Andrew John Burke Letters from my father March 16th1889 Dear Dad, I’m happy to say that I am on my way to see you. Making the journey out west as you and mom did over 20 years ago. Fortunately, however, I am traveling by train, not stagecoach. Joining me on my journey is my beautiful … Continue reading Letters From My Father. A Short Story
If you lived in a world abound with altruism unity and kindness, besides adhering to this cultural norm, your brain and the expression of your genes would physically change to adopt this altruistic mindset.1 & 4 1. Benefits to mind and body. Volunteering for a fulfilling cause and making meaningful connections leads to an oxytocin … Continue reading The Importance of Volunteering
In the last two decades there have been major changes to the world of fashion. Clothing has become cheaper and mass produced. This new trend of “Fast fashion” allows clothing to go from runways to consumers hands as quick as possible. In this pursuit, what corners are cut, and how does it impact people and our … Continue reading How to buy environmentally friendly clothing.
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” — Jack London You likely have thoughts everyday that have never been thought by anyone … Continue reading Why you should read and journal everyday.
On June 5th, 2002, a 14-year-old girl named Elizabeth Smart wakes up to a man hovering over her bed with a knife to her throat. Elizabeth is abducted from her home, held captive in the mountains, and raped every day, for nine months. She recounts her sexual education saying: “I remember in school, I had … Continue reading Sex Ed in America.
Tea. The most popular beverage in the world after water. I am an addict for the stuff. All teas come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Climate, soil, altitude and latitude come together to create a unique profile for each plant. We then cultivate and process these plants using various methods to create our different tea … Continue reading Tea. A Beginner’s Guide.
Coral reefs are akin to an alien world. Home to such immense beauty and diversity it staggers the mind. I have bared witness to this incredible ecosystem. Even though I can tell a pufferfish from a parrotfish, there is almost always some strange creature that makes me say "what the fuck is that thing?!?" Lionfish. … Continue reading More than 90% of the world’s coral reefs will die by 2050.
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