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Fort Tryon Park

Maria Walks: Fort Tryon Park

  New York City is home to some of the most vibrant and bustling parks. Greenery is a reprieve from the often cold, stark city blocks that we’re permanently attached to as urban dwellers. Human nature ushers us to seek peace and calm, surrounded by the lush, tranquil environment parks...

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The Ascent of the Female Anti-Hero

The ‘man-child’ phenomenon has existed for a while — in laymen’s terms: a grown man, nearing the age of 30, who remains unacceptably reliant on others for basic life functions. Buzzfeed did the honors of compiling a list of 23 characteristics that define a man-child, perhaps at the helm, “he...

Nail Salons

Bargain Nail Salons Aren’t All That Wonderful

$8 base cost. $1.50 tax. $2 tip. Nail salons. We’ve all been in them – we’ve all reveled in the idea of being pampered for 30 minutes or more depending on the application process. Our go-tos range from Essie to OPI, light pinks and nudes for spring, dark shades of purple...

Why Millennial Women Are More Successful Than Ever

There are 60 million millennials in America, and half of them are women, according to census figures. Millennial women are truly a ‘force to be reckoned with.’ They are ambitious, educated, enthusiastic, and determined to succeed in a world that has predominantly been ran by their male counterparts. The women who compose Generation...

You Need To Balance Service With Security

We’re young and idealistic. We’ve worked assiduously to get here, and we want to balance our ambition with our compassion. As millennials, we’re fresh out of college and on the cusp of beginning the rest of the our lives. What is the future made of? It’s unclear — one day we...

sacrifice, art

How Art and Sacrifice Can Make You Immortal

We are compelled by our convictions, defined by the images that we manifest in our souls. And we breathe life into the singular moment that becomes a permanent fixture, as Matisse and Degas have embedded their paintings as eternally extraordinary. They, too, were compelled by the necessity to create, to...

The Influence Of Teachers Can Last A Lifetime

Teachers matter. They are some of the world’s most important people — teachers instill principles in children who barely know how to tie their shoes and set the tone for their future successes and accomplishments. One year out of college, and I still remember my teachers, all of them, the ‘bad’...

Citizen

Citizens Need The Media To Be Fully Engaged

The dissemination of a wide variety of verifiable viewpoints is essential for individuals to formulate their own conclusions about the economic state of our nation, Washington’s foreign policy, the international community and the United States’ active or inactive participation in world crises. It is the responsibility of both the FCC...

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...

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Earth Day Will Make You Pay Homage To Nature

  Earth Day, a reminder to Earth’s inhabitants to nurture and be kind to Mother Nature, tells us that we have a long way to go. For too long, human beings have paraded the planet with a sense of authority and ownership over the environment, destroying its aesthetic beauty and...