Every day it seems like a new fashion trend is popping up and types of clothing that were once so popular have lost their appeal. It’s not always easy to keep up, but thanks to fast fashion we’re able to find the extravagant garments we see in Vogue at our local Target.
Fast fashion is the production of quick and cheap clothing items that are meant to imitate the latest and trending styles seen on the media. …
Some time ago, I reached a 60-day streak on Duolingo. (A language-learning app).
The first thing I thought was that I was proud that I had stuck to something for more than a week.
The second thing I thought was that it would have been nice if I could have worked out for 60 days too. (Maybe I’d have abs by now.) But getting myself to work out was a lot harder than pulling out my phone and translating a couple of sentences. It was strange that I could easily build a habit out of one thing but not another.
If you follow my newsletter, you’ll recall that back around November-December last year we were given a challenge to help Born This Way, a foundation dedicated to spreading mental health awareness to all teens. Also, back in March we worked with Kidogo, a company working to improve early childhood development in Kenya.
These challenges were, well, challenging (surprise!), and they were totally different from anything I’ve ever done. However, from participating in these two, I learned a lot of lessons that I’ve applied both to my personal life, and when working in teams.
Here are five lessons I’ve learned from…
The path to success is a long and difficult one. These 9 women showed us that getting to the top of the ladder is possible. Here is some advice from 9 women of different ages and stories who made their way to the top by fighting for their dreams and never giving up.
At age 18, Alyssa Carson is known as the world’s youngest astronaut in training. When she was three years old, she watched everyone’s favorite show, The Backyardigans, and knew from then on that she wanted to be an astronaut. She became inspired and started her journey by…
Our climate is continuously heating up, resulting in several negative consequences across ecosystems. One of the ways we’re starting to combat this in hopes of reversing the consequences that global warming presents is by targeting specific sectors that result in the emission of large quantities of greenhouse gases.
What are greenhouse gases?
The Earth has naturally occurring gases, namely water vapor, that help sustain life on Earth by keeping it warm. (Fun fact: The warmth from these gases is what keeps the Earth warm enough to live on!) However, greenhouse gases (GHG) specifically are gases that trap heat…
Our society has a seemingly positive image of perfectionism. As a matter of fact, we seem to absolutely adore such a mindset. It appears to be the secret behind high-quality work and successful people. However, this month I learned otherwise.
(Spoiler alert! — I discovered that perfect doesn’t exist.)
Honestly, I would have deemed myself as a so-called “perfectionist” as well. But when we really take a close look at the roots of perfectionism, it starts to seem a little counterintuitive.
By definition (according to my trusty source, Google) perfectionism is the “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.”…
Back in 2017, there was an influx of memes relating to the development (or the lack thereof) of flying cars. If you’ve never seen one of them, you’re in luck. Here’s an example of just one of the many:
Originally, these just seemed like the usual simple (and not very funny) memes that bounced around the Internet for a while, and then eventually disappeared. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for this particular meme. It’s been reused over and over again, even now in the year 2020.
This has led me to wonder why exactly these haven’t changed? Where are all…
The world is in a crisis.
COVID-19, now being described as a beast, is taking over in ways we could never imagine. Not only is it stealing lives, but it is also robbing people of jobs, and for a lot of us, freedom. The whole situation is incredibly devastating, and many of us stuck at home are wondering how to continue living our lives without letting the pandemic take over that too.
There are a lot of ways to do this, but one key method I recommend is practicing mindfulness. Being mindful is not just beneficial for improving your overall…
I get it.
Right now, a majority of us are stuck at home because of the outbreak of COVID-19. And as a result, a lot of us have also become lazy. Having all this unstructured time on your hands can actually be overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure what to do with it.
Of course, there’s always the good ol’ Netflix and YouTube to keep you entertained for a couple of hours. But even those, after watching the same shows and videos over and over again, eventually become boring.
So what do you do?
There’s so much more you can do…
Right now, there are around 6,000 known genetic disorders that limit the quality of life for the people who have them. Luckily, advancements in research have led to a deeper understanding of how they work, and possible treatments to alleviate symptoms.
But despite the fact that we have been researching these diseases for such a long time, most of them are still left without a cure.
One example is sickle cell anemia. It is a blood disorder caused by a genetic mutation. …
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