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The confidence gap

In this image: "Confidence" written on a chalkboard.

There is a stigma around the idea of being confident. How often do you ask yourself, am I confident enough? And why do we think it’s such a bad thing?

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Flu etiquette

In this image: A Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness Centre Flu Shot sign.

Flu etiquette is a general area most people could improve in. Having the flu, while it will generate sympathy, does not excuse you from accountability.

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Confidence is the self-fulfilling emotion

In this image: The Kung Fu Panda title screen.

Growing up, many of the lessons we absorb through our childhoods, whether fiction or reality, can be applied to various instances of our lives.   I learned one such lesson, when I watched Kung Fu Panda as a child. The story goes with Po, a panda who serves noodles and dreams of becoming a kung fu master. He has no…

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Why we still need feminism

In this image: A woman holds a sign at a rally that says "the future is feminist."

Feminism is the notion that women and men should have equal rights under the law and under society. It’s a dirty word, surrounded by stigma to the point where people will refuse the name strictly because of the connotation that follows it.   Some claim they do not consider themselves a feminist, they just believe in…

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Are you being gaslit?

Gaslighting is when someone makes you question your thoughts, feelings and reality, using your self-doubt as a weapon of manipulation. Gaslighting is emotional abuse. It’s when someone hurts you – and instead of acknowledging your feelings, they turn it against you.   Your emotions are made out to be trivial, invalid and are effectively silenced.   Someone…

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