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The Best of What’s Around and Around

 

 
When a person votes for a candidate other than his or her desired choice, and does so in order to avoid an undesirable outcome (i.e. to prevent an undesirable candidate from winning an election), this is what is known as “strategic voting.” 292 more words

Politics

THE TRUTH ABOUT WALLOWING***

Wallow: v. to exist in a circumstance which is frequently pleasurable for a relatively long duration

You can wallow in a hot tub or in mud which can be relatively pleasurable but some humans wallow in misery too trying to get sympathetic attention but don’t frequently enjoy it that much. 80 more words

Common Sense

the silence rises...

in the silence the truth rises. it moves through our stories, through the lies, the distractions, the shadows and into the light. here it finds the freedom to breathe, to release and to be heard. 421 more words

Carolina

They didn’t know what it was like. They looked at him and saw a piece of shit. Lazy, shiftless, free-loading. Worse was the housewife who looked at him with pity like he was some mangy stray while handing him a couple of wadded bills, careful to avoid contact. 783 more words

Emotional

Wang Jixin: Circumstance

Essay by Ms. Colleen Stricker
(Director of Fresh Paint Art Project Beijing, PRC)

Innovation and its ensuing movements are the substance of art, and there is nowhere in the world where developments are occurring at a faster pace than in China. 621 more words

Features

Experiencing Joy in Miserable Times

Is joy linked to our circumstances? Many would say yes, but how is it that some of the world’s most miserable people are those whose circumstances seem the most enviable. 394 more words

Christian

Thoughts of the morning

Remember that joy is not dependent on your circumstances.

Do not judge a day as devoid of Joy just because it contains difficulties.

My Life