Growing Up With a Foreign Name

It can be difficult, especially during childhood, to have a name that people find foreign and difficult to pronounce. This will change as time goes on and you grow to appreciate the history and culture represented by your name.

The first day of school is always one of excitement and trepidation. Whether it is in elementary school or college, you are in a state of anticipation over seeing who your classmates will, discovering what your teacher or professor will be like, and attempting to put your best foot forward and make a great first impression.

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3 Days in Iceland

“I had the pleasure of experiencing the savage beauty of Iceland for 3 days. I can’t wait to go back.”

Creator and editor, Aristidis Marousas, reviews his trip to Iceland.

In early May I went on a little solo adventure to Iceland. The country had been on my to-visit list for a few years and I decided there was no time like the present.

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The Perils of Lyme Disease

The potential damages caused by Lyme Disease are more far-reaching than most of us have been taught.

Growing up we were taught to be especially careful when outdoors in high-grass areas because of the threat of ticks. Specifically, we were warned to the possibility that a tick could give us Lyme Disease. We could expect aches and pains and the tell-tale target looking rash. After a few weeks of medication, things would go back to normal. While all of this is true, it is only partially true. We were undersold on how difficult detection of Lyme Disease could be and how extensive the damage to our bodies would be if left undetected and not properly treated.

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7 Spiritual Rules to Live By

Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success outlines principles of spirituality that can be applied to our everyday lives for well being and success. Below, you will find summaries of all 7 rules and the steps you can take to follow them.

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The 4 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Relationships can be the most rewarding parts of our lives. They can also be the most trying. A healthy and successful relationship with another human being has a myriad of benefits, including scientifically proven mental and even physical health improvements. An unhealthy relationship results in stress, anxiety, heartbreak, and even potential abuse.

In this article I attempt to distill what I believe to be the four main pillars of any relationship.

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A Healthier Relationship With Your Smartphone in 2 Easy Steps

As part of my own personal journey to generate greater wellness in my life, I have decided to make some adjustments to my iPhone, including the utilization of the “Downtime” feature.

The smartphone has become an ingrained part of our daily lives. For the most part, it has been extremely useful and helpful. However, the now almost effortless exposure to people, social media, and the world at large has begun to create some unhealthy side effects.

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A Basic Guide to Cologne

Fragrances are fascinating. The right scent can be seductive, comforting, exciting, and nostalgia evoking. The wrong scent, meanwhile, can lead to a very unpleasant experience for the wearer and innocent bystanders.

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A Basic Guide to Men’s Fashion

Navigating the world of fashion can be a tricky affair regardless of your gender. Many men, however, tend to think that concerning themselves with the latest styles and trends is an activity better left not pursued. This may be because of actual indifference, lack of time, or apprehension.

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Are You Living?

Are you living?

I ask you, dear reader, this question that I have begun to ask myself lately.

I do not mean it to be dramatic nor hyperbolic. Instead, I am curious as to what everyone’s honest answer is, including and especially my own.

At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. Yes, of course we are all living. By virtue of opening this article on our device(s) and reading it, I prove that I am alive. “I think, therefore I am”.

Of course I mean to ask more than are we all alive. By living, I mean to ask are we actively present and experiencing our environment on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis.

This may be where the question becomes a tad bit more complicated than you first thought. Or maybe you are in a similar state of mind as I am and knew exactly what I meant when I asked you the question.

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The Struggles of a Multipotentialite

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The term “multipotentialite” is used to describe someone who has a multitude of interests and creative pursuits and has no “one true calling”.

If this is a real character trait, then I consider myself a multipotentialite.

My interests vary greatly. They include acting, professional wrestling, journalism, cooking (food, in general), music, current events, reading, writing, politics, entrepreneurship, and more.

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