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Tywan Wade

How Mark Zuckerberg and 'The Social Network' Changed My Life Forevermore

Tywan Wade | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Tywan Wade

What his story taught me was that life is a journey. There are going to be times where you and when you're completely misunderstood by virtually everyone around you, but that moment in time doesn't define you. What you do after does.

Taylor Swift Is the Greatest Songwriter of All Time

Tywan Wade | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

What I've discovered -- much to the affect of Taylor's swift way of living -- is that your life can be whatever may come of it. Your twenties don't have to be dark and twisted, with dreams becoming timestamped to your teenage imagination. It's yours to create.

Shonda Rhimes Rules the World: Ultimate Lessons Learned from the Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder Creator

Tywan Wade | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Shonda Rhimes. Her name alone elicits the kind of prestigious, yet thrilling notion that John Gresham or Dick Wolf would have in the mid-nineties. But this time around, she's a powerhouse of inspiration and childhood nostalgia that I could've never imagined looking up to in all of my 19 years of being a straight American male.

Junior Year and the New Frontier: Back to George Washington University

Tywan Wade | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

What college has taught me is that the real world may be intense. It can be scary with a couple of metaphorical dark alleys here or there, but you never have to walk down them. If you always hold onto that unbridled optimism, your intention will be validated.

Through the Eyes of Drive: Insights From an American Teenager

Tywan Wade | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I'm scared. I'm sitting here, on a Sunday night, in my college dorm room, studying calculus, and I'm scared to death of what's next. It's honestly bee...

Fearless Ambition: What Glee and High School Taught Me About Myself

Tywan Wade | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

While I've consistently delegated Glee as my favorite television show of all time, I never saw the connection between myself and any of the characters. But it was always there.

The Day I Met James Franco: Insights from Instagram's Everyman, Plus the Inspirational Video That Every College Student Has to See

Tywan Wade | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Of all his 32 years, James Franco has become this generation's definitive inspirational scholar and this video validates that statement to the 10th power. For years, I've watched this video whenever I needed a bit of a boost of inspiration.

Justin Timberlake's World Tour: A Midsummer Night's Photo Blog

Tywan Wade | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I don't have too many inspirations in the world, but there's been one person who has been my biggest inspiration for as long as I could remember: Justin Timberlake.

Seven Things I Wish I Knew at 18

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Once you give someone the label of 'friend', you give them power in your life. But, when that day comes that something goes awry in the friendship, you may find yourself saying the usual, "But I thought you were my friend."

Smart After School: An HBO Pilot Proposed to Judd Apatow

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

In an email with some of my closest friends this previous week, we discussed some of our favorite television shows (specifically, the epic new season ...

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned at 19, Plus How Arianna Huffington Contributed to My Triumphant Year

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tywan Wade

I'll simply ask, "What can I learn and how can I be better for it?" I think that this thing called life is all about that. Nothing is here to punish us, but to help us become the highest version of ourselves.

Being Young, Happy and Wise: An Entry From an Almost 20-Something

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

The secret to dispelling all of your worries and being properly happy is this: Everything in our life happens for a reason and the sooner you embrace that, the happier you'll be.

Confessions of a Teenage Computer Programmer: The Start of Something New

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

When I turned 18 years old, I figured out what I wanted to do in my life. I'm 19 now, and I may not have all the answers to life, but I've certainly understood this notion that it's always best to find out who you want to be rather than what you want to be.

The Definitive Book That Changed My Life, And How Malcolm Gladwell Can Change Yours

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Tywan Wade

From teaching myself computer programming in three days to now being able to tell the stories of my underdog past as a result of it, I owe a considerable amount of my success over these past couple of months to one person: Malcolm Gladwell.

George Washington University, The Best University in the Country (And How Yours Can Be Too!)

Tywan Wade | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Photo courtesy of GW. Maybe it's Kerry Washington. Maybe it's Brian Williams. Or even Colin Powell. But all I know is that George Washington Unive...

Barack Obama: An American Legend

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Politics aside, Barack Obama is an American legend. A lot of people have never understood this, but for the first time in my life, I saw someone who looked like me; someone who was doing something actually incredible.

Teenager Teaches Himself Computer Programming In 3 Days, Creates App (VIDEO)

Tywan Wade | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology
Tywan Wade

Tywan Wade Web Chat: Introducing Shortly... from Tywan Wade on Vimeo. At the start of this project, I emailed 127 college professors from universit...

Impossible Dreams: The Story of Discovering My Superpowers

Tywan Wade | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Tywan Wade

I was beginning to develop an acrimonious relationship with my roommate. We didn't talk much, but when we did, we talked about the weather. I didn't know it at the time, but this little note would be the thing that changed my life.