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Simplify Reality Your World in 400 Words. Simplify Reality is a collection of explanations to the world’s most relevant topics. Want to write for us? Email [email protected]

We serve the aspiring “socially fluent.” We know that you want to understand the world, but we also know that you’re busy. We solve this issue by providing “cliff-notes to life.” Simplify Reality is your launching pad to cultural relevance. In 400 words or less we give you a simple and clear understanding of everything a socially curious person would want to know. In short we give you the tools you need to understand the world; the rest is up to you.

Mission: To inform the world on relevant topics.

Simplify Reality has just launched 'The Short' our weekly newsletter that is delivered to your inbox every Friday mornin...
01/12/2014

Simplify Reality has just launched 'The Short' our weekly newsletter that is delivered to your inbox every Friday morning. We give you a simple roundup of the most relevant stories you need going into your weekend. http://simplifyreality.com/theshort/

Ever wanted to know what a record label is? Simplify Reality has the story:http://simplifyreality.com/record-labels-simp...
12/09/2013
Record Labels Simplified

Ever wanted to know what a record label is? Simplify Reality has the story:

http://simplifyreality.com/record-labels-simplified/

What Are They & What Do They Do? Record labels are music corporations that are involved in all facets of the music industry. They are run like standard companies and often have similar corporate structures comprising of smaller departments, including marketing, publishing, production,

Simplify Reality's new article by our first Australian Author on the Xbox 1 vs. PlayStation 4http://simplifyreality.com/...
12/03/2013
Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Simplified

Simplify Reality's new article by our first Australian Author on the Xbox 1 vs. PlayStation 4

http://simplifyreality.com/xbox-one-vs-playstation-4-simplified/

The most anticipated gaming consoles in years have reached our shelves in most countries around the world, with only a few still awaiting release. Both Sony and Microsoft have made it very difficult for avid gamers to choose a console, as both are very similar. Unless however, you are a die-hard

Rosara Milstein - Congrats on being our first Student Doctor Author!
12/02/2013
Anxiety Simplified

Rosara Milstein - Congrats on being our first Student Doctor Author!

Whether you were warming up for a big game, cramming the night before a final, or preparing to meet your girlfriend’s dad for the first time, you have probably felt anxiety at some point in your life. It’s a totally normal feeling, but for some people it can be a disorder that significantly

New article on Simplify Reality about Anxiety Simplified by Rosara Milstein http://simplifyreality.com/anxiety-simplifie...
12/02/2013
Anxiety Simplified

New article on Simplify Reality about Anxiety Simplified by Rosara Milstein http://simplifyreality.com/anxiety-simplified/

Whether you were warming up for a big game, cramming the night before a final, or preparing to meet your girlfriend’s dad for the first time, you have probably felt anxiety at some point in your life. It’s a totally normal feeling, but for some people it can be a disorder that significantly

Tennis anyone - check out Tennis Simplified by Simplify Reality's Wayne Mitchel: http://simplifyreality.com/tennis-simpl...
11/18/2013
Tennis Simplified

Tennis anyone - check out Tennis Simplified by Simplify Reality's Wayne Mitchel: http://simplifyreality.com/tennis-simplified/

Tennis has been around for a long time, but the sport can be confusing for a first time watcher. Wayne Mitchel simplifies the game.Andre Agassi once said that tennis is a harder sport to play than boxing. At least in boxing you can punch the opponent in the face. On a tennis court, you are

WTF is a Bitcoin and why are they at $300 right now?http://bit.ly/BITcoin
11/09/2013
Bitcoins and Bitcoin Mining Simplified

WTF is a Bitcoin and why are they at $300 right now?

http://bit.ly/BITcoin

Bitcoin is referred to as the hottest cryptocurrency in existence – but what does that mean? Is this for everyone or just hackers? Who uses it and why? What is a Bitcoin (Simplified)? Bitcoin, abbreviated BTC, is a digital currency that is produced by people running a program on their computer.

Love him, hate him, just don't misunderstand him. The Edward Snowden situation is complicated - we simplified it. http:/...
11/06/2013
Edward Snowden Simplified

Love him, hate him, just don't misunderstand him. The Edward Snowden situation is complicated - we simplified it. http://bit.ly/1hhHb6x

Edward Snowden is an American exile who became internationally known after disclosing top-secret government information about the National Security Agency (NSA) and programs of mass-surveillance. Who is he? Edward Snowden was an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting company, which had been

Simplify Reality changing the world (or at least a high school classroom in Maine)
11/03/2013

Simplify Reality changing the world (or at least a high school classroom in Maine)

Anyone see the Simplify Reality article its about Bourbon, Whiskey and Scotch. Enjoy at http://simplifyreality.com/whisk...
10/30/2013
Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon simplified

Anyone see the Simplify Reality article its about Bourbon, Whiskey and Scotch. Enjoy at http://simplifyreality.com/whiskey-scotch-and-bourbon-simplified/

With winter (whiskey season) approaching “manly drinkers” are making the shift from cold beers to whiskeys. But what is the difference between whiskey, scotch and bourbon? What is Whiskey? Whiskey is any spirit distilled from fermented grain. The only exception to this being some whiskey made

Check out what the Debt Ceiling is all about at Simplify Reality
10/29/2013
The Debt Ceiling Simplified

Check out what the Debt Ceiling is all about at Simplify Reality

The debt ceiling has been point of controversy in the news. But what exactly is the debt ceiling and how does it really affect the economy? What exactly is the debt ceiling and what is its purpose? The debt ceiling is the total amount the United States government can borrow in order to fund

Check out the latest article on The Debt Ceiling Simplified at Simplify Reality. Let us know what you want #simplified?h...
10/29/2013
The Debt Ceiling Simplified

Check out the latest article on The Debt Ceiling Simplified at Simplify Reality. Let us know what you want #simplified?

http://simplifyreality.com/the-debt-ceiling-simplified/

The debt ceiling has been point of controversy in the news. But what exactly is the debt ceiling and how does it really affect the economy? What exactly is the debt ceiling and what is its purpose? The debt ceiling is the total amount the United States government can borrow in order to fund

10/26/2013

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Memes Explained by Jen O'Neillhttp://bit.ly/NuYP56
07/15/2012
Memes Explained

Memes Explained by Jen O'Neill

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©Funny Junk Memes: we’ve all heard of them (and potentially argued about the correct pronunciation), but what exactly are memes and where do they come from? And is there more to memes than a funny picture with clever captioning?   A meme is a social concept that travels virally on the

Fast and Furious Program Explained by Steven Palmerhttp://bit.ly/MiFuR4
07/11/2012
Fast and Furious Program Explained

Fast and Furious Program Explained by Steven Palmer

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The failure of the “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation has garnered a lot of media attention lately, though many of the details of the program are unclear. In 2009, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) noticed many guns being purchased in Arizona by suspected

Marco Rubio Simplified by Philip Cantonhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1598
07/05/2012
Marco Rubio Simplified

Marco Rubio Simplified by Philip Canton

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1598

A charismatic, junior Senator, who is a minority candidate, is taking an election by storm. Sound familiar? Why is Marco Rubio so relevant? He is the leading candidate in Mitt Romney’s search for a Vice-Presidential nominee and many feel he may just be Romney’s ticket to the White House.

Robert Kraft Simplified by Jimmy Haighthttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1602
07/05/2012
Robert Kraft Simplified

Robert Kraft Simplified by Jimmy Haight

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Robert Kraft is the owner of the New England Patriots and a successful businessman. Want to learn more about his rise to success? SR's Jimmy Haight has the story. So why is he big a deal? Through his business success, philanthropic efforts, ownership of the New England Patriots and Revolution

Obamacare Simplified by Sammy LaFrance http://simplifyreality.com/?p=965
06/28/2012
Obamacare Simplified

Obamacare Simplified by Sammy LaFrance http://simplifyreality.com/?p=965

If you’ve watched the news recently, you’ll have noticed the increased rhetoric surrounding health care in our country. At the center of this discussion lies “Obamacare”, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, a measure originally signed into law by President Barack Obama in March

Swag-pop Explained by Joey Milsteinhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1553
06/28/2012
Swag-Pop Explained

Swag-pop Explained by Joey Milstein

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1553

With Summer approaching and artists trying to catapult their Top 40 hits into your BBQ’s, Pool Parties and Bonfires; “Swag-Pop” is emerging as this summer’s genre of choice. But what is this current phenomenon? And who are the artists creating it? SR’s Joey Milstein has the story. What is

Standardized Tests Simplified by Sydney Sundell http://bit.ly/MBCsMf
06/28/2012
Standardized Tests Simplified

Standardized Tests Simplified by Sydney Sundell http://bit.ly/MBCsMf

Each year, high school Juniors and Seniors are faced with the decision of which standardized tests to sign up for. And with far more options than the standard SAT, it’s becoming a much more complicated decision with each generation of testers. The SAT As the generally most widely known test, the

Great new article from Karina Ripps about "How to NOT gain the Freshman 15." http://bit.ly/KKmjEw
06/26/2012
How NOT to gain the Freshman 15

Great new article from Karina Ripps about "How to NOT gain the Freshman 15."

http://bit.ly/KKmjEw

According to WebMD, one in four freshmen will gain at least 5% of their body weight in their first semester of college. Although many do not gain the full fifteen pounds, studies have shown that the average student will gain between 2.5 to 6 pounds during the first year. The drastic lifestyle change

Executive Privilege Explained by Joe Boehnerhttp://bit.ly/Q49xA7
06/25/2012
Executive Privilege Explained

Executive Privilege Explained by Joe Boehner

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One of the biggest news stories of the past few days has been President Obama’s use of the executive privilege to help shield Attorney General Eric Holder from Congressional investigation over the “Fast and Furious” operation. This operation, enacted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and

06/14/2012
What to bring to College Simplified?

What to bring to college simplified by Karina Ripps

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1523

For the high school seniors, as one career is coming to an end, get ready to embark on what will probably be one of the best adventures of your life. In the coming months, many of you will begin to worry about the “prep” that needs to be done before you leave. What do you bring? There have been

Football Team Names Simplified by Joe Boehnerhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1500
06/11/2012
Football Team Names Simplified

Football Team Names Simplified by Joe Boehner

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1500

© Giants Kickoff Every sports team has some sort of mascot.Most are animals, chosen based on inherent ferocity of the beast or simply alliteration (my beloved Jacksonville Jaguars are the perfect example of this). Other team names are less simplistic, and are chosen usually because of some kind of

Mashable Simplified by Jen O'Neillhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1512
06/11/2012
Mashable Simplified

Mashable Simplified by Jen O'Neill

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1512

© Doing All Write Digital culture has become our culture. In a time where we cannot survive without our social media outlets, where do we go to find news about the social media world itself?   What it is: Mashable.com is the largest independent news source that covers digital culture, social

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt Simplified by Joey Milsteinhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1517
06/11/2012
Greek vs. Regular Yogurt Simplified

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt Simplified by Joey Milstein

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1517

WTF is up with Greek Yogurt? Chobani, Oikos, Fage... Greek yogurt is showing up everywhere and is becoming extremely popular. Why is everyone now going crazy for Greek Yogurt? Is it healthier than regular yogurt? SR's Joey Milstein has the story. But first what's the (scientific) difference between

06/04/2012

Do you have any topics in mind that need to be simplified?

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1494
05/31/2012
The Greek Debt Crisis Simplified

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1494

In recent months, Greece has become the focal point of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. During the early 2000s, Greece was among the most rapidly growing member states of the European Union and sustained this growth by running a structural deficit.When running a structural deficit, a government

Crowdfunding Explained by Joey Milsteinhttp://bit.ly/KLbgJh
05/28/2012
Crowdfunding Explained

Crowdfunding Explained by Joey Milstein

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Crowdfunding, is a new way to raise money for small businesses. After the recent passage of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Small Businesses) Act and the rise of websites such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com, Crowdfunding has become a popular way for ventures to raise money without having to deal with

The Triple Crown Simplified by Brendan Thompsonhttp://bit.ly/KsDOX7
05/26/2012
The Triple Crown Simplified

The Triple Crown Simplified by Brendan Thompson

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Every year there is talk of a new Triple Crown winner, but the last 11 horses eligible have gone 0 for 11 when attempting to win the final leg of the Triple Crown. No horse since Affirmed in 1978 has actually won the Triple Crown of horse racing. For any horse, trainer and jockey combination to win

Yelp Simplified by Joey Milsteinhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1485
05/26/2012
Yelp. Simplified

Yelp Simplified by Joey Milstein

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1485

Have you ever wanted to find the best restaurant in town or see reviews on services in a city? If so, Yelp.com is a place you need to visit. What is Yelp? Yelp is an online city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant

05/24/2012
One-and-done College Basketball Rule Explained

One-and-done College Basketball Rule Explained by Brendan Thompson

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1472

After winning the national championship over Louisville, all five starters on the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, three freshmen and two sophomores, entered their hats into the NBA draft by choosing to go pro during an announcement on April 17. The decisions of Anthony Davis, Doron Lamb, Terrence

Foursquare simplified by Jen O'Neill!http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1477
05/24/2012
Foursquare Simplified

Foursquare simplified by Jen O'Neill!

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1477

Have you ever seen the little blue sticker in a shop windowing begging you to “Find Us On Foursquare”? Have you ever been interrupted mid-sentence at a restaurant by someone saying “Hang on, I need to check-in first”? Did you ever wonder what they’re talking about and why this app that

Same-Sex Marriage Simplified by Joe Boehner!http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1467
05/24/2012
Same-Sex Marriage Simplifed

Same-Sex Marriage Simplified by Joe Boehner!

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1467

One of the prevailing news stories of the last couple weeks and a recent hot-button issue for the Presidential race has been the attitudes of people towards same-sex marriage. In an effort to help explain this issue, I’ve outlined a few of the main points that people should know about the same-sex

Glassdoor.com Simplified by Joey Milsteinhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1418
05/20/2012
Glassdoor.com Simplified

Glassdoor.com Simplified by Joey Milstein

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1418

Ever wanted to know how much someone makes at a company but you felt uncomfortable asking? Or have you wanted to know what types of questions you may get on an interview? If Yes, Glassdoor.com is a place you should visit. Salaries Glassdoor allows you to look at salaries and compensation packages

BarstoolSports.com: Why is it so popular?http://bit.ly/ISL7bo
05/10/2012
BarstoolSports.com: Why is it so popular?

BarstoolSports.com: Why is it so popular?

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So you’re sitting on facebook passing the time, when all of a sudden a new post on Barstool Sports comes up enticing you with an eye grabbing image and a humorous title. This is how the brash writer, David Portnoy, attracts a good majority of his users. Barstool Sports averages somewhere around

Obama’s Presidential Timeline Simplified by Joe Boehnerhttp://simplifyreality.com/?p=1410&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&...
05/09/2012
Obama's Presidential Timeline Simplified

Obama’s Presidential Timeline Simplified by Joe Boehner

http://simplifyreality.com/?p=1410&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=obamas-presidential-timeline-simplified&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

In just 6 short months, Americans across the country will be hitting the voting booths to determine whether or not President Barack Obama should get a second term in office. In an effort to make sure our readers at Simplify Reality stay informed, I have compiled a short list of some of the major

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