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CeCe Shilling

CeCe Shilling
Mental Health

A Look Back On My Body Dysmorphia: What I Didn’t Know

I have re-written this article so many times. Simply put: this was very hard for me to write. Believe it or not, it was much longer and cutting it down was quite the struggle. And though I didn’t anticipate the difficulty, I wrote this to share my experience in hopes that someone with a similar problem acknowledges that these ​aren’t normal actions and reaches out. The start of high school was precisely when my body

Real Life

The Happy News: The Real Life Newspaper With Exclusively Happy Articles

Do yourself a favor and search “happy news” on google. Please. As soon as the webpage opens, your entire browser is a brighter place. White and yellow doodles take over your page and (it might seem simple) but are you not just a little taken by the cuteness of it all? This is a real newspaper, consisting of ONLY “happy” news. The Happy Newspaper is the only news media of its kind because it has

Politics

The Congressional Review Act: The Bill That Could Save Net Neutrality

As many people know, on Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era internet regulations, otherwise known as Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality provided the basic guidelines to keeping the modern open internet unbiased and available. The board members who voted to repeal the act blatantly ignored the wishes of thousands of citizens in order to further their own belief system. Some other government officials have expressed their own disappointment in the repeal

Politics

The Congressional Review Act: The Bill That Could Save Net Neutrality

As many people know, on Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era internet regulations, otherwise known as Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality provided the basic guidelines to keeping the modern open internet unbiased and available. The board members who voted to repeal the act blatantly ignored the wishes of thousands of citizens in order to further their own belief system. Some other government officials have expressed their own disappointment in the repeal

Real Life

20 Goals to Set In 2018 That Aren’t Weight Loss

One of the most prominent issues within today’s society is that of weight-loss. Everywhere you turn there seems to be an advertisement for a new “miracle diet” or killer exercise that will shave off your “extra pounds” in days. Modern society is obsessed with being the thinnest version of yourself because thin is good and anything else is unspeakable. So this year, instead of setting another anti-body-positive (unless it is best for your health or

Mental Health

Writing Lists is the Most Effective Way of Dealing with My Anxiety

If you were to open the “notes” app on my phone, you might giggle a bit. I know I sometimes do. I see the ridiculousness of my notes. If you were to open my notes, you would see (out of my 200 notes) about 1/3 being grocery lists, multiple bucket lists, notes containing information that I would write down when I was afraid I would forget, to do lists, lists of songs and lists of

Real Life

The Truth About The Dog Meat Industry and How You Can Help

It is estimated that in China alone, 10 million dogs and 4 million cats are  slaughtered each year for their meat. The Asian dog meat trade has been an incredibly cruel and inhumane industry for many, many years.  Animals Asia continues on to say that in most circumstances the dogs have been stolen from families or collected as strays, as well as most likely breaking limbs while being transported, in addition to being starved and severely

Real Life

Dressember: Dresses for Human Trafficking Awareness

“Can a dress change the world? Our answer: Yes. “The dress is our uniform, the flag of our movement. Dressember is an opportunity to reclaim and reappropriate the dress as a symbol of freedom and power; a flag for the inherent dignity of all people.” In 2005, when Dressember founder Blythe Hill became aware of human trafficking, she claimed to have felt helpless when her profession didn’t relate socially, economically or legally to any solution

Politics

Everything You Need to Know About the FCC Internet Neutrality Repeal

Yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 21, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (Ajit Pai) released a new plan for the future of “Net Neutrality”. According to the draft on “Restoring Internet Freedom” published yesterday, this plan would no longer allow the government to “micromanage the internet” and would require internet providers (Verizon, Comcast) to be “transparent about their practices” for the benefit of the costumer. This plan is a repeal of a 2015 Obama-era policy that required internet

Real Life

The 50 Best Inexpensive Gifts To Get Your Friends This Holiday Season

If you’re anything like me, you either buy your gifts last minute or you plan your gifts months in advance. So right now you’ve opened this article in hopes of gathering ideas to stay on top of things and look for some inspiration! Fortunately, I’ve compiled a list of smaller scale gift ideas for this holiday season. Your welcome 🙂 Merchandise from someones favorite youtuber, musician/band, movie, tv show etc. Prints of their favorite artist

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