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“Inner City Urban: Vine City,” An Exploration of Gentrification and Poverty in Atlanta by Rose Smith

Inner City Urban: Vine City Atlanta, the Southern Hollywood, is highlighted for its trendy lifestyle and affluent culture in the arts and nightlife, but like any major city, there are parts that are often neglected and hardly mentioned. Vine City is a historical district in Atlanta–home of historically black universities, Clark, Spelman and Morehouse. The city is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the most revolutionary movement in the world, but this town once rich in ancestral spirit is…

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Is a Long Distance-Relationship Worth it? Here are 8 Pros and Cons to Consider Before Taking The Leap

Pros and Cons to consider before starting a long-distance relationship No one goes out looking for a long-distance relationship it just happens. Because let’s face it, they can suck, but it can also improve intimatcy. Like everything else in life, there are pros and cons within a long distance relationship, and people usually decide early on if they can handle the test of distance. Many would opt out of being in a long distance relationship, but circumstances may arise beyond…

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Overcoming Grief, Here’s 7 Ways To Cope With The Death of A Loved One

Overcoming grief

Overcoming Grief & Loss One of the hardest encounters we will face in this life is the lost of someone we love. Overcoming grief is challenging, but when faced with great adversity, it is an opportunity to learn who we are and strengthen our human experience. In 2015 my Grandmother passed away unexpectedly. Our relationship was so special, and when she was called home, I was torn. To this day her death has been the hardest pain I’ve dealt with,…

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The Benefits of Dating, 5 Emotional and Mental Factors To Consider

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The Benefits of Dating Whether you’re hitting the town with your friends or you all are staying in for a game night, you’re bound to run into somebody who will spark your interest. Dating is beneficial to finding your future spouse, helping you grow as a person and building friendships, (granted everything ended mutually.) There are different definitions of the word dating, millennials often say “talking” to someone, but in all, it is the process of getting to know someone on…

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6 Signs Of An Unhealthy Relationship You’re Overlooking

Most of us have had our share of unhealthy relationships. Some situations are obvious, while others are more deceiving. Choosing the right partner is one of the most important decisions you will make. Often times however we settle because we don’t feel we deserve better, we can’t leave because so much time has been invested in the relationship or we just don’t know we are in an unhealthy situation. There are signs that can be easily looked over, but are…

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Why Love Languages Matter In Building Healthy Relationships

You ever been in a situation where someone you love, would bet their life that you don’t love them? I have been on both sides of this frustrating scenario and for years I was missing an important piece to the complex puzzle of love –love languages. Love languages are the categories in which you can give and receive love. When a friend, family member or significant other does not communicate their love to you in the way that you comprehend…

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Overcome Loneliness & Depression and Understanding The Cause

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Overcome Loneliness The Fight For Your Mental Health There’s a strong difference between alone and loneliness. When I am alone that is I am physically by myself. When I am lonely that is a heavy feeling of discontentment, emptiness, feelings that no one cares etc. I can be alone without feeling lonely, and I can feel lonely even if I am in a room full of people. Loneliness is a destructive state of being and  without proper understanding of the…

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How I Overcome the Feelings of Rejection

Overcoming Rejection Rejection has to be one of the most difficult feelings to endure as a human being. Someone or something literally saying, “No, not you,” is hard. We face rejection in several areas in life from jobs, friendships, relationships, financial pursuits, or even in our own skills and talents we may experience rejection. When we are told no, we begin to question our own talents and skills, looks and personality. Too many rejections evoke doubt and insecurity and can…

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Overcoming Negative Thinking: I Had to Change My Thought Patterns To Change My Bad Habits

The mind is such a powerful tool. One of my favorite sayings goes, “Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your character, your character becomes your destiny.” I’m not sure who said it, but it couldn’t be more true. Cursing, complaining, speaking on your problems, jealousy towards others etc. are those small ticks in life that seem harmless, but have significant influence in the trajectory of our lives. Who…

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