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5 Myths About Genghis Khan

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Patient God, Impatient People

A couple of weeks ago, I lost my cool. ¬†Someone did something that caused me a minor inconvenience, so I hastily picked up the phone, called the person, and abruptly asked, “Why did you do that?” ¬†Realizing my impetuousness a few moments later, I apologized for becoming frustrated too quickly. 1,096 more words


My First Day at the Gym Was Awkward

Two months ago I joined a gym. I realized I needed to build leg strength if I wanted to be a better runner on the trails and reduce my injuries. 484 more words

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"What Women's Literature?" by Minda Rae Amiran

Amiran, M. R. (1978). What women’s literature? College English, 39(6), 653-662.

In Minda Rae Amiran’s 1978 essay, entitled “What Women’s Literature?” she discusses common themes of feminist literary criticism, common criticisms of women writers and women’s literature, and the many preconceived notions the public has of women writers. 136 more words


"A Press of Our Own Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press" by Barbara Smith

Smith, B. (1989). A press of our own kitchen table: Women of color press. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 10(3), 11-13.

Barbara Smith’s 1989 article is an introduction to her publishing firm “Kitchen Table Press,” which exclusively publishes literary pieces written by women of color. 130 more words


"You exaggerate"

I hear somebody telling me, “You exaggerate,” after reading about my dream of transforming the lives of one billion people before my light goes out. It’s okay if anyone says that; but I let those words slide down my mind like water on a duck’s back. 22 more words

Ark: Survival of the Fittest

For those of you who have been under a rock for the past month or so, Ark: Survival Evolved has turned into the next big game.   432 more words

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