Newsworthy – Nov 22nd, 2019

Researchers have found a more accurate way to calculate dog age in human years, songs from different cultures exhibit universal patterns, big retailers are pushing costs of tariffs onto suppliers.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Infidelity

There are few greater triggers in life than infidelity. Cheating in relationships brings out the deepest fears and insecurities, while also creating its own kind of trauma.

Because of this, and the general monogamistic approach to relationships that humanity has had for most of recorded history, we view infidelity as a very black and white subject. It is wrong. The cheater is scum. The person cheated on is a poor victim.

However, as with most things in life, the older we get the more we realize there is a lot more grey area than stark black and white. Infidelity is one of the subjects that lives in that in-between.

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What My Garden Taught Me About Life

I was sitting out in the backyard earlier this afternoon when I looked over at the remnants of my summer vegetable garden. It was bordering on lifeless, with only a few tomatoes left ripening on the vines. A few of their brethren that I had overlooked were laying in the dirt decomposing.

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27 Things I’ve Learned By My 27th Birthday

Today is my 27th birthday. Along with the well wishes comes a lot of introspection. I find myself asking questions such as “what do you have to show for your 27 years?”, “where are you now?”, and “what will yo do before you hit 30?” with more seriousness and even melancholy than usual.

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Forgiving Yourself for the Pain You Caused

How to move on when you realize you were the cause of someone else’s pain and suffering.

Going through a breakup or heartbreak is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. You are left feeling betrayed, rejected, afraid, lonely, and lost. A future you had imagined is now dead. You are left without the person that, for better or worse, your life centered around for months, years, or even longer.

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