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  Sydney Ross SingerMedical AnthropologistDirector, Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease  Many diseases are caused by our culture, and are reinforced by habit, custom, and unspoken social pressures. To prevent these lifestyle, or culturogenic diseases, we need to radically change...
The voters have spoken. With the highest turnout ever, the City and County of Honolulu overturned the status quo and selected a mayor with no meaningful connections to the unions; rejected the ones that did; and put a neophyte in...
When we analyze how well, or how poorly, our economy is faring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and then try to craft appropriate corrective action, we often hear the buzzword “data-driven.”  ”Data-driven,” in general terms, means we want a strategy that is backed...
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the State’s procurement law was suspended by Governor’s Emergency Proclamation.  We argued it meant standardless spending, and we were delighted to report last week that the issue was addressed in the most recent Emergency Proclamation.  In...
Let's begin with wireless ear buds. I know I’m showing my age, but I never thought the day would come when I’d have ear buds dripping out of my auricles. However, after a month of testing these out, I’m sold on the Liberty 2...
And then there were two. The biggest vote-getters in the mayoral race turned out to be the two new, "fresh" faces, to quote Keith Amemiya in his oft-repeated self-description. Neither candidate has any solid experience in government and much has...
by Esther Lambright Whether it’s a full-on portrait shoot or a quick snapshot, I think we can all agree that we like to look our best in photos.  And while selfies might seem like the thing for most, others (like me) employ their...
While the health impacts of COVID-19 are still unfolding, the cultural impacts of the pandemic are already underway. And the most visible change is the liberation of the breasts, along with the imprisonment of the face. For any readers who do not know about...
In the aftermath of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tensions on both sides of the aisle are high. With a hotly contested General Election just weeks away, some in the pundit/activist spheres, conditioned by the acceptance of civil unrest in our urban areas,...