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Not of This World
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How many of you have ever felt like you are not worth others time or consideration? Who all has felt like someone else could easily replace you - that you are not as unique and or as special as someone else? Everyone has felt this way before.... (more »)
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Authority not helping Depression & Suicide
By , Manchester, CT
Depression is something we all face but will never know how to go about getting rid of it. Everyone always says things will get better but will they really? Everything seems just so distant and impossible. All of us have our own ways of drowning... (more »)
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Do It And You're Cool. Maybe.
By , Wilton, CT
All my friends are racing to grow up. It’s like a contest. Who’s going to smoke the first joint? Get into the best college? Lose her virginity fastest? Now that we’ve turned seventeen, my friends are starting to feel like their youth is... (more »)
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Green Crusader
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The rolling sand dunes stretched as far as the eye could see, reaching from the eastern horizon to the western skyline. I was in Inner Mongolia, standing on what was once lush green pastureland in the realm of Genghis Khan. Time treated the land... (more »)
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The Internet: A New Drug
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Cocaine kills about 10,000 people a year per year. Almost 50,000 people die from alcohol poisoning. 400,000 people are subjects of tobacco death. However, out of the one billion internet users, how many are actually killed? Probably none. The... (more »)
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Ranting About Bullies
By , Worcester, MA
I was always bullied. It was a struggle that I had. It started in school; that was actual bullying. Calling me names and such. It made me start to hurt myself. I was only in elementary school. Then 'they' came. 'They' being,... (more »)
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Allow the World to Be your Runway
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This is just a short story and what I learned from it. I was really bored one day and so decided to try out some makeup and a curling wand that I had bought earlier this week. After some foundation, blush, bronzer, eyeliner, and lipstick-... (more »)
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The Blessing of Nostalgia
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This is for all you children-going-onto-adulthood out there. We all sometimes wish that we could just go back in time. Wether you miss your childhood, two years ago, or the beginning of summer vacation when you felt free of all the burdens... (more »)
Body Image, My Weight, and Growing Up in a...
By , Lawrenceville, NJ
I have read all the stuff on Tumblr about the hypocritical the society I am growing up in. There is this whole double standard of “do what you want”, “be confident in your body no matter what shape or size” with the underlying “oh but... (more »)
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Social Networks: Advantages and Disadvantages
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There are many different opinions to social networks. Some think it is stupid to share every single thought with the world even if it is very unnecessary, some think that it is the best way to tell your friends what you are doing or to see what... (more »)
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Frederick Douglass: A Hero To Those Who Faced...
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“I Would Rather Die,” is an incredible thought provoking true story of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a slave from birth, but as he grew up he did not want to be a slave, he wanted to be free. For Frederick Douglass reading played... (more »)
I Can Lift A Car
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When I was thirteen years old I realized something monumentally important for me, and something that has always defined me subconsciously. In my room, I typed away at my computer as a tear dripped ever-so-slowly down my cheek, and another one... (more »)
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Middle School Memories
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I’m going to be completely honest right off the bat. I have had probably the most mediocre middle school experience. I hate to admit it, I really do, but it’s the truth. Just because someone is involved in a lot of things doesn’t mean... (more »)
Background Doesn't Matter
Once she lived a life of slave, kidnapped by her own family and was sold into slavery.This is the incredible story of Phillis Wheatley. She was born in Africa, one of the Fula tribe Africans.She was one of the captured Africans who were bought... (more »)
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Reality 1
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Friendship. It’s a term people use a lot. To me, it’s a process of creating ‘bonds’. These ‘bonds’ are spiritual, the moment a person knows somebody else deeply and the other responds positively, a ‘bond’ is created. A ‘bond’... (more »)
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Friends, A True Miracle
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One thing I have found to be the most important in a person's life is friendship. People who care about you, who are always there to support you and with whom you can roll on the floor laughing, they are your inseparable companions, the... (more »)
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