How I A/B tested my adult onset lactose intolerance

I love milk. I grew up drinking a glass of milk everyday and unlike most kids, I looked forward to it. Recently however I found myself suffering from various gastric issues and I started to notice a pattern. Anytime I drank milk, or milk related products, I would find myself rushing to the toilet within…

10 life changing quotes from The Alchemist

I read The Alchemist for the first time today and my life will never be the same again. Transform your life, go after your dreams, and don’t fear failure.

Bouncing back from failures (Part 1)

Day 1: Dreamer Vs Builder Personally, I am a dreamer by nature. I am easily excited by the prospect of new ideas and new problems to solve. The ideation process that leads to the solution can keep me up for nights until I have cracked it. But the issue occurs during implementation: I find myself…

Sleep and the Teenage Brain | Brain Pickings

Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do…

iDoodle.

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story The first actual portrait I tried to do with crayons. Inspiration: The Ikea painting I have in my room. Inspiration: Post card. After finishing this sketch,…

25 things to do before I turn 25.

1. Be vegetarian for 25 days in a row. No cheating! 2. Go on an actual date with someone who really is into the whole of me. Instead of just wanting to simply hook up. What happened to romance? 3. Finish the portrait on PS that I promised J! 4. Run 10km without giving up….

Sex doesn’t change you. (I am not an object to be used)

“Look around your college classroom, spot the virgins. See, this seems like a game until you skip over the girl with a short skirt and hair in front of her eyes because you heard last summer that she slept with like nineteen guys. You can’t see her hands, but they’re under the table, pulling a…

“I Don’t Mean to Baffle You, But I Do: Queerplatonic Partnerships”

“There’s a tendency to value romantic and sexual relationships over other types of relationships, where friendship and queerplatonic connections are considered the training wheels for the real relationship, and where it’s assumed that nonsexual partners always take a back seat to other kinds of relationships. And don’t enjoy a connection with the same emotional depth…

A woman of war by Mehreen Kasana

“As women, when we’re children we’re taught to enter the world with big hearts. Blooming hearts. Hearts bigger than our damn fists. We are taught to forgive – constantly – as opposed to what young boys are taught: Revenge, to get ‘even.’ Our empathy is constantly made appeals to, often demanded for. If we refuse…