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Life is filled with many moments to build experiences and perspectives. Throughout this time, many of us will end up rising and excelling at everything we do, or sometimes we fall.

Some lessons are learned through lived experience, while others are learned by watching or reading things in newspapers and books.

As much as we can learn from books, there is a fundamental difference between theoretical and practical experiences.With that in mind, there are several lessons in life that we won't know until we encounter these situations for ourselves.

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Since March 2020, the world has experienced something unexpected in this lifetime— a global pandemic. The pandemic claimed the lives of almost half a million people in the United States. The nation experienced the senseless murders of Black and Brown people riots at Capitol Hill and the loss of jobs and homes. Others experienced depression, which is heartbreaking.

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A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 25, 2021 shows Egyptian tug boats trying to free Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre- (1,300-foot-)long and 59-metre wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt's Suez Canal. - Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said it was "temporarily suspending navigation" until refloating of the MV Ever Given ship was completed on one of the busiest maritime trade routes.

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A lot is happening at the Suez Canal in Egypt. It is one of the world's largest and busiest waterways currently blocked due to a massive 224,000-ton container ship called the Ever Given.

What a name.

On Tuesday, the ship became lodged in the canal, which caused a large-scale traffic jam on the waterway, almost clogging the passageway's entire area.

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2020 in Pasadena, California.

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Unsurprisingly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce is playing out on reality television as the cameras zero in on Kim's side of the breakup story for the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E!

If you've been keeping up with the drama (no pun intended), you're probably already aware of the tweets that Kanye sent out last year around his presidential campaign. The tweets varied from speaking on his marriage to Kim and accusations that she and Kris Jenner are "white supremacists."

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Editor's note: This article reflects the author's opinions about health and wellness.

We all know the old saying, "always follow your gut."

I know my mother (who happens to be in the healthcare field) and friends have said the same thing to me when offering advice. The advice varied from dating to approaching certain decisions with confidence and even what to order from UberEats when I'm debating between ordering pizza or cheeseburger.

But something is true here—your gut is always right. Trust the intuition!

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on March 14, Cardi B performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021.

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Eminem is the topic of discussion again. And no, it has nothing to do with Generation Z and Millennials arguing over whether or not he should be canceled for controversial lyrics or another AI bot recreating one of his songs to fit the new generation.

It's surrounding a feature on an upcoming album with the unapologetic rapper, Cardi B who's been the topic of discussion in her own right.

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