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Radical Histories: Consciousness Reacts Features 

Radical Histories: Consciousness Reacts

As Malcolm X lost his perfect vision, straining his eyes to read through the dim light captured by the cleavage of his cell door, he learnt the history of blacks in America. I have read his autobiography and it is clear that among its cardinal desire is to make a point on history. History, Malcolm X insisted, had been hidden from African Americans, left out of textbooks and public discussion. He knew that if it was only torn from the shadows and the stories of African civilization and the slave-trade…

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Food Waste Features 

Food Waste

It is not at all uncommon to see a perfectly wrapped and uneaten sandwich, or a half eaten container of takeout in the garbage bin. Sadly, discarded food is a sight seen far too often. According to a recent study, Canada is one of the worst offenders. Research conducted over the past year by public and industry leaders in food waste Second Harvest and Value Chain International found that Canadians have wasted or lost nearly 60 percent of the food they produced, which equates to 35.5 million metric tonnes of…

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Poop with a Purpose Features 

Poop with a Purpose

We all need some poop in our lives that takes the form of comedy. In the case of this article, it is shit. The Shit Museum is located in a rural stretch of northern Italy 62 miles outside Milan. The museum has all kinds of shit, ranging from cow poop to dog poop. A few crystal spheres exhibit poop to show the components of it. The museum has a farm next to it. The official website of the museum states that shit powers all the different installations of the farm….

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Radical Biographies: Murray Bookchin and the Anarchist’s Nature Features 

Radical Biographies: Murray Bookchin and the Anarchist’s Nature

Murray Bookchin would have been a gadfly had he not trilled the notes of beauty and imagination. The philosopher was raised in a different society. Political discussion was public discussion, frequently done at the feet of the local candy store. If the weather was nice, one could go hear the daily preachings of radicals at street corners. There was hope for revolution in this 1930s Working Class New York City village. These conditions inspired a philosophy that places a great value on the experience of freedom and equality. Bookchin’s own…

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Artificial Intelligence and Modern-Day Consumers Features 

Artificial Intelligence and Modern-Day Consumers

Spotify, Apple Music, Air Miles, Facebook, PC Optimum, and Instagram. All of these programs and applications are currently monitoring and tracking your consuming behaviour. These multi-million and multi-billion-dollar companies are using Artificial Intelligence to compute and organize this information so that marketers can further adjust and personalize campaigns. Retail businesses are also doing the same. However, their main focus is to use the AI programs for online websites to drive up the number of e-commerce transactions with recommendations and a more personalized shopping experience. Inherently, these AI programs will change…

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A Call To Action Features 

A Call To Action

We still continue to treat our home without a care. We seem to forget that without it, we do not exist. We live in a time where technological advancement and artificial intelligence[1] headline the news. We’ve become so far removed from our roots, so obsessed with ourselves, that the mass extinction[2], oil spillages [3]and rising sea levels[4] are just things that we can brush aside and hide under the carpet. We can not stand for this. Too many times do people say, “my actions won’t change anything.” This puts into…

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E-Books vs Paper Books Features 

E-Books vs Paper Books

Remember those days when the weather was muggy, it was cold and raining, and all you wanted to do was make a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with your favourite book on the couch? Welcome to the future. This can slowly turn into curling up with your little e-reader that, despite all efforts made by marketers, will not compare to the feeling you get when you hold an actual book. The world is recognizing the benefits of e-Books and is trying to incorporate them into consumer’s daily lives,…

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Michelangelo Features 

Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was one of the most revolutionary artists of the Renaissance period which spanned across the 12th century to the 15th century. He was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. His family was of royalty but they were not very influential and hold much power. It’s unusual that Michelangelo was from an upper class because an artist was usually considered of the poor class. However, Michelangelo was a voluntary member of the profession which made him part of the working class, which made…

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The Success Story of Kevin O’Leary Features 

The Success Story of Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O’Leary, or often known as “Mr. Wonderful,” is a venture capitalist on the television shows Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, and he co-founded the company O’Leary Funds and the software company SoftKey. Starting from a young age, he was always learning about sales and the art of business from his family. At six years old, it was discovered that he had dyslexia. After seeking help from specialists, O’Leary says he learned how to focus more on his strengths. However, he also figured out at the age of fifteen, while…

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Philosophy of an Ethical History Features 

Philosophy of an Ethical History

History will have to be justified. We cannot go on teaching the same humdrum, plain-vanilla, without an explanation, or justification. We will need to know if history can ever do good, and by what criteria we are to judge its success. There are some things we know that history cannot exist in the sake of. Yet it is “in the sake of” them anyway. It should not be our source of pride or solidarity. The nature of these two powers is to eliminate reflection. “Solidarity” only entails groupthink, and “pride”…

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