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Alone in a Crowd

In a 2016 study of more than 2,000, 72% of us experience loneliness. And not just every now and then. It wasn’t uncommon for respondents to say they were lonely at least once a week.

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Get 'em started young.

Girls as young as 6 associate higher intellectual capability with boys. The article suggests this may have long-term effects on what types of career choices and hobbies women pursue as they age. Hence, why there is often an imbalance of women and men in "fields whose members cherish brilliance (such as physics and philosophy)."

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History repeats itself.

Kill ignorance and corruption through spreading awareness! Find ways to celebrate the exact opposite of pettiness: color, culture, and equality. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher.

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The best fighter is never angry.

Anger is a common, human emotion. But dwelling in it causes serious bodily trouble, and probably more motivating because people ruin their bodies all the time nbd, you get fucking obnoxious. It’s old. As much as misery can love company, most people don’t like to be around someone who is angry all the time.

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Be Humble, Sit Down

Insert the "Universe." My morning meditation met me in a quiet sunspot on the carpet. A rare silence was about the apartment as the boys were still asleep. I did my best to quiet my mind and remembered my time working with Project Uplift Inc. in Kansas City, MO.  “That’s it,” I thought. “I want to take every opportunity to create kindness today.”

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American woman.

I wondered why we never see black women as the “American woman” on TV. Or any woman of color, really. There are black women in America. They’re in Target, the grocery store, at work, mowing the lawn, at movie theaters. We had one as the first lady of the United States. By definition, they are American women. But rarely do we see (and I was close to saying “never,” but you know how it is with that word…) them represented as the quintessential American woman.

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All of us are human.

"Life is a journey for us all. We all face trials. We all have ups and downs. All of us are human. But we are also the masters of our fate. We are the ones who decide how we are going to react to life.”

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