Why History Matters

History is about change. It is the subject that contributes the most to the broadening out of the imagination. One of the purposes of the study of history is to help students transcend their own immediate experience and gain an understanding about how humanity has evolved and developed. It is ironic that when there is

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The Tree Tale

Hi, I am a Chestnut tree. For many decades, I have been standing here. I have witnessed many changes around me, but what has not changed is the way we have been caring about others. I still remember the words of the biology teacher at the school, “Children! You just cannot imagine how much potential

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Being normal

What do we mean by being normal? Does it mean being acceptable in society? Perhaps. And who by the way, composes the society? The Normal people. Who decides what’s acceptable? The Normal people. Heard about normalization? The simple term ‘normalization’ refers to adjustments made with intention of bringing entire probability distributions to a common scale.

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The strong maybe

Barely a year ago, I hypothesized, “I have seen mundanities which make men act so crazy – wine and women, another maybe power. I have seen mundanities which make women act so crazy – money and women, another maybe power.” I made this hypothesis despite that then I was not an expert in history, politics,

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Grandma and Her Secrets

Silence. I tapped my fingers on the countr. It was a very old make: barely floating above the ground. Shifting on my seat, I cleared my throat, breaking my Grandma from her stare. Why was she so entranced by this one? “Sorry Pips, I didn’t mean to stare that long,” she said. But she still

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Normal Is The New Skinny

I have curly hair. Thick, copper, unruly hair. Every morning I pause before checking myself out in the mirror, because for some reason I think that this morning I won’t have the pouf sitting atop my head, and that my hair will resemble that of Doris Day’s. However silly this practice may be, I find

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Expression through Henna

Henna is a way to express your inner voice; your personality.  Although henna is often used for medicinal purposes, its main purpose is that of artistic expression. Henna is a sign of a person’s inner sun. It illuminates the brightness and hope that is in a person’s soul and prominently displays it to the world. 

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Personality and power

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was certainly right when he said those words. The test of a man’s or a woman’s character is power. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So goes the saying. Power can seduce

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Beat the fear

Brave like a girl; Stand for something – phrases that crossed my mind as I saw the picture. Simultaneously, I wanted to come up with my own description of this picture: No matter how big is the obstacle, don’t let the fear make you accept your defeat. Now the question is what one sees in

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The Role of Education: A Counselor’s Perspective

Although death and taxes are said to be the only two certainties in life, there is a third. One question will always challenge students entering college: Should they they get a general liberal arts education or focus on majors which could lead to a well-paying career? Shakespeare and drama? Monet and art appreciation? Or perhaps

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