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June 22, 2017

Russian Culture of Struggle And Happiness.

A few weeks ago during his visit, my friend told me ecstatically that he learned how to say “deal with it” in Russian. As the only American-raised Russian speaker out of his numerous friends and acquaintances, I almost play the role of a cultural advisor and authentic storyteller. “This is…
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February 3, 2017

Does Living In Different Countries Really Change Who We Are?

The illustration is courtesy of the author. Are we really that different from one another because we come from different countries? Read to find out if culture around us changes our personality. So, the changes in her personality came from her maturing and were not affected by her years in…
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January 16, 2017

On Why Millennials Need Listicles.

Since I started this blog, many people have approached me with advice to add simple content to my website to make it more crowd-adaptable. Crowd-adaptable I thought, what does it mean in the context of my generation? After some analyzing, I have come to the conclusion that it means listings,…
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EssaysMulticulturalism
January 12, 2017

Loneliness, Solitude and Solace

While thinking about immigration or just any transition in one’s life one of the first things that come to mind is loneliness. We cannot brush off the fact that we feel lonely sometimes. Is it a good thing? Perhaps, there is a meaning behind it if it's successfully transformed into…
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EssaysMulticulturalism
January 5, 2017

The Assumption of Assimilation

This is a guest post by Nick, editor of LiveLiftCode.   I don't consider myself multicultural. Multi-racial, yes, but not multicultural. Growing up in Los Angeles, you find that people of a multiracial descent are not uncommon. My particular combination (Mexican roots mixed with a few white backgrounds) is one…
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December 30, 2016

New Year’s Recollections

Every year we make New Year's resolutions: run 20 miles, find true love, land a dream job. Every year we make promises to ourselves to change, but often forget that all these positive changes are not possible without utilizing the essence of who we are. The part of our personality…
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EssaysMulticulturalism
December 28, 2016

On That Unfavorable Question “Where Are You From?”

In 2014, Taiye Selasi gave a talk titled “Don't ask where I am from, ask where I am a local” In her speech, Selasi elaborates on the concept of inter-localism and the set of simple tips that we should use to create the right picture about one’s background. She used herself…
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