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Google Glass: man and machine coming together

  Star Trek’s Borg were my favorite bad guys as a child. Half-organic, half-machine, bionic implants and cold, calculating disposition made them everything that humanity is not. With their systematic “assimilation” (read: annihilation) of every species they met, they were a delight to hate. Why then, am I so excited about Google Glass, which looks…

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Don’t hate your job, get a degree and a better job

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If you’ve ever hated your job, this article is for you. Stop sacrificing your dignity in order to meet someone else’s bullshit definition of “work ethic.” Is there a point to working when neither the responsibilities nor salary are motivating? Hell no. Those who dauntlessly show up for their 40 hour per week beating silently…

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The Overdose Prevention Act would make easier for New Jersey doctors to write prescriptions for naxolone

New Jersey lawmakers haven’t been able to stop talking about illegal drugs. Most recently, they’ve been talking about naloxone, pronounced “null-OX-own.” Naloxone has zero possibility for addiction and it definitely won’t get you high, but it does rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses (e.g., heroin, oxycodone, OxyContin, morphine, etc.) This ongoing conversation is evidence…

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Gov. Christie made wrong call on the Good Samaritan Act: Would Bon Jovi’s daughter have died if she was in NJ instead of NY?

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Calling for help shouldn’t be a crime, but, in New Jersey, it is. During late fall 2012, your state representatives were trying to save lives by passing the Good Samaritan Overdose Response Act. Co-sponsored by both democrats and republicans, the bill quickly passed both the legislature and the senate. Despite strong support, Governor Chris Christie…

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MAN ON THE STREET: What’s Hot, What’s Not? Mercer fashion trends

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Although it’s the spring semester, unfortunately the winter weather is still with us. Here are the winter 2012/spring 2013 trends. A lot of students (even faculty) are now wearing long chic trench coats, nice leather(or pleather) jackets and luxe fur trim coats. Adding fur to almost anything now-a-days can make it look elegant or just…

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Making Mercer a smoke-free campus was the wrong choice

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On January 1, 2013, a controversial campus-wide smoking ban took effect at Mercer. When the policy was announced, a few students said they appreciated the idea of a less smoky environment, but the majority either didn’t care about it or were against it. Those who opposed the policy naturally included smokers, but also included students…

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