Toxic Masculinity

Posted no picture Mina Gerges , Writer

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Mina Gerges
Member since January 18, 2018
  • 1 Post

I believe toxic masculinity is one of the biggest contributors to the decline of a man’s mental health, self esteem and general well-being. Many in society mainly celebrate men with self-righteous attitudes and bulging biceps. Whilst we are in the midst of eradicating such an issue, we still have so much more work to do. There are many men of young men today feel that simple human acts, such as an expression of joy or a simple tear, is a sign of "un-manliness". To be "unmanly" is to be weak, and...

I am that fish.

Posted Avatar Bella Pinera , Student

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Bella Pinera
Member since September 24, 2016
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 16

Stress, anxiety, fear, or should I say the emotions of a modern-day high school student. When the best four years of my life will soon come to a close, a new journey will be ahead: college. As a junior I have dedicated countless hours to study and prepare for this new adventure with the hopes that my standardized test scores will be enough for my dream school. Unfortunately, I (like many) would not consider standardized testing my forte. As a result, not only do I suffer in the classroom, but my...

Being kind can change the world

Posted no picture Amy Cahill , Student

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Amy Cahill
Member since January 18, 2018
  • 1 Post

Living in this generation can be hard sometimes. It's difficult to grow up in a world where all the horrible conflicts are always a click away online. It's very easy to get caught up in all the hatred sometimes, and to think the world we live in is a terrible place. That isn't the truth though. Our world can never be a completely evil place, as all its inhabitant's hearts are filled with a magical thing called kindness. Kindness is the most powerful tool that all us humans have. We all have hear...


Posted no picture FalloutAfrican , Student

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Member since January 5, 2018
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He was a nice guy, that's according to me.Everyone that knew him would say the same."But, who was he to you?" To me?In childhood, he was my friend, brother maybe.The funniest guy I have ever met in my life."A new day comes with a new joke " He would say on repeat.Luck is when you meet that funny guy who knows he is and should always be funny.He was of a young age, younger than me by a year, but a big brother to me.Strong both physically and mentally.It's surprising how he made a hard life simple...

Don't mind overreacting

Posted Avatar L. Arianna León , Estudiante de Bachillerato Internacional

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L. Arianna León
Member since July 25, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 17

I want to be completely sincere and direct with this. I was thinking about saying this in my native tongue -spanish, but after considering it a while I opted for writing in english. The other day I was chatting with my friends and we were in the middle of a very deep conversation. We were talking about a party and one of my friends mentioned the presence of alcohol and other substances and how it wasn't a big deal to use them at social reunions like that. My other friend and I disagreed about ab...

The New Year of Help, Forgiveness and Love.

Posted Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui , Human | Translator | Writer | Climate Activist | World Peace Advocate | World Citizen

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Imen Al-Nighaoui
Member since January 8, 2013
  • 57 Posts
  • Age 27

No need for complicated words and sophisticated phrases in order to help you figure out how to start your new year. All you need is to take three simple yet important steps. Help Those In NeedReach out a helping hand to those who are falling to the ground. One day you may fall yourself and will need help to stand up and walk again. Every one needs help at a certain point in our lives. I believe you receive as much as you give. Therefore, open your heart and help those around you. ForgiveWe all n...

They Bleed Red Blood Too...

Posted no picture Fathima Farhana Moyikkal , Student

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Fathima Farhana Moyikkal
Member since November 10, 2017
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“To empower a woman is to empower a community.”The world population has already reached 8 billion. With such high number, we still seem to fail to grow and flourish at a fast pace. Why? Now, let me ask, how can we succeed if half of us are held back? How can we advance if half of the world’s voice isn’t heard? Why should one gender fight and suffer for simple rights like education and happiness? How is it fair that young girls have to go through sexual harassment, child labor, and child marriage...

Energy Management is the Key to Do More in Less Time

Posted no picture Nishant Sinha , Co-Founder of

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Nishant Sinha
Member since January 10, 2018
  • 1 Post

Flip Brown, the founder of Business Culture Consultants at Vermont and the author of 'Balanced Effectiveness at Work: How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor Without Driving Yourself Nuts', has explained the difference between energy management and time management quite well. He points out that time is a finite source while energy can be limitless. Time cannot be brought back but we can certainly revitalize and recharge our energy and enthusiasm levels so that we can do our work with renewed vigor...

Girls In India: Trapped In The Clutches of Tradition

Posted no picture Ashita Ashish Sule , Student

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Ashita Ashish Sule
Member since January 8, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 15

India still has the highest number of child brides in the world—about 47% of girls here are married before their 18th birthday. Despite increasing efforts by volunteers and the government to curtail child marriage, rates of marriage have increased for girls between ages 15 to 18. In many communities here, girls are likened to a leech, feeding on her family’s hard-earned resources (food, money) and giving nothing in return. But how can she give anything in return, when she is shoved off, deprived...

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