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You will literally sound, like, so much smarter.

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The English language is on life support, hanging on by a mere thread of spellchecks and the last few surviving attention spans. It has endured years of abuse by strict character counts and the butchered slang of popular culture. Social media is ruthless, and the distorted lingo of funny GIFs and trending memes is slowly seeping into our everyday language.


It’s not as glamorous as you think.

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I may not be an expert when it comes to successful relationships, but I know a dysfunctional one when I see it. I’ve suffered my fair share of dating fails. My high school sweetheart was hardly sweet. He dumped me at prom after stealing my virginity and self-esteem for years to come, which led me to my second boyfriend…


My partner says he never would have approached me first.

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I approached my soon-to-be partner mere seconds after I saw him at the bar. Within a few hours of talking, I knew he was someone I wanted in my life. Laurence was smart, driven, observant, and gut-painfully hysterical. His British accent didn’t hurt either. He later admitted that he noticed me first and was hoping I might make my way over because he had no plans of approaching me.


Ditch your sadness for self-discovery and opportunity.

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Breaking up sucks, whether you’ve dumped or been dumped. Painful breakups can send us into a dark spiral where, in severe cases, the loss is all-consuming. You can’t focus on anything but heartache and a swell of insecurity and lack of direction inevitably follows.


The fine line between an unhealthy obsession and true love.

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“Well,” the counselor interrupted, “you’re clearly codependent.”


Real people across the States teach me how they fall asleep.

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Along with 25% of Americans, according to Science Daily, I’ve struggled with insomnia most of my life so sleep is a regular topic of discussion for me. When I began traveling back in 2018, I met countless people who shared the same problem. I learned that most of what we read online doesn’t help with the common distractions of life and sometimes succumbing to your insomnia or using it to your advantage is the only option. Nonetheless, you have to get creative.


Submission Guidelines and what we want to publish

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What began as a rejected Hollywood documentary pitch, Are You Happy has since grown into a global movement and viral social media sensation, garnering millions of followers across TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and now Medium. Filmmaker and the creator of Are You Happy, Atdhe Trepca started traveling the world back in 2019 and recording random strangers as they pondered the simple question.

“Are you happy?” has received hundreds of insightful, contemplative, and often complicated answers.

This project has taken Atdhe Trepca on an incredible journey into the lives, and sometimes even the homes, of his interviewees. The simple question has received…


In favor of alternative medicine, I dumped my American doctor for a Mexican masseur who treated my chronic Lyme Disease.

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I hate going to the doctor. We’ve all heard it before. Most of us have said it. People hate going to the doctor for different reasons. The primary culprit is anxiety triggered by the fear of bad news, but my aversion to it is quite the opposite. I’m not afraid of what my doctor might find. Instead, I’m concerned about what I know she won’t find.

For healthy people without any symptoms, annual exams are a waste of time and money

Not only that, but they might even cause more harm than good…


Serial Fiction: Murder Mystery Novel

Part 1: Hugo Lake’s Last Disappearance

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Book Synopsis

Emma Jeanna was a drug-addicted prostitute with no legitimate employment or family ties in Oklahoma. That’s all the newspapers would report of her murder. That’s all they reported of the nine girls found dead at Hugo Lake.


Your brain wants you to take risks; it’s not too late to start.

a brave man jumps from a tall cliff into the ocean
a brave man jumps from a tall cliff into the ocean
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I had no idea how tall the cliff was but my body didn’t care. It panicked. My heart was pounding. My knees buckled. My hands shook. Have you ever stood on the roof of a tall building and physically shuddered at the thought of falling? Well, this was worse because as much as I would have loved to stay a safe distance away, I knew I was going to jump.

Taking risks can improve your life through greater opportunities and rewards.

Risk-taking looks different to all of us. …

Liv Mello

7x Top Writer | Weaving personal narrative with psychology to deliver meaningful content. Hire me at liv@livinlavida.blog

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