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LOS MARIELITOS - AN INTERVIEW

An interview about resilience and courage.

Read about Marina Garcia, a mother of two, as she recounts her story alongside daughter Millie Milone describing the hardships of life in Cuba under the Castro dictatorship, and their triumphant exodus to freedom in the United States.

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ESCAPING THE MALE GAZE

As women, we often find the characters we relate to taking the back seat in film, a sexy body used for a slow-motion bikini shot, the damsel in distress – a mere prop to be saved by the ever-heroic male protagonist. Modern film teaches us that, as women, our value is directly associated with what we can provide to our male counterparts, and these lessons start from youth.

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WHY YOUR 20S ARE FOR TRAVELING AND HOW TO DO IT

Most of us fantasize about seeing the world. We romanticize van-lifers and envy the bravery in their decision to simply pick up and begin their adventure. But if this is what we want, why do we hold ourselves to a different standard? There are a variety of options that will allow you to travel on a budget if you're just willing to look.

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WHY WE SHOULD TEACH OUR SONS ITS OKAY TO CRY

For too long, men have been taught to handle their emotions by withholding their tears with stoicism and self-reliance. But the cultural belief that crying when experiencing emotions is synonymous with weakness has long been refuted by the scientific community.
This norm is a misguided attempt to encourage the display of synthetic strength, instead of fostering a safe environment for a catharsis to run its natural course and allow for genuine healing.

 
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MARIJUANA BECOMES A HURTLE FOR AMERICA'S FASTEST WOMAN

Sha'Carri Richardson rose to fame in 2019 after breaking the 100-meter record. However, reports released on July 2nd stating that the US track star has been suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC could change the trajectory of her entire career.

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HOW THIS ATHLETE IS REMINDING US TO PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH

Naomi Osaka, a professional tennis player has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association and four-time Grand Slam singles champion took a stand in defense of her mental health.

 
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THE POISON OF PURITY CULTURE

The separation of church and state may apply to our country's legal pursuits, but it hasn't stopped the unhealthy and shame-inducing biblical teachings from infecting our culture.

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF YOU:
A LETTER ON EMBRACING CHANGE

Your inner transformation never stops and neither does that of your environment, but acknowledging how painfully temporary everything is will be something to be grateful for.

 
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THE EVOLUTION OF PERSPECTIVE:
WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN

It's up to all of us as individuals to recognize the bias in our perspective and seek the information necessary to see life from alternative viewpoints.

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ARE WE MADE FOR MONOGAMY?

When scandalous news of a celebrity’s extramarital affair smothering gossip-magazine covers every week, it calls into question if humans are naturally capable of committing to monogamous relationships, or whether we're setting ourselves up for dissatisfaction and failure.

 
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BENDING GENDER NORMS

Men wearing makeup, Harry Styles posing for Vogue in a dress; thousands of individuals are tackling preconceived ideals regarding self-expression and are redefining what it means to be masculine.

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TO SHAVE OR NOT TO SHAVE

As a woman, the cultural norm of shaving our body hair is a consumerism-based scam, invented by large businesses aiming to profit on warping your body image... and here's why

 
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THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT INK

Religious and societal stigma aside, the acceptance of tattoos among younger generations is increasing at a rapid rate

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ARE YOU THE NEXT "GIRL BOSS" OR ARE YOU GETTING SCAMMED?

Lularoe? Mary-Kay? Monat and Arbönne? Is multi-level-marketing an accessible entrepreneurial opportunity, or just a fancy term for “pyramid scheme”?

 
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SUGARDATING: AN EASY BUCK OR BAD LUCK?

A new promise of easy money has gained an overwhelming amount of online popularity in recent years: sugardating.

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IN PRAISE OF SHORT-TERM LOVE

Isn’t there something enchanting about a love that doesn’t burn long enough to fizzle out, but instead, does so with intensity despite how impermanent?