Resistance and Power

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Rebellion and resistance in pop culture has gone through many phases and is perceived and portrayed in many different forms.  However, resistance has also recently become problematic in not only pop culture and politics, but also in medicine.  So what exactly is the best method against resistance?

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Nostalgia and Memories of Your Past

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Nostalgia can be quite a curious thing when you think about it. It is foundry remembering the past; any place, thing, or action we did in the past. Believe it or not, nostalgia can be very important to our self identity, and our mental health. In the 1680s, nostalgia was seen as an illness. Soldiers longing for home was said to have the disease of nostalgia, but research shows that nostalgia is a good thing for us.

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The Science Behind Gratitude

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all been told not to take things for granted and to always appreciate what you have. But we really don’t know the true meaning of these words until we have a big life experience that teaches us this lesson, or unless there is a valid argument explaining this. So obviously since I can’t give you an adventure, let’s try and explain the science behind gratitude. Just so we can understand it a little better.

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Don’t Worry, Just Be Happy

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My most recent trip to Disneyland, and it was great.

So I know I’ve already talked about Happiness in a previous post, but I still would like to touch on the topic. Why is this? Well for one thing, finals just ended and finally after 2 months since its release, I watched Disney’s “Frozen” and so I would like to talk more about the happiness. Well rather the science of it anyways.

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Laughter Is Truly The Best Medicine

652x450_126666-fericirea-te-face-mai-energicLaughter is something that we, as human beings, can understand. We may speak different dialects and have different culture, but we all understand laughter. Sometimes in life we could use a good laugh. But have you ever wondered what function does it serve? Well as it turns out comedy and laughter plays a pretty big role in our lives whether we know it or not. And even helps our mental health and shows social ability.  After all, humans are social creatures, and we thrive off of that.

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Alone.

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Being alone, or loneliness is one of the scariest problems we face today in our society.  As Charles Bukowski puts it, “Being alone never felt right.  Sometimes it feels good, but it never felt right.”  Solitude, as in being by yourself just to think and slow down in life is okay, be being lonely, is different.  Loneliness generates sad feelings and emotions from a lack of companionship.

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Addiction: Why Drugs are Hard to Forget

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Throughout your life, there has been once in your life that you have been told by your friends, teachers, or parents, to NEVER EVER think about taking drugs. Well, you will hear it from here too. This is not going to be a post on why drugs are bad, but this is going to explain why it is hard for those who area taking drugs to forget about them. Continue reading

Determination: Hank Gathers -Feat. Kobe Bryant

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As I watched ESPN 30 for 30 -The Guro of Go, featuring the emotional travesty featuring Hank Gathers, I couldn’t stop noticing his will to thrive, his determination, and his perseverance.

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