The Neurological Basis of Morality

Morality is a system within society which guides our behaviour along a set of principles, such as: fairness, self-control and empathy. These guidelines are shaped by moral emotion such as anger towards unfairness which are the products of evolutionary pressures on social animals. Neurological studies aim to pinpoint the areas responsible for morality and how these regions interact. Historically, one of the best ways to gain insight into brain function is to look at patients with brain damage. In this case, the most widely studied disease is frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD is a neurodegen ...

The Girl Who Walks Alone

I remember it being the 29 of October, 2010 when my friend and I were sitting in our school auditorium, and it was after a program that the vote of thanks was going on. Bored by the monotonous speeches, we started discussing things we wanted to do before we die. Obviously both of us wanted to be famous, but while I wanted to bring about a change in the society, no matter how big or small it may be, she on the other hand, wanted to walk on the streets of New Delhi alone. As ironic as it may seem, this wish of hers really provoked me, and made me write this article. Though we live in the capita ...

How to Spend Life and Money?

This is the main question and its answer is really important because today many people in this world are living the life without knowing the real target in life. Life and money is the biggest blessing of god. So, we should not waste it and spend it rightly because life is one time. We should do good deeds because one day we will be left just a memory for others so, we should do something good so that the people could remember us with good thoughts. Many people are spending life for just money; they are collecting and saving money. But that is not what we should do. We should spend money on ou ...

Nutrition for Low-Income Families

The average cost of a hamburger at McDonald’s ranges from around four to seven dollars. A large bag of baby carrots at Food For Less is three dollars. That McDonald’s burger can be eaten in a few minutes but a bag of carrots can be eaten over the course of several days. The issue in our world is not that there is a lack of healthy choices out there; the issue is that there is often a lack of proper judgement and education and thought that goes into making those choices. Nutrition is a factor in our everyday lives that may seem miniscule. But can this factor play a negative role if disregard ...

Kids are Kids, Not Adults

Imagine a boy in his youth, in such a hostile environment such as prison, surrounded by abusive, dangerous adults, where the child is absolutely helpless. How could anyone wish this kind of horror and danger upon a youth? This debate is causing feuds all across the U.S. of whether or not juveniles should be tried as adults in the court of law. Juveniles, being below the age of eighteen, obviously are not adults, however are capable of committing crimes equal to crimes committed by adults. Some find that these criminals should be punished in the same harshness and rigor as adults’ crimes would ...

Substituting Real Interaction

A substitution is not something we think highly of. In sports a substitution is temporarily replacing a good player with a worse one. A substitute teacher may mean an easy class, but never actually learning anything.When substituting a ingredient in a recipe, it never tastes as good. When we substitute it never gives us all of what we need. Social media and text messaging has always been a substitution, an easy way to get by without the hard work of meeting face to face. Stemming from our laziness and devolving attention span, Social media is becoming more than just a way to communicate betwe ...

The Yearning

Unlike us, the little girl Ratna does not aspire to become a doctor or an engineer or someone in an elite profession, perhaps these dreams are too distant for her to even grasp the essence of them, let alone live in one of them. Instead, her dream is a vision- a vision of utopia. She dreams about the perfect and ideal place that is free from her Mistress’ derisions and her Master’s stark orders. She imagines herself not amidst the affluent, but amid them who do not maltreat her and acknowledge her individuality. She wants to fly in the open sky and to soar so high that she does not have to com ...

Skateboarding oppurtunities

Skateboarding is a popular sport. The idea is simple, yet it has been complicated to unimaginable extents. People are even making money doing it. How crazy is that! Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Eric Koston, etc. are all guys who have taken the sport to extreme levels. Not only have those, people considered it a lifestyle and an art form. For example, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk has said “I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. Action sport would be the least offensive categorization.” Today, there are a lot of skateboarders around the world. Cities have built publi ...

Depressed Negatively

Most things have two faces to it, even our heart. It is either filled with positive thoughts or negative ones. The later of which is not preferred. Negatively influenced people have been known to be walking on their way to depression. It is most often said that it feels like a very hefty blanket dragging them down leaving them feeling weak and powerless also resulting in the a downfall of confidence. It definitely is a feeling no one would ever want to have; it definitely is a feeling no one deserves to have. A sense of disgust, hatred, and fear with an out throw of frustration and rage ple ...

Cosmetic Sugery: Why Not To Go Under the Knife

On November 26th, 2010, Chinese star Wang Bei died shortly after her cosmetic surgery procedure. This was due to the surgeon`s improper operation technique that caused bleeding of her lower jaw, which flowed into her throat, resulting in suffocation. This is just one of the horrible accidents that can happen during cosmetic surgery. Yet, despite the risk, fifteen million people around the world go under the knife every year. Cosmetic surgery has hit twenty first century like a tsunami, whipping people in and not letting them out. Despite the benefits, cosmetic surgery can be highly addictive ...