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About a decade ago, I was in my early twenties and working at Best Buy. Most of the employees were male, and I was struggling to make friends in this new west coast environment after moving to California from Maryland. People were closed off. …


Some tips and tricks for winding down

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It seems these days that most of us share a problem: we’re having trouble falling asleep, and often staying asleep as well.

This is, in large part, the result of our almost constant exposure to the blue light from our phones and computers…


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Although I wouldn’t call myself an “anti-vaxxer,” I do think I fall into the group that is being called “vaccine hesitant.” In addition, I’m sane and logical, and a liberal, so I’m in an interesting space where I’m able to see each side of what has become an extremely polarizing…


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It occurred to me today that when someone says, “I can’t read your mind,” it’s really more of a cop out and a way to shift the blame, rather than an expression of surprise at someone’s expectations. Because in truth, if you know someone well, you should be able to…


Dominic Frempong of TSL

Today I came across a story warning of the “excruciating” pain women may experience after having an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted. This form of birth control is not for every woman, of course. …


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For the summer, I’m living in a small town in the northeast to write. Since arriving in June, I’ve met lots of locals and had to answer the question, “What do you do?” at least a dozen times. …


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Being creative isn’t easy. Let’s start by throwing that out there.

Though I wouldn’t say the creator instinct is rare, exactly, I would say that the majority of my friends are not creative types. …


Photo by Steve Johnson

As a writer, I find it hard to relate when others in the field complain about experiencing writer’s block. It’s just not something I get hit with, personally. In fact, the number of ideas I have can be downright overwhelming. Sitting in front of a screen or a notepad, there’s…

Cassie M. Thompson

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