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The Mirror

Social Commentary, Because Someone Needs to Hear It.

When I Realized There Is Nothing Magical About Traveling

How Sitcoms Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations For Friendships

9 Tinder Mistakes You’re Still Making

I’ve been using Tinder for about 3 years now. During that time, I’ve deleted and re-downloaded the app more times than I would admit even…

# Little Ways to Have a Better Life

1. Wake up earlier. Start by getting up a half hour earlier than usual. Then an hour. Then 90 minutes. Get up early enough that…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pulling at a Party

Pulling at a house party isn’t always a walk in the park. Pulling in the park? Even more difficult. But let’s stay focused. Getting lucky at a…

How to have an online debate like a rational adult

My dad and I were having a discussion about how toxic social media can be to our relationships. I was venting my frustrations to him…

I didn’t find myself until I found black literature

Books were the first thing I ever fell in love with. I was reading at every opportunity and was even more excited when DEAR (Drop…

6 signs you need to cancel before the first date.

1. He invites you to the suburbs. Whoa. What self-respecting 25-year-old lives in the suburbs? Are we going to an Applebees? Do I have to…

Do Americans Understand How the World Sees America?

Earlier this week, Donald Trump Jr. unleashed upon the world his view that the refugee crisis could be best illustrated with a bowl full of…

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