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When Is A Controversial Viewpoint Just An Uninformed Statement?

Contributed Post In any democracy, freedom of speech is an essential core component of life. We all have our views, and no one person’s opinion is more important than the other. Very recently, this blog has approached the issue of opening yourself up to other people’s experience. That too is an essential part of any tolerant society. If we never allow our views to be challenged or tested in any way, then how can we learn? And yet, freedom of speech is often used as a hammer to forestall criticism. People trot out views that they know to be provocative – and they should always be able to do so. But when they are counter-argued, some people will use free speech as a shield. “You…
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Headphones vs. Earphones: Which Is Best?

Contributed Post Picture credit   When you listen to a lot of music, the perennial question of whether to buy headphones or earphones will crop up at some point. There are various pros and cons for each, of course, and plenty of factors to consider. But, as we will see, the main thing to think about before you make your purchase is – what are you using them for? Understand the difference For those that don’t know, let’s go through a rough explanation of what we are talking about. Headphones sit on top of your head, with the cups that hold the speakers fitting around both of your ears. Earphones are smaller, don’t have the wide headband, and just fit in or around your ears….
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Why It Pays To Broaden Your Horizons And Listen To Voices That Aren’t Yours

Contributed Post If you’re a writer or a creative of any type, you quickly start to learn about your own voice. Particularly about your own identity and how it shapes not only what you create but how you create it. That same truth reaches out to every other manner of making a life in this world. So when your truth rubs up with the truth of someone with a different background from you, it can be jarring. But it’s important. Here’s why. geralt The other half of the population Is it just me or are we threatening to go backward by a few decades? We’re still living in a deeply flawed society and the answer of seemingly half the population is to elect Donald Trump….
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Greenhouse or Polytunnel: Which Should I Go For?

Contributed Post When you’re a newbie looking to get into gardening, you’ll find there’s more to it than you probably realized. It’s not just a case of planting some seeds and waiting for the magic to happen! To successfully grow in the garden takes planning and effort; different plants will require different types of care, and each season will pose its own separate issues. Grow houses such as greenhouses and polytunnels are a fantastic way to give plants a helping hand. And so if you’re serious about making your gardening a success here are the differences between each so you can make the best choice for you. Photo via Wikipedia   Greenhouse Vs Polytunnel- So What’s The Difference? Essentially greenhouses and polytunnels provide the same…
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Want to Become a Law Student? Here Are Some Things You Have to Know First

Contributed Post Wikimedia   It seems that more and more people are looking into careers in law. Many see the life of a law student as somehow more glamorous than that of other kinds of students. It’s important you know a few things about law school if you’re considering it. It’s best to prepare yourself before diving in headfirst! It’s not quite as scary as its reputation Yeah, it’s tough. It’s going to see you working hard into the small hours. You may not eat all that healthily for a while and your social life will probably take a hit. But if you really love the subject and find it interesting, you’re going to get a sort of thrill from it. And the fact is…
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