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Official Languages – Do They Help or Hurt? A Comparison Between South Africa and the USA


Language is a powerful social mechanism. It dictates how we frame our thoughts and ideas and breeds community among like-speaking individuals. But where language has the power to help us come together, it also has the power to break us apart, to outcast us, alienate us, and make us feel discriminated against and alone. Political(…)

Extraordinary Laws: Too Thin to be a Model?


Fact: Israel has strict laws against too-skinny models The full-bodied beauties of the 1950s had to sit back and watch the industry be taken over by a new breed of model: the waif. Twiggy burst onto the scene in the mid-1960s and started a trend that has since seen the likes of Kate Moss at(…)