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The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

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The Problem with Saying “Merica”

"Merica." No, that's not a misspelling. In recent years, we've all heard someone say the name of our nation in this ironic manner. I'd be lying if I told you I've never uttered it myself jokingly.

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  • 76 Countries in Competition For 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar®

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.  Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country.

     
  • 7 Health-Boosting Food & Beverage Tips to Help Shed Poor Winter Eating Habits

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    With March designated National Nutrition Month now is the time to grab hold to those New Year’s resolutions with renewed resolve and begin again to follow good nutrition practices. Below are seven easy options to help sustain those healthy eating habits all year through.

     
  • Peter Lord, Director of Sony's The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Talks on Upcoming Release

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    THE PIRATES! Band of Misfits, a Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures and Aardman Animation film, directed by Peter Lord is hoisting sails preparing to launch for its upcoming spring release.

     
  • Money News: North American Markets, London, Hong Kong Close Down; Nikkei, Shanghai, France, Rally

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, the S&P 500, unable to shake the Bear possibilities, announced by industry analysts, coupled with the continuing concern over an ever growing ISIS threat has marked a down turn in investment confidence.

     
  • Awards Rules Approved For 88th Oscars® Campaign Regulations Updated For New Awards Season

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    The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars rulesand campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting along with other amendments to the rules that include standard date changes and other “housekeeping” adjustments.  

  • ACADEMY KICKS OFF KUNG FU POSTER EXHIBITION WITH 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicks off its new exhibition, “KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection,” with a 40th anniversary screening of “Enter the Dragon” on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

     
  • Cartoon Network Enterprises Unveils Expanding Portfolio at Licensing Expo 2016

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    Consumer Products Programs Announced for Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time and Steven Universe; Adult Swim's Rick and Morty at the Licensing Expo held in Las Vegas, where the network will display this expanded portfolio at the Cartoon Network booth, #D170.