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Cracked screens: breaking addiction in a virtual world

Technology use can become addictive based on the way certain neurons are fired.
January 19, 2021

Your inbox tab runs a tally of all your unread emails. Zoom merrily chimes every time a participant is let in from the waiting room. YouTube takes advantage of an extensive algorithm to keep you falling...

The word “people” comes first in the term “people of color”

This photo illustration represents tokenism, when Black and Indigeninous People of Color (BIPOC) and other minorities are used as a token of diversity because of their race or ethnicity.
December 16, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to have a profound effect on the way we think about representation, we have taken it upon ourselves to “increase diversity.”  We read the word “diversity”...

Carpe Diem, introverts

Self-isolation as a response to COVID-19 had more benefits beyond containing the spread; it also helped some people discover their introvertedness.
September 8, 2020

You say quarantine made you understand the value of a little ‘me time,’ appreciate a little quiet, become a little more introverted. Amazing job, I’m so proud of you. But you did not change, your...

You stay up late. Here’s why it’s okay.

Instead of sleeping, you might find yourself perusing TikTok or FaceTiming a friend.
May 6, 2020

Your house is silent. Your covers are pulled up over your head. Your face is washed over with the slightly sickening, pale glow of your phone, and your pallid complexion is fitting for the situation. You...

Exploring a growth mindset under quarantine

This graphic illustrates how a growth mindset allows you to expand your abilities.
April 7, 2020

Under the St. Louis City and County stay-at-home order, we all now have plenty of time on our hands. We have all also invariably experienced a little bit of disappointment. Your season might be canceled....

An open glance at men’s rights activism in the wake of feminism

The division in the discussion of gender equality does not help feminism, nor does it help men’s rights activism.
March 24, 2020

People today are more eager than ever to join in discussions about gender equality in terms of feminism. When you bring up, though, that men also face issues specific to their gender, and that these issues...

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