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Column: Ten tips to fulfill your 2019 New Year’s resolutions

January is almost over, but 2019 is still full of experiences waiting to happen. For some, the first month

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Column: My dog changed mine and my family’s life

It was a cold, dark night in the Arizona desert. I was on my way to visit my girlfriend

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Column: Prevailing in a struggle against depression

Just as every keyhole has a unique key that opens doors, people can also unlock their pathway to living

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Column: Dressing modestly can be a thing of beauty

Modest clothing was all I ever knew growing up and residing in a Christian household. Certain principles and moral

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Column: The note I found in ‘The Girls Who Went Away’

In 1995, my mother had jet black hair that was usually tied up with a soft scrunchie. When she

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Column: Breaking up with Xanax

College is supposed to be a time of experimentation and learning one’s limitations, but society’s normalization of powerful prescription


COLUMN: How the bond with my mom influences the way I parent

I am 25 years old and yet I still call the woman who birthed me, mommy. With my busy

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Column: My fiancé is my support system while I raise our little girl

The moment I found out I was going to have a little girl, all the possibilities of how my


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