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To the Troubled Some

To the Troubled Some

 troub“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven,” says Satan in Paradise Lost as he tries to make the best of his banishment. And that’s the devil for you. Doesn’t matter what you believe in, evil is human nature’s...

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Moth To A Flame

Moth To A Flame

What is it with lights and shiny things? The sparkle draws you in, tempting you with sparks of the unknown. Something boils deep inside me, a curiosity, a burning desire that I can’t seem to get in check. We tango in the red flickering flame. We caminar in soft hues...

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Only Child Syndrome

Only Child Syndrome

“Are you an only child?” Every time I’m asked this question there’s always a feeling of dread that I’ve exposed some negative trait about myself. In my early years, I probably did do something that was selfish or bratty. I was oblivious to how I was perceived, but...

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How I Conquered Anxiety

How I Conquered Anxiety

A simple google search for the definition anxiety explains it as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” Those of us who experience it to catastrophic levels understand that it goes beyond...

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Finding Motivation Where There Is None

Finding Motivation Where There Is None

There are two types of people in this word: people who talk and people who have so much motivation they "do." Unfortunately, talking doesn’t get you too far. All it does is create a big hype around a plume of hot air which usually dissipates faster than water boils....

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So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur

Many people dream about becoming an entrepreneur. A life of controlling your own finances, creating your own schedule and running your own business seems much more luxurious than working for someone else. Especially now with more and more companies laying off...

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When to Dump His Ass

When to Dump His Ass

It’s happened. His presence annoys you more than it satisfies, you’re curious about other men, and where there was once a deep, longing look has now been replaced with constant eye rolling at everything he says and does. More than likely your relationship has hit a...

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Reflection

Reflection

Bae and I have gotten into some pretty heated arguments. And like most couples, when the shit storm is raging, words start flying around that can bounce between the walls of our minds for longer than we’d like to remember. This can happen in any relationship, whether...

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The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success

“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work,” said Thomas Edison after inventing the light bulb. Some people tend to think that success is easy. That if they do their best, or think about winning, fame and fortune will fall into their laps as easy as...

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Flakey-Ass Friends

Flakey-Ass Friends

If you’re living on earth and are a fairly social person, chances are you have dealt with a flakey- ass friend. I call it the “California Flake,” but these people are everywhere. They are the people who make plans with you, probably instigated the whole event, then...

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How to Save Money

How to Save Money

It’s no secret. The millennial & z generations have it rough. Yes, our forefathers fought in world wars and didn’t have immediate access to information like we do, but at least they could afford to take care of a family with one job. Just a few decades ago, a...

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