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The people who get paid to make us laugh, and why they’re probably depressed

Comedians, are often the last group of people that we think suffer from depression. Their entire professional objective is to make people happy, to conjure laughter and make reality less daunting. But often times we fail to see the the obvious signs.¬†Comedy is a great coping mechanism because people don’t take the “funny-guy/gal” seriously. We …

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Exactly what is, Hipster culture?

Hipster culture is a reaction against perceived cultural trends of inauthenticity and superficiality. In a hyper commoditized world where commercial motives permeate every layer of the cultural fabric and advertising and lobbying dollars make everything in mainstream society suspect or of questionable motives, hipster culture has arisen to offer an alternative set of values and …

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