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  • Why I took 32 photos of my leg

    I hurt my leg, so I gave it a treat: a trip to sites across Israel/Palestine that tell of just how fragile the human body is. The doctor says my leg is fine, but I have doubts. I twisted it playing football (soccer, so be it) last autumn, tore a muscle and feared damage to the knee. I then went on to celebrate a "round" birthday. Forty is fairly young, but facing a new decade with an ache makes one ponder the human body and its weaknesses. The body feels different here in Israel/Palestine. It is a land where the…

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  • How social media amplifies anxiety over terrorism

    Can a society in a constant state of anxiety formulate policies to deescalate political tensions? By Dr. Ronnie Olesker I asked my students to go on a social media diet with me recently. “But how will we talk to our friends and family?” they exclaimed. “What if there is an emergency? How will we know about it?” Digital communications between friends and loved ones have become ubiquitous. I wanted my students to experience life as we “used to know it” when you picked up the phone and called someone or actually interacted directly. [tmwinpost] Yet I had to ask whether…

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