Joshua Eferighe

Bio

Highly opinionated, contentious and one always with a chip on his shoulder are just some of the things that can be said about Joshua Eferighe. This 23 year old college grad is open to any challenge, which is seen in what and how he writes.

Why Amber Rose Leading The 'SlutWalk' Was A Step In The Right Direction

By Joshua Eferighe
While politicians are taking sides on the Planned Parenthood debate, this past Saturday in Los Angeles, another women's rights rally took place. No, the person speaking wasn't Hillary Clinton or Carly Fiorina. This time, the fight for women's rights…

The Dating Cold War: Why We Can't Communicate Face-To-Face Anymore

By Joshua Eferighe
Over the past few years, the dating scene has seen a major shift. Somewhere between the absence of chivalry and the surge of feminism, trust has been lost. Old rules have been sent out the window and it has ultimately changed the way we interact…

Having Derrick Rose Back For The Playoffs Runs Deeper Than The Game

By Joshua Eferighe
If you were watching last night's game, your television may have read game two of the Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks 2014-2015 season playoffs. The announcers may have welcomed a series of different players, All-Stars even, along with where…

3 Tips To Remove The Shackles From Your Life And Live Wild And Free

By Joshua Eferighe
Why do we think certain things aren’t obtainable? Where was it written in stone, in what class was it taught and when was the law passed stating the world in front of us is not our to grab? I’m almost positive no such statute exists, yet time and…

Life Is Beautiful: How Appreciating The Now Will Change How You Live

By Joshua Eferighe
We are obsessed with what we don't have. We fantasize about where we want to be, who we want to be with and how we would like to see ourselves, all while abandoning the moments, people and places of significance that take place in our lives. There…

Don't Fight That Feeling: 5 Signs You're Crushing Hard

By Joshua Eferighe
No matter who you are or where you’re from, at one point in time, you've had a crush on someone. The way those emotions creep up and grab a hold of you without any heads up is almost unfair. And, even worse, fighting them is nearly impossible. The…

5 Takeaways From The Cavs/Bulls Game That Predict The Rest Of The Season

By Joshua Eferighe
The Chicago Bulls came out on top Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers in convincing fashion, winning 113-98. While this may only be a regular season game right before the All-Star break (with 28 games left in the schedule), the Thursday…

5 Adult Qualities Every 20-Something Is Having A Tough Time With

By Joshua Eferighe
Our 20s are a fun, exciting and scary time. We are continually growing, trying our best to learn about the world around us and, more importantly, trying our best to learn about ourselves. We have some things down, but here are the five most common…

Processing Pain: 10 Healthy Ways To Turn Your Struggles Into Success

By Joshua Eferighe
They say the only two things you can count on in life are death and taxes, but I think there are many people who, between the W2s and funerals, would challenge that notion. We all are forced to regularly surmount constant adversities that are…

4 Reasons Why Going Home For The Holidays Isn't The Same In Your 20s

By Joshua Eferighe
Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, every year we are afforded the opportunity to annually enjoy the holiday season. It’s a time when college students can let out that big sigh of relief they were holding in from the hellish fury of…

Change Is Good: 3 Reasons You Should Accept Change In People

By Joshua Eferighe
Believe it or not, change is not bad. Everything in life undergoes changes, from the seasons to our presidents. So, why is it hard for us to accept change when it comes to people's lives? Maybe, it's because of fear. We fear change because we fear…

The Dreams Of Our Friends: 3 Lessons For Becoming Their Biggest Fans

By Joshua Eferighe
Langston Hughes' poem, “Harlem,” opens by asking a very thought-provoking question: “What happens to a dream deferred?" The poem continues much of the same way throughout, hypothesizing the whereabouts of deserted dreams and ends with Hughes never…

5 Signs You Have Trust Issues That Will Ruin Your Healthy Relationship

By Joshua Eferighe
If trust issues aren’t the number one cause of breakups, it has to be one of the leading causes. In my brief time alive, I’ve noticed that the problems most couples face are usually arguments that can be traced to insecurities masked as trust…

We All Have A Gift: How To Cultivate The Genius Inside You

By Joshua Eferighe
When Mozart was 14, he transcribed a coral setting of Psalm 50 composed in the early 1600s. A feat worth mentioning not only for his youth, but because this piece in particular was previously never written down. It was forbidden to transcribe, and…

You Are Who You Friend: Why You Will Go As Far As Your Friends Go

By Joshua Eferighe
Growing up, we experience the rigorous process of obtaining the perfect friend group after going through backstabbing, relocation and simply outgrowing others. Though trying, the process makes current friends that much more special. They’ve survived…

3 Reasons To Hate LeBron Even If You Don't Feel Like You "Should"

By Joshua Eferighe
The basketball season is underway. As teams, players and coaches gear up for the 82-game season, we have another slew of opportunities to see some of the greatest athletes on the planet return to the National Basketball Association's courts. The…

3 Reasons Why It's Important To Learn From What Life Is Trying To Teach You

By Joshua Eferighe
In a life, there are uncertainties. But, the one constant on which we can all depend is the hardships we will undoubtedly face. There are ups; there are downs, and there are times when we will feel like the universe is against us. There will be…

3 Reasons Why Women Will Never Stop Sending Nudes (And Why That's Perfectly Okay)

By Joshua Eferighe
Nudes, for men lucky enough to receive them, have been the staple of relationships, and celebrated achievements for the men who have managed to obtain them without agreeing to any commitment at all. For men, nudes are the holy grail. Receiving a…

Why Putting Off Being In A Relationship Is The Most Grown-Up Thing You Can Do

By Joshua Eferighe
There is a huge gap in communication that lies between television and reality when it comes to relationships. From silly cartoons to romantic-comedies, our society has engrossed us with this idea that boyfriends and girlfriends are necessary novelty…

The First Cut Is The Deepest: How We Learn To Process Emotions Through Our Family

By Joshua Eferighe
We are most sensitive to matters close to the heart, and for some, family is as close to the heart as it gets. We grow up with family; our earliest memories are with our family. The foundations of who we are and how we view the world were conceived…