Ouch. My heart hurts writing this title. Dear readers. I have enjoyed every draft, every question, every response, every article. Thank you for being my outlet for existential crises, personal concerns, or large-scale questions that scare all of us. And thank you for reading. I sometimes forget there are people on the other side of… Continue reading Why do all good things come to an end?
I frequently feel a constant underlying panic about the current information that’s coming in about climate change. We’re marching steadily towards doomsday — experts are saying we have a mere eleven years before climate change becomes irreversible. And that deadline doesn’t even account for the already irreversible losses we’ve had on Earth: the Great Barrier… Continue reading How should we think about climate change?
There are around 6,500 languages spoken in the world. Some of them are dying. Some of them are thriving. Some of them are almost a global standard. Some have mixed together. Some are slang used to often that it basically qualifies as its own language. And here's why you should learn more than one. The… Continue reading Why be a Polyglot?
Want to know an ugly truth? I think I spend more time with my phone than I do with any one person in my life. Before you judge, though, think about it. Even if I’m not on it, I have in with me at all times: in my backpack, purse, or pocket, going from room… Continue reading Should we be friends with our phones?
Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole of stalking people on Instagram that you’ve never met? Or watch vlog after vlog (video blog) of strangers’ lives on the internet? The answer for the average Gen Z kid in the U.S. is probably “yes,” because technology is such a big part of our lives. It… Continue reading Why do we care about strangers on the internet?
The other day, I looked myself in the mirror and thought… what would happen if I liked everything I saw reflected back exactly the way it was? Well, for one, I’d probably be a happier person. I’m not overly self-conscious, but just like anyone else, I have things about my body that I’d like to… Continue reading BODY TALK: What if we all liked the reflection?
A year ago, you might recall that I wrote about the different ways we define the word “health.” I made the point that the “picture of health” has changed so much. It’s gone from round, to hourglass, to stick-thin, to so many other standards. I recently saw a fitness instructor post this series of images… Continue reading BODY TALK: why does skinny equal healthy?