Psychological Existentialism

 – Alisha There’s a concept called psychological essentialism, which is a tool we use to reason about the world. There are three tenants to psychological essentialism: Certain categories are real and only discovered by humans- that is, they are not human constructs, but facts of nature. Some unobservable property causes a group of things to
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Little Things That Make Me Happy: My New Gacha Obsession

 – Dandi After finishing my last course at university this year I left for vacation immediately to Japan. By the end of my trip, I totally got myself obsessed over the gacha machines. What is a gacha machine? Oh, let me tell you all about it! gacha machine is a machine that dispenses capsuled toys.
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Listen to This! – Missing & Murdered

I’m deciding to start a new blog series called Listen to This!, featuring podcasts I find insightful, interesting or just plain funny. To start off, I’ll try to explain what a podcast is to those who haven’t heard of it. And don’t feel that you are worst off for not being in the know, we
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Good Book to Read: “Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion”

Recently, I have been reading the book “Religion for Atheists” by Alain de Botton. In this book, there are many ideas speaking to the social conflicts between religious communities and the nonreligious ones. Here is something I find very interesting/inspiring in the first chapter.   “Secular society has been unfairly impoverished by the loss of
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