How to be Happier for Others When it’s Hard to Be

A text message from your best friend lights up your phone. You read it and immediately frown. “AHHH! I just landed the promotion at my job!! So happy!” The familiar sinking feeling in your stomach sets in as negativity surrounds you. How did she get that promotion? What the hell? To distract yourself, you scroll through Facebook only to see...

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I’ve Been Living A Lie For Too Long

I began this year on a mission to focus on myself. This has led me to hitting a breaking point in Northern Virginia. The Washington DC suburb has been my home for my entire life but I can’t stand it now. I CAN’T LIVE THIS LIE ANYMORE. What is the lie I’m living? Do I have another family? Am I really a homeless bum? Am I secretly...

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72 Hours In San Diego

San Diego has to be one of my favorite cities in the US so far. Not only is it beautiful, with perfect weather almost year round. It is lively and full of wonder. At least, it is still full of wonder for me. Start off the night, hanging out in my friend’s little pink house. Saturday, January 4th 2017 In the morning we went to the famous...

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Why Wasn’t it Me Who Died that Day?

When memories of my brother Dan stream through my head, I become instantly more aware of them. It’s like seeing someone you know in a crowd of people. They stick out to you as if they are somehow lit up. The recognition is immediate and forceful, yet subtle enough you don’t even realize it is happening. Today my thoughts bounce from a joke my...

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Millennials! Why Now is the Perfect Time to Take Risks

Okay Millennials, here we are, in our 20’s and 30’s not pursuing the things that we want to pursue. I don’t just mean big dreams that we had when we were younger, like becoming famous or an astronaut or a Princess (just me?). I mean creating the life you always wanted. I’m sure many of you can identify with the fact that there is some...

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Keep Your Asian Fetish and Yellow Fever Away From Me

Google “Asian Women” and you will be provided with a smorgasbord of pictures, videos, and dating sites specifically targeted at guys with an Asian fetish. What is it about us that is so alluring? I had an idea but I searched the internet to find out what the masses had to say. After a couple hours of disturbing images, funny memes...

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