Category: Life

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Bringing Mental Health Into the Social Media Light

Now trending… There is a proliferation of mental health discussion across social media platforms, and it’s about time. I always wanted a chartreuse cast for my friends to sign in elementary school.  I wish I […]

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Four Lessons I’ve Learned Away From the Classroom & Out of the Office

My time-hop this morning was one of the last pictures I ever took as an undergraduate.  I was cripplingly hungover from our senior bar crawl the night before and riddled with anxiety by the uncertainty […]

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If Cooking is “For Girls,” Where Are All The Female Executive Chefs?

Despite the large strides women have made in the workforce in last hundred years, most jobs are still designated as “for men” and “for women.” STEM fields are dominated by men, and occupations involving arts […]

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The Fragile State of Masculinity

Life lessons appear when you least expect them to. One minute you’re rushing across the platform to catch the train, and poof – out of nowhere appears a life lesson. Unexpectedly, you might realize that […]

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Addiction in America: Maryland Declares an Opioid State of Emergency

Whether you were aware of it or not, the state of Maryland recently declared a state of emergency over an opioid crisis. Maryland’s growing problems include overdose linked to the use of heroin and fentanyl, […]

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How Your Feelings Can Affect Your Fate: Positive Changes You Can Make Today

Fate (noun): “A power that is believed to control what happens in the future.”   F- Merriam Webster Dictionary  Think about the last time something terrible or great happened to you. Did you blame or credit yourself, someone […]

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The False Beauty of Filters

  With the click of a button, or rather the touch of a virtual button, you can now instantly transform your appearance. Depending on the app you’re using, seasonal effects swirl around you: your face […]

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The Audacity of the American Consumer

Thanksgiving Day found me folding onesies in the maternity section of a large clothing store. To say that I was filled with gratitude for the futility of my task would be a broad hyperbole, but […]

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The Price We Pay: Higher Education and Opportunity

Here we are. We are in the midst of the holiday season awaiting the prospect to start afresh in the coming new year. Isn’t that always the case? Aren’t we all just looking for a […]

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Longevity 101: Is Living Forever Young Truly A Matter of Mindset?

The Science and secrets to successfully aging “Health is your chemistry, your biology, your will AND your spirit.” ~ Dr. Taz MD — Scene One: Bookstore browsing. Observed Titles: Secrets of Longevity, The Longevity Factor, […]

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American Isn’t A Skin Color: Why You’re More Than Your Ethnicity

There was a quote floating around Facebook a few days ago from Toni Morrison, one of the greatest writers America has produced. The quote went something like: “Only White people are American, everyone else is […]

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New Realties, New Challenges, and New Hopes

We live in a world that relies heavily on a few key concepts associated with our survival: success through achievement and the pursuit of a better tomorrow. While these concepts may make our current world […]

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Can We Separate Art from its Artist?

  Last week, I read an article discussing Nate Parker’s upcoming film “The Birth of a Nation” and the recent controversy that has surrounded the film due to its writer. Parker, the star, writer, director, […]

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I Lived With My Significant Other For a Summer: This Is What I Learned

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over 2 years and a half. Most of our relationship has been spent long distance, due to our different college locations, despite being from the […]