Life

Party outside for your health

6 mins read

If you’ve lived through what feels like an endless winter haze (like we’ve seen here in the Northeast), the beginning of summer requires a celebration. Even on the sunniest days, it was just too hard to […]

Life

What keeps a couple together for decades?

1 min read

For years and years and years, I kept saying that I would spend some time interviewing my grandparents. They have a tremendous history both in their lives together, and separately. I won’t get into all […]

Life

Would you give back to your college?

2 mins read

The other night I picked up a phone call from a number that I’d been avoiding. I knew it was my former university calling for donations. A polite freshman introduced herself and asked me about […]

Life

Do you call your parents?

3 mins read

Apparently British people call their mothers at least once a week in the evening, according to a recent study cited by the Guardian. I found this article via Jezebel, and they asked whether this applies […]

Life

Happy birthday to my little brother

2 mins read

Happy birthday to my brother who is actually not little at all — today he’s 21! He’s probably studying right now or making up on lost sleep time, so let me embarrass him quickly. First […]

Life, News & Culture

Why I hate the “like” button

3 mins read

The other day I went to Facebook and did something simple: I scrolled through and watched a video someone had posted. What to do after that seemed complicated all of a sudden. I had a […]

Life

What I want on Valentine’s Day

4 mins read

Love isn’t easy to define. You can say it’s a feeling, or a lifestyle, or just a bunch of neurons going off in your brain. What I believed about how love should be shared has […]

Life

“I could probably do that.”

4 mins read

Sometimes I joke around with my sister-in-law (a pretty talented graphic designer) and tell her I’m looking at a new project. I’ll totally be Photoshopping someone’s face onto a kittens body like a pro, I […]