If you were offered a coveted job in your field, but it was in another country, would you accept?
For me, the answer was a resounding “yes.”
The excitement of obtaining your first job is euphoric. You know there will be challenges along the way, but you’re only focused on how amazing it will be, and now you finally have an answer to all the “So what’re you doing after college?” questions. There were also perks of watching eyes widen when I mentioned moving countries.
Living in the middle of another culture is filled with wonder and novelty, but it’s…
Small changes can lead to profound benefits and improvements. Likewise, they can also massively affect your negatively. You might automatically think of habits such as setting out your clothes the night before to prevent decision fatigue. You will notice a significant decrease in anxiety when you plan tomorrow’s tasks.
But there’s one thing you need to change if you want to see improvements in every part of your life.
You need to change the way you breathe.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your…
When I come back to reality very disoriented, I know I’ve read a great book.
We’ve all experienced those stories: the ones that plunge you into their world, leaving your heart racing and impatiently waiting for a sequel. Great stories shake you to your core.
After reading her Legend series, I was hooked. Now, after finishing her Warcross duology, I’m convinced I found my new favorite author.
Many promising stories, across genres, fall flat. But Marie Lu’s stories have certain elements, infused with her signature voice, that make them succeed.
Many of the stories I read growing up comprised of…
At 24, Melissa felt too old to be Gen-Z and too young to be Millennial. She wasn’t “trendy,” but she also didn’t fit in with her Millennial colleagues. Gen Z labeled her as Millennial, but Millennials label her as Gen-Z. She was caught in the middle: Where did she belong?
If you were born at the tail end of a generation, like Melissa, you’re neither. You’re part of a more exclusive club: a microgeneration.
Since generations don’t have hard cutoffs, they blend into each other. This blending period is a microgeneration, and people born during this period are generation cuspers…
Nina Rosario, a first-generation college student and daughter of Puerto Ricans, got into Stanford. She’s one of the characters in the Broadway-turned-movie-musical In the Heights, a production that focuses on the Latin inhabitants of a block in New York. Nina is one of the few to leave the barrio in search for a better future.
However, we learn that Nina’s experience at Stanford isn’t all that’s cracked up to be.
She expresses the complex emotions that ring true for many children of immigrants who are expected to reach for something higher.
When Nina returns home, she’s met with hugs and…
Stories that don’t fall in the other categories but are still written with love.
Stories offer entertainment and sometimes deeper lessons.
You ride the story alongside the protagonist, feeling the highs and lows with them. Their journey starts to become your journey, and you're invested in the outcome. Who hasn’t been drawn into a heartfelt Pixar movie or engrossing anime?
From conquering your past suffering to accepting love from others, these four quotes from animated shows will remind you that you’re not alone.