Cycle of History: A Four-Line Saying

By ARJUN MENON January 31, 2018 “The Cycle of History; The Cycle of Life” No country, institution, government, or civilization of power is immune to the cycle of history. The cycle of life.   “Hard times bring forth strong men. Strong…

Stop Worrying: 5 Tips to Build Your Self-esteem

By WILLIAM BETEET January 30, 2018 “The quickest way to having tons of self-esteem is to just be honest with people.” 1. TELL the TRUTH “When you lie to someone you are telling yourself that they are more important than…

Indian conservatism vs American conservatism?

By Ani Pogula January 27, 2017 “The most fundamental difference between Indian conservatism and American conservatism is their subscription to the idea of a modern state.” All liberals are alike, but every conservative is conservative in his own way. The…

The Bench: In Conversation With the Show-runner, Robert Galinsky

By Editorial Team January 25, 2018 “Thinking differently is not enough for me–I want doing differently.” About Robert Galinsky: Robert Galinsky is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast, is Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen, TEDxFultonStreet, and teaches writing and performance…

Why Them? The fine line between a body at war and a body at peace.

By FARIHA RÓISÍN January 24, 2018 “Sometimes I forget that they all lived through a war. And that they survived.“ People talk about fate as if it’s weighted, as if it’s seamless and inevitable. Fate, like an onomatopoeia, is precise, like…

Posture vs Technology: The Battle and The Outcome

By Maria Constantin January 23, 2018 “More often than not, you and others will be sitting with your back naturally bent forward.” We know how staring at our screens affect our eyes negatively but our posture through our spine is…

Women’s March: What Was Addressed and What Was Amiss

By Zara Khan January 22, 2018 “Unfortunately, this isn’t the United States alone, several issues still remain silently folded away–ones that Americans often fight for women outside of the US.” 2017 was the year of women. From the first Women’s…

How War Can Influence Culture By Creating an Imbalance in Populations

By Alexey Tereshchenko January 20, 2017 “After the war, no job was difficult for a Russian woman.” War can have a huge affect on society and the roles of the people within it. Under the circumstances of war, Russia showed…

Paper with a Print: The Money Paradox

By HUDA AYAZ January 18, 2018 “At the end, the money returned to its original owner–the already rich and economically satisfied outsider. The story of how money travels. In a small town where most are in debt, there resides a…

Redefining What Is The Natural Look

By Lameece Mustafa January 17, 2018 “It may be rash to state, albeit, the technique of using makeup to appear natural is an oxymoron.“ Let’s redefine the ‘natural look’: Creating the “natural look” using cosmetic products is an idea that…

#MCM: Reasons Why we Love Martin Luther King Jr.

By REV 21 Staff January 15, 2018 “Here are a few of the many things that were established and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow civil rights activist leaders” In the midst of what can be…

Understanding The Micro-aggressions Towards Black People: What’s The Big Deal?

By SARAH HAKIM August 1, 2017 “I didn’t understand why wanting to feel someone’s hair would be offensive. Couldn’t a person just be curious and want to know more about what they do not know?” I never understood the discrimination…

What Would Your Horcruxes Be if You Were Voldemort?

By RAN ZHAO August 29, 2017 “I’ll befriend a pack of Hungarian Horntails and name them all “Horcrux”, just in case Harry decides to yell “ACCIO HORCRUX!”. “   Here are a few things I would make my horcruxes if…

Why We Left Our Good Life in Venezuela to Come to America

By ANDREA PARGEL January 11, 2017 ” It was really hard: my parents in particular doubted their decision, especially after Venezuela’s economy improved during the oil boom of 2004–2007.” When my parents and I left Venezuela, we were quite wealthy.…

Drug Control in China

By ANDY LEE CHAISIRI January 12, 2018 “Mainland China media’s done a great job framing the drug problem as something that affects dirty poor folks and urban elites.” In general mainland Chinese are not fearful of police (and police in…

Would Oprah 2020 be a Wise Move For The Democratic Party?

By ALEX JOHNSTON January 10, 2017 “She has the power to bring people together. She can make a great speech. Oprah 2020?  Hell no.“ Oprah is a wonderful person. Unlike Donald Trump, she really did pull herself up out of…

Life Swings Between Pain and Boredom: Are We Never Happy?

By GUILLAUME DE ROUVILLE January 9, 2018 “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.” I’m surprised that no one talked about Schopenhauer. This is the saddest sentence in the history of philosophy. Why ? It…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

The Bandwagon Effect: Why You Don’t Control Your Life

By SARAH HAKIM January 7, 2018 “All it takes is one well made video from Buzzfeed or Insider to tell us what we should be obsessed with next.” It’s baffling that when a group of people takes an interest in…

China: The Most Advanced Ancient Civilization

By JOSE MARCO BISNAR December 26, 2017 “What do you call a distinct civilization which lasted for more than 4,000 years till now? A civilization so advanced that its neighbors copied its ways and despite changes still stayed their way?…