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A Toothbrush Rabbit Hole

Not long ago, I heard a duet on the radio, in which country stars Dierks Bentley and Elle King tenderly croon, “It’s different for girls when their hearts get broke They can’t tape it back together with a whiskey and Coke They don’t take someone home and act like it’s nothing They can’t just switch…

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The Case Against Trigger Warnings

TW: This piece may contain material that is upsetting or offensive to some audiences. On the Origins of the Trigger Warning Trigger warnings (TWs) on the Internet began as an earnest, potentially useful way to give audiences a heads up before delving into serious issues like rape, eating disorders, or domestic violence. This way, individuals who may…

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Life Hacks: Your Period

During my monthly cycle last week (I know, this is objectively the best start to any sentence, right?), I found myself eating a banana with the belief that it’d quell some minor cramps. The potassium remedy for period cramps is one I’m sure we’ve all heard at some point in our post-pubescent lives, but why?…

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Body and Soul: Discoveries from Two Weeks in a Walking Boot

On the afternoon of July 4, 2004, I was sitting in the waiting room of a hospital in suburban Seattle, Washington. I’d taken a nasty tumble down the stairs while vacuuming bits of soil left behind by my then beloved pet tortoise, Cookie. All said and done, the incident left me with a very caricature-y…