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New study seeks to explain the ‘Mandela Effect’ – the bizarre phenomenon of shared false memories

The term “Mandela Effect” was coined by Fiona Broome, a self-described paranormal researcher, to describe her false memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s. She realized that many other people also shared this same false memory and wrote an article about her experience on her website. The concept of shared false memories spread to other forums and websites, including Reddit.

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Puerto Rico’s vulnerability to hurricanes is magnified by weak government and bureaucratic roadblocks

In less than a century, Puerto Rico’s electricity system has gone full circle from private provision of electric power to a state-led effort to democratize access to power, and then back to a public-private partnership with a strong neoliberal ethos. Yet Puerto Ricans still face daily challenges in obtaining affordable and efficient electricity services.

Podcast: What does it mean to be a public servant? with Geoffrey M. Roche

Geoffrey Roche is a leader in various aspects of his life and one of them is as a school director at the Annville-Cleona High School. In this episode of the podcast Geoffrey and Amaury Abreu dive deep into what it means to be a public servant and Geoffrey’s experience navigating his professional life and his political involvement.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Latino Tourism in PA

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15), it’s important we pause to recognize the major contributions of the Latino community to Pennsylvania’s economy. Latinos make up 18.4 percent of the US population and 17.3 percent of the US labor force, which is expected to rise at least 30 percent by 2060. Nationally, the spending of this demographic amounts to around $870 billion in consumer expenditure annually.