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"Somewhere, a butterfly flaps its wings, and across the oceans, a storm is formed." A train weaves through a remote valley, its track threading between two mountains. Six strangers were the only passengers; each slept soundly in their respective rooms. A college student, a teenage girl, a nurse, a mechanic, a drunk, and a housewife. Sam- the teenage girl, awoke first. She shot up in bed like a vampire from a coffin. Her eyes were hazy, and her limbs felt weighted. She was in a room nicer than she could ever afford. It looked like something out of a magazine from the checkout aisle of a grocery store. Complete with a sliding glass door and a flat-screen TV mounted on the white eggshell wall. She tried to remember how she got here, why, or where she was going.
Ten Things I Learned From Starting an Etsy Shop
I don’t know about you, but my expenses have increased month after month. Depending on which article I read, they blame the government, war, or the virus. Yet no one is in a hurry to raise wages or offer an “inflation” discount. I agree with Drake, when he says an economic collapse is upon us, so I’m doing what I can to hedge my savings against a turn for the worse.
How to Stop Being so Busy
It's becoming harder to escape the pressures of work and decompress when you get home. In the semi-post-pandemic age, you may even work from home where no one is there to stop you from piling on task after task. Hell, anyone who might intervene probably encourages your work addiction. It's in support of the bottom line, after all. Add on social media, where everyone is productive and shiny, navigating their neuroses like pros, and suddenly-you hate yourself.
How to Get More Views on Your Reels
Virality is helpful whether you own a small business, want to be an influencer, or want more traction on your personal page. The pandemic gave rise to bite-sized content in the form of reels and, more recently, Tik Tok videos. Without taking a social media marketing course or attending the school of hard knocks, it's tough to know how to grasp the attention of anyone, let alone the masses.
Gushers Strain Review
It's been a while since we talked about mary jane. The reason is twofold. For one, I've been trying to save money and haven't bought anything worth writing home about. The second is even mooching off of friends; I haven't experienced anything noteworthy. I'm like the food critic from Ratatouille. If I don't love it, I don't smoke it. The whole point is to enjoy it, right?
22 Quotes to Stay Grounded in 2022
This version of the world we're living in is unpredictable. The disorder makes nothing feel normal; the days disappear quicker and quicker. The value of money is deteriorating; human life seems to hold even less importance. Everyone is on opposing sides but battling in the same war. When we're in the dark, it's hard to remember the light.
Why Taylor vs. Serrano is so Important for Women's Boxing
Boxing has an unspoken method within the sport to build a star. Fighters are selected based on personality or athletic prowess and cautiously brought one hand-picked fight at a time into the public eye. Some bouts are set up to puff up their fighter's confidence and to create viral knockouts. Sometimes it's simply the right time for them to step up and take a challenge, so they grow as a contender.
The Plight of a Young Woman
Sam Levison captures the struggles of youth through the hit HBO series "Euphoria." The show follows Rue Bennett (played by Zendaya) as she navigates life after rehab with no plans to stay clean. Within Rue's orbit is a transgender woman named Jules, who becomes her best friend and love interest. Nate, a jock with high potential, who succumbs to anger caused by his struggle with sexual identity, and many others.
How to Turn Your Art into Prints
Mastering a new skill always comes with a learning curve. I'm one of the masochists who like to learn new things, and I've battled my fair share of unexpected obstacles. To illustrate, I bought a used car to "learn how to work on cars." You can guess how that went.
24 Hours With a Financial Dominatrix
The sun filters through the window and splatters golden rays across Goddess Indigo's bedroom, stirring her awake. She travels to the kitchen, makes her morning coffee, and sits down to review whose sent a tribute while she's sleeping.