I’m Not Rude, I’m Just Quiet

A group of friends sit together, giggling and tittering over idle gossip. Bouts of laughter strike sometimes, and all of them snicker over some joke. Each one of the girls contributes in telling her narrative. One, however, remains silent. Not in a harmful sense, though, because she pitches in her participation by bursting into laughter […]

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Older Child Syndrome

While many of us might view this as an inside joke designed to tease our middle sibling, the Middle Child Syndrome does exist. I was surprised myself when several years ago I first came across that term. Before the discovery, I assumed that it only had to do with a person’s behavior. However, upon closer observation, […]

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Seven Spices of Teenage Life

Our teenage life kicks in when we realize how important we are to ourselves. It’s when every little aspect matters: from little details in the eye makeup to the little toe being painted with the perfect matching shiny lacquer; from the spikes in our hair to the best brand sneakers; and all the ABCs of […]

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In One Ear, Out the Other

People who pay heed to the gossipers in their friend groups by and large end up with wrinkled brows and a deep frown. This is because people who make gossip their code of life are never really satisfied; they pick faults from all that is sour as well as sweet. Nicely done or poorly done, nothing […]

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