The Conversation

Early death in female popular musicians

In her 2005 memoir Pleasure and Pain: My Life, singer Chrissie Amphlett reflected on the "the dreadful scenes, the despair and remorse, the damage I did to my mind and body, and to others' minds and bodies" during her time ...

Aug 24, 2016
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How advertisers seduce our subconscious

In 1957 Vance Packard's book The Hidden Persuaders shocked the world by revealing that messages exposed subliminally, below our level of perception, were able to increase sales of ice cream and Coke. The experiment he cited ...

Aug 24, 2016
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Opinion: What's ailing the ACA—insurers or Congress?

Since the Affordable Care Act – or what many call Obamacare – has been labeled a failure since the day it started, according to some political types, it's difficult to know if the recent defections by large insurance ...

Aug 24, 2016
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