Author: Paul James

America’s Heroin Epidemic

Introduction I currently work for an upscale rehabilitation website. Writing blogs about what you’d expect. However, there was one topic of discussion that caught my interest. I figured I should talk about it here. It may or may not come as a surprise that America is currently facing a heroin epidemic. I wouldn’t have believed

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The Pursuing Artist: Alix Castillo

I enter an apartment on the outskirts of both the Tenderloin and Downtown San Francisco. It’s not the nicest, but for the right college student, it’s a luxury. Squeezed between a hostel and rent-a-car service, the place is tight enough to the point where your body slides along each of the walls. At the end

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The Profusion of Fear

Introduction I think it’s obvious to say that the news only conceives of the worst possible scenarios as a way to fuel our society’s ever-growing paranoia. But without our consent, news networks would cease to find the feedback they wholesomely desire. Therefore, I question why we perpetuate ourselves into the darkest of places within our

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How Literature is Changing in the 21st Century

Introduction Within our age of the Internet, literature necessarily isn’t dying as some people insist. Instead, it’s shaping itself in ways to appropriately accommodate modern technology. Blogs have given independent writers and corporations the opportunity to publish whenever they desire. Newspapers and magazines now hold completely digital subscription services. Likewise, novels are finding their way

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Labeling People with Mental Disorders

Introduction The term “mental disorder” is a riveting assertion in and of itself. According to News Week, about 42.5 million American adults are labeled with a “mental illness”. This would mean that one in every five people have some sort of irregularity with their thought process. I often find that “mental disorders” are simply exaggerated

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Social Media’s Role in Social Anxiety

Introduction Maybe you’re someone like me who suffers from social anxiety. You live day by day feeling lonelier and lonelier. I’d like to start by reminding you that you’re not alone. If you’re not someone like me, then I ask simply that you try to understand before reading on. People generally feel sensitive about this topic

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To Be Read and Not to Read

Introduction Reading literature more than just a dying habit. It’s a modern dilemma that will prove to be consequential. We are living in a time where everyone wants to be read, but no one wants to read. This is due to society’s progressions into technological innovations. The human mind has altered into a reality still

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