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Does everything seem normal again? Has your pure terror following November 8, 2016 given way to Westworld or La La Land or "which lotion should I give my mom this year"? If so, stop reading this and go read this, a reminder from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She writes, among many smart things, "Now is the time to refuse the blurring of memory..." Nothing is normal again! And we need to work harder than Beyoncé in Lemonade to make 2017 a year worth preserving,...
Why do gyms suck? The reason they exist, after all, is a good one: To get healthy. This is a lovely concept; we should all work on our health. But gyms ask us to do this in highly public places, where our personal bodies are literally on display, surrounded by a lot of other bodies getting healthy in a very public way. So therein lies the clash: Gyms meld the ultra-personal with the super-public. And while, yes, we deal with the...
Do people who’ve publicly claimed that certain health regimens have "changed their lives" actually stick with those regimens after those public claims? Because when I've read a compelling enough case for whatever that regimen is, I just envision them going on forever and ever, continuing with it, getting better and better and better, healthier and healthier, while I’m stuck with whatever product they convinced me to buy, which usually just sits around on the...

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