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May 19, 2022

"No matter what they shout, no echo comes back" is the blow of cancel culture to the freedom of expression

"Cancel culture" refers to the culture of canceling people - mainly celebrities - which, although it has always been a feature of society, is now considered a thriving phenomenon through social networks. The mob mentality unites around a common goal and works vindictively, against someone who said o...


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May 17, 2022

Bernays and the democracy of propaganda

“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of“ ~ Edward Bernays

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be without advertising? Which clothing brand would you choose, which holiday destination would you pick, whi...


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May 12, 2022

I can ('t) do it

Thomas Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors of all time, being the man who developed the electric light bulb. Every time we turn a light bulb on or off we see the imprint of his innovation. Today we all recognise his contribution to society, as the world would not be as we know it with...


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May 10, 2022

Interview with Akis Kapranos from Midnight Express: Redefining the light in our lives

Looking back on the main event of TEDxAUTH for 2022, those of us who were lucky enough to participate in it in some way, have a bittersweet feeling, on one side the feeling of bliss, on the other nostalgia. Iris left and took the rainbow with her, leaving the hazy sky in shades of gray. So looking f...


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May 05, 2022

The fall of celebrities: buying fake friends

Have we ever questioned how parasocial relationships with media figures affect our daily lives privately, but they also shape popular culture crucially? We tend to believe that the relationships created between fans and celebrities are limited to cases of teenagers (mostly girls) that idolize the ne...


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May 03, 2022

Do not go gentle into that good night

There was a city. It doesn’t matter which one. The sun sets beyond the edifices or the tiny houses. It disappears behind the high mountains, or dips into the cerulean waters of the sea, marking the end of yet another common day for its inhabitants. Every pebble of the city is shrouded under the vei...


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April 28, 2022

The Answer

Who likes mysteries? Riddles? Puzzles? We like even the most incomprehensible phenomena. And whoever says that I sound like Sherlock, I will say “Yes”. You’re right. Although I do not identify with the same -special- love of the devilish detective for the element of the macabre surrounding his cases...


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April 26, 2022

Τhe progression of female beauty standards: from goddess Aphrodite to Kim Kardashian and body positivity

Woman. One word, a thousand meanings and many more images. How hard it is to be a woman. To have been connected to beauty and femininity since ancient times. An insoluble Gordian knot that haunts you. To be well-groomed, to be well-dressed, to be well-built, to be, to be…

But where does femininity...


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April 14, 2022

After all, can we love ourselves?

It seems like an endless song or maybe a huge roar swarming about our thoughts, our mind, our whole body, the way we ourselves are able to embrace the skin below which we exist. It seems like a train without a destination and it goes until an obstacle redefines or blocks entirely its course. We feel...


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