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Short story: “Out of the Dark Forest”

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You never know what may be lurking when you venture with a stranger into a dark forest. Photo: public domain

“Maybe my chauffeur could read my mind, or my body language, or smell my intent. Or see my hand on the door handle. It was the moment of truth.”

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Growing up a tawny and round Latin woman

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We’ve often been told we don’t have the “right” weight, skin color, or feminine qualities. It’s important to arm ourselves with information and self-love, and support each other, as a first step in fighting for gender equality. #BeBoldForChange

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My phone and I: the pursuit of freedom

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Reasons why you should dump your smartphone and instead choose a sturdy, less intrusive and obsession-inducing phone like a Nokia. Photo: public domain

Let me take this opportunity to encourage you to make this investment for life and get rid of your smartphone.

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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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Keep calm and look up the Queen on Wikipedia

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The Queen’s portrait in the backstage area of Moritzbastei, Leipzig. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Everything you wanted to know about the Queen of England, the world’s oldest historical people, and politicians’ candy drawers but were afraid to ask.

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Exams: a series of small deaths and mental breakdowns

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The nightmares, the "thousand deaths" before exams, and the pure relief and joy of being done with them. Photo: public domain

I had to convince myself to get up from under my comforters that successfully protected me from the deadly grips of linguistics monsters, throw some acceptable clothes on and hit the road.

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