Oksana Makar was brutally gang-raped, strangled, and burned alive — the world really ended in 2012

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Oksana Makar, an 18-year-old girl who was raised in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine — in a male-dominated society, was living her usual life on the night of 8th March 2012. She was invited by two of her friends to their pal’s house — normal fun, a casual day in the life of every teenage girl who likes to enjoy gatherings with her friends. It was supposed to be a good time — she probably picked out her best clothes and left something in her fridge to eat when she came back home.

She never came back.

The gathering which looked like…


Having a marketing degree can add stars to your resume and land you a job that can make you earn pretty well.

A person holding his degree.
A person holding his degree.
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If you have a degree covering a range of businesses, social sciences, humanities, communications, digital technologies, then it can relate to marketing. Marketing provides a popular labor market for qualified graduates who can think strategically, create compliance, and produce measurable results. Except for information technology, this expanding area can be a more professional source of innovation than other places.

A generation ago, marketing experts knew nothing about social networks. No Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. You didn’t have to add it to your marketing mix. Today, marketing is growing faster than ever before. …


Don’t be that frog who sits in slowly boiling water and become the Steve Jobs of your time.

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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs

You are probably reading this while you are either crouched somewhere in your bed, munching on some salad with extra dressing, or soothing your soul as your mouth crunches down Doritos in a heavenly manner — because I am one of them too. Apart from the fact of what your name is and how you are dressed right now, we are here to judge.

When we baffle out the word “business” from our mouth, what comes to our mind…


How things used to be and how they are now— we aren’t the same people anymore.

People walking on zebra crossing.
People walking on zebra crossing.
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Dividing pieces of my heart as I write this down,

wondering if I will spat things out that made me drown.

From big circles of Ring around the Rosie,

I am spinning alone and feeling kind of dozy.

We were all innocent and had empty slates,

but things have changed — the only thing that grows now is hate.

Do you remember how we used to cheat in class?

now people have cheat meals to have bodies like an hourglass.

The cup in my old house was always used to milk,

but this cup in my hand has something sour…


It has been more than a year and the virus still lingers between us

Golden tablets and syringes.
Golden tablets and syringes.
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Is this what you thought?

Remember when everyone was calmly settled at the end of 2019 just sipping their chocolate mocha and making new year’s resolutions — just thinking about how “2020 will be my Year”? To give a little insight, the hashtag of 2020 will be my year went semi-viral on many social media platforms — which makes it even fair to say that people were really hoping a new start for them in one way or another, but little did we know that we would be struck by a virus, which we only imagined could possibly happen in movies. …


Being educated at home is better than not being educated at all

Mom teaching kid.
Mom teaching kid.
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“When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable.” ~ Elizabeth Foss

The chaos:

Yes, there is an outbreak going on — something we never really thought existed and somehow your kids have adapted how Peppa Pig is the ultimate love of Susie but is it really what we wanted them to learn? No, but we can’t blame them either.

We are living our worst nightmares where our kids are glued in front of technology, watching cartoons, and playing games all the time. …


The world isn’t the same and it won’t ever be.

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There is something changing — more than something:

Apart from people eating chocolate bars back to back and making grilled cheese sandwiches out of boredom, the other things people are eyeing these days are devastating deaths and a rapidly increasing number of cases around the world due to the spread of COVID-19. No matter how much you pretend to give your time up singing on the balconies or playing video games quarantined at home — almost everyone knows that things aren’t even close to how they used to be a year ago. …


It seems harder in your mind, but once you start working, it gets easy.

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Just like everyone, I wanted to have something of my own but it always looked too hard — too time-consuming. As much as I wanted to make things work, there was a side that convinced me how would I still get three meals a day and don’t need to work an extra mile for something of my own.

Time went by and then the pandemic happened. The sources I had to earn, came crashing down.

The year 2020 really helped a lot. I know it isn’t fair to say that, but it made me realize that everything is temporary, what…


Deviled anxiety symptoms and how we can fix ourselves in those moments.

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“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
Epictetus

We have all been there, we have been the attendants of anxiety in our lives — some of us aren’t even aware of it being our regular visitor, we just keep living our lives. For some reason, I am glad anxiety is a feeling and not a human being, because if it was to have a body, it would have been pretty muscular and impossible to be shaken or taken down.

Too many people let anxiety control their life. Every 2…


You will regret leaving people behind and there is nothing after death — it is all dark and gloomy.

Hand shadow on curtain.
Hand shadow on curtain.
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Warning: this article discusses suicide in detail. If you are feeling suicidal and need help you can contact Samaritans 24/7 by calling 116 123.

One of my feet followed the other quietly, and I could hear people talking —but they weren’t real. It was my mind creating them, and my psychosis that was hidden from everyone, even my parents. It was listing things I didn’t want to hear, and showing me faces I didn’t want to see. My thoughts were against me.

The stairs that led me to the rooftop of my double-story building were dusty on the night of…

Naba K.

A person who puts emotions, experiences, and opinions into her writing.

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