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Meditation May Be More Effective To Treat Anxiety Than Pills

Meditation May Be More Effective To Treat Anxiety Than Pills

In a world of constant noise and stimulation, it might seem difficult to find any kind of tranquility. With the skyrocketing rates of prescribed anxiety medication and a growing level of neurosis, people are having a lot of trouble cutting through all the ruckus to actually enjoy some peace and quiet. That’s why neuroscientists have […]

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

PHOTO: William S. Burroughs When I was in high school, I really loved William Burroughs. I used to want to move to Morocco by way of a time machine so it could be the 1950s and also, I could be a gay man because otherwise, Burroughs probably wouldn’t have cared that much about me, sexually. […]

Horror Movies That Don’t Suck

Horror Movies That Don’t Suck

Lately I’ve heard a lot of people discussing horror movies and how there are never any good ones made anymore. Reviews all over discussion boards rip into every crappy new release as if it speaks for the whole genre. Disgruntled horror fans complain that all new movies are either remakes or torture porn, a category […]

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco, I love you. I do, honestly. You’re filled with the bizarre and the fantastical. You have the magic so many other cities wish they could have. I also hate you. Strongly, emphatically, and with the same passion with which I love you. I love that your reputation precedes you. I love that […]

Beware Of Trolls: Editing Your Life On Facebook

Beware Of Trolls: Editing Your Life On Facebook

There’s an internet meme floating around that has a saying on it along the lines of “stress is caused by giving a damn.” The meme probably says a different word but you get the point. This is a lovely sentiment and in the fashion of a virtual needlepoint, it has been mounted on many virtual […]

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Mary Sue: An idealized character based on the author of a literary work, most commonly used by female authors. The term Mary Sue is quasi-loaded. A writer might be insulted if someone claimed a character they created was a Mary Sue and because of awful drek, like anything related to Twilight, Mary Sue has become […]

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I learned in life, I learned from pinball. Lesson one: Know the lay of the land. You may never be able to guess where problems are coming from or what they’ll bounce off of but knowing where obstacles might be and how they might affect you is priceless information. In pinball and in life, […]

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

The term “Uncle Tom” is an old term still used today to describe members of the Black community who disregard their own people and culture to conform to majority-white culture. In the spirit of equality, it seems that women have jumped on the band wagon of hating their own as well. Women have a tendency […]