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    COLOGNE PRIDE PARADE 2018

    On Sunday I went to my first, but definitely not last Pride Parade in Cologne! We found or way to the parade following my phone´s navigation system but mostly the loud music and trail of confetti on the streets. We stepped out of a dim side street and into a rainbow, I swear. It was amazing. Hundreds of people were gathered along the street, forming a passage way of colors for the 180 cars and wagons and groups of protestors and dancing parade members to pass through. Everyone was dressed accordingly, in glitter and color and rainbow and in, to say it quite frankly, nothing. Most men were shirtless, some…

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    SOCIAL MEDIA VS. REAL LIFE, HOW WE FIND HAPPINESS

    I think we can all agree that social media has taken over mostly everyone´s life. I spend too much time on my phone, scrolling through the endless updates of my Instagram feed or explore page, I snap countless pictures to my friends on Snapchat, and I get lost on Pinterest, trying to find the perfect outfit or the perfect quote to match my situation (or caption to match my next Instagram post). In many ways, I love social media. I´ve made lovely friends on social media. I get to send memes that turn into inside jokes to my friends. I get to watch videos and listen to music and read…