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Giving Up the Positivity Hustle

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “being negative won’t help” or “just think positively.” There is a thread that runs through our culture ad our society, especially for women, that urges us to “stay positive” and “to smile more.” This is especially prevalent in conservative communities and depicted in the Lego …

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Giving Up the Hustle

Everything in our capitalistic, consumer-driven culture is telling us to do more and be more. Nearly half of Americans have a side hustle. This hustle economy tells you to push through, send just one more email, get up earlier, work more, and then when you are hustling, you will be sure to make it. This …

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Is this real life?

The more we explore worlds from a long time ago and galaxies far away, the more often our five-year-old asks the question, “Is this real life?” He is trying to understand the role of story and myth in his little brain while also trying to process through the way his life has changed because of …

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