More than Skin Deep: How Virtue Morphs Into Beauty

by Panos Paris Aeon edited by O Society June 8, 2019 Have you ever thought someone is far from attractive – perhaps even ugly – only to later come to find that person beautiful? She or he might now even be your partner, spouse or dear friend. And if so, you probably still consider them … Continue reading More than Skin Deep: How Virtue Morphs Into Beauty

American Hustle

What Mueller Found—and Didn’t Find—About Trump and Russia by Stephen Kotkin Foreign Affairs edited by O Society May 26, 2019 Robert Mueller III played lacrosse and majored in government at Princeton. He graduated in 1966 and soon thereafter volunteered for and was accepted into the Marine Corps. He won a Bronze Star for heroism in … Continue reading American Hustle

DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes

by George Estreich Aeon edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a … Continue reading DNA Kits and the Emperors New Clothes

‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

by Kerry Justich Yahoo! News May 10, 2019 Now Playing 0:35 Camile Kostek was told to change her measurements Camille Kostek just landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But it wasn’t long ago she was told to change her body if she wanted a chance at a modeling career. A former NFL cheerleader, Kostek struggled to … Continue reading ‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion

by Graham Peebles Counterpunch edited by O Society May, 8, 2019 The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency … Continue reading Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion

How Empathy Can Change The World

by O Society April 28, 2019 The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist's neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, "was limited physically but by no means spiritually." Wyeth further explained, "The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless." … Continue reading How Empathy Can Change The World