Jean-Paul Mari is a journalist and psychologist, who, in his TED talk, claimed that we have a sense of immortality that gives us a “lightness of being.” And I think he is correct. We believe that death is something that resides far into our future (or maybe not at all, because we do not actively stop […]

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The first time I ever heard of LSD was when I was having a friendly who-knows-drugs-better conversation with my brother. We threw around terminology that we knew back and forth, told stories of people we (sort of) knew who had done hard drugs and even talked about the horror stories of sorority girls who died […]

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According to an analysis of wages by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women earn about 78 cents for every dollar men make. Though some would like to believe that women choose lower paying occupations, accounting for lower salaries, the analysis shows that even within specific occupations the wage gaps remain. For example, a male school […]

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Going to college is no longer a rarity. Many can now comfortably afford college, and even those who can’t make ends meet, arrange student loans and scholarships. Of course, a large driving factor behind the increase in the number of college-attending students is that more and more employers in the job market seek degree-holding candidates. […]

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Daniel Radcliffe, known to millions around the world as Harry Potter, earned a well-deserved place in entertainment history last week with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While the honor has lost some of its prestige over the years, it’s still quite an accomplishment to obtain one. Not every major Hollywood star […]

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High fashion models are often associated with lanky limbs and sharp, symmetrical bone structure. It’s almost as if there’s a factory hidden in the depths of a forest, covered in Dior flowers, constantly churning out these doe-eyed, lean human hangers. So where do they come from? Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel. Collectively, they have […]

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My dad was in the Paris airport about three hours before the attack. From there he left for China, eerily on time. When I finally processed and acknowledged the horror in France, however, I shivered. I was afraid of my own continent, of my own Europe, of the place I call home. For the first […]

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Amid the controversy surrounding filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s remarks at an anti-police-brutality rally in New York, it was announced Nov. 9 that a documentary about the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career is in the works. Director Tara Wood wants to cover Tarantino’s first 21 years in the film industry to “draw upon the idea that […]

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Pet owners in Taiwan are ditching the classic haircut for their dogs. The new trend is grooming your dog in geometric shapes like squares and spheres. Elise Hu of NPR went to watch Mo Ming Fung, who owns his own grooming shop, turn a furry white Bichon into a square. The process starts with a […]

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