6 Reliable Tips for Mastering The Art of Online Research

Fear is at an all-time high in our society. Inflamed fear has caused us to cease to have the relevant conversations that address serious issues such as racism, poverty, and police brutality. We have opted into primitive problem-solving methods such as race batting, demonization, burning books, and good ole fashioned tribalism.In many ways, the problem AND the solution lie somewhere between the intricate relationship of the internet, social media, the news media, and how we interact with these entities. These are all areas in which we receive and disseminate information.Over time these areas have been polluted with algorithms and activists…

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Why Misinformation Is So Prevalent & What YOU Can Do About It

The internet allows anyone, anywhere, to record, communicate or convey information at any time. Although this in itself is revolutionary, it’s not without its pitfalls. The internet is reeling with misinformation. There are groups such as Q-Anon and flat earth theorists who have genuinely abandoned reality for far-fetched conspiracies. Grifters and snake-oil salespeople are more than willing to tell you what you want to hear for the enormously high price of your attention, likes, comments, and feeding the beasts we call algorithms. The truth is that we are in an infantile stage of the information age, the wild wild west…

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17 Key Terms for Clear-Cut Critical Thinking in Our Daily Lives

Most logical fallacies have more to do with formal arguments and less to do with how we communicate with each other daily. There are simple words and ideas used in our everyday speech that have a significant impact on our interpretations, perceptions, and decision-making. Listed below are a few of those terms. Understanding or reviewing these terms will give you a slight edge while watching the news, attending a meeting, or discussing world events with your loved ones. I chose these terms because I’m often involved in situations in which these definitions could come in handy. Below are the terms I’ll…

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Memo: We are in the Information Age

We are in the dead center of the information age. Unfortunately, there are those of us who didn't get the memo, so I'm going to make it official. Remember when Democrats used to talk about jobs, the working class, minimum wage and helping the poor, etc? Nope, it's not a thing anymore. We can't agree on how to handle basic COVID-19 protocols. It's not a coincidence. Our new wars are informational and the personalities that used to dominate the local and national news can't be bothered with the minute details of truth-telling. They have to compete with social media, email,…

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My Idea of an Ally

I keep hearing the ally thing being thrown around. People keep asking me, how do I be an ally? Well first off, don’t make ultra cringe #takeresponsibility videos. My life and my experiences are not your responsibility. Let’s start with that. If you want to be an ally, start by treating me the same as you treated me yesterday. Respect me, respect my ideas, respect my experience, realize that we are both human, we both make mistakes, we both are making our way through this maze called life. My experience may be different from yours, but at the end of the day, we both want…

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A Better Way To Communicate Things That Need to Get Done

As I have grown as a digital marketer, I've realized that everything we do can be summarized into a few easy-to-grasp components that aid us in communicating what needs to get done and how to do it. I would spend hours on calls, meetings, emails, and Slack messages to share projects with contractors. We thought Asana would ease the burden, but it only got more complicated. Sure, my co-workers fully understood me. We had a cadence and rapport that made our communication seamless. But what about communication with people outside of your circle who didn't understand the terminology or those…

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Are All Conspiracies Bad?

Notice the significant difference between saying: "I believe that 5G may cause physical harm to us." or "I believe vaccines may be harmful."   VS.  "~Insert powerful person~ is using vaccines to kill off half the population and track us using microchips." or  "The Earth is flat, and science is an atheist religion built by Jesuits to hide the true nature of our existence." You must know the difference. One is an exploratory query that prompts one to do research, seek information, and NOT confirmation. It asks questions, starts a discussion, begs for more knowledge and understanding. The others are definitive statements that…

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Things You Should Know Before 30

A few things people should learn before 30.The economy moves like a heartbeat, there will be up to times and downtimes. At some point, be self-aware enough to ask yourself, "What do I mean when I say the economy is bad?" Could it be that you're just saying that just because that's what people say? We are surely in a recession with the presence of COVID-19. But this wasn't the case last year or the year before. I don't think there has been a time in which people haven't said: "The economy is bad". I may help to understand what exactly…

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