About Eric Bates

Eric received his B.S. in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Santa Clara University in 2012. Upon graduating, he traveled and worked for a non-profit in Central America. He is a religious viewer of Conan O’Brien and also loves traveling. Eric is attending San Jose State University's graduate school program to receive a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He can be reached at ebates0@gmail.com.
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Japan: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

People in Japan have stopped having sex. OK, fine – that’s a bit of an exaggeration – but Japan’s 40-somethings and unders have lost interest in conventional relationships. This celibacy syndrome is fast becoming a looming national crisis and the statistics associated with this phenomenon are astounding. Japan has a population of roughly 126 million…
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Masdar City: Eco-Friendly Utopia

In today’s world economy in which oil is king, a recent development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) merits our attention. Although the UAE holds 8 percent of the world’s oil reserves, it recognizes that eventually that those reserves will dry up, so the UAE government has prioritized investments in green energy and water conservation…
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A College Scholarship Or $1 Million: Which Would You Prefer?

I’m going to tell you something many people don’t know about college sports: The first is that everything about big time college sports is driven by money — and lots of it. The second is that the way they make so much money is by maintaining the illusion of amateurism. The NCAA makes an exorbitant…
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