“Glowing up” is the 2020s version of the makeover montage.

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Only readers know how much a reading slump hurts.

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Marilyn Manson should’ve been “cancelled” years ago.

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When we do the damn thing, we’re reconnecting with the deepest parts of ourselves.

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Productivity isn’t just for the mentally healthy.

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Essays about mental health, productivity, and living life in our own unique ways.

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