I Ignored My Fatigue, and Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

My summer was, in a word, hectic. I moved, traveled to five states, and worked at three different summer camps, all while I maintained my full-time job. Naturally, when I started becoming really tired, I wasn’t too surprised or concerned. I thought that it was normal to be tired from doing all of these things. And, usually, it is. I was run down, and it just made sense. 

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Huntington’s Disease Took Almost Everything From My Father, Except Who He Was

A coin flip.

In my early teens, I found out I had a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disease that was slowly robbing my father of many of his physical skills.

Many people “at-risk” for Huntington’s Disease choose not to know — there is no cure, and there is little treatment for the disease. From the time I understood my chances of inheriting HD, I knew I had to get tested. The decision to be tested is a very personal one, and one that is not to be treated lightly. Typically, “at-risk” children at the age of 18 aren’t tested. In the months up to and past my 18th birthday, I underwent counseling to make sure I wanted to be tested for the right reasons. For me, it was hard to see a future beyond knowing what my future may hold. My studies suffered, and an unsuccessful first semester of college told me what I already knew — I needed to be tested.

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How Do You Segment Millennials? Based On Technology

How do you define a millennial? How do you segment millennials?

It seems like almost every article on millennials cites a slightly different range of birth years. Strauss and Howe, the gentlemen who coined pop generational theory as we know it, defined millennials as those born between 1982 and 2004.

For the purposes of this article, a millennial is anyone born between 1981 and 2000, as it’s a neat 20 years, and because I think the turn of a millennium should start a new generation.

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Growing Up in a Post-9/11 World

I have lived in New York my entire life. But, I do not remember the Twin Towers.

On September 11th, 2001, I sat in my family room watching Blue’s Clues. I was only two years old. I didn’t see the look of terror on my mom’s face, as she couldn’t get ahold of my dad. I didn’t see the news reports, showing the plane hitting the South Tower.

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Grandparents Have Much to Teach Their Millennial Grandchildren

I love my grandparents, and I know how lucky I am to still have them in my life. To learn from them, to love them and to spend time with them.

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Dating Advice as Told by Batman

Batman, who has been dubbed the world’s greatest detective, has it all.

He’s a successful businessman by day, he’s got fancy tech, he takes down crime, and of course, he’s a heartthrob to most women who encounter him. Whether you’ve read the comics, watched the animated series, or even watched old and new cinematic renditions of Batman, the Dark Knight teaches us lessons about dating that may be useful to those looking for love.

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When You Don’t Want it to Hurt

There’s a big stigma surrounding “petty” today.

If you’re upset at someone for a reason you just don’t want to admit, you find yourself prefacing it with “I don’t want to be petty, but…” But sometimes, it really isn’t petty. Your feelings are legitimate.

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How to Start Mending a Friendship

Millennials, sometimes we try to make things better for someone we care about, but instead, we have the opposite effect. Either we act out of character for a brief moment in time, or we try too hard and wind up failing.

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It’s Not Their Fault: What the End of DACA Truly Means, and What We Can Do to Speak Up

September 5, 2017: After weeks and months of hearing about the possibility, AG Jeff Sessions announced the official end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. New applications end immediately, and those already protected by DACA will lose any related benefits within six months.

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