2012 December

Ask Dr. Scott December

Q: Dr. Scott, how can I get through Christmas this year without gaining weight? A: Plan your holiday eating list and check it twice! If you fail to plan, you …
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Self-Reliance: The four exercises of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idealism remains an intrinsically baffling strain of thought to for readers interpret even today.  Yet Emerson’s intellectual stock has never been valued higher. Emersonian thought has become the model of the independent American mind heroically transcending personal and social limitations to liberate its genius. The concept of self-reliance, perhaps Emerson’s most potent and misunderstood concept, constructed in the essay Self-Reliance, is not the philosophy of rugged individualism, nor is it the ideological doctrine of strict libertarianism.  Self-reliance is always a method or an instrument, presenting itself in different masks depending on the era and circumstance.  It is a cookbook for making lucid universal objective truth through the act of finding the totality of a universe in oneself, seeing oneself as a creator.
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What is Next for Amendment 64?

Weed is legal, but what exactly does that mean for you and me as we move forward?

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Smiling at Doomsday: A Brief Deconstruction of Apocalyptic Myths

December 21st, 2012 is a laughing matter. As the day in which our existence is prophesized to be terminated or violently altered by a cluster bomb of planetary collisions, solar …
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Keeping Colorado Strong

Something positive came out of Colorado in 2012 “Colorado strong”. High school senior, Taylor Edgin, furthered the expression, which started on social media, and turned it into a real way to help Coloradans.

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(un)Traditional Gift Guide

We couldn’t get away with publishing a paper in the month of December without at least mentioning Christmas gifts, could we? Even though the world is supposed to end just …
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Insights into Inner-Space: An Interview with Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Rick Strassman

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently sent photos to earth of a previously unseen population of seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was …
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Art of our armageddon – dead wood and old parts are the new palatte

Be it a matter of taste, art or necessity, humans find a way through personal and natural disaster and some create beauty where death was assumed to rule. It’s nature’s way, after all.

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Album Review: I Love You, It’s Cool – Bear in Heaven

I Love You It’s Cool By Bear in Heaven

While there are a slew of synth-pop, and garage bands these days trying to convince us that they …
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