It comes as no surprise, that the Oxford dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2016 was ‘post-truth’. This phenomena has its core strength in the idea that a single opinion is worth more than the facts. During a time period when an increasing number of countries resort to populism, and defy their values when faced with fear, the media is supposed to be a medium through which correct information can be delivered to the public, in accordance with their right to be aware of how their governments are being led. Social media especially, has been used for years now to deliver news at the press of a button. It should be an effective tool of communication between party and people, especially the youth, who are, on average, spending almost more than one third of their day on various online platforms. The problem with using these sites as news sources arises because they offer a way to quickly and effectively relay often one-sided opinions, without any verification of the credibility and authenticity of the informations utilized, or a balanced argument. This commonly leads to so-called ‘fake news’ being spread around, which is then subsequently believed without any form of fact-checking. Whereas traditionally, though considered biased, the mainstream media has been regarded as an honest and truthful delivery of necessary information; today it is branded as illegitimate simply because it might make use of facts which paint powerful people in a bad light. When in actuality, it should be the revelation of ‘alternative facts’ being used to justify otherwise unjustifiable political actions, that cast a doubts to citizens about how the world is being led. Instead, the opposite seems to be happening. As long as administrative figures weave the kind of words they think their audience wants to hear into their speeches, their support will be unwavered, simply because we live in a world where emotions win out over honesty. A world where the lines between fact and fiction are so blurred, people have grown tired of trying to clear things up because access to any kind of information is so uncomplicated. This is exactly where the fault lies. Mainstream media sources must not succumb to political pressure when aiming to deliver quality information to the public based on experience and qualification. In return, we, who have access to such a wide and deep ocean of facts should not consider every piece of ‘news’ reliable simply because it has been posted on the internet. If there is one thing we have learned throughout the last couple of years, it is that not everything you read on the internet is true. A statement which holds more merit now than ever before.
"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."
The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.
When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.
Counting down the days to the Chanel box set gracing my front door.
I oftentimes (excessively) use the excuse of my job as a writer to justify my excessive spending habits.
I needed the new Huda Beauty palette before anyone else in the name of journalistic integrity. It was my job to test out the new Francis Kurkdjian fragrance to make sure I could tell people whether or not it was truly worth the splurge (it was).
Whoever said you need to drink in order to have fun is seriously disturbed.
I remember the days where closet drinking before going to a party or bar was part of the night's itinerary. It was a requirement to have a good buzz flowing before calling the Uber to take you to that bar where you see everyone from your high school at. The pregames were the best part of the night, but it wasn't ever because of the alcohol, it was because of the atmosphere and those who were in it. The number of times I've heard "Wait, why aren't you drinking tonight? C'mon, get drunk with us" is endless, but think about it. Where were you when you were asked that? You were at the goddamn pregame and being there doesn't mean you need to be ripping shots. Being social doesn't require alcohol.
I asked 20 people how they cut back on alcohol while still being social.
This Viral Miami University Instagram Page Features Stories Of The Victims Of Discrimination On Campus
There's a new wave of battles for change on Miami University's campus, and Dear Miami is at the root of the fuel to the fire.
There's a lot going on right now, and everything is extremely uncertain. Some of the largest and time-old issues we're facing heavily right now are the ones around human rights.
I would know, because that's where I'm at right now.
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Being born to culturally diverse parents, I feel like I have the best of both worlds!
To all of those who don't know me, I'm an American girl with South Asian parents who have carved their own niche as immigrants in the USA.
Take this time to research your privilege.
Listen, you can do whatever you want with your free time. It's yours to spend and you have free range. However, I hope you recognize that there are a ton of proactive things you can do right now instead of stalking your man's ex – yes, I know you do it becuase we are all guilty of it.
Take this time to research your privilege. There are always new things to learn and ways to deepen your understanding of yourself, this world, and your surroundings. We live in a multi-dimensional, ever-changing society that needs your help and your time. By that, I mean there are so many layers to each and every one of us, and with our physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional selves, we can create real, positive change.
You can send a goofy and cute gift even from miles away.
Whether you are quarantining away from your significant other because of coronavirus or separated by the country lines at this time, it's fair to say that long-distance relationships are tough no matter what. However, there are ways to show love from a distance whether that's through daily FaceTime calls, cute Snapchats, or sexy pics sent to them on their phone. You can brighten up their day even more with some of these unique gifts that can fit any price range and a variety of interests.
We're all so addicted to these screens that our lives are slipping away.
I've had the Instagram app since I was in the sixth grade.
Currently 3 million people viewing the Stella McCartney purse I absolutely must have.
Online shopping has been a guilty pleasure of ours for years, but now more than ever it's been a shopping lover's outlet for all our home redecorating projects and resort wear we're purchasing for that trip we had to cancel.
One of my favorite places to (virtually) window shop has always been Nordstrom. I admittedly can't afford to go on sprees there often, but I still get a high off of adding things to my cart I know I'll never actually end up buying. But sometimes, that's not enough — that's when I, like the masses of luxury-, beauty-, fashion-, and decor-lovers around the world count the days down to the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
If it's made by Rihanna, you know it has to be good.
Rihanna is known for many things: her music, fashion, makeup, and now skincare. As a makeup artist myself, I can confidently say that she rocked the makeup world when she released her makeup line in 2017 and has been influencing the beauty world ever since.
Trying some of her makeup products myself, I know that she doesn't skimp on quality, and even though some of her products may be a little pricey, trust me, you get what you pay for.
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