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Beware brands and influencers: Social media advertising is changing

Elyse Gallacher Those relentless teeth whitening companies’ pearly-white smiles are fading; as advertising authorities plan to clamp down on unclear paid social media endorsements. The age-old technique of using ‘influencers’ (using the term loosely for modern days’ sake) to endorse your product and gain exposure has developed exponentially with the …

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Same policy or same sex?

  Alric Lindsay   We know that many groups have fought for civil rights and other liberties in the past.  One example is the right to vote. Another is same sex marriage, which will now be featured in the 2017 Cayman election campaigns as a key discussion topic.  In all …

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Politics, Psychology and Their Connection

A basic knowledge of human psychology helps us to understand and predict the behaviour of voters and politicians.  Politics is an expression of our underlying moral psychology, and an understanding of that psychology can help to unify people which is badly needed at this stage of our political development. Psychologically, …

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The Fountain of Youth

We are always looking for the secret to looking young and feeling good when we see people who just exude beauty.  You know those people who just have a glow about them.  They are youthful and youth filled and often look years younger than their actual age.  These people are …

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Theological Commentary: Dream and reality

  Jesus often taught on the themes of greatness and humility. It seems certain that the attitudes of His first disciples over such matters sorely troubled Him, and we can be sure He is often troubled still by the attitudes of us His disciples today. He taught that the whole …

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Ask Dr T

The “Ask Dr T” column appears every Thursday in The Cayman Reporter. In this forum, Dr Steve Tomlinson answers your medical questions. Have you ever just had a conversation with a doctor and just want a second opinion? Well, Ask Dr T. Have you ever wondered something but are just …

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Living with No Regrets

  By Catherine Tyson We often catch our self saying things like: I should have known better or I should not have done that. My friend caught me saying something of the sort the other day and told me to just stop “shoulding” on myself; it was priceless. The hopelessly …

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5 Side Effects of Fat Loss

You know how every pharmaceutical commercial ends with a laundry list of possible side effects? The ailments that we could possibly experience if we take it are silently weighed against the possible benefits of the drug. Well, turns out that exercise and good nutrition also come with a laundry list …

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Voting in Cayman

In some countries, evidence of the start of a political campaign can be seen from 1-2 years prior to a new election. In the Cayman Islands, this period appears to have been historically shorter, being a few months or just weeks out from the date of an election. To some, …

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What’s wrong with the system

In the two party system which presently exists, the winning party constitutes the government bench and the opposition is comprised of the one that loses along with the few independents. In the Legislative Assembly, the government bench sits on one side of the hallowed chamber and the opposition on the …

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