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    A Hijab for Modern Women

    The hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women as a way of being modest. As a necessary, daily garment for many Muslim women, strenuous activities and weather have an impact on them. Veil’s Cool Dry hijab is a headscarf that offers comfort and durability during hot and rainy conditions. Veil is a company from Cleveland, Ohio, which started a…

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    Creating Wonders

    “I am awaiting, perpetually and forever, a renaissance of wonder.” What do we consider as a wonder? We are all waiting for a miracle. Trying to find the reason it never comes. Maybe miracles never happen, but our yearning for them makes us perceive as wonders the plenty beautiful incidents that might happen in our lives. Or maybe that’s the…

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    Dear Depression

    Dear Depression, You suck. You come and go, but you mostly come back to me when I’m stressed. You make me overthink things and make me believe that the entire world won’t miss me and that I have no purpose. A lot of times you make me feel like my dreams will never come to be true and that I…

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    For All Your Last-Minute Shopping Needs: Official Germ Merch Is Now LIVE

    Hello, Dear Readers! You asked, and we delivered. Germ merch is officially launched and available for you to satisfy all of your Germ needs! Click the link here or visit the sidebar on our homepage to check out our current items for sale. Our creative team is collaborating on creating more merch for you guys, but currently we’ve got three great items available…

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    Svetlana Alexievich: A Woman of Heartrending Prose

    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature this year went to a woman named Svetlana Alexievich — one of fourteen to ever win the annual award in more than one hundred years. Alexievich is a journalist and prose writer who blends genres to tell stories about some of the darkest times in human history. The Nobel Prize website stated that Alexievich was chosen “for…

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    Breaking Barriers

    “It is what it is.” As an incoming high school freshman, I had spent the past three years being a sheltered, 4.0 student from whom more was expected. I’m from a low-income family, and I arrived at school with the knowledge that my mother’s goal is for me to be a first-generation college student. I finally stepped foot on campus, and it was buzzing with excitement, along…

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    5 DIY Vintage-Inspired Costumes for Halloween

    Halloween is just around the corner, and you still haven’t decided on this year’s costume. You want something different — a disguise that won’t be a twin or triplet at the Halloween party. How about something retro yet creative enough to be a costume? Here are five vintage-inspired costumes that are easy to assemble just in to time for you…

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    Join Us in Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day 2K15

    The following is your guide to celebrating Christopher Columbus Day the way it should be celebrated. 1. Read this article to learn how Columbus was a genocidal maniac and why he shouldn’t be celebrated as an American icon. 2. Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day instead! Why honor a murderous colonizer when you can celebrate the cultures and the people that REALLY founded our great nation? 3. Use social…

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    A Creative Space for You

    It’s a quiet place in the corner of the house where the natural light beams through the whole space. A wall of books gathers dust on the ancient history portion of the shelves while the bright jackets of every Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, and C. S. Lewis novel still seem to glimmer after years of wear. The former owner of…