How I Decluttered Social Media to Cut Stress (and Spark Joy!)

How I Decluttered Social Media to Cut Stress (and Spark Joy!)

Over the past few years, social media has ruined my life. Okay, that’s probably an overstatement. But social media has given me tons of anxiety, at times even triggering bouts of depression. And I can’t stand to think of how many hours I’ve spent scrolling, scrolling,...
Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia kick for my teenage years, from books, to video games, and even the good ol’ Windows ‘95 startup chime. Maybe it’s because the world felt safer (pre-9/11!), the internet felt fresh and exciting (pre-Russian bots!), and it was...
20 Cat GIFs Guaranteed to Make You Smile

20 Cat GIFs Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Owning a cat (or any fuzzy creature) is a known stress reducer, and I have a super cute kitty at home. But sometimes I get stressed while at work — maybe I read a frustrating political story, or feel overwhelmed, or got a book rejection — and I can’t exactly go...
Star Wars Episode VII: The Disney Marketing Team Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Disney Marketing Team Awakens

Okay, so first, a disclaimer: I’ve loved Star Wars since forever. I first saw it in theaters when the special edition of Episode IV came out, and since then I’ve seen all six movies (yes, even the prequels) dozens of times. Whatever. I’m a nerd. And...