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Once upon a time, I was run out of a grad program because of a paper.

Despite years of solid work, I had failed in the eyes of my Ph.D. supervisor. I was 40 years old and had been an academic advisor for over…

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Happiness. This word comes in many flavors, and every person has their own definition of it. The ancient Greeks used the word “eudaimonia”, and for them it meant flourishing. This is a state of being.

In the modern sense, for most people happiness is…

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My life up until I was in my late forties could be described as one long journey of seeking validation from those around me. Because I had grown up with an emotionally abusive father who cemented my lack of worth at every turn, once…


TBILISI (Reuters) — Thousands of protesters rallied in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Saturday to back opposition calls for a re-run of the Oct. 31 parliamentary election they say was rigged.

According to official results, the ruling Georgian Dream party won 48.23% of the vote, with the…


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