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Have you ever looked in the a photo and thought you just didn’t look quite right?  Sure maybe you were off your game, or sure maybe it was a bad shot, but there’s a reason why a photograph of us always seems to have a problem.

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What does that say about me?

Feelings and emotions can be expressed in a variety of ways. The things we say and the things we do expose our inner thoughts to the people around us. But to what extent can these two means of expression reveal the truth within ourselves? Continue reading

Community vs Individual: Which is More Effective?

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A topic that came up in my English class was “Community vs Individual” or in other words, the one vs the many. Which is better? Which is more effective? What defines a community? etc. These were some of the questions that came to mind during class.  Continue reading

Death To Pennies

What was your first memory of a penny?  What ever it may be, it is likely that you have remembered pennies being around since you were born.  Well the story of the beloved currency starts in 1792 in the US in the first American mint.  At that time the pennies could actually buy things and were useful.  Well times have changed and it’s time the penny says it’s goodbye to the world, however the US still clings to the penny to this very day.  It’s time for a change, death to pennies.

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Winning, Talent, and Training

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As famously said by Greg Anderson, “Focus on the Journey not the destination.  Joy is found not finishing an activity, but doing it.”  This quote can be incorporated just about anywhere.  Our lives, stories, and so on and so on.  However, in my English Class, we just finished watching the movie “Rocky” and so I will talk about how the two are related.  And since we are on the topic of sports, what would get you better results, Talent or Training?  Is there some sort of gene that makes you more athletic than others.

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Ghosts?

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(This blog post contains spoilers to the T.V. show Supernatural so if you do not want it spoiled I would recommend not to continue reading this post)

Most of you have probably been asked or heard of people seeing ghosts before and this is a highly discussed topic because nobody actually knows for sure. Ghosts could be among us for all we know or they could just be a complete myth, but for now we don’t know and maybe we will never know, but for now lets just say they do exist. Continue reading

What is Jealousy and How Do We Overcome it?

jealousyWhether you want to admit it or not, each and every one of us has experienced jealousy. It is one of the most common emotions that humans show and it can bring out the worst in a person. Sometimes, jealousy can be so powerful that it can lead to uncontrollable thoughts and actions and hurt those that we love dearly.  Continue reading

Don’t get Mad, Get Even

AngerWhen a cartoon character gets angry, steams comes out the ears, red creeps over the body from head to toe and there may even be an explosion or two. It’s not as entertaining to watch in real life, but the state of anger causes physical effects in us as well. The response varies from person to person, but some symptoms include teeth grinding, fists clenching, flushing, paling, prickly sensations, numbness, sweating, muscle tensions and temperature changes.  Continue reading

How to Spot a Liar

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We all don’t like it when we are lied to.  Even if our friends are lying to us to spare our feelings, we would rather they just be honest with us, even if the truth hurts.  We also don’t like it when those around us and those who think we trust , are deceitful and are really working for their own purposes.  It is hard to imagine living life where everyone is shady around you, and just trying to carry out their own ambitions and care for no one else.

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Why Do We Cry?

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It’s okay. You can cry. Okay, but why do we cry after watching something really sad or after a tough break up? If you think about it, crying is very very strange. I mean our face turns all red, and water just starts bursting out our eyes.  Well let’s see what science has to say about this.  Continue reading