11 Self-care Tips in the Age of Trump

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It’s only been four weeks, and already Americans are stressed out by the new administration. Stress, as we know, has a negative impact on health and can even shorten your life if left to continue. So now, more than ever, self-care is vitally important. Here are some tips. 1 Take a relaxing bubble or salt …

The Myth of the White Race

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In the past, I have tried to reach reasonable white people by writing about race. I know many wonderful white people who think they’re not racist, but they still have subconscious racism. (I deal with this in myself as well.) My hope was, that as “one of them,” maybe I could say something, anything, to …

The Gaslighting of America

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There were these two couples who liked to spend time together and had been doing so for many years. They were good friends. They never discussed politics. They just enjoyed each other’s company. Then one weekend at the beach, one of the women says something a bit political. The other couple raised their eyebrows and …

Sympathy for the Devil

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I was in my mid-twenties, when I had a genius flash of insight about people: Most people are not reasonable. This insight explained a lot about my own sense of frustration and anger when dealing with anyone, whether at school, work, or at home. Appeals to logic and rationality, I realized, are largely fruitless, because …