Healthcare

02 Mar 2020

Is Pink Noise the New White Noise?

by Laurie Riihimaki The method of using white noise to get some deeper zzz’s is tried and true. Many of us can’t sleep without the noise of a fan or an AC blasting in our rooms. The more sophisticated white noise-lovers even opt for apps that have an array of

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30 Jan 2020

Zazie Sold to Its Employees, What a Great Restaurant Story

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! In a year full of restaurant closures in San Francisco, it’s nice to hear about a beloved Cole Valley bistro making its employees, owners. Zazie, Cole Valley’s fine french foodery has been

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22 Nov 2019

Finding Mental Health Care Drives New Yorkers Insane

by Hannah Harkness A year after moving to NYC, I tweeted out “I have an NYC therapist and a Philly therapist because only a Philly therapist understands what 30 years of living in Philadelphia does to your mind.” Like a lot of jokes on my Twitter feed, this was less

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07 Nov 2019

How to Keep Your Office Job from Killing You

Kate Harveston We all must work for the things we need and want to stay happy and healthy. Most of us, anyway. And for many employees, holding down a job means making your living in an office setting. Offices can be a gift and a curse. They’re usually climate-controlled and

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23 Oct 2019

Video Games for Your Vagina

So, I’m sitting on a hospital room floor last night visiting my uncle when my cousin suddenly says she’d seen an advertisement for a kegel exercise video game, one where you shoot asteroids by squeezing your vagina muscles. My mom and uncle thought the the concept was pretty great. I

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23 Oct 2019

Kaiser Candlelight Vigil Honors Mental Health Patients Who Committed Suicide

About 40 people held a predawn candlelight vigil in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland early Wednesday morning. They were there to remember former patients who committed suicide after their requests for mental health care were denied or detrimentally delayed. The group consisted of some of Kaiser’s mental health

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22 Oct 2019

America’s Re-Branding of an Addiction to Work

by Kate Brunotts Working 40 hours a week on its own is no longer enough. If you’re not juggling a full-time job, maintaining an impressive social schedule, and working on your side hustles in your fleeting spare time, you’re downright lazy in the eyes of America. Sure, ambition and hustle

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10 Oct 2019

5 Accomplished, Incredible People Who Attempted Suicide

One of the hardest parts about suicidal thoughts (other than the whole, you know, wanting to die thing) is the shame. You can feel weak. You can feel inadequate. You can ask yourself: Why is this so hard for me? Why can’t I just carry on like everyone else? It’s

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