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Environmental Impact Surveys Work For Universities

September 17th, 2014

Never – not in my wildest dreams – would I have imagined that a project I did as a student would have the effect it has,” says Campus Ecology author April Smith, who with five other students at UCLA conducted the first environmental impact report directed at an institution of higher learning.

The 500-plus-page report, written as master’s thesis in 1989, focused national attention on the growing need for environmental accountability on campuses. After all, UCLA alone has the size and diversity of facilities equivalent to a small city.

After headlines, such as “UCLA Identified as Major Polluter,” ran in newspapers across the country, the organizers of Earth Day 1990 asked Smith to write a guide-book that would enable students to replicate …

Men Dealing With Fright

June 14th, 2014

mdwfI don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend a night in a mausoleum than ascend the creaky stairway to my addled psyche. Ghosts, goblins, and that dude in the hockey mask are no match for my tortured thoughts of death and inadequacy.

We all have them. But unlike women, who freely gab about what frightens them, we men keep our fears locked in the bell towers of our souls. The only thing worse than facing our own twisted horrors is letting someone else know how creeped out we get.

For example, I doubt I’m the first guy to bolt upright in the middle of the night, heart pounding, suddenly aware that one day I’m going to die. But I can’t be …

Less Expensive Ways To Fix Hard Drive Clicking

January 13th, 2014

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VitalSleep Can Be A Perfect Option For You

January 2nd, 2014

Among many ways to stop snoring for good, mouthpieces have proven to be both affordable and efficient; so many people go after the first one they see on television. Since people usually have problem with mouthpiece size, the VitalSleep design can be a perfect option since this company created choices for every user.

Even though most people prefer mouthpieces over other anti-snoring devices, some of them are very uncomfortable, and people mostly hate the idea of having something in their mouth all night long. On the other hand, the problem with mouthpiece may go beyond its comfort, because they may even cause irritations of the gums. When looking for a mouthpiece, it is important to check the fit and the function …

It’s Classic Horror, Y’all

October 30th, 2013

hfHalloween is a perfect time to let our patrons (and ourselves) indulge fantasies of joy and fright. These emotions are closer to each other than we often admit and are inextricably linked in the twentieth-century phenomenon of horror films. The gothic novel (which must have been one of the favorite guilty pleasures of the nineteenth century) has become a richly varied film genre that now includes films about ghosts and other supernatural beings, slicer/dicer psychopaths, radioactive mutants, and space aliens–some of which occasionally cross-pollinate with other genres such as the western and the slapstick comedy.

The list that follows is meant to be a core list of classic (or should-be classic) horror films of a gentler nature (no Freddy or Jason

Facing The Face Of Terror

October 15th, 2013

Commenting on Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Hitchcockian shocker Les Diaboliques, Georges Franju, that other French master of the ghastly frisson, commented: “The trouble with Clouzot is that he tries to knock the audience’s head off. That’s wrong; you should twist it off.” Seeing Franju’s 1959 Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage), you wonder what he was thinking; if this is an exercise in persuasive subtlety, my name’s Sam Peckinpah. In fact, rather than twist your head, it attempts to slice off your face.

ftfotThis is a film that can still make you squirm – still an 18 certificate, nearly 40 years after it induced a fainting epidemic at the Edinburgh Film Festival. In fact, except for one notorious scene, Franju’s film is

The Biology Behind Horror

September 25th, 2013

tbbhDoes the idea of riding a roller coaster at an amusement park excite you or terrify you? How about watching Freddy Krueger in “Nightmare on Elm Street” in a dark theater? Do you ever pick up a Stephen King novel, or do you stick with drama and romance?

Lots of teens say there is nothing like a good scare from the thrill of an amusement park ride or a tense moment from a horror story. In fact, there are so many who think so, that the “chill industry” is doing very well, thank you.

According to a recent survey of young people age 10 to 13, 89 percent had seen at least one movie in the “Friday the 13th” or “Nightmare on

Beating The Fear Is Easy

August 22nd, 2013

adAnxiety is actually a healthy emotion. Without it, we couldn’t anticipate danger and prod ourselves into action. But abnormal anxiety is of no use at all. It sets off false alarms in our minds, dramatically exaggerating perceived dangers and provoking terror and dread that interfere with daily life. An anxiety disorder can also be humiliating, according to Robert DuPont, M.D., coauthor of The Anxiety Cure, because sufferers know it’s irrational yet cannot control their obsessive thoughts and physical symptoms. “It is like putting your hand into a pocketful of fishhooks,” says Dr. DuPont. “The more you struggle, the more hooked you get.”

More than 17 percent of Americans aged 15 to 54 experience an anxiety disorder in a given year, according to