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I probably can’t get anymore cliché talking about gratitude during Thanksgiving. But it’s an important topic for a reason. In our fast paced culture, especially with the way we consume media now, it’s easy to forget that our anger, frustrations or whatever negative emotions we feel, are temporary and mere distractions for us to get by day-to-day. It’s not what defines us to be who we are, since they’re just emotional responses our minds dramatize to fill the narrative of our lives. Instead, what makes us human is our abilities to connect with those around us and co-create memories that last. And while that certainly isn’t easy (hence all the break-up songs and dramatic family holiday movies), it’s more valuable than anything to take the time and appreciate those that have an impact on us. Regardless of whether that impact is negative or positive, realize the influences they’ve had on our abilities to change and grow. And that just makes life a little more beautiful, because things are fluid-like-water and there are always surprises we never anticipated. Gratitude can help us realize those instances and make our present happier and more calming. And really, this isn’t just an exercise exclusive to Thanksgiving day, as it should be practiced everyday to achieve the mental state of health we desire.

I hope everyone has a heartwarming and grateful week,

-Matt Chu

 

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When end of the year is around the corner, I always get nostalgic and start reflecting on all the moments and experiences that flashed by me. Sometimes it feels surreal that we’re essentially the same people, yet time has managed to mold so many external events such that things will never be the same. So midst of this growing-up process, perhaps it’s only sane of us to relive some of those childhood moments and make dreaming a reality. View Post

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If you’re tired of your heavy-duty coats already, it’s time to change it up with capes that will make you look like a magical wizard. Although they’re just big pieces of fabric draping over your shoulder, there’s something luring about the way they conceal our bodies that makes less, indeed more. So here’s to dressing like a medieval royal, living in the modern times. View Post

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Prints and stripes can be fun to wear, but many of us avoid them because they can be difficult to style and let’s be real, we’re scared of people thinking we only have that one shirt. Instead of avoiding them altogether, why not put them all together and make a powerful statement? So here’s a starting guide for how to Mix-n-Match your prints and stripes successfully: View Post

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Pictures via Vogue.com for GUCCI 

If you keep up with men’s fashion in any manner, you’ll know that the menswear business is growing much faster than the women’s. After all, you can’t blame anyone for wanting to look and feel beautiful (if you’re still too stuck up on masculinity, you’re missing out fellas). And while the men’s industry still needs improving, brands are starting to inhabit the space more with one key ingredient: androgyny.

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