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protected cops

Protected Cops Means Unprotected People of Color

  I’ve always said that, in any encounter with the socially and legally protected cops, people of color (specifically Black and Latino males), have a 50/50 chance of living. It actually turns out it’s a little worse than that.   People of Color According to the Washington Post, as of...

Latest Facebook Feature Tries to Combat Suicide

I have my gripes with the so-called ‘Digital Age’. To me, many social media platforms are breeding grounds for narcissism, insecurity, ego, and insensitivity. Cyber bullying has become embedded in our culture — while laudable campaigns that seek to end virtual discrimination and hateful remarks are encouraging, there still remains...

Helpful Advice For Ending Self-Doubt Today

Self-doubt, the lurking, sneaky idea that we lack some sort of super-human quality that makes us less than. It is a negative and fabricated idea of self, one that does not have any root in reality, but is destructive and oppressive. When the going gets tough, we find ourselves in...

Hollywood

The Best Hollywood Attempts to Tackle Poverty

  Poverty. It plagues our world, and can be found in both urban environments, and the most rural of landscapes. No country escapes poverty, though some do a better job of addressing it. The need for choosing organic options over pesticide-ridden and toxin-laden supermarket staples in my past two articles....

positive changes

How To Make The Most Positive Changes

  POSITIVE CHANGES Kalo mhna! Greeks use this expression, which literally means ‘good month,’ to wish their friends and family positivity for the new month ahead. So, still at the beginning of a new season, which we hope will usher in warmer weather, it’s important that we take steps to live...

sleep

Sleep Hard: It’s Not For The Weak Of Mind

  We know what it’s like — huge exam yesterday + paper due today + another exam tomorrow — sleep is not part of that equation. We’ve pulled all nighters and walked around campus like zombies in an ardent attempt to perform well in courses that have occupied our lives for...

Wellness Month

Time to Focus: Wellness Month

  March is Wellness Month, and it just so happens that the month dedicated to feeling our best coincides with the onset of warmer weather. Too many of us are coming off of this winter feeling sluggish and out of sorts.   Our bodies need upkeep, and since we’ve likely...

self worth

The Necessity of Teaching Girls Their Self-Worth

  “If you could only be pretty or smart, which one would you be?” A whole decade later and I can still remember the question posed to me in the 6th grade lunch room. If I were granted only one of these coveted traits, which would it be? Would I...