Tag: Life

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The Importance of Being a Small Actor in Your Own Life

I’m not the kind of person who gets in trouble. I’ve never been grounded or given detention. I’ve never even been pulled over. But when I found myself in a meeting with my boss recently, […]

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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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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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Hate Is Not an Opinion: A Lesson About Listening

  In the aftershock of the 2016 election, it is not surprising that the average, modern-aged American is taking to social media in order to rant and rave about the turnout of the event. Weeks […]

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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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My Domestic Abuse Story: Why I Stayed

— Trigger warnings: physical violence, rape, mental illness, abuse — I used to judge people in abusive relationships.  I would think to myself, “They’re stupid. Why don’t they just leave? If a man ever put […]

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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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Trump Won The Election and Here Is Why People Are Terrified

Coping with a Nightmare I woke up today hoping last night had been nothing more than some horrific fever dream, perhaps brought on by pesticide-tainted lime juice in the ten or so margaritas I consumed […]

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A Question of the Heart

Are We Lying To Ourselves About Our Feelings Towards Others? Driving home in an Uber one Friday evening and my driver, let’s call her Mary, starts chatting with me. As it was a Friday, she asked me if […]

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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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A Review of “The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo” by a Girl with an Ass Tattoo

Being an unapologetic, slightly offensive and loud female is often characterized as the quirky best friend in any movie or TV show. However, Amy Schumer has taken these qualities, wrapped them up in an explosive […]

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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 […]