Don't Like Your Friend's Content? Mute, Don't Unfollow.

If you dislike a friend’s content on Instagram, would you unfollow them OR mute them? For the sake of clarity, I will differentiate the two.Unfollowing someone means all their content will be removed from your feed and you will be subtracted from their follower count.Muting someone is similar to unfollowing in the sense that you …

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Thin is Beautiful, My Cognitive Distortion

What is your cognitive distortion? For me, it’s that I have to be thin to be beautiful. I’m at the heaviest I’ve been in my whole life. Last night, I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I gained a few pounds. Despite walking thousands of steps everyday and practicing yoga religiously, I was …

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My Life Soundtrack: The Songs that Defined My 2010s

A few days ago, I saw my “2019 Wrapped” on Spotify. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Spotify wraps up your 2019 by showing you the artists, songs, albums, podcasts, and the genres you listened to the most during the year; hence, why it’s called “2019 Wrapped”. What a cool concept, I …

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My Uncensored Feelings about Cleaning

Does anyone here get major anxiety from cleaning or the thought of cleaning? I’d like to come out and express my disdain for it. It’s genuinely the thing I hate most about adulting, and I am certain that I am not the only one. Before I moved out, I considered cleaning a somewhat pleasurable activity. …

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For the love of Psychology

Unpopular opinion: I miss being a student. For those of you who don’t know, I work at a university, specifically, the university I went to for my bachelor’s degree, wherein I studied Psychology and Counselling. My school is now my workplace. Reminiscing comes naturally when you work at your Alma Mater and see your old …

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The TED Talks I Go Back to Again and Again (Part I)

Last Saturday, I went to a TED event sponsored by my workplace. I consider myself somewhat of a TED enthusiast since I’m a sucker for great TED talks. I love hearing people talk about their ideas, some of which are nothing new, but inspiring, nonetheless. It doesn’t matter to me that a lot of speakers …

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Social Media: It’s Complicated

“Social media is toxic,“ says everyone. It’s fascinating to me how people have such a negative relationship with social media because it reminds me of my younger self. I once quit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter altogether some 6 years ago because I was on a quest to be a minimalist. I have since gone back …

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An Introduction to my Relationship with Otherness

One of the most pervasive negative themes in my life is Otherness, a feeling I have an intimate relationship with. I know it so well, and it knows me, too. When I moved to Vancouver when I was younger, I felt very alienated and alone. I constantly felt like I didn’t belong. It didn’t take …

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