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The Power of Manipulation

The Power of Manipulation

“You’re beautiful,” you whispered to me, “I really, really mean it.” Of course I wanted to believe you.

10 Things You Only Get If You’re Searching For Common Ground On The Internet

10 Things You Only Get If You’re Searching For Common Ground On The Internet

Why do I need a listicle to validate my membership in a category of people?

I Am Not Alone

I Am Not Alone

Depression showed me how joy stems from the giving rather than the getting. And if it was true for me, then maybe it was true for many others as well. (Content warning: suicide mention)

Love: An Epidemic

Love: An Epidemic

Understanding mankind’s most common infection.

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Restaurant Translation

Restaurant Translation

Considering the names of Chinese restaurants: an exercise.

Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

Reflections on social identity.

Avatars: The Legend of College

Avatars: The Legend of College

In which Aaraf ponders the myth of self-discovery amidst “the college experience.”

In A World Not My Own

In A World Not My Own

April 19, 2013: My first impression of Boston was of a closed and silent city during the Marathon bombing manhunt.

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