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    The popular science article “You May Be Able to Train Your Brain to Be Fearless” published by The Huffington Post discusses the study “Limbic Activity Modulation Guided by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Inspired Electroencephalography Improves Implicit Emotion Regulation” conducted by Dr. Talma Hendler. I find that the pop science article doesn’t portray the information correctly. It fails to include terminology and key results; specifically, the downsides of the study. The article’s sole purpose is to grab the attention of the reader by changing the results slightly and making it seem more exultant and beneficial rather than informing the reader what has been done in the study and what the research actually says. By comparing these…

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    The 1950s Popular Culture

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    The 1950s was a frantic decade during American history, WW2 just finished, the baby boomer generation just commenced, paranoia of the Communist conquer was rampant and racism was at its high especially in the southern parts of the US. Popular Culture or otherwise known as Pop Culture started during the 1950s in America. It brought to light other perspective and views of society that were considered radical and degenerate. Popular Culture had many branches such as fashion, music and film where…

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    Hipster Culture Case Study

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    I. Summary In recent years, we have seen an increase in the people who adopt the hipster culture. The hipster culture is defined as rejecting anything and everything mainstream (Omar 2016). Many hipsters are known for listening to alternative indie music, shopping at thrift stores, being an active liberal protestor, etc. (Weeks 2011). Novelist Hal Niedzviecki realized that similar non-conformist activities and ideals that he himself believed in or partook in after some time became accepted and…

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    In the article, Scholars Spend As Much Time With "The Love Boat" As With Shakespeare, by Robert Trussell, he argues on how the importance of popular culture is overlooked by scholars who claim it does not meet academic requirements. Trussell explains the effects of popular culture and how they change culture itself. Although it is commonly under heavy criticism from scholars who view it as trivial, he believes that popular culture should be studied in the way past culture is studied today.…

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    is in 1963. A great amount of classic books and great writers appeared at that time. I believe that in that inevitable trend, more writers tried to do some experiments in the fiction and mystery book field, just like what is happening right now. “Authors and artists of popular culture commonly report similar experiences, and they just as commonly identify those events as the source of their creative powers” (3). I guess creative source is another important reason. In paranormal topic works,…

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    worries of the world. Entertainment comes in all shapes and forms, books, plays, movies, television shows, documentaries, et cetera. Entertainment is supposed to bring us together and make us laugh but instead, it is becoming political. The entertainers of today often make their entertainment so political that the quality of entertainment is affected dramatically. In this essay, I will point out some political moments in the TV series Bill Nye saves the world and explain how they sneak politics…

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    He starts comparing music to science and research. At this point in the article, Babbitt is expressing his views about the public being kept up-to-date with highly educated research. Yet those who are aware of this research are not aware of his music. He later goes on to further state that the public claim themselves to be experts in the categories of politics and the arts. Babbitt argues that “the time has passed when the normally well-educated man without special preparation could understand…

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    Popular Culture Assignment

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    Popular Culture Final Assignment A. Questions and Answers 1. What is meant by high culture, low culture, and folk culture? Explain and give some example! Answer: According to Rob Kroes (1996) in the book entitled If You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen the Mall, Europeans has the metaphors that the use to visualize America and one of those metaphors ‘represents it as a country of leveling, erosion, and shallowness’. Kroes also mentions how ‘Europeans tend to pride themselves on a firm sense of…

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    elicit responses. Pop culture is a culture found in an extensive society of individuals. Popular culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture. They share many of the same tendencies despite the differences in characteristics. Also, use of combined technology to target an extensive group of followers instead of targeting different groups, which may lead to the dislike of another group or groups.…

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    Firefly Research Paper

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    Firefly: The Best of both Worlds Popular culture introduces individuals to communities, heck it helps create communities. Think about the TV shows and the bands you like, you are drawn to others who also enjoy those things, right? Just like fables and fairytales, shows like Firefly, the Simpsons, Parks and Rec, or Avatar bring people together through common interests and viewings. TV shows and movies have created huge communities around them and have given people who are literally across the…

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