are currently raging in the southern coastal section of the country, specifically in the wooded Chouf region. Officials are saying these devasting wildfires are caused by the unusually high temperatures and strong winds that have been hitting th...

Our entrepreneurial downfall

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 24, 2019

What is wrong with us? There must be something we aren’t getting. Generation Z is continually scrutinized by society. Known for being impatient, unfocused, and heavily reliant on cellphones, this generation scares many adults. Many influential leaders have commented on the future of our world. Even Mark Cu...

U.S. and Turkey reach an agreement after months of sanctions wars

U.S. and Turkey reach an agreement after months of sanctions wars

Aditya Saxena, Contributor

October 24, 2019

President Trump announced on Oct. 23 that he is lifting sanctions imposed against Turkey (on Oct. 14) as the Turkish forces suspended their offense against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, a decision that instigated an agreement with Russia, allowing their security forces to patrol nearby and at ...

Food waste: a worldwide problem with billions of dollars at steak

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Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Since the 1970’s the population growth rate of Earth has slowly begun to decrease, reaching its peak in 1969 at an annual growth rate of 2.12%, according to the World Bank Group. Since then it has been steadily decreasing as the human population growth has continued on a steady decline to 1.10%, where it si...

The future of jewelry?

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diamonds, jewelry and a gray background for the finance and business industry.

Max Fagan, Contributor

October 24, 2019

New lab-grown diamonds - yes, diamonds created in a lab - have been recently introduced into stores around the world and are starting to become somewhat of a trend in fashion and business. Though word has slowly gotten out about these ‘fake rocks,' the idea of creating a diamond from scratch has been an ide...

UPS cleared for drone use

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

There’s no doubt that the world is getting smarter every day. Continually pushing the boundaries of technological advancements, our once-called dreams are now becoming realities. The United Parcel Service (UPS) has recently hit a huge milestone in shipping advancements. Remember when drones were a huge deal? V...

E-cigs attempt to decline

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Will Engstrom, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Seen as the largest epidemic of generation Z, vaping has taken every teenager's world by storm and has caused parents throughout the nation to be extremely concerned. Electronic cigarettes have reached a popularity so high, that the Center for Disease Control recently made a statement stating the eminent hea...

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