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Bringing Shakespeare to Life

AUDIO RECORDING This passage is found in the play Othello, written by Shakespeare. It is found in act 1, scene 3, lines 208-218. Desdemona is the woman who says these words. I learned that tone has such an impact on bringing life to words; tone alone can make you sound depressed, ecstatic, careless, etc. Volume and pacing is also a […]

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Close Reading of Othello

Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband, And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you […]

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Are We a Society of Anxiety? pt 4

Antidepressant medication affects neurotransmitters which are where one of the roots of anxiety sprouts. There are several types of antidepressants used on anxiety patients. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) increase levels of serotonin in people’s brains which affects their mood, appetite, sleep, and memory. Some examples of SSRIs are Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. Another type of antidepressants are tricyclics […]

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Are We a Society of Anxiety? pt 3

I, myself, have suffered a few anxiety episodes and am under constant stress which is why this topic drew my attention. As I have said before, it is not tough whatsoever to find people dealing with the same exact things that I am going through when it comes to stress and anxiety. When I am going through an anxiety attack […]

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Are We a Society of Anxiety? pt 2

Most Americans are conditioned to be very high in achievement motivation, and over time they learn that high achievement equals happiness and success through rewards in school, work, and life in general. This push for achievement can be difficult and intimidating, leading to anxiety. Dr. Nancy Snyderman suggests that the reason anxiety statistics have skyrocketed is because “we’ve underdiagnosed it […]

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Are We A Society of Anxiety? pt 1

Are we a society of anxiety?   Anxiety. It is among the most common of mental illnesses in America, affecting approximately 40 million adults, which is about 18% of the population, each year. Overall about 33% of adults in the U.S. have some type of anxiety disorder, with about 117 million adults reporting high levels of anxiety. That does not […]

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GMOs

I have been raised on an “organic everything” diet containing mostly fruits and vegetables as well as other nutritious foods. As I am getting older I am starting to notice the actual importance of eating nutritious and healthy food. There are so many benefits to consuming good, unaltered foods. Now that I am older, I can experiment with my diet […]

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How does tech influence quality of life

how does technology affect people’s quality of life? how much personal information are we giving away through social media? Technology has the potency to affect the qualities of people's lives by changing the society (in large), our brain, travel, education, health, communication, environment, and economy everyday. It is present in so many corners of our lives making it nearly impossible […]

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Why do we do things we know aren’t good for us?

Do you ever catch yourself procrastinating? Eating unhealthy? Befriending terrible people? Staying in a dreadful relationship? Overspending? Yeah, me too. So I have been wondering why do we do all these awful things that are not beneficent to us? And the answer that I have come to is that it is because we do not love ourselves enough and that […]

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Fitting In???

Do you ever find yourself looking at an article telling you what clothes are trending, or what you should do on a Friday afternoon, where to find happiness, or what you should not do in March? We all read these articles about what we should and shouldn’t do; they are everywhere. Although, yes, some of those articles are informative, we […]

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Trusting

Trust is reliance on the integrity, strength, and ability of a person or thing. “Trust lies at the core of all our relationships and it is the currency of influence,” Margie Warrell says, a writer for Forbes. According to Warrell there are three domains of trust: competence, sincerity, and reliability. Competence is asking yourself if one is deserving of your […]

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