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To My Baby Girl

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To my baby girl, If you’re reading this, then by now I hope you know that we live our lives tenderly and gracelessly, like stars falling out of orbit, trying to clutch onto their fires. I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you all these things back when I had the chance; in children like you I see madness that is best preserved from anything adults may try to ration[...]

5 Typical Characters in Any Trip

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In every team game you get distinct roles. In football you have the strikers, midfielders and defenders. In cricket you've got the bowlers, the batsmen and the wicketkeeper. Well, turns out, traveling has its own roles that are inevitably fulfilled when you travel in groups. The Planners These are the guys that take the responsibility for planning [...]

Goodreads: For Finding Your Next Love

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In Roland Emmerich's 2004 thriller 'The Day After Tomorrow', a group of people find themselves in an end-of-the-world scenario. When asked what they would chose to save if they could save one thing, one of the party members says he would save a copy of the Bible, even though he was an atheist. Why? Because, in his words: 'Books are the greatest accomplishme[...]

A 'Mild' Case of Tsundoku

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As a girl who grew up wanting to be Belle because marrying a Beast for his library always seemed like a no-brainer to me, somewhere along the way I realized that the only way I was going to get remotely close to that dream was if I built my own book heaven. A dream that eventually grew into an obsession, an expensive one at that too. I realized my book-bu[...]

7 Days of Being 'Hangry'

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When you are on the heavier side of the scales, you never stop looking for different forms of diets and exercises. What if you find that one magical diet that changes your life and knocks inches right off your waist? What if a five-minute exercise can change the way my body looks? What if I can eat more and still lose weight? What if? The possibilities are e[...]