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A chemical engineer who is interested in life.

Love | Dating | Relationships

And the worst. A comedic piece on hunting for love.

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Are you serious?

You better believe I am. There is nothing as serious as walking up to a complete stranger armed with a highly suspicious one-liner. Your bros gawking awkwardly in the background, trying to build you up, just as your hands start sweating uncontrollably. Saying things like…

Dude. She’ll totally buy it…


Love | Dating | Relationships

Yet, like light, it has characteristics of both.

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What a feeling.

Twinkling, lavender-colored stars hung like a tent above the address 781 Embarcadero del Mar. The campus bell tower had just struck midnight, and the ringing finally abandoned the sea mist it reverberated through.

I sat alone on the bamboo staircase, attempting to escape writing my organic chemistry lab report; and…


Love | Relationships | Kindness

One of the most rewarding finds, in terms of relationships.

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A valuable treasure beyond measure

Experiencing true kindness is something that can transform your life. It can bridge many divides, encourage deep emotional growth and even pave the way for a love that nourishes both individuals and the generation that follows.

There have been countless studies related to what people value in a partner. The…


It’s good to take the wolfpack to work.

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Success on the sea, air, and land

What makes someone successful at work? Ask a range of people and you’ll get a myriad of answers. There will be the “money” and the “power” answer. These responses leave a considerable amount wanting. Some will say “happiness” and that’s closer. …


A recipe

A tropical spin on an old classic

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This dish is bananas

A sweet, chewy, and aromatic pastry, sure to bring a smile to everyone who sinks their teeth in. A favorite treat when I was growing up, my first attempt at making banana bread was an epic mess. …


Excercise | Health | Skiing

I think it’s better than any singular machine I’ve tried before, and you can do it at home.

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Let me start out by saying that I’m not a skier.

But, my Dad lives in a state with a record low temperature of -60 degrees Fahrenheit. Thank God, he’s not only able to survive the Frozen Tundra-like chill, he actually appears to enjoy it. …


Positivity | Kindness | Life

You know… I was feeling grateful and wanted to send some prayers your way.

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How was your weekend?

Thank God, mine was good, pretty restful. Thanks for asking. It’s that time again ladies and gentlemen, Sunday night. The last quiet moments before a brand new week. …


Intelligence | Wisdom | Life

3 Steps to deeper insight and better relationships

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Wait. What did you just say?

When was the last time you listened to someone without interrupting, once? I’ve realized a new persona on the horizon. The “chronic interuppter”. While in reality interrupting is nothing new, this particular habit can sneak up out of the blue and eventually disrupts more than just the conversation.

Full disclosure…


Life | Success | Wisdom

Do this for yourself.

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What are you doing for your next birthday?

I’m not totally sure what I’m doing yet; I’ll have to think about it. But, I can tell you what happened recently. I heard a girl remark on how she’s getting older. I found it funny since she didn’t look a day over 24, and that was exactly how old…


Technology | Engineering | Research

A new publication about research and engineering, for non-scientists and engineers.

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Why create R & Engineering?

There is no deeper sense of accomplishment than understanding how something works. R & Engineering aims to deliver that feeling as often as possible through articles that discuss fascinating scientific breakthroughs.

The idea for R & Engineering came many years ago, after reading countless academic, peer-reviewed engineering articles. While the…

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