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WWE NXT 12/2: War Table

Season’s greetings! We are at the precipice of the last big NXT event for the year. I didn’t get a chance to say this before, but I’m glad that the WWE sprung to pay the money to use Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs.’ I was as shocked as you are. Let’s talk about this go-home show: • When it comes to the actual War Games match itself, The Undisputed Era are the well-tested veterans of the NXT version itself. Having been in every single one and boasting a 2–1 record. Team McAfee is on a hot streak. Burc
By Murjani Rawls
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Veronica Bohnert –

Carbon monoxide or CO, is an odorless and colorless gas that can instantly kill you. It mostly found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges or furnaces. CO can poison people and animals who breathe it. Here are the symptoms of CO poisoning: Other symptoms described as “flu-like.” Breathing a lot can make you pass out or kill you. To prevent CO poisoning, here are some tips to follow: • Install a carbon monoxi
By Veronica Bohnert
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Jamil Hudson –

Sometimes I struggle to stand up Telling my mind to man up TLC is what I need But how can I love me Even when it hurts? Drowning in a pool of water I filled up Or at least it somehow feels like it.. I still thirst for a chance to stand Hoping these leaky legs will work again. Ran through so much hate Hopped and jumped to different states Just to break my neck. But I’m here to stay. So I can walk again.
By Jamil Hudson
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AEW DYNAMITE 12/2: WINTER IS HERE

How nice is it that AEW falls within the same company as Warner where they can borrow this tagline? Hopefully, it didn’t bring bad memories of the polarizing season eight of Game of Thrones. CEO Tony Khan stated that this show would be structured like a PPV. They were trying to fit as much as they could before the championship match, but a LOT of things happened. Diamond Battle Royal and The Inner Circle Is In Disarray:: This battle royal went the way as many AEW battle royals go — to further s
By Murjani Rawls
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Date at Java

The day I took a girl out with only KES 1,000… Feeling proud. Then she insisted on a place I have seen in movies. Back then, Java to me was a programming language. So we sit at the exquisite Java and what she orders costs KES 750, plus some juice that had yoghurt on top, an additional 150. It was a good date as I sipped some water till the end. It was the day I knew, some of us are just not compatible, no matter how hard we try.
By Fred Mwongella
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Gitte Alexander –

The hoodie is an interesting piece because it is so popular yet often worn so incorrectly. It isn’t necessarily “hard” to pull off, there are just some factors that are easily ignored. Which makes sense — the hoodie is, at its core especially, a symbol of comfort, laziness and being carefree. It can be morning-jogwear, but also last minute grocery-shopping-wear and most commonly white-male-who-doesn’t-care-about-fashion-wear. It slots itself right above pajamas in terms of normality and ease. B
By Gitte Alexander
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#TechWomenTalks with Paulina Sasmita: How to Start A Career as a Digital Marketer

What an impressive moment! Girls Kode had the opportunity to meet Paulina Meiliani Sasmita, Assistant Brand Manager at Unilever, and ex-Digital Marketing at Traveloka — someone who has to change over her track. She chose her career which was different from her background major. Here’s the story! Time when She Jumped into Digital Marketing She had no idea. It might be the words that could explain her condition at that time. She didn’t know which career path she wanted to build. But, her past in
By Salsabila Pratiwi Rimawan
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Star Crossed

There is a fear that I have known I have struggled to come to terms with it I wonder: how long do I have left with you? If it was meant to be, the stars would align But the stars have rejected us They have been far from benign Legends have been told about men that cheat fate It leads a man closer to his own demise If a man does find his way to the other side, at what cost? I wonder: are you even worth it? I wish I could say “to hell with it all” and push for this But by Hamal’s clutch
By Moyosore Quadri
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Influencer Marketing — What Makes An Influencer?

Even if you’ve not heard of ‘influencer marketing’, it’s likely you’ll have been targeted by it. The marketing tool is still pretty new but is quickly becoming the most powerful form of marketing. According to a study by the Influencer Marketing Hub, businesses who use influencers make approximately $5.78 for every $1 spent — an ROI bigger than pretty much any other marketing technique.
By Abi Dunn
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The Resiliency of Working Parents During the Pandemic

Since the start of the pandemic, working parents across the country have stepped up to take on extra family responsibilities while still keeping up with their jobs. More often than not, the herculean task of being a teacher, babysitter, cook, household manager, and full-time employee falls on Mothers. We see the colossal responsibility our Home Captain working Moms are carrying and believe they deserve recognition.
By Shilo Lucyk
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Recovery A.C.T.: How One Oakland Curator is Making Space for Art & Healing

If the role of the artist is to reflect the times, Eric Murphy, a 43-year-old Oakland-based art curator, says it’s his role to guide the public conversation of the times. While an artist may conceive and produce a piece of work–be it sculpture, a painting, or photograph–Murphy says a curator’s job is to present the work and use their specialized knowledge to help the audience understand what the artist is saying.
By Bashirah Mack
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GOOD FOOD = GOOD MOOD

A tummy filled with nutritious and delicious food is a happy one . Food has a great impact on how we feel . Healthy and nutrition packed food doesn’t have to be boring at all ! Here is how you can make your delicious food a healthy one Who doesn’t love a thick creamy smoothie to start their day ? Actually , smoothies can be gloriously sweet and creamy and healthy at the same time ! Here’s what u can add in your smoothies to make them creamy and sweet that it will be hard to believe that its hea
By Rabia Abbas
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The Seven Most Important Yoga Poses For Beginners:

The Seven Most Important Yoga Poses For Beginners: Here is how my first yoga class went: I walked into the pristine studio with a boastful smile on my face that said I’ll rock this damn class because hello, I am mother self-care, rolled out my brand new mat and waited for the moment the teacher would ask me to strike some yoga poses. I was confident I would nail them all because I had been practicing meditation for about a year now and yoga was just the physical version of it, right? Turns out,
By Sawera Dedar
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The Toxic Effects Of Working From Home On Your mental Health And How To Deal With Them:

The idea of remote work has earned quite the buzz lately, and it undoubtedly has a lot to boast of. Working from home allows you to knock over those laborious numbers in your pajamas while munching on your favorite snack. It grants more flexibility and reduces the stress of daily commuting. In addition, if you’re a solopreneur or freelancer, your work life is not defined by the signature frown of an unreasonable boss. But is it all beer and skittles? While remote work offers more balance in lif
By Sawera Dedar
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5 Important Tips For Managing Adult ADHD:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a subtle way of ravaging everything in your life — from your tightly scheduled work meetings to your attention demanding relationships. And to make matters worse, your family and friends may not understand what you’re dealing with. People with ADHD are often labeled as lethargic, scatterbrained, and spiritless. Not only does this turn treatment into a stigma, but also make simple tasks ten times harder for the diagnosed. ADHD is a neurodevelo
By Sawera Dedar
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US Election Results: bringing up bad memories in Europe

The tumultuous climax to the US election has undoubtedly caused a stir not only in the States, but across the world. As a British English teacher living in Spain, I’ve witnessed first-hand the fallout of Brexit, and the Catalonian Independence movement. Biden’s victory, or more importantly, Trump’s refusal to accept it, conjures haunting reminders of some of Europe’s own recent major issues. Firstly, there is overwhelming anger that Trump is denying the election results validity. Both supporter
By Adam Graham
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BE: THE ALBUM THAT WILL PAVE WAY FOR BTS IN AFRICA.

A listless Saturday afternoon in mid-September found residents of Nairobi, Kenya thronging the streets of the capital city in a bid to attempt a dance challenge. It was a dance challenge of the song that had continuously rocked the airwaves for the past two months since its release. A week afterwards, the group Aaninka from Cote d’ Ivore released their own remix version of the same hit song. The year was 2012 and the song was Gangnam style by then mildly-known PSY. It was the first Korean pop s
By Tabby Kibugi
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The African Child

As an African child you are raised to aspire for the very best They know how tough it is, so they raise you to trust no one They teach you to avoid strangers until you become a stranger to them You become what you want them to see because it is what they want you to be They believe that the end justifies their methods You know not to question them because it is the only way Right ? You grow older, you become what they want you to be, you have regrets; You blame them for all of it But yo
By Moyosore Quadri
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Number Support Group

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings. – W.E.B. Du Bois Hello everyone, I am Dr. Susan Van Cliff. I will be your moderator for this process. Before we start, I’d like to reiterate why we are here and what we seek to achieve. The human race has been unfair to many things on our planet, even creations borne out of our sheer ingenuity, like numbers! Especially numbers! Like it or
By Moyosore Quadri
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24 Hours Without Men. I Am Going for a Walk.

Recently, I read a post that asked women what they would do if there were no men in the world for 24 hours. My answer was simple… Now, it’s not that I don’t walk. The issue is every time I walk my experience is made uncomfortable by a man catcalling me or saying/doing something inappropriate. Additionally, I have to be vigilant when walking to ensure that the street I am on has people, and when I notice I am alone I use shadows or my periphery vision to see if someone is following me. As much a
By Ivy Gathu
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Dating a German when you’re an Indian.

Dating is HARD. It comes with its own set of challenges, pressures, and expectations. What makes it harder? When it’s inter-cultural but that’s still no reason for anyone to shy away from it. Maneuvering through a different culture can be challenging and well, confusing but with the right amount of information and tools, a fulfilling intercultural relationship is achievable. Here, we’ll treat the story of ‘Nitika’ (An Indian) and ‘Vincent’ (A German) as a case study to walk you through how you
By Karishma Rathod
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Bapen Dwi Krisna Winata –

How often do you lie to the people closest to you about your feelings? Are you a person who hides the sad feelings behind your broad smile and cries in the middle of the night thinking that no one cares about your feelings. I often experience these things, often feel useless, often feel a burden to others. I always laugh and look happy in front of others, until I realize that this lie is very tiring, I try to be honest with my feelings and dare to show my feelings to others, and it helps me now.
By Bapen Dwi Krisna Winata
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Priyanka Rao –

The moxie of studying more of why some people are bound to feel inferior whereas some people can easily carry themselves led me to curate this article of study. The fact that being human does come with the natural occurrence of inferiority complex. We see someone possessing better stuff, we immediately start sulking. The basic concept underlying the theory of “Individual psychology” is that of the teleological unity of the personality. …
By Priyanka Rao
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Stay Focus, These 6 Tools Help You Getting Away From The Distractions

Have you ever been in a situation where you have a high focus when doing something? You’re in high motivation, having a lot of ideas and you want to put those down into your sheets work immediately. That’s kind of an incredible moment, right? But wait, sometimes these situations like a blink of an eye because after that, the distractions coming from your news portal, social media, email, or even your shopping application to invite you to participate in their sale! Unfortunately, you suddenly for
By Salsabila Pratiwi Rimawan
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