Much To Do About Nothing

A friend suggested I carve out time to “do nothing.” I thought she was kidding—how could not working make me feel better about not working? But after a few months of incorporating this time into my mornings, it’s something I have actually come to look forward to. The time to “do nothing” is exactly what it sounds like. You take a few minutes out of your day to sit and quite literally do nothing but observe your thoughts and sensations. This practice is also called “mindfulness,” and essentially allows you space to distance yourself from your emotions…

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The Chitchat About TikTok

When the TikTok app was first introduced, social media users were skeptical of its potential impact; to many, it seemed little more than a half-hearted attempt to resurrect and monetize the formerly popular Vine app. What no one unexpected…

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Positivityhub

If you’re a frequent social media user, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across “inspiration porn” at some point. Don’t worry—despite its name this subject is completely PG. In fact, it’s likely you didn’t even know you were…

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Learn The Hairstory

Braiding is not only one of the world’s oldest hairstyle techniques (with origins tracing back to roughly 3500 B.C. during the Nok civilization in modern day Nigeria), but also one with an incredibly vast cultural reach. Braids have…

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In This Month: Welcome (Back) To The “Twilight” Zone

It is not at all uncommon for the examination of former adolescent passions to result in feelings of embarrassment. Most people can think of at least one thing they were obsessed with growing up that now only carries nostalgic appeal—and for many the subject of interest was a literary universe. If you were an avid reader as a kid, books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games (and yes, Twilight), may have at one point felt like the most important thing in the world; stories you would never not be completely engulfed in. ..

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Toxic Mask-ulinity

Despite being at a higher risk for COVID-19 related death than women, men are still less likely to wear masks outside their homes than any other gender. One study found that the reason many men decline the use of masks is…

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Viral Stories

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way entertainment is created and produced. Rarely, however, do we talk about the pandemic’s impact on what kind of content is being created. Most readers turn to books filled with more individual-level struggles like love triangles or relationship woes…

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Food For Thought

In recent years, “What I Eat in a Day” videos have begun dominating the YouTube algorithm, and it seems like everyone from fitness channels to lifestyle vloggers have hopped on this rising trend. While these videos can certainly be a fun way for…

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