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#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

Janette Estrada // February 10, 2019

Let’s go back to the good ol’ days when toys were the key to our heart. Two words: Bratz Dolls. Ring a bell? As a child, being gifted a Bratz Doll made you the coolest kid on the block. Following...

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Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

Rachael Bayuk // September 3, 2018

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t...

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Get naked: boosting sex-esteem and confidence

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones // February 15, 2016

A couple of years back I went to visit a friend who I was extremely attracted to. Believing he felt the same, I planned on making my move. It seemed I was mistaken. He was being a gentleman and took the...

Classes thrive when students speak out

Alyssa Dunning // October 12, 2014

Class discussions need everyone participating, even the introverts.A year ago I would have never spoken up in class, even if I knew the answer or had a strong opinion on the discussion at hand. I was terrified...

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‘Ugly confidence’ shows hidden strength

Prin Mayowa // April 3, 2014

It all started with a joke.I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off. This guy was standing across from me at a party. I thought he was really cute, and I wasn’t sure if he felt the same....

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Appearances, assumptions go hand in hand

Julianna Eveland // March 27, 2014

When a person enters a room, there's often a pause as heads twist toward the door to see who's there. Onlookers might momentarily observe or even smile. But what are they thinking? Well, it depends on...

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