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How to Press Pause for Dummies
I was staring into my porcelain toilet bowl, reeling with nausea from a migraine, when I made myself a promise. The headache had forced me to camp out in the bathroom. Ghostly pale and shaky, I lay on a fuzzy black rug while conducting internal negotiations.
A Day in the Life of an Imposter
I’ve never been as hyper-aware of my ethnicity as I am now. Despite growing up in the south, I’ve thankfully never felt the weight of racism very prevalently in my personal life. Perhaps the effects were unseen, but I didn’t always feel different. I overlooked the barriers silently placed in my way.
A Peaceful Way to Die
"I think I'd want to drown," Janice said to the group of anticipating teenage girls. Her friends all stared back at her before erupting in laughter, gleeful looks of disbelief cemented on their faces. Latricee's eye's widened "why?" she asked, meeting Janice's eyes from across the circle.
Writing is Not a Sport
I've fallen in love with hundreds of fictional characters, but I found it challenging to connect with people in real life. I related more to people in books and admired those who created them. One of my first crushes was Alaska from John Greens' "Looking for Alaska." Hassan from Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" exemplified a good friend.
Why I Turned Down the Most Money I Have Ever Made.
I don't know when it changed from excitement to anxiety. But when my phone screen lit up from her call, the last thing I wanted to do was answer, partly out of shame and partly out of deviance. Either way, I let it go to voicemail and checked the message.
Blueberry Muffins Cannabis Strain Review
I'm very skeptical of the strains that I adopt into my list of favorites. Most of them I forget shortly after trying. It's only rarely that I remember a strain because of how good I felt. When the stars align, and your anxiety melts away. You're giggly and relaxed but not asleep within the hour. That is what I found in Blueberry Muffins.
How is a Monster Made?
On an unusually cool summer night, my friends and I gathered around the room on tan cotton couches and initiated a discussion. One of them was a counselor at a prison and mentioned a case that he had been involved with that garnered a lot of attention.
The Music Behind The Movement
Music has an unspoken power over the human spirit. It gives flavor, touch, smell, and color to our lives—a biological symphony of chemistry and communicating synapses that result in a moving experience. It drives our motivations, influences our emotions, and describes the indescribable. It is woven into the very fabric of humanity. Music is what Aldous Huxley called "the blessedness that is at the heart of things." Whitman described it as "the profoundest expression of nature."
The First Gay Pride Parade
At 1:20 am on June 28th, 1969, when police riots on gay bars were commonplace, the most notable uprising for LGBT rights occurred in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Undercover of night, the Stonewall Inn was stormed by police, and employees were arrested and dragged from the establishment.
I Want You to Panic
Inscribed on the seven tablets of Babylonian creation is the story of Apsu and Tiamat. Two Gods who lived within the primordial waters of ancient history. One representing masculinity and the other feminity. Both symbolizing the chaos and disorder of the lifeless watery substance they inhabited. Apsu and Tiamat mating brought order and civilization to the universe.