“You think, ‘If 20 seconds is good, then 40 seconds is better.’ It’s a slippery slope.”
for Healthline By now, it’s become extremely clear that the best way to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is for all of us to practice physical distancing and stay home. While cases of COVID-19 are still in all 50 states, states with early shelter-in-place orders have been able to “flatten the curve” more effectively than those that haven’t. […]Read More
For The Small Bow
Most recovery programs require total abstinence to be considered sober. But is a sober performance worth your sanity and personal safety?
Extreme expectations mean extreme stress for the teenagers trying to graduate from California’s elite schools. What’s life like inside a pressure cooker? Just ask the kids who are living it.
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“There is exactly one reason I am going to the holiday party,” my friend said of his company’s annual gathering. “Free booze.”
This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Hi Katie, This is my third holiday season sober. I come from a big, Irish family and we see each other fairly frequently, though we’re rarely all together (there’s like 25 of us) except at the holidays. I know how […]Read More
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This week’s reading list has three parts. Part One features Black authors writing explicitly about anti-Black police brutality. Part Two features Black authors writing about subjects other than police brutality, because maybe it’s in your best interest not to subject yourself to more mental anguish than is necessary, and because Black people…
The general public doesn’t understand that addiction is accidental. Choosing to use the substance isn’t accidental, but crossing the line into addiction is.Read More
Being bikini-ready was the last thing I cared about.Read More