Author Archive: wadswords

The Danger of a Single Story

I just watched this video for my “Contemporary African Politics” class and had to share it. I think we are all guilty of telling or knowing a “single story.” “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become …

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Five Things I LOVE This Week

1. Yogi Bedtime Tea – I have been drinking this tea a lot before bed and it helps me fall asleep in no time! 2. The Silver Linings Playbook. I just saw this movie and loved it. Jennifer Lawrence can do no wrong. 3. Seven seasons of Liz Lemon eating. Oh how I will miss her. …

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Goodbye 30 Rock!

Tonight is the series finale of 30 Rock, one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Ever since her  impersonation of Sarah Palin, I have been a huge Tina Fey fan and I am really going to miss her work on 30 Rock! This article is an excellent tribute to Tina and all she …

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Five Things I LOVE This Week.

1. This blog post about body image and fat acceptance. 2. The Joy the Baker Podcast. Hosted by Joy and Tracy of Shutterbean, this podcast is hilarious and informative! 3. The most recent episode of Modern Family. I love this show! 4. Dear Frozen Yogurt, I love you even it is zero degrees outside. Love, me 5. …

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Forward

I was basically glued to the television yesterday. I am so proud of our President. I was very moved by his words and the deep meaning and symbolism of the day.. I was also kind of blown away by Beyonce. I am already a huge fan of Queen B, but, I mean seriously, she is …

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Book Review: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

I know I am a little late on the train here, but, guys, this book is incredible. I read it in about two days. It was one of those books that when I finished I seriously considered flipping to the first page and reading it all over. First of all, John Green’s writing is breathtaking. …

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Quiet, Happy Days

The past few days have been low-key, relaxing, and peaceful. I have been eating yummy food’ reading good books, and spending time with my family. Here are a few snapshots from the last few days: . It’s a good life.

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“The Power of Vulnerability”

I can’t stop thinking about this video. Brown’s research is incredible. Everything she says makes complete sense and takes my breath away. For me, her explanation of the connection between”whole-hearted living” and “excruciating vulnerability” is a complete game-changer. Watch this video and then listen to Brown’s interview with Krista Tippett on the poscast On Being …

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Our Imaginary Weight Problem

Our Imaginary Weight Problem “How did we get into this absurd situation? That is a long and complex story. Over the past century, Americans have become increasingly obsessed with the supposed desirability of thinness, as thinness has become both a marker for upper-class status and a reflection of beauty ideals that bring a kind of …

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Off To A Good Start

Happy New Year!! I hope that everyone is enjoying the first day of 2013. This morning, my mom and I ran a 5k and it was the perfect way to start the new year. The weather was perfect and it felt so good to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. I love running with my …

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