Cultural Contrast: Russian Adoption Bans

There appears to be a stark contrast between political Russian views and the viewpoint of the Western society towards adoption. This issue includes values upheld by both cultures, leading to conflict between the countries and in turn, impacting citizens of both populations. This prime example involves a decree of strict Russian bans preventing foreign same-sex... Continue Reading →

The Morning Sun

  The dark and dreary winter can sometimes be daunting. With all the snow and the uncertainty of when you'll see that blue sky again, it can be saddening. I'm sure the majority of us would rather be on a beach in Hawaii at this moment but despite our outside environments, it is important to... Continue Reading →

Languages Around the Globe

  What if we all spoke the same language? If everyone’s native tongue was the same, would we be better off? I can say with certainty that we’d have better communication between all people across the globe. But, what would happen to the culture that is embodied by each individual language? Each language represents a... Continue Reading →

Just Keep Dreamin’

There’s so many crazy things that happen in this world. One day, someone woke up and said "Hey, I’m going to jump out of a plane today." And then, people followed. To get an adrenaline rush, to live life to the fullest. Every big idea starts with a crazy passion, a desire burning to achieve... Continue Reading →

Time is of the Essence

Time….Just think about this for a second. Our world revolves around time. 24 hours in a day. 7 days in a week. 365 days in a year. Ever thought, why those numbers? Why are we so constrained to this timeline? Years pass. The sun rises and sets everyday. Seasons cycle and life grows. What if,... Continue Reading →

Relive the Glory Days

Through spending my summer as a tennis coach for elementary school children, I have realized we can actually learn a lot from these kiddos. Be ambitious in everything that you do It’s okay to have a competitive side; in fact it’s healthy. This competition, whether it be between two siblings or friends, pushes you to... Continue Reading →

What a Waste of Time!

Procrastination is definitely a problem near and dear to most of our hearts. There always seems to be some kind of event or riveting opportunity presented that interferes with what needs to be done. Instead of spreading out our studying, we tend to leave it all to the last minute and hope for the best.... Continue Reading →

European Trapped Inside a Canadian Body

Wanderlust. A German word meaning a strong desire to travel. Today, our world is so interconnected, providing ample opportunities to explore new lands and cultures. There’s just something about venturing into the unknown that makes it so appealing. With all the technology we have today, it is so very easy to metaphorically travel from the... Continue Reading →

Be the Eternal Optimist

It’s so easy to be negative. If you look hard enough, there’s always something imperfect you can point out. But believe it or not, this can work both ways. Even in the darkest of times, there’s still even a smidgen of light at the end of the tunnel. Your mind is a lot more powerful... Continue Reading →

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