illness

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

Happy Holidays everybody. Now we’re going to talk about suicide, because I’m a total downer. No, seriously, read this infographic. The Brown community has had to think about this a lot lately, and I’m all about reducing the mental illness stigma. Watch out for each other, guys! Thanks to CollegeDegreeSearch.net for permission to use this(…)

killing children is not okay

killing children is not okay

So in case you didn’t know, some guy killed a roomful of school children in Connecticut this morning. I am mad. Every time this happens, it reminds me what a fucked up place America is, and I actually do believe it’s something about America that’s the problem. There are guns in a lot of places(…)

times when i am comfortable wearing yoga pants to class

times when i am comfortable wearing yoga pants to class

1. I am ill. If I’m sick, everyone around me should be impressed that I’m going to class at all. I am likely to be shuffling my way to class, staring at my professor in a daze, and then shuffling back to my bed. Putting on clothes is an inappropriate waste of time and energy,(…)

how to get sick in college

how to get sick in college

1. Do horrible things to your body. Stay up until four in the morning three nights in a row for no reason. Get drunk on a tuesday afternoon. Base your diet on french fries and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Assume every headache is a hangover, and every sneeze is only due to the massive piles of(…)

things you can do at home that you can’t do at school

things you can do at home that you can’t do at school

Hang around naked. I have a roommate this year, and she’s not the sort of roommate with whom I am comfortable enough that I can chill in the buff in our bedroom. And even if she were, the walk down the hall from the shower absolutely requires some sort of bodily coverage (terrycloth robe, old(…)