A lifelong aspiring writer with a Master's Degree in Marine Biology & Ecology.
Passions include literature, music, traveling, and environmentalism.
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The Loss of the Family
When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made! All the world wonder'd. Honour the charge they made! Honour the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred! —Lord Alfred Tennyson“The Charge of the light Brigade”
To Lose One's Keys
You know Alexander, The one who had a terrible, horrible, No good, very bad day? Yeah, that’s me. My daughter’s favorite bedtime story.
Rohwer, Arkansas— the middle of nowhere if you’re from Arkansas the middle of ‘that’s a place’ if you’re not Unremarkably flat and barren but for the
Clash, Clang, Bang
Pots and pans in a youngster’s hands Clash, Clang, Bang. The hollow sound of wood on cast iron, a piercing shrike of joy
The Lone Runner
her feet against the inky rubber track: slap twap, slap twap—, bum knee! her braid, driving the cadence home between her shoulder blades: swip tip, swip tip.
The Only Face Masks You'll Ever Need
Most over-the-counter acne treatments contain harsh ingredients that can do your skin more harm than good. The next time you go to wash your face, take a look at the ingredients on the back. Chances are, you'll find things such as fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfate, butylated hydroxyanisole, parabens, polyethylene, retinyl acetate, and many more chemical compounds neither of us can probably pronounce. But what are these chemicals' purpose and what do they really do to our bodies?
How to Greenify Your Personal Care Routine
We all know that a healthy mind and body is equal parts what you put in and what you don't. But did you know this concept extends to much more than just the products you eat and drink? In the post-industrialized era, synthetic compounds became much cheaper to produce and use than natural ones, thus many of our common household items actually contain harmful ingredients, hidden in plain sight. This is no more evident than in our hygiene products—products designed to clean, purify, and detoxify are often doing everything but.