Celebrating Life of Celebrities
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Celebrity life has its pros n cons...here's what keeps us glued to following them
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Losing Is Good for You

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Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire children to succeed. Instead, it can cause them to underachieve.
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Kim Kardashian: my life as a brand

Kim Kardashian: my life as a brand | Celebrating Life of Celebrities | Scoop.it
Kim Kardashian has 16 million Twitter followers, and about the same number of critics. She's very famous, but what for exactly?
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Criminal Celebrity: Anders Breivik

Criminal Celebrity: Anders Breivik | Celebrating Life of Celebrities | Scoop.it

Our society is every bit as obsessed with fame as the ancient Greeks were with glory. Yet it is not clear that we understand nearly so well how to deal with those who seek celebrity through some wicked but dramatic act: assassinating a president or a pop star, blowing up a building, or gunning down high-school students. Many modern commentators struggle with the dilemma of feeling bound to report on a dreadful event with wide cultural significance, and at the same time knowing that through doing so they are giving Breivik and his ilk just the attention they seek. The reality is that modern technologies and mores make a damnatio memoriae inconceivable today. Obscurity, therefore, cannot be imposed on present-day Herostratuses. Ridicule and contempt, however, can.

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