Suicide: A True Story

On a Sunday afternoon almost ten months ago today, a 27-year-old woman drove her silver sedan and parked it behind an abandoned building. She looked around to see if anyone had seen her. Except for a few trees, there were no other signs of life. Feeling assured, she killed the engine of her sedan, then lowered the driver’s […]

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I remember being someone different

“Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” I hate to admit it, but I don’t feel like myself sometimes when I write. In my mind, there are too many rules about formatting and technique. These rules become like roadblocks, checking to see if I am bringing illegal […]

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10 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Saying ‘I Love You’

Support them in their goals and dreams, even if you don’t understand them. Encourage their efforts to change themselves for the better. Join them in activities they enjoy, even if you don’t enjoy them yourself. Eat the food they like, even if you don’t like them. Forget about work when you are together. Do your […]

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How to Give Yourself Permission When No One Gives You Permission

‘We can’t start businesses Lu Wee,’ my friend told me. ‘We’re engineering students, not business.’ I wanted to believe her. But something was happening in the world. Young people were making millions online. Not all of them have business degrees, do they? The year was 2010. I was 21 years old. Facebook was 4. Selling […]

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