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10/16/12 "Marcus Aurelius Continued: Membership in the Commonwealth"

  1. Marcus Aurelius' Meditations (text)
  2. Marcus Aurelius' Meditations (free audio book !)
  3. Wikipedia Page on Marcus Aurelius
  4. "Virtue and Inculpation" by Kyron Huigens (see page 1451 and 1452)
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10/9/12 "Marcus Aurelius: Reason & Human Fellowship"
  1. Marcus Aurelius' Meditations (text)
  2. Marcus Aurelius' Meditations (free audio book !)
  3. Wikipedia Page on Marcus Aurelius
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3/27/12 "Kony 2012: Inside the Campaign"
  1. Invisible Children's KONY 2012 page
  2. Case Information page on Jospeh Kony from the International Criminal Court
  3. Critique of the Kony Campaign from Alex De Waal
  4. KONY 2012 as propaganda helping to advance U.S. interests in Africa's oil reserves
  5. More on Ugandan Oil from the BBC
  6. Counterpoint: U.S. not interested in Ugandan oil
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3/20/12 "An Introduction to Atrocity Law: The Armenian Tragedy 101"
  1. Press Conference of the Assembly of States Parties (at very end, Principle of non-retroactivity is discussed)
  2. Wikipedia Page on Armenian Genocide
  3. Andrew Goldberg's Critically Acclaimed Documentary: The Armenian Genocide
  4. "Complicity in Genocide Denial" article
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3/13/12
"Practicing Education: A Conversation about The Historic Student Conference on The Lubanga Trial"
  1. Website of the International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN)
  2. Official Website for the Conference: The Lubanga Trial: Lessons Learned
  3. Flickr Feed from Conference
  4. Official information on the Lubanga Case from the International Criminal Court
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2/21/12
"The Birthright to Self-Sovereignty and The Solitude of Self"
  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "The Solitude of Self"
  3. Free Audio Recording of The Solitude of Self
  4. Ken Burns' Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
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2/14/12 "Reason, Conscience and the Development of the Human Personality"
  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "The Solitude of Self"
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2/7/12
"The Human Right to Education and Development"
  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "The Solitude of Self"
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1/31/12
"An Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
  2. Professor Mary Ann Glendon discussing the UDHR (youtube video)
  3. History of the UDHR
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11/15/11
"The Material of Happiness"
  1. Article on "Hedonic Treadmill"
  2. Lecture of Richard Layard from The London School of Economics
  3. Lecture 2 of Richard Layard from The London School of Economics
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11/8/11
"Reason's True Vocation: Kant on the 'inner resources' involved in moral action"
  1. Podcast on Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (from The Partially Examined Life)
  2. Text of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (from Project Gutenberg)
  3. Wikipedia Page on Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
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11/1/11
"The End of Moral Relativism? The Nuremberg Trials and Universal Morality"
  1. Article 6 from London Charter (governing charter of IMT- first International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg)
  2. Article 2 from Control Council Law 10 (governing charter of NMT - subsequent U.S. Nuremberg Military Tribunal)
  3. Podcast on Judging The International Criminal Court
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10/25/11
"An Introduction to the Nuremberg Trials"
  1. Wikipedia Page on the first Nuremberg Trials
  2. Resource Page on The Nuremberg Trials from University of Missouri, Kansas City
  3. Article on Franz Schelenberger (The character of Ernst Janning, in Judgment at Nuremberg, is based on Schelenberger)
  4. Justice Jackson's Opening Statement (video)
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10/18/11
"Reasons for Abstinence: Tolstoy's Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves (Part 2)"
  1. Study showing Alcohol Abstinence promotes growth of brain cells
  2. Biblical Reasons for Abstinence
  3. Debate on Lowering the Drinking Age
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10/11/11
"Tolstoy's Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves"
  1. Tolstoy's "Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves"
  2. Ken Burns' Prohibition
  3. Wikipedia Page on 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
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10/4/11 "Violence, Humanitarian Efforts & International Tools"
  1. Albert Einstein: How I See The World
  2. Website of the Permanent Court of Arbitration
  3. Taliban Talks Break Down (from BBC)
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9/27/11 "
The Relationship Between Violence and Power"
  1. Hannah Arendt on Violence (From New York Review of Books)
  2. Summary of Hannah Arendt's Views on Violence
  3. Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech
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9/20/11 "
Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth and Peace"
  1. Andrew Carnegie's "The Gospel of Wealth" (from 1889)
  2. NY Times article on Carnegie's donation for "The Temple of Peace" (aka "The Peace Palace") (from 1903)
  3. Charlie Rose episode with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (from 2006)
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9/11/11 "
Awakening Into Action: The Meaning of Human Rights"
  1. Our blog for "Human Rights: Theory and Practice"
  2. Jean-Paul Sartre's: Existentialism is a Humanism
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6/13/11 "
The International Criminal Court: Our Awakening"
  1. Our blog for "Human Rights: Theory and Practice"
  2. Coalition for the International Criminal Court (fabulous resource on the Court)
  3. The American Coalition for the International Criminal Court
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5/24/11 "
Travaux Preparatories: Preparing for an Intense Focus on the International Criminal Court"
  1. Our blog for "Human Rights: Theory and Practice"
  2. Coalition for the International Criminal Court (fabulous resource on the Court)
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5/10/11 "Slaves to Passion: The Sequel"
  1. Select Passages from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's De Anima & Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
  2. Jean Paul-Sartre's Existentialism
  3. Sartre Passages on the 'constraint' view of human nature
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4/26/11 "Slaves to Passion"
  1. Select Passages from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's De Anima & Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
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4/19/11
"Slavery & The Soul in The Ancient World"
  1. Article on "Necessary Identities" by Bernard Williams
  2. Aristotle: Selections from "Parts of Animals"
  3. Aristotle: Selections from "The Politics"
  4. Article on Aristotle's view of natural slavery
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4/3/11 AND 3/27/11 "The Ethics of Eating"
  1. USDA table on Food Expenditures
  2. Sustainable Food Lab
  3. Farm Foundation
  4. Article on food prices in The Phillipines
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3/20/11 "The NCAA: A Monolithic Cartel of Private Justice?"
  1. Wikipedia Page on the NCAA
  2. Wikipedia Page on Bowl Championship Series
  3. Wikipedia Page on 501(c)(3) Status
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3/15/11 "Universities Allied for Essential Medicines: Global Health as a Responsibility of Universities"
  1. Website of the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
  2. Central Michigan University Chapter of the UAEM
  3. 60 Minutes piece on the work of the Gates Foundation
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3/9/11 "The International Criminal Court and The Situation in Libya"
  1. UN Security Council Resolution 1970 - which refers the case to the ICC (in PDF format)
  2. "The International Jurist" blog with discussion of issues surrounding Resolution 1970
  3. ICC's Press Conference on Situation in Libya (You Tube Video)
  4. Coalition for the ICC
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2/27/11 "Alcohol & Drug Use: The Neuroscientific Perspective"
  1. The Science of Addiction (Nice resource for the neuroscience novice)
  2. The relationship between binge drinking and stress
  3. A "neuroscience for kids" page on neuroscience and marijuana.
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2/20/11 "The Art of Partying"
  1. Plato's Symposium (ancient philosophical discussion where all the participants are hungover - except Socrates, who could not get drunk no matter how hard he tried). Check out this passage: "I can assure you that I feel severely the effect of yesterday's potations, and must have time to recover; and I suspect that most of you are in the same predicament, for you were of the party yesterday. Consider then: How can the drinking be made easiest?"
  2. Article on Alcohol and Rape (Need JSTOR) to access
  3. Monty Python's "The Philosopher's Song" ("I drink therefore I am")
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2/15/11 "Trust Thyself: Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
  1. PDF file of "Self-Reliance"
  2. 60 Minutes interview with Lady Gaga (originally aired on 2/13/11)
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2/8/11 "Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The American Scholar" PART 2
  1. Wikipedia Page on "The American Scholar"
  2. PDF file of "The American Scholar"
  3. Adam Smith's "A Theory of Moral Sentiments"
  4. John Stuart Mill & Harriet Taylor: Their Correspondence & Subsequent Marriage
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2/1/11 "Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The American Scholar"
  1. Wikipedia Page on "The American Scholar"
  2. PDF file of "The American Scholar"
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1/25/11 "Philosophy, Psychology & Religion"
  1. A Summary of Arguments For the Existence of God and Objections Thereto
  2. Pragmatic Arguments For the Existence of God
  3. Tavis Smiley Interview with Reverend Peter Gomes (from 2007)
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1/18/11 "The Role of the State in Perfecting Human Nature"
  1. Wikipedia Page on Positive and Negative Rights
  2. Wikipedia Page on Three Generations of Human Rights
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1/11/11 "Human Nature & Political Theory"
  1. Wikipedia Page on Human Nature
  2. Hodgepodge of Philosophical Views, by philosopher
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1/4/11 "Postmodernism & The Critique of the Enlightenment"
  1. Wikipedia Page on Postmodernism
  2. An Introduction to Postmodernism
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12/21/10 "All About the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)"
  1. LSAC's (Law School Admission Council) Description of the LSAT
  2. Wikipedia Page on the LSAT
  3. Wikipedia Page on Legal Outsourcing
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12/14/10 "Financial Literacy 101: Wisdom from an "Are You Credit Wise?" Student Intern"
  1. Mint.com
  2. Anya Kamenetz's "Generation Debt"
  3. Article on Krystal Penrose from The Chronicle of Higher Education
  4. Article on Krystal Penrose from CM-LIFE
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12/7/10 "The Middle Class & The Health of Our Constitutional Democracy"
  1. Wikipedia Page on Marbury v. Madison
  2. Wikipedia Page on the Bill of Rights
  3. The 14th Amendment and the Incorporation Debate
  4. Resource on Constitutional Conflicts
  5. Wikipedia Page on 'Citizens United' case
  6. Bernie Sanders' Senate Speech
  7. Christiane Amanpour on "Billionaires Giving Back"
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11/30/10 "Stories from the National Day of Listening"
  1. Website of the National Day of Listening
  2. The Power of Story by Jim Loehr
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11/23/10 "The Darfur Stoves Project: Why a stove plays a powerful role in protecting women affected by the Darfur Tragedy"
  1. Darfur Stoves Project: Website
  2. Article on Ashok Gadgil, Developer of the Darfur Stove
  3. Article on Asok Gadgil from the "Heinz Awards" website (Gadgil won the 15th "Special Focus" Heinz Award)
  4. Follow "Darfur Stoves" on Twitter
  5. Strategies for Preventing Mass Genocide (Brookings Institute Panel from 4/28/2010)
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11/14/10 "Norm Entrepreneurs: The Journey of the Creative Minds Behind Skylight Pictures"
  1. Skylight Pictures, Website
  2. International Justice Central
  3. Archives of events from Human Rights Month at Central Michigan University
  4. Webpage of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
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11/3/10 "Invisible Children: The Movement to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda"
  1. "Enough" Page on Northern Uganda
  2. Website of Invisible Children
  3. International Criminal Court page on the situation in Uganda
  4. Website of Aegis Trust
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10/31/10 "In Honor and Respect: Returning the Remains of Native Americans to their Ancestors"
  1. Wikipedia Page on NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act)
  2. Website of the Ziibiwing Center of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  3. Website of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  4. Schedule and Background on Repatriation Events in Mt. Pleasant, MI (in pdf format)
  5. The "Howard May" story (illustrating the metaphysical connection with ancestors)
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10/24/10 Ethics & Alcohol"
  1. HBO Series on Addiction
  2. Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered?
  3. Wikipedia Page on Legal Drinking Age
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10/19/10 A History of The Soul"
  1. Wikipedia Article on The Soul
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10/10/10 The Ethics of Sports"
  1. Did Frank Lampard score against Germany in the 2010 World Cup?) (You Tube Video)
  2. Did Calvin Johnson score a touchdown? Also, why was the call on the field changed?) (You Tube Video)
  3. Did Armando Galaragga pitch a perfect game? You be the judge. (You Tube Video)
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10/5/10 Neuroscience & Morality Part II"
  1. Neuroscience & Compassion
  2. Article on Joshua Greene's Research on Moral Reasoning
  3. Charlie Rose Episode on Moral Decision Making
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9/28/10 Freedom & Responsibility: The Neuroscientific Perspective"
  1. Wikipedia Page on the 'bereitschaftspotential'
  2. Article on Joshua Greene's FMRI/Trolley Problem Experiment (from 'Reason' Magazine')
  3. Wikipedia Page on "Neurolaw"
  4. Raymond Tallis' article on the dubious rise of 'neurolaw'
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9/21/10 Darfur, The United Nations and The International Criminal Court"
  1. UNAMID, African Union/UN Hybrid Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur
  2. Violence at the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camp in Kalma
  3. Article on Decision to Move Kalma IDP Camp
  4. African Union Opposition to Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir
  5. Southern Sudan Secession Referendum (youtube video)
  6. Al Bashir Visits Kenya (youtube video)
  7. Report of the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur (from 2009)
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9/14/10 Darfur: An Introduction to the Issues"
  1. Wikipedia Page on War in Darfur
  2. Human Rights Watch page on myths surrounding Darfur and The International Criminal Court
  3. International Criminal Court Page on Darfur
  4. Amnesty International page on 'Darfur Now' the movie
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8/31/10 Justice: Ancient and Modern Perspectives"
  1. Article on "Justice as a Virtue" by Michael Slote
  2. Wikipedia Page on Plato's Republic
  3. Wikipedia Page on Justice
  4. Video Clip from Judgment at Nuremberg "The Character of Men"
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8/24/10 The Value of Thought Experiments in Ethical Inquiry"
  1. Episode One of Harvard's "Justice with Michael Sandel"
  2. Wikipedia Page on "The Trolley Problem"
  3. Wikipedia Page on Thought Experiments in Ethics
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8/17/10 Philosophy and Justice: Eastern and Western Perspectives"
  1. Book IV of Plato's Republic (from MIT classics archive)
  2. Book V of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
  3. Wikipedia Page on John Rawls' "A Theory of Justice"
  4. Some Taoist passages on Justice
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8/10/10 Philosophy and Contemplation: Perils & Promises Part 2"
  1. Plato's Gorgias (from MIT classics archive)
  2. Book 8 of Aristotle's Politics ("for learning is no amusement, but is accompanied with pain")
  3. Plato's Republic (Book 8)
  4. Interview with Amatrya Sen from "Against The Grain"
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8/3/10 The Perils and Promises of Philosophy and Contemplation"
  1. Plato's Gorgias (from MIT classics archive)
  2. Book 8 of Aristotle's Politics ("for learning is no amusement, but is accompanied with pain")
  3. Plato's Republic (Book 8)
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7/27/10 Coping with the Information Overload: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Digital Era"
  1. Death by Information Overload (from Harvard Business Review)
  2. Reading Strategies for Coping With Information overload (ca. 1550-1700) (from Journal of the History of Ideas)
  3. Crazy footnotes (a collection)
  4. Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity (TED talk)
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7/20/10 Peace, Justice & Pragmatism”
  1. Video Clip on Peace and Justice in Uganda
  2. Short Article on Peace and Justice in Uganda
  3. Short article on the problems with the "Peace vs. Justice" dichotomy
  4. Video on humanitarian NGO's addressing peace vs. justice problems
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7/13/10 Moral Relativism and Human Rights”
  1. Webpage of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  2. Wikipedia page on Moral Relativism
  3. Wikipedia page on the International Criminal Court
  4. "The Reckoning": A film about the ICC from Skylight Pictures
  5. International Justice Central: Excellent resource on the International Justice Movement
  6. Coalition for the International Criminal Court
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7/6/10 Solitude:An In-Depth Exploration”
  1. Thoreau's Walden
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6/29/10 Solitude:Its Virtues and Vices”
  1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “The Solitude of Self”
  2. Wikipedia Article on “Flow”
  3. Article on “Noble Silence”
  4. Wikipedia Entry on “Private Speech”
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6/22/10 "Drug Use and Liberty"
  1. 1. Chapter 3 of John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty"
  2. 2. Wikipedia page on Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind
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6/15/10
"Multicultural Perspectives on Human Sexuality: Part 2"
  1. (see resources for 5/25/2010 show)
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6/8/10
"Multicultural Perspectives on Human Sexuality"
  1. (see resources for 5/25/2010 show)
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6/1/10
"The Ethics of Advertising: Advertising, Marketing & Identity"
  1. Peter Finch's "Tube Rant" from the Classic Film Network
  2. Article on the history of CBS
  3. The Vatican's Position on Ethics and Advertising
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5/25/10
"The VIrtue of Chastity: A Discussion with Princeton's Anscombe Society"
  1. New York Times Article on The Anscombe Society
  2. The Anscombe Society's Blog
  3. G.E.M. Anscombe's article on Chastity
  4. Wikipedia article on brahmacharya
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5/18/10
"Culture, Ideology & Identity: Part 2"
  1. Wikipedia article on base/superstructure concept in Marxist Philosophy
  2. Wikipedia article on idelogy
  3. Wikipedia article on identity
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5/11/10
"Culture & Ideology"
  1. Wikipedia article on base/superstructure concept in Marxist Philosophy
  2. Wikipedia article on idelogy
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5/4/10 "The Will to Believe: James' Pragmatic Theory of Truth & Religious Belief"
  1. Wikipedia Page on "The Will to Believe"
  2. The Will to Believe by William James
  3. Lectures on Pragmatism at the Gutenberg Project (PRAGMATISM: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking )
  4. Notes on "The Will to Believe"
  5. Select Passages from William James' works (compiled by Hope May)
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4/25/10
"Downtown for a Pint: Realizing a Social Entrepreneurial Vision for Revitalizing Main Street"
  1. Website for "Downtown For A Pint"
  2. Website for "Inspire Michigan" (A Social Entrepreneurship Competition which was won by "Downtown for a Pint")
  3. W.H. Murray quote on Commitment
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4/20/10
Belief & Truth: The Pragmatic Perspective"
  1. Selected essays of William James at the Mead Project
  2. The Meaning of "Truth" at the Gutenberg Project
  3. Lectures on Pragmatism at the Gutenberg Project (PRAGMATISM: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking )
  4. John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism"
  5. Select Passages from William James' works (compiled by Hope May)
  6. Clip from Dead Poet's Society
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4/11/10
Dave Cullen: Award Winning Author of Columbine"
  1. Dave Cullen's Book Columbine
  2. Dave Cullen's Website
  3. Wikipedia page on Columbine
  4. Patrick Ireland, a Survivor of Columbine in 2009 (pictured with his wife) --10 years after the tragedy. More images here.
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4/6/10
Belief & Truth: The Pragmatic Perspective"
  1. Selected essays of William James at the Mead Project
  2. The Meaning of "Truth" at the Gutenberg Project
  3. Lectures on Pragmatism at the Gutenberg Project (PRAGMATISM: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking )
  4. John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism"
  5. Select Passages from William James' works (compiled by Hope May)
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3/30/10 Casey Smith: Inspiration is Alive in Well in Michigan"
  1. Casey's non-profit "Cleat Repeat"
  2. Article on Casey from CM-LIFE
  3. Cleat Repeat on Facebook
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3/21/10
Michael Strong & Magatte Wade: How Capitalism & Entrepreneurship Can Solve All the World's Problems
  1. Debate amongst John Mackey, Milton Friedman & T.J. Rodgers about the Social Responsibility of Business.
  2. Website of FLOW: a non-profit aimed at promoting Conscious Capitalism
  3. Michael Strong's latest book "Be the Solution"
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3/14/10
Kirsten Lodal: Living a Life of Purpose & Meaning”
  1. LIFT Website
  2. Follow LIFT on Twitter
  3. VIktor Frankl’s Man Search for Meaning
  4. W.H. Murray quote on Commitment
  5. Albert Bandura’s Article: The Psychology of Chance Encounters and Life Paths
  6. Kirsten Lodal's & Brian Kreiter's Jefferson Award Speeches (From 2004)
  7. PBS Newshour Segment on Kirsten Lodal & NSP (the former name of "LIFT")
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2/28/10
Belief & Truth - A Brief Investigation
  1. Wikipedia Article on Truth
  2. William James “What Pragmatism Means” (one within a series of lectures dedicated to the memory of John Stuart Mill).
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2/23/10
Authenticity, Individuality & Groupthink: How Faith & Reason Affect Authenticity”
  1. Chapter 2 from John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty’
  2. William James “What Pragmatism Means” (one within a series of lectures dedicated to the memory of John Stuart Mill).
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2/16/10 “
Faith vs. Reason: The Justification of Religious Beliefs”
  1. Chapter 2 from John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty’
  2. Blog Article on Faith vs. Reason
  3. Mark’ Twain’s Letters From the Earth
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2/7/10 “
Academic Disengagement: Causes & Solutions”
  1. JK Rowling’s Speech on Failure & The Imagination (Harvard Commencement, 2008)
  2. Article on Self-Handicapping Strategies & Alcohol
  3. CMU’s Policy on Academic Probation & Dismissal
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2/2/10 “
A Philosophical Discussion of Free Will: Part 2”
  1. Harry Frankfurt’s Article “Freedom of the Will and The Concept of A Person” (PDF format)
  2. Wikipedia article on the Bereitschaftspotential
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia on Compatiblism
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1/26/10 “
Free Will & Determinism: Compatibilism”
  1. Wikipedia page on Compatibilism
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia on Compatiblism
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1/19/10 “
An Interview With Dr. Jeffrey Wigand: Part II”
  1. Jeffrey Wigand’s website
  2. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair Article on which “The Insider” is based.
  3. Wikipedia Article on The Insider
  4. IMDB pageon The Insider
  5. Follow Jeffrey Wigand on Twitter!
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1/15/10 “
Habit & The Values Driven Life”
  1. William James: The Laws of Habit
  2. Wikipedia page on Viktor Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’
  3. The Power of Story by Jim Loehr
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1/12/10 “
From Knowledge to Action: An Interview With Dr. Jeffrey Wigand”
  1. Jeffrey Wigand’s website
  2. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair Article on which “The Insider” is based.
  3. Wikipedia Article on The Insider
  4. IMDB pageon The Insider
  5. Follow Jeffrey Wigand on Twitter!
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1/5/10 “
The Cultivation of Insight: Ancient Wisdom About Flourishing and The Good”
  1. Aristotle’s Poetics: In both Audio and Text Form (courtesy of Librivox)
  2. Wikipedia Article on Noesis
  3. Article on Lonergan (scroll down to “Survey and Content of Lonergan’s Thought”
  4. Article on Longeran from America Magazine
  5. Select Passages from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
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12/29/09 “
The Cultivation of Insight: Ancient Wisdom About Flourishing and The Good”
  1. Aristotle’s Poetics: In both Audio and Text Form (courtesy of Librivox)
  2. Wikipedia Article on Noesis
  3. Article on Lonergan (scroll down to “Survey and Content of Lonergan’s Thought”
  4. Article on Longeran from America Magazine
  5. Select Passages from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
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12/22/09 “
The Power of Forgiveness”
  1. Article on the new science of forgiveness (in .pdf format)
  2. The Forgiveness Project
  3. Podcast by Dr. Timothy Pychyl on the relationship between self-forgiveness and procrastination
  4. Article on the health benefits of forgiveness from the Mayo Clinic
  5. Video on the Power of Forgiveness
  6. Forgiving Dr. Mengele -- Documentary on Eva Kor, a holocaust survivor who has forgiven her Nazi captors
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12/15/09 “
The Means and End of Education”
  1. 60 Minutes piece on The Harlem Children’s Zone
  2. Story on the Harlem Children’s Zone from National Public Radio
  3. Paul Tough’s Book on the Harlem Children’s Zone, Whatever It Takes
  4. Washington Post article on the “Gear Up” Program (from 12/13/09)
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12/8/09
Virtue & The Soul’s Embodiment”
  1. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  2. Select Passages from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
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12/1/09 “The Splendor of Suffering
  1. Brief summary of Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning”
  2. Essential Sufism
  3. Martin Luther King’s Pilgrimage to Non-Violence
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11/24/09 An Introduction to Self-Determination Theory”
  1. Official Self-Determination Theory website at University of Rochester
  2. Self-Determination Theory Facebook Page
  3. Chesley Sullenburger’s book: The Highest Duty
  4. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
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11/17/09 “The Value of Philosophical Discussion
  1. Chapter 2 From John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty”
  2. Plato’s Apology
  3. Book X of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  4. Starting on your own “Socrates Cafe” (from the Society for Philosophical Inquiry)
  5. What Can You Do With A St. John’s Education? (quicktime movie)
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11/10/09 Dr. Ginger Campbell: The Brain Behind the Brain Science Podcast”
  1. Website of the Brain Science Podcast
  2. Personal Website of Dr. Ginger Campbell
  3. Website of Diane Jacobs
  4. Science Podcasters.org
  5. Twit.tv/Futures in Biotech Podcast
  6. Chesley Sullenburger’s book: The Highest Duty
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11/3/09 Laughter: An Interactive Exploration Into Its Therapeutic Effects”
  1. Interactive Perfomance Lab
  2. Article on Laughter Therapy from Psychology Today
  3. The Stupid Cancer Show from BlogTalkRadio
  4. National Institute for Play
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10/27/09 Conceptions of Beauty”
  1. Video on “Photoshopping”
  2. Blog on the Changing Standards of Beauty
  3. Blog on Reality TV
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10/20/09 Grade Distribution Transparency: Virtue or Vice?”
  1. Myedu.com
  2. Koofers.com
  3. Article on myedu from The Marquette Tribune
  4. Article on Grade Distribution From CM-LIFE
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10/13/09 “The Necessity of Compromise
  1. Wikipidedia Aritcle on the Evolution of Cooperation
  2. YouTube Video on the “Prisoner’s Dilemma”
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10/6/09 Creativity and Educating for Personal & Social Responsibility”
  1. Website of the Conference “Educating for Personal & Social Responsibility
  2. Website of Jeff Wirth, interactive performance artist
  3. TED talk of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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9/29/09 Learning Styles & The Theory of Multiple Intelligences”
  1. Article from ‘Psychology Today’ Blog
  2. Article from Education Today
  3. Learning Styles Explained
  4. Wikipedia Article on Learning Styles
  5. Another Article on Learning Styles
  6. Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on Education, Teaching & Creativity
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9/22/09 Walter Ong: Ramus, Method and the Decay of Dialogue”
  1. Wikipedia Article on Petrus Ramus
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Entry on Ramus
  3. Website of Dr. Thomas J. Farrell
  4. Walter J. Ong Archives at St. Louis University
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9/15/09 Virtue, Study and Academic Integrity”
  1. Center for Academic Integrity
  2. Myedu.com
  3. Koofers.com
  4. Academic Integrity.com (a paper mill !)
  5. President Obama’s Speech to Students
  6. Jim Collins on Charlie Rose (Video on google video)
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9/10/09 The Technologizing of the Word: A Discussion About the Thought of Walter Ong, S.J.”
  1. Website of Dr. Thomas J. Farrell
  2. Walter J. Ong Archives at St. Louis University
  3. Audio Recordings of Father Ong
  4. Wikipedia Article on Petrus Ramus
  5. Ong Blog
  6. Wikipedia Article on Perry Miller (who oversaw Ong’s dissertation on Ramus)
  7. John Arthos’ book, “The Inner Word in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics”
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9/1/09 The Splendor of Solitude”
  1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “The Solitude of Self”
  2. Wikipedia Article on “Flow”
  3. Article on “Noble Silence”
  4. Wikipedia Entry on “Private Speech”
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8/26/09 Digital Virtue: Best Practices in Using the Internet & Social Media”
  1. Wikipedia Article on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
  2. Wikipedia Article on Trolling
  3. NY Times Article on Trolling
  4. MaryAnne Wolf’s Book Proust and The Squid
  5. Frontline’s “Growing Up Online”
  6. Article on “Sextortion”
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8/19/09 Anya Kamenetz: Hacking Education”
  1. Anya’s Recent Article from Fast Company
  2. The Impending Demise of the University (Tapscott article)
  3. Is Google Making Us Stupid ? (article from The Atlantic)
  4. Anya’s 2006 book ‘Generation Debt’
  5. Anya’s blog ‘The Narrow Bridge’
  6. A picture of Anya & the Ethics Center crew when she visited CMU in 2007
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8/12/09 Mission Accomplished: The Experience of Taking the Bar Exam”
  1. Article on Energy Optimization
  2. The Energy Project
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8/3/09 Michigan’s Defining Moment
  1. Website of the Center for Michigan
  2. Michigan’s Defining Moment
  3. The Blog of Philip Power, the Founder of the Center for Michigan
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7/29/09 The White House Project”
  1. Website of the Whitehouse Project
  2. Women in Congress
  3. Shannon Garrett’s White House Project Page
  4. Center for American Politics (Through Rutgers University)
  5. Who Answers to Women: Gender & Acccountability
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7/8/09 and 7/15/09 Studying for the Bar Exam
  1. Barbri Website
  2. Gilbert’s Law School Legends CDs
  3. ICLE: The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  4. Michigan Bar Exam: Subjects Tested & Other Information
  5. Video Parody on Bar Exam Study (on YouTube)
  6. Wikipedia Article on Ego Depletion
  7. Brief Summary of Ultradian Rhythms
  8. Profile of Professor Daniel Barnhizer
  9. Hypocrisy & Myth: The Hidden Order of the Rule of Law (Professor Barnhizer’s latest book)
  10. Article on States which DO NOT require the Bar Exam (Note: California, Maine, Vermont, Wyoming & Washington DO NOT require law school, but they DO require that you take the bar exam.
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7/1/09 Free School
  1. Website of the Mount Pleasant Free School
  2. Academic Earth
  3. MIT Open Courseware
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6/24/09 Meaning and Compassion in Death and Dying: Remarks from a Hospice Director
1 Website of the Woodland Hospice and Morey Bereavement Center
  1. Upaya Zen Center : Being With Dying Program
  2. Article by Alexi Wright, et. al., on the benefits of end of life discussions (JAMA 2008)
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6/17/09 A Philosophical Discussion about Viktor Frank’s “Man’s Search for Meaning”
  1. Website of the Viktor Frankl Institute
  2. A Selection of Videos of Viktor Frankl
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6/10/09 Philosophy & the Humanities in the Digital Age
  1. Is Google Making Us Stupid ? (article from The Atlantic)
  2. Growing Up Online (Frontline Episode)
  3. The Impending Demise of the University (Tapscott article)
  4. What Can You Do With A St. John’s Education? (quicktime movie)
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6/3/09 "The Practical Value of Philosophy & the Humanities"
  1. Interview with Bill Mechanic (Former English major from MSU turned Hollywood Producer)
  2. What Can You Do With A St. John’s Education? (quicktime movie)
  3. In Tough Times, Humanities Must Justify Their Worth (NY TIMES article)
  4. Article about the growing popularity of the philosophy major (NY TIMES article)
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5/27/09 "A Philosophical Discussion About Life Coaching"
  1. Short (5 minute) NPR Segment on Life Coaching
  2. Longer (45 minute) segment on Life Coaching from NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”
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5/20/09 "Higher Education and Intrinsic Motivation"
  1. Leo Tolstoy’s “A Confession” (See Part 3 [bottom] for the excerpt discussed on the show)
  2. The Independent Effects of Goal Contents and Motives on Well-Being (article by Sheldon, Deci, Ryan & Kasser)
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5/13/09 "Steering Past the Quarterlife Crisis"
  1. Wikipedia Page on “Quarterlife Crisis”
  2. quarterlifecrisis.com
  3. Excerpts from The Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties
  4. Article on the Quarterlife Crisis from the Boston Globe
  5. Wendy Kopp Podcast
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5/6/09 "The Role of Luck and Chance in Happiness and Human Flourishing"
  1. Wikipedia Page on “Moral Luck”
  2. Eric Kandel’s autobiography on Nobel.org
  3. Albert Bandura’s Article: The Psychology of Chance Encounters and Life Paths
  4. Jim Collins on Charlie Rose (Video on google video)
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4/29/09 "The Developmental Preconditions of Human Flourishing and Happiness: Part 2"
  1. Website of Peter Gollwitzer (goal setting/implementation intentions)
  2. Website of Wendy Wood (habits)
  3. Website of Walter Mischel (will power)
  4. Deepest Values Checklist
  5. The Laws of Habit (From Talks to Teachers by William James, originally published in 1899)
  6. IProcrastinate Podcast (Our clip is from “Procrastination in the Workplace: An Interview with CareerJoy.com”).
  7. P.S. This Podcast ROCKS. Check it out!
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4/22/09 "Self-Concordance, Autonomy & Human Flourishing: Aristotle Modernized"
  1. Website on Self-Determination Theory
  2. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  3. Wikipedia Page on Self-Determination Theory
  4. The Power of Story (Jim Loehr’s book)
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4/8/09 "Education & Motivation: Part Two"
  1. Colleges That Change Lives
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4/2/09 "Lindsay Hyde: Founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls"
  1. Website of Strong Women, Strong Girls
  2. Article on Lindsay Hyde from the Harvard Gazzette
  3. Article on Lindsay Hyde from the Boston Globe
  4. Clips of Lindsay Hyde from her visit at Cornell
  5. “Girl Power” article from Harvard Magazine
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3/25/09 “Michigan Election Law”
  1. Story on Representative Warren’s Legislation
  2. Blog on Michigan Election Law (From Ohio State University School of Law)
  3. House Bill 4373
  4. House Bill 4374
  5. Michigan Committee on Ethics and Elections
  6. cmuvote.cmich.edu (election resource page for student voters in Michigan)
  7. Committee Page from The Michigan House of Representatives
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3/18/09 "Happiness & Human Flourishing: A Buddhist Perspective"
  1. Guy Newland’s Website
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3/2/09 "Private Speech & Executive Function"
  1. Creative Play Makes For Kids In Control
  2. Tools of The Mind
  3. Preschool Program Improves Cognitive Control
  4. Article on Walter Mischel’s “Marshmallow” Research
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2/23/09 "Educating Motivation"
  1. This American Life: Two Steps Back (Originally aired in 2004)
  2. Autonomy and relatedness as fundamental to motivation in education. Ryan, R. M., & Powelson, C. L. (1991). Journal of Experimental Education, 60, 49-66. PDF Download (For Personal Use Only)
  3. Facilitating internalization: The self-determination theory perspective. Deci, E. L., Eghrari, H., Patrick, B. C., & Leone, D. (1994). Journal of Personality, 62, 119-142. PDF Download (For Personal Use Only)
  4. The Blue School (Official Website)
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2/19/09 “Depression and Anxiety"
  1. Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Podcast
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