Therapy is for more than times of crisis
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Therapy is for more than times of crisis

We shouldn’t wait for things to get worse in order for them to get better  There are few smooth ways to mention your therapy appointment during casual conversations.…

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Is “fair trade” always fair?
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Is “fair trade” always fair?

The label doesn’t always mean ethical  I am a lifelong vegetarian and have never known the taste of meat, so when products like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods…

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Is the United States balkanizing?
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Is the United States balkanizing?

COVID-19 pandemic reveals America’s slow push toward regionalism Another day, another coronavirus article. These days, it seems as though every aspect of life is affected by the COVID-19…

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There has never been a better time to play video games
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There has never been a better time to play video games

There has never been a worse time to develop video games Video games can be a vital distraction from the monotony of quarantine life, but for the developers…

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Atheism to orthodoxy: Russia’s convoluted relationship with God
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Atheism to orthodoxy: Russia’s convoluted relationship with God

Seventy years of atheistic rule later, God finds its way into the Russian constitution Following decades of atheism in the Soviet Union, the resurgence of the Russian Orthodox…

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The forced obsolescence of aging superstars
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The forced obsolescence of aging superstars

Creative liberties should persist outside of age, gender I used to roll my eyes as a kid when my parents sat me down in front of their desktops…

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Change your perspective with a sad movie
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Change your perspective with a sad movie

We could all use a good cry From a very young age, I’ve had a strong distaste for sad movies. I distinctly remember watching my mom and sister…

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A grim future for once powerful department stores
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A grim future for once powerful department stores

Social distancing measures, economic shutdown hurting an already struggling industry Before the prevalence of online shopping, department stores were a staple of American consumerism. But recent trends in…

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Will COVID-19 block third-party ballot access?
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Will COVID-19 block third-party ballot access?

The current pandemic is revealing critical flaws in the American electoral system Howie Hawkins. Jacob Hornberger. Don Blankenship. Yes, these are real names. But do you know who…

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Does classical music deserve to die?
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Does classical music deserve to die?

A genre of the past doesn’t have to be dated  What do we think of when we hear the term “classical music?” For many, the term evokes images…

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Russia: home of falsified elections
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Russia: home of falsified elections

Where voter apathy is the strongest candidate On March 18, 2018, Vladimir Putin –– Russia’s longest-serving ruler since Joseph Stalin –– won his fourth term as president in…

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Self-care shouldn’t cost you a fortune
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Self-care shouldn’t cost you a fortune

It’s more than just a face mask  Ever since “Self Care Sunday” became a trend, stores like Sephora have flourished with girls spending a fortune on face masks…

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Fashion: bottom-up or top-down?
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Fashion: bottom-up or top-down?

Celebrity and luxury fashion doesn’t dictate style culture, at least not alone  I am not someone who keeps up with fashion trends, but fashion itself still plays an…

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The COVID-19 pandemic will change college as we know it
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The COVID-19 pandemic will change college as we know it

Universities and prospective students alike must prepare for an uncertain future If you’re a UC Davis student, odds are you’re reading this at home. The current COVID-19 crisis…

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Moscow: Russia’s mask of progression
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Moscow: Russia’s mask of progression

Despite being Russia’s capital city, Moscow’s underground liberalism misaligns with country’s political ideologies To President Vladimir Putin, the “liberal idea” is now obsolete. Coming from the president of…

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