Guatemala Shelter Fire
By Brittany (.Brittany.)
History of Guatemala
Guatemala is a small country located on the southern part of North America and borders with Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. As of July 2016, Guatemala has a population of approximately 15,000,000 people, and is 109,000 sq km in size. Since Guatemala is so close to the equator the climate is primarily hot, humid, and tropical. Guatemala's location makes it more susceptible to earthquakes, hurricanes,...
How to start a book club
By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~)
If you are someone who likes to read, getting involved in a book club might be something that interests you. However, depending on where you live, there might not be any book clubs available for you to join. This article is going to outline the things you can do to start a book club. The first thing you need to decide is if you want to start a book club online or in person. This will help you to determine how you...
What is fibromyalgia?
By Cassie (Cassado)
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal disorder most commonly known for the intense pain it causes. Fibromyalgia is incurable, but sufferers may go into remission from time to time. Though the disorder is usually lifelong, people can learn to cope and lead healthy lives despite their discomfort.
Females are more likely to have fibromyalgia, but men can develop it as well. It is thought that only people over forty can struggle with...
A List of Cages: A review
By Jenna ( ~Abibliophobe~)
A List of Cages by Robin Roe is a book about two boys and the power of their friendship. The story focuses on Julian and Adam. Adam is a senior and he is an aide for the school counselor. The counselor assigns Adam to pick Julian up for an appointment since he has been skipping out on them. Adam and Julian used to be foster brothers until Julianís uncle took him in. After picking Julian up from his class and...
How to Cope with an Existential Crisis
by Lucy Adams (guest author)
What is an existential crisis? How to deal with it? How much do we know about this phenomenon? If you ask these questions, I suggest your emotional state is far from perfect. Well, keep calm and dig into your inner world together with Lucy Adams, a writer from Buzz Essay blog.
Any existential crisis begins from the moment when a person thinks about his... 1 Comments
Health and Work- Balancing a Hectic Schedule and Good Health
By Isabella Rosselliee (guest author)
Creating boundaries between your life at home and work is a challenge that many people deal with as they pursue their careers. The balance between a successful career and health can be difficult to accomplish when work consumes most of your time and you can barely get a moment away from your responsibilities. This usually leads to anxiety, stress and physical health issues. With...
Caraval: A review
by Jenna (~Abibliophobe~)
Caraval, by Stephanie Garber, has been really hyped up on Booktube so I thought I would give it a read. It came out January 31st and it is already a bestseller on Amazon. The book has strong themes and is probably better suited for older teens. There is some triggering content such as abuse, grieving and suicide.
The book centers around two sisters, Scarlett and Donatella, who get tickets to a magical carnival. Scarlett is reluctant...
An experience of self-harm
By Jessie (Palmolive)
Living with self-harm can be hard and that's something that I can personally relate to. However, we can learn ways to manage self-harm and to manage the feelings beneath the self-harm itself. Hope will keep you alive, as long as you keep hope alive.
When I was nine, I started self-harming. Honestly, I don't know what the first thought in my head to do it was but I remember it well and itís scary to think I'm now twenty-two and I ...
Leaving an abusive relationship
By Sammi (Metanoia.)
Making the decision to leave a relationship that has become abusive or toxic can be a daunting thing to face. It inevitably raises many questions about how you will be able to end things with your partner and what will come next. While every situation is different, there are a few basic things that you need to be aware of when planning to leave, regardless of your exact circumstances.
Reach out to those around you
While it can be...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 12 (June 2010).
June marks Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is the curving of the spinal cord and is a genetic disorder that can affect both females and males between the ages of six and fourteen. However, this disorder is more common in females.
A person without scoliosis may have zero to fifteen degrees of a curve in their spinal cord, whereas someone who has scoliosis will have a curve between thirty and... 1 Comments