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Krysten Sliwinski

Krysten Sliwinski
Mental Health

How to Break the Habit of Comparing Yourself to Others

“Comparison breeds envy. Envy is stifling.“ Most of us, if not all of us, have compared ourselves to others at some point in our lives. This is something I personally do everyday, although I try to steer away from it. It happens both intentionally and unintentionally and in countless forms: clothing, money, home, body type, complexion, the list goes on. This habit of comparison becomes toxic after a certain point. It begins to factor in

LGBT+

Brazil Passed a Homophobic Law And No One Is Talking About It

Last week a judge in Brazil passed a law making it legal to treat homosexuality as a disease, in turn, allowing for “gay conversion therapy.” This regressive decision was met with outrage from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a fear that the growing conservative movement in Brazil will undo many progressive policies. The fact that this ruling has been kept relatively quiet surprises me. Typically, news like this floods my timeline on every social

Politics

How to Keep Up With Politics in a Stress-Free Way

Politics can be overwhelming. Trying to keep up with everything going on in your country and other world affairs can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Sometimes we have heartwarming headlines like “Taiwan Chose Love Today“, but it feels like recently, more often than not, we instead have heart-wrenching titles like “Explosions Fired Off At Ariana Grande Concert.” Here are some tips I’ve put together to try to help others who also feel reluctant to check in

Medicine

A Heart Made Of Spinach

“Well blow me down!” It seems like Popeye might have been on to something! It was no secret that the sailor man himself ate spinach to make himself strong, but a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Wisoncon-Madison, and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro have recently developed a study that shows that spinach leaves could be the answer to creating heart tissues. Although plants and animals have very different means of transporting water, their

Environment

Could This Sponge Save Our Oceans?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 1.3 million gallons of oil are annually spilled into U.S. waters. This results in killing thousands of birds and marine mammals, depression in the economy, and setback in the tourism industry. In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico affected millions of people and wildlife. Sadly, effects can still be seen today with oil that was once buried underneath the sand and is now

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