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Flex Your Youness

February 16, 2018

Illustration by Marc Johns

An American Tragedy

February 15, 2018

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook: “For the first time in 15 years of dropping off kids at schools, I felt scared. I had a pit in my stomach. I have always depended on schools, for 7 hours a day, to be a place where I don’t have to worry about my kids when I am at work. But today was different. It seems like the tipping point. And I hate how it feels.”

Midterms are coming. Let’s throw the bums out.

Illustration by Lisa Congdon

Valentines Date

February 14, 2018

Lucky me!

Calculating Worry

February 13, 2018

I have a thought experiment. Let’s pretend I could wave a magic wand and eliminate from your life the one thing you worry about the most – maybe it’s financial insecurity, illness, career or relationship stress. For the purpose of this experiment, take a moment and pick one. Now try to imagine (and closing your eyes might help), what impact would it have on your day to no longer be gripped by your biggest fear. And here’s my sincere question – would eliminating the worry free you up or just get transferred to something else? I’d love to know what you think?

Angst from We find wildness

Behold the Triple Axel

February 12, 2018

This morning in class, me and my ballet teacher (a former skater who is still really good at turns) were gushing over this. Watch Mirai Nagasu do 3-1/2 rotations in the air. 

End of Week Zen

February 9, 2018

Photo in Bhutan by Cathal McNaughton

Principles of Adult Behavior

February 8, 2018

Check out this list of 25 principles by John Perry Barlow, an internet visionary, political activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, who died this week at the age of 70. Barlow compiled this list on his 30th birthday.

Poster by David Shrigley

Food Trends

February 7, 2018


Illustration by Mari Andrew

Making the Most of a Sunday Morning Alone

February 6, 2018

On Sunday, I woke up early craving a scone. I could’ve walked down the street to Starbucks and purchased a mediocre variety. But turned the corner instead to Trader Joe’s for ingredients. Back home at 8:15, I began working on the dough and by 9:45, I was savoring a cup of tea and a warm scone with strawberry jam. It was a most satisfying morning.

Heads Up

February 5, 2018

Just needed to get that off my chest. 

Card by Calligraphuck