Things I Wish I Knew In High School

I graduated high school four years ago, so I don’t know if kids are still being fed the same story I was, or if they’re still buying into it. I remember coming out of high school thinking, “Alright, I’m ready for that job now.” Well, it’s been four years since then and I’m still waiting. […]

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What It Means To Be A ‘Real Woman’

I previously wrote an article on what it means to be a “real man.” The media defines “real men” differently than I do, and depending on the culture that we’re raised in, that definition will vary to some degree. Ultimately the gist was, men are faced with enormous pressure to embody traits of “masculinity” that […]

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An Open Letter to Siri

  Dear Siri, You are a true Renaissance woman. You’ve revolutionized the way we interact with our technology. You’ve single-handedly prevented countless accidents that would have otherwise resulted from texting while driving, a dangerous habit that voice command has rendered obsolete. There’s virtually nothing you can’t do, and the advantages of your existence are indisputable. […]

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Quirky Item of the Week: Melting Clock

In the modern world, try as you might, you’ll never get away from time. It’s everywhere you look — your phone, computer screen and your watch, if you still wear one. Wherever you go, time is sure to follow. Sadly, time dictates our life in many ways, which is why it’s important to keep careful […]

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Overcoming Stage Fright

Stage fright plagues all kinds of performers—actors, singers, public speakers, musicians, politicians, even teachers. It’s natural to be nervous. Stage fright is a side effect of any talent. It’s a fear of failure, because we care; because we know we have potential and we don’t want to let ourselves down. We want to do our […]

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A Modern Girl’s Guide to Social Media Etiquette

Everything we say and do communicates the kind of people that we are, and now that almost everything we say and do is posted publicly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the list goes on…we ought to put some deeper thought into the content. The trouble with social media is that it distances us from our audience, […]

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Broken Heart? You Have Nobody to Blame Except Yourself.

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If I’ve learned anything from love, it’s that nobody can break your heart unless you let them. Every time you hang your heart out on the line, it’s liable to be left hanging. If you hold somebody else accountable for breaking your heart, you disregard the part you played in hurting it. It’s your heart, […]

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Thoughts on Living TV-Free

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A couple weeks ago, I parted with a long and faithful friend—my television. We enjoyed each other’s company, but my TV wanted too much of a commitment. I just wanted something casual, no strings attached, so I unwove the spider-web of wires connecting me to my TV and sold it. All 50 inches of it.

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Throwing a Party? Pick a Theme!

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Every year, my birthday finds me just like clockwork, no matter how hard I try to hide from it. I dread birthdays, but not because I’m getting old. On the contrary, I’m young and full of life and spunk, and plan to be that way at any age. I dread my birthday because parties are […]

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Get Your Life Together

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It’s easy to agonize about the state of one’s life and how much better things would be if one could just “get it together.” Clean up the mess of life and keep it neat and tidy. But “getting your life together” isn’t easy. There are times when such a feat may not even seem possible.

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Men; and their tactics for catching women

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In all my years of being female—21 to be exact—I’ve witnessed many fruitless (and some successful) efforts by the other sex to capture my attention. Here they are, in no particular order of effectiveness.

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Beauty Comes in Any Color

Every day, the world we live in is increasingly diverse. The people that surround and interact with us now come in countless shapes and colors. You would think our definition of what’s beautiful would naturally evolve and diversify accordingly, but, on the contrary, we are still bound by uncompromising expectations of what beauty ought to […]

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Your First Time… Moving Out of Your Parents’ Place

Recently, I’ve been finding myself playing “grown-up” at some of the local bars, legally enjoying an alcoholic beverage (or two), trying to look the part of the adult that, as a kid, I envisioned myself becoming one day. However, the sad truth is that I’m still living with my parents, earning less than ten an […]

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