Post-Election Recovery: Start Small

fallen short. by Muff McElfresh (CC BY-NC-ND)

Crushed? Dazed? Angry? Scared? Be gentle with yourself. Once you’ve caught your breath and recovered your wits, start small.

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Elections Are a Starting Point. Vote, Then Fight On

Vote for the most competent of our flawed candidates, then spend the next four years working to make our next options better.

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part II)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

Simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences. So what do you do with the time your rebellion has bought?

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part I)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

In the wake of “I Ain’t Voting” and other shortsighted acts, a reminder that simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences.

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Why Pregnancy Is Not for Me

ritual by Monik Markus (CC BY)

Having babies is natural, but not always ideal. Just because you can reproduce doesn’t mean you should.

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Transforming Traditions

Traditions are an ongoing conversation. What will you contribute?

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Encouraging Quotes for Back to School Blues

back to school by jesuscm (CC BY-NC-ND)

For free spirits dreading the grind of school, some encouraging words from sympathetic souls.

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Comparisons Can Discourage—or Inspire

It’s natural to compare yourself with others. But let their successes inspire you, not shake your confidence.

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Start Choosing Happiness

week ten—brenna e.p. by Garrett Farlow (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ditching the stories that hold you back isn’t easy, but fulfillment is worth the effort.

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Because I Said So: The Trouble with Experts

20,679 Physicians Prefer It Toasted by clotho98 (CC BY-NC)

People in power use experts to influence your opinion, but in the end it’s your judgement that matters most.

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