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“Think of it this way, half your competition’s gone.” The context of this quote; a conversation with college counsellors about the perks of all-women colleges. Taken out of context, it could also be the complete opposite; an argument for the perks of all-men colleges.

I Am…

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When I look in the mirror I see the outward expression of who I am, the person I think everyone else sees. At the same time, I know there is more to me than the mirror can reflect. The following excerpt from Sylvia Plath’s poem Mirror expresses one’s desire to know their true self. “Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me. Searching my reaches for what she really is.”

You have most likely heard of body-type categories before. The most common names are ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. We can also go further and define your type based on fuel as a muscle, mixed or sugar burner. Body types can also be categorised through hormones via being an adrenal, pituitary, thyroid or gonad type. All these different names discuss the same three to four body types.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed every Mar. 8 and is, according to the UN, a “time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women” in the quest to achieve gender equality, and women’s empowerment and rights.

This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at books that focus on dogs

Still going strong, Matt and Nemo ride on to India’s Sikkim.

Matt journeys on from North East India’s Arunachal Pradesh to Assam and Meghalaya on the back of Nemo, his motorbike.

Vietnam’s wildlife is as diverse as it is beautiful. In fact, Vietnam alone boasts more than 11,000 species of animals. As beautiful as these are, it is important to recognize the dangers that wildlife can bring and be prepared for any eventuality.

This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at work that focuses on the family and family relationships

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