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The Secret to a More Fulfilling Life? Learn to First Empty Your Cup

Learning the art of emptying my cup Most people live — whether physically, intellectually or morally — in a very restricted circle of their potential being. We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon of which we do not dream. -Philosopher William James In recent months, I found myself trapped and surrounded in a cloud of negativity that …

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Dining at the North Korean ‘Pyongyang Restaurant’ in Laos

Vang Vieng is a river-side town in central Laos, that serves as a rest stop for tourists crossing overland from the capital Vientiane to the northern city of Luang Prabang. Scenic backdrops, an abundance of water sports, raunchy free-flow parties — it’s got everything you’d expect from a tropical tourism destination; well, everything except a …

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Dhaka: Deep Dive into the “Unlivable” City

A symphony of horns beeping, feverish motorcycles and rickshaws dashing by, and political posters of every color and size pasted onto the surfaces of public space- Dhaka can be described as an intense visual, auditory, and sensory experience. After surviving multiple cases where a rampant bus missed my ride by mere inches, squeezing my way …

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Harsh Realities of Life Inside the Rohingya Refugee Camps of Cox’s Bazar

Heart beating, palms racing, I got into the back seat of the UN vehicle that was to take me inside the Rohingya Refugee Camps on the outskirts of Cox’s Bazar.Since learning about the violence committed against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state in 2016, and about the influx of Rohingya refugees to Cox’s Bazar in 2017, …

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How the Hustle Culture Creates Unnecessary Stress During Quarantine

Examining our addiction to productivity under a global pandemic If you don’t come out of this quarantine with either: 1.) a new skill 2.) starting what you’ve been putting off like a new business 3.) more knowledge You didn’t ever lack the time, you lacked the discipline You might have come across this blurb on …

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The ‘Somewheres’ vs. the ‘Anywheres’: It’s Not Just A Political Divide

There are two types of people in the world, the people from somewhere and the people from anywhere, or so it goes… British author David Goodhart coined the terms “Somewheres” and “Anywheres” to explain the divisions of British society that brought on Brexit and the rise in populist politics. According to Goodhart, the Somewheres are …

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