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A great option for folks who haven’t been able to get into Apex Legends or Fortnite

After getting wrecked in endless matches of Apex Legends and not being able to build at all in Fortnite, I decided I was done with the battle royale genre. That was, until I stumbled upon some video footage of a 3rd person shooter type game that combined anime/Breath of Wild-style graphics with magic casting. I just had to play this!

Luckily it was readily available for free on PS4 and I downloaded it right away to try out. You are forced to go through a tutorial to learn the basic gameplay, and then shortly afterward, you will be able to queue for matchmaking in a squad of three. …


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Photo by Mohammad Shahhosseini on Unsplash

I just read an article on CNN that said over 52% of young adults in the US are living with their parents, and that it’s the highest it’s been since it was recorded through the census during the Great Depression in 1940.

Throughout all racial and ethnic groups in the age range of 18–29, there was an increase of about 9 percent, or a little over 3 million people moving home with their parents or grandparents compared to a year ago.

It doesn’t seem surprising though, when coupled with the fact that “40% of Americans don’t have $400 in the bank for emergency expenses”, even long before the quarantine measures started and the economy started taking a nosedive. …


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Photo by Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash

I’ve always been the type of person that loved creating lists or writing down notes word for word during school lectures. Although it felt like I was accomplishing a lot by doing these things, it would also seem like I wasn’t retaining much of the information I was writing down. I would always wonder if I wasn’t studying correctly or if I wasn’t focused enough.

Last year I stumbled upon an interesting book with a colorful, radial image on the front cover called The Mind Map Book that would go on to help me work on my ability to retain information, brainstorm, and organize my thoughts. Rather than making lists and thinking linearly, the main concept of a mind map is that you create a visual diagram on one main topic or idea that will allow you to efficiently organize and understand the information. …


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Me a few years ago, reflecting upon my life and unsure of what lies ahead. — Photo taken by Obaid Hofiani

This year really hit all of us hard, with a worldwide pandemic and unreasonable responses to it, coupled with blatant social injustices that only reveal a small part of much larger ongoing issues. It’s easy for some people like me to disassociate from it all by just grinding mindless video games for hours on end or binge watching Netflix shows, but that isn’t helpful in the long run. Avoiding problems may just cause them to become amplified and return to bite you way harder in the future.

After 3 months of being quarantined in my parents house and barely interacting with anyone outside of my immediate family, these are some of the things I did to regain a sense of control and happiness in my…


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Photo by photo-nic.co.uk nic on Unsplash

The first time doing something new can be really daunting. The first time riding a bike, the first time presenting in class, the first time interviewing for a job are just a few of many intimidating experiences that come to mind.

At the same time, new experiences can be so beautiful and profound that it helps you develop and grow as a person. I remember the feeling of the first time visiting the beach, the first time experiencing a new culture, the first time attending university and moving away from home.

The most important thing that I’ve learned over my life is that you need to take that first step out of your comfort zone and realize that the world is full of first times for everyone and everything. Although it may be scary, part of the process is embracing the experience, reflecting upon it, and seeing how you can improve upon the process incrementally over time. …

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Mike Huang

I’m an aspiring creator, avid gamer and eternal optimist. Currently growing on YouTube, Twitch, and more!

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