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On Learning How to Take Up Space Without Apology
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Listen: You cannot give back what you stole from yourself. You can’t feed your body the things you denied it while it was quivering beneath the whip of your merciless, perfectionist dysmorphia, or erase the scars you’ve carved into it, or... (more »)
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Think Green Folks
By , Malaysia, Malaysia
Nowadays there are lots of environmental issues that keep popping out on the news. Lately this become a viral topic everywhere. Do you know what are these environmental issues? What causing it to happen? What can you do to stop it? Sit back and... (more »)
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Until That Doll House
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It was huge. At least three feet high. Taller than any toddler could reach. And pink. So much pink that my eyes smarted. I hadn't seen that much pink since my friend's birthday party in second grade. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve... (more »)
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Texting Death
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In 2011, about 1.3 million car crashes occurred due to texting while driving. As a result, 3,360 people died and 337,000 people were injured. In fact, texting makes a car accident 23 times more likely to happen. The devastating consequences... (more »)
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B is for Bulimia
By , Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
B is for bear, B is for balloon. B is for bulimia. While kids and young adults still remember what the letter b stands for, usually some common noun, my mind takes on a more obscure and dull ideal. Blurry flashbacks and memories round up inside... (more »)
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It's Not All Racist
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We are living in an era of political correctness, which has been the source of much controversy over how much of it is necessary. There have also been many new “hot topics” arising within the issue of racism such as cultural appropriation,... (more »)
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Got Debt?
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Money, money, money; it’s what makes the world go round. Those with money have power. Those without . . . a lack thereof. And what comes with the constant flow of money in our world? Debts, debts, debts.   Today, the total US consumer... (more »)
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Why Can't I Have My Say
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I have a lot to say, but unfortunately I can’t because of a number I was branded with my, age. The youth of Australia, The future mother, fathers, CEO’s, military and even leaders of our nation. Ask any one of them and they will... (more »)
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The Story of My Life This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When people meet me for the first time, the question I am always asked—besides the ever-so-condescending, “How tall are you?”—is, “Are you, like, Indian, or something?” Well, okay, they don’t sound that... (more »)
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Learning to Live Without Knowledge
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When you’re in high school the one thing you hear from the second you set foot on the campus as a freshman is, “Let’s talk about college.” There’s no simple way to ease into it, and there’s no way around it,... (more »)
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Doing the Right Thing
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Volunteering has been my life. I’ve been a missionary kid in the Philippines for as long as I can remember. Our feeding program provides food for kids who are undernourished. I hand out food, take pictures to post for awareness and help... (more »)
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Is It Worth It?
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Dear.. No let me rephrase that.  Bullies,  You see that girl with the scars all over her skinny arms and meatless body? You see the boy sneaking into the bathroom with his hand balled into a fist? That small girl that you... (more »)
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I Am NOT Broken
By , Pittsburgh, PA
Unfortunately I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 6 months ago. I act as it is no big deal because it only explains why I showed the symptoms and allows me to recognize other symptoms that I didn’t know I even had. But when I tell... (more »)
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Is Pluto a Planet?
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Scientist 1 Based on perturbations in Neptune's orbit, the search for a ninth planet was conducted, and Pluto was discovered in 1930. Pluto orbits the sun just as the other eight planets do, and it has a moon, Charon, and a stable... (more »)
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Gender Equality
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Women are treated with disrespect in many parts of the world. Whether it is paying them less than men for the same work, physically abusing them, or categorizing them as weaker than men, women are looked down upon. They are seen as lesser than... (more »)
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Educating Hope
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I've recently watched a documentary on Shining Hope, a program working to bring education to girls in the poorest slums of Kibera,  Kenya. As mentioned in Shining Hope, educating the many underprivileged girls living in Kiberia means that they... (more »)
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