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I picked up a copy of Greg Easterbrook’s The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse last year, looking to feel a bit more existential dread about the direction of the human race. The first half of the book did just that, explaining the phenomena of improving…

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Last year, I made the decision to stop using skin care products for whitening purposes. After a couple of months, my complexion grew the tiniest bit darker, back to the natural shade I had been born with. The products I had been purchasing from the Korean beauty supply store had…

The Public School Review (Kate Barrington)

This spring, I, along with millions of other high school students, will be celebrating the end of twelve years of schooling and moving onto the next chapter of our lives. In this moment of transition, I found myself reflecting on the schooling system I have spent a majority of my…

Yvon Lu

Economics and Data Science major @Columbia University. Aspiring researcher and blogger, and proud activist. Constantly writing.

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