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Negative mindsets magnified online


I rarely expect heated responses to my column. Topics like programming, statistics and internet slang don’t exactly pull at the heartstrings. A month ago, though, the comment section on one of many columns turned into an argument about the possible fabrication of the Holocaust. The link between that column and the Holocaust was weak at best, […]

Feeling out different handshake styles


At some point in college, handshaking becomes an almost essential part of making someone’s acquaintance. It starts to feel positively inadequate to just smile and say hello. The recent frequency and variability of my handshaking encounters has led me to wonder: Why do people shake hands in the first place? Why do some people shake […]