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Interior Designs: How Home Shapes Us

I wasn’t expecting to have a visceral response to observing someone I hardly knew do home renovations. Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   12.12.18   |   SHARE
World War II veterans suffered acutely at the hands of a society intent on a single conformist vision of life that did not include mental illness. (Image of Pat courtesy of the author.)

When Veterans Come Home: My Grandfather And His Demons

I'm trying to unearth the secrets of my grandfather’s story of when veterans come home. I'm looking at what happened to the men of WW ll. Read...
Julia Ostmann    |   11.7.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
"Her minuscule pot brownies made her feel conspiratorial. It gave her a sense of scandal and intrigue that she cherished."

Medical-Ish Pot & My 84-Year-Old Grandma

When my grandmother, who I called Gram, came to live with my parents in the fall of 2015, she was in rough shape — you know, the way that you expect Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
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Dating While (Semi) Damaged: On Lessons Learned

Dating While (Semi) Damaged is a column about returning to the dating world after an abusive relationship, offering insight and occasional advice Read...
Erin Wisti    |   03.31.17   |   SHARE
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Baku Baku Baby: A Life Growing Up In Azerbaijan

My uncles Yasha and Chanukah are sitting around the apartment in their white briefs as usual. Read...

Grandparents Camp: Flash Fiction

My parents got the idea they’d send me to stay at my grandparents’ house in Florida for a week. I think my mother needed a week to herself. Read...
Kate Ryan    |   01.25.15   |   SHARE

On The Front Lines Of 40, Some Advice For My Former Selves 

Now that I've embarked upon the decade I once considered "old," there are a few things I'd like my 20 (and 30) year-old self to know. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   11.4.14   |   SHARE
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On Death And Driving Lessons

Three of my grandparents died within seven months of each other. And I didn't even have a driver's license. Read...
Brianne Hogan    |   10.29.14   |   SHARE