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Dear stranger, Today I realize you've passed away and my heart can't quite process this feeling. Six months ago when we met I only wanted to focus on your disease. It´s funny how at the beginning all I knew about you was what I could read on a computer screen. I knew every single detail of how your body was working and what medical problems hunted your chart. Your mind was elsewhere and your loved ones were hard to pin down. The weeks passed and all of a sudden when your medical conditions were no longer a novelty, when you had taught me soo much about medicine that my brain could not keep up, I really started to know YOU. I think back about what I knew about you and it feels like little pieces of your life puzzle. You see, you shared with me small details about small days in your...
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Dear Lefo, I spent a lot of time thinking about which time in our life should I send this letter to. Should it be in our high school senior year? Our first day in elementary school? Or to the best day of our lives? But honestly my choice was much easier than I thought. Every person has a moment in their life when they realize that they are growing up. A moment when they think that their lives will change forever. That moment for us, was our 7th birthday. Even if we were very happy about our party and birthday cake, we were also very confused… Confused and afraid about what the future had for us. However, I will not go into further details about that day, instead I want to talk to you about your coming times. You probably have a lot of questions to ask me, but unfortunately, this is...
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I'm sleeping on the side of an asphalt road near a round about where I could see and hear heavy gun shots. Instinctively, I believe everyone slept flat on the spot. But then a bunch of government soldiers reached upon us along with the sound of heavy gun fire. Out of the blue, they started hacking people with machetes. Some who thought of running were met with brutal machine gun shots or several soldiers striking at them. Others who kept on their stomach were checked for their breath with a stab on their back and involuntary reactions were met with repeated hacks or bullets. I kind of put a slit through my sleeping position to see what was happening from my behind so that i could make of what to do next. As they neared my spot, I could see no one was spared. But my legs froze and chose...
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Do you know how defeating it is to have your own body work against you? I am so frustrated because I feel like I’m doing my best and I don’t even have body dysmorphia but it is still a struggle to eat, to stay at a healthy weight. I’ve lost 8lbs in 2 weeks because I guess I simply have been doing too much and not eating enough. And my body can’t keep up. Do you know what it’s like to be so low on energy your whole body feels shaky and all you want to do is sleep? Only when you finally get the chance to lay down your body won’t let you sleep so you feel even more low on that precious energy you want so bad. Or even at some points in time you can’t even stand up without your whole head spinning and spinning and it’s even worse when you close your eyes because they feel like they’re...
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While I was on my way to school one morning, I heard that Harvey Weinstein had serious allegations made against him. He was being called out on national radio because society saw it as an opportunity to call out his poor behavior. This was the first time I had heard of a prominent figure enduring the effects of cancel culture. I saw this as a chance to give his victims a voice. I am writing to you today to express concern over the spread of cancel culture as the movement has shifted away from its main intentions. As mentioned in the story above, I defined the moment that Harvey Weinstein got called out as the beginning of positive change. The origins of this culture are rooted in calling out poor behavior, which is a positive aspect because it brings attention to issues that are being...
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Many parents make the mistake of not enrolling their children into some sort of early care and education program with the excuse that the children are too young or so that they would start school later. What they fail to see is that this is hurting their children in more ways than they can imagine. Early childhood care and education can be of significant importance to children’s development and they can also be very helpful to families with young children. Moreover, research has shown that early childhood care and education can also lead to significant improvements in short and long-term health-related outcomes for children. What is early care and education? Early care and education (ECE) are settings in which children are cared for and educated by people other than their parents...
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Lots of excitement, tension, and adrenaline are something that everyone feels before the first date. First of all, you must have good communication with your partner to feel relaxed in their company. It is natural to want to show yourself in the best possible light in a comfortable environment. And that's why you should start planning where you can go and what you can do, perhaps something more original than going to a coffee shop or a movie theater. While that sounds like quite a good idea, there are a few ways you can spend your first hours with your boyfriend and have a great time with him. Cultural events Use the internet and check what cultural events are currently in your city. Whether it is a visit to a museum or an interesting exhibition of paintings. The theater is also a good...
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The new pandemic has forced the whole world to update daily hygiene standards. If earlier it was believed that washing hands with soap and water is enough, now we know that it's important to know how to properly do that. The best solution is to use special soap dispensers, especially in public places with high traffic. It is very important that no one personally touches such devices. In sensor devices, the skin surface is processed at a distance of about 10-15 cm from the device. There are two main types of dispensers - manual and touch-sensitive. In the first case, to squeeze out a portion of soap, you need to press the button connected to the piston. Whereas automatic dispensers do not require pressing, since they are based on a completely different principle of operation. Let's take a...
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A healthy and beautiful lawn is the key to unlocking the full potential of your entire property. It’s like a background on a painting – you don’t focus on it as a standalone feature but the entire piece would be different without it. Keeping a healthy lawn and allowing it to enrich the surrounding of your home is not an easy task. Sure, it takes watering and mowing but there are several other tasks worth mentioning. Here are eight easy ways you can improve your lawn. 1. Pick the right grass type First, you need to pick the proper lawn type for your yard. Do some research on the overall aesthetics since this is the primary purpose of the lawn of your property. A beautiful lawn will keep you motivated for gardening, which will make your landscaping project a much smaller hassle....
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Before you think I’m bitter or jealous, I’m not saying that all influencers are bad and that I dislike them all. I’m saying there are some influencers out there who irk me by using their unwarranted fame to harm others and promote their reckless actions. From those who threw parties during quarantine to those who promote drugs and alcohol to a young audience, there needs to be something done about those who use their platform to change society for the worse. Some background: these past weeks have been me scouring social media and the internet, compiling information on what influencers are, how they work, and how they’ve affected society, and my findings were they’ve messed us up. I’ve read several peer-reviewed articles showing how vaping and drinking are being normalized for young...
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