Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
-Andre Dubus (writer)
My “brother”, Derek posted an interesting opinion about Tumblr (on his Tumblr), Twitter and Facebook, and his thoughts on each of [...]
My 3rd grade teacher explained to me on a field trip back in the day that freckles were angel kisses. Now as a 24-year-old, most of those childhood freckles have all but disappeared. But in the summer, my face does get peppered with tiny spots along the cheek and nose. If anything, my face looks [...]
Have you ever wondered why women are complicated? Why they fret over every single damn thing in their lives?
I don’t have the exact answer, and I am by no means an expert but since last semester I have become more aware of the way advertisements are set up – the message they’re pushing and [...]
In keeping with the “social norm” of making a list of new year’s resolutions, here is my unofficial, obligatory list of “to do’s” to make myself a better person:
eat less junk hit the gym more be a better person … stop being a pessimist
In all seriousness though, I find the [...]
We are all beautiful, for if beauty was defined by one set of precisely measured characteristics, there would only be dullness.
Friday’s opinion page in UMD’s Diamondback struck a chord for me partly because of a Newsweek article/gallery that I recently read on the issue of image.
Beauty is in the [...]
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