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    The Traps of Masculinity and What No One Wants to Admit

    I was thinking about writing an article about traps, thought patterns that turn into beliefs full of illusions. The Super Bowl weekend was approaching. I was seeing more than usual amounts of tourists, sports fans, and advertisements with women in boots and booty shorts. Then I had a conversation with ...
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    DEALING WITH IDEALISM

    My younger sister Teresita just returned to California from a four-month exposure trip in the Philippines. For the last three months, she was living and integrating herself into a single bakwit, an evacuation camp in North Eastern Mindanao. On a journey beginning in the United States as a cultural anthropology ...
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    HOW WE ARE SECRETLY MEAN TO OURSELVES, AND 5 WAYS TO STOP

    Lately, I have been reading a lot of self-help books. Maybe you have been too. Or searching our vast Internet for advice. It’s also possible you get reassurance from BuzzFeed quizzes. You could also be “old school,” actually talking through the phone to your friends. I think everyone has their ...
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    HOW TO CULTIVATE THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

    The law of attraction is simply this: we have the power to manifest. In the realm of science, laws about the universe are proposed, tested, and changed. In court, the law is upheld, debated, interpreted, and defended. But in the realm of wisdom, laws are mysteries explained for human use. ...
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    Rachel Endoso

    Rachel is a freelance writer in the Bay Area. A gypsy soul, she frequently travels from place to place. In 2015, she earned her master’s in visual and critical studies from the California College of the Arts. From 2005 to 2009 she enjoyed the Pacific Northwest where she wrote poetry ...
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    MICHAEL PARKER’S STEAM WORK AT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

    I could, but I couldn’t believe the steam egg. It was too exciting. I had just left downtown and walked all the way down Mission Street. A treat. I entered Southern Exposure gallery at Alabama Street. The sun was setting. It was about five thirty in the evening. Walking towards ...