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How Should We React to Kanye West?

I wrote about taking trauma and mental illness into account when we discuss Kanye's unpredictable behavior.

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The Festival Flu: It's Real, and Here's How to Avoid It

“You’re doing everything right,” my doctor said, pressing a stethoscope to my slouching back. “You’re just really run down.” I resolved to find out exactly why the festival flu was such a powerful opponent, and how I’d defeat it next summer.

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Drake's Kid Cudi Diss: Why It Sucked | Highsnobiety

At its most inspired, Drake’s feelings-centric rap creates soap operatic confections of Cheesecake Factory whipped cream; at its lowest, it takes form of an underhanded shot at a rival’s public struggle with mental illness and addiction.

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Pokémon Go & Depression: Can the Game Help?

A personal piece examining the scientific & anecdotal evidence that playing Pokémon Go can help with depression and anxiety.

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Why Declaring Certain Words "Over" Is Obnoxious | Highsnobiety

On the real origins of "internet slang" and cultural imperialism.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Giuseppe Zanotti: Why Nicki Was Right

Commentary on the #GiuseppeWhatsGood controversy.