The dawn of a new year seems like a time of hope for the future and excitement for the year to come. Whether in place of those or alongside them, up to a quarter of the population of the U.S. can have opposite feelings due to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Everyone’s experience with SAD is different … Read More.
I love Christmas. I have a checklist of all the movies I need to watch every year. I start listening to Christmas music literally the second I wake up the day after Thanksgiving. My apartment looks like the aftermath of a visit by Buddy the Elf. One of my favorite things about Christmas is giving … Read More.
Thanksgiving tends to get lost in the shuffle of holidays. It doesn’t have the costumes and candy of Halloween or the gift-giving and excitement of Christmas. Radio stations don’t play songs about it and there are only a few movies about it, many of which aren’t even good. Whether because of this oversight or in … Read More.
It’s easy to stereotype people who drink hot tea. The Queen of England drinks hot tea. The Dowager Countess of Grantham drinks hot tea. Captain Jean Luc Picard drinks hot tea. But I realized recently when I was nearly injured by the tea boxes that regularly explode out of my cabinet, that tea isn’t just … Read More.
Moving around doesn’t seem like it should be a hot button issue, but it’s surprisingly polarizing. People, especially on the internet, seem to be either so into exercising that it consumes their entire being (#FitFam #ExerciseAddict #CrossfitAllDayEverydayLiterallyLikeIShouldProbablyBePostingAboutItAgainAsSoonAsIFinishThisHashtag) or so against it that they will attempt to avoid it even at the risk of their own … Read More.
In a time when most Americans don’t see a point in voting in political elections, it can be hard to believe our voice matters. The magnitude of problems like inequality, poverty and environmental distress faced by people today can be another reason for the mass disillusionment that has led some experts to start referring … Read More.
Fast. Probably also food. Fast food is great because it’s fast, but, more often than not, it’s not the best thing to put into your body and sometimes barely qualifies as food. The good news is, it doesn’t have to involve a drive-through or come with a side of fries. It’s possible to do fast … Read More.
It’s that magical time again when we look back on the year that just ended, often in the form of top ten countdowns, and look ahead to the new year and how we want our lives to look at the end of it. While some people are resolving to be brilliant, hot and/or rich in … Read More.
Food is an important element of many holidays (and my favorite thing about some holidays. Grilled everything on Labor Day? Don’t mind if I do). The protein of the meal is often the centerpiece of gatherings of family and friends, and sometimes even involves a traditional recipe handed down through generations. But just because your … Read More.
“Overeating is the reason for the season” – pretty much everything including this dog shirt Thanksgiving seems to be one of the most overlooked federal holidays on the American calendar. (Notice I said federal holidays. Days like National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day do not count and probably deserve to be overlooked.) There are barely any … Read More.