I miss having time to read. Actually, that's a bit misleading, I suppose what I should be saying is: I regret not using the free time I do have for reading. One major downside of graduate studies or work that involves copious amounts of non-leisure reading is that it can leave you sapped of any [...]
In the first part of this series, I detailed my experiences with clinical depression in high school and early university. I had the second post completed and ready to go but the response I got from the first post was nothing short of overwhelming. I received messages from approximately 40 different people over text, e-mail, and [...]
Image: 1902–03, Femme assise (Melancholy Woman), by Pablo Picasso from his blue period, so called as he sunk into a deep depression and only produced monochromatic works, primarily in the color blue during this time. To me, they are a brilliant representation of life in depression. Ever since I can remember, I have felt different, [...]
Over the past several years, ever since starting University, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting some of the most amazing, inspiring people in my life, and I’m blessed to be able to call them my friends. Through classes, student groups and working for several administrative departments, my network of friends and acquaintances has grown [...]
In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the topic of offensive costumes has flooded our social media feeds, and for a good reason. On a recent trip to a very popular Halloween costume store, I was disappointed but not surprised to see a plethora of offensive costumes lining the shelves. They ranged from stupid to [...]
When Instagram purged its user database of ~18.8 million fake accounts, created by bot programs and spammers, many users' follower counts took a hit. The list of esteemed individuals affected by this so called "Instagram purge" included the likes of Justin Beiber, Ariana Grande and Barack Obama, each of whom lost millions of followers. Of [...]
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