How we Talk about Mental Health

A lot of people will tell you that mental health isn’t discussed enough. In my experience, that’s not quite true. I remember sitting in a study room on campus while a guy talked about the exam he had coming up and joked that he should just kill himself to make things easier. A couple weeks... Continue Reading →

Pick Your Superpower

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? I was recently asked this question during an interview, and it made me think. Superheroes have fighting powers:  they’re fast,  they’re strong, they have super hearing or x-ray vision, they can fly . . . It makes sense.  We evolved in a world where... Continue Reading →

HOCO and Hedonism

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde is a novel that meditates on the nature of hedonism, a philosophical principle in which sensual pleasure is valued above morality. The protagonist of the story, Dorian, marvels over the transient nature of his life when he sees his portrait, whose beauty, unlike his own, will last... Continue Reading →

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