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MINTZ: Study finds anorexia born out of habit

MINTZ: Study finds anorexia born out of habit

I said a few weeks ago that I would never write about my eating disorder again, but sometimes fate intervenes when you least expect it — like when I made an earnest pledge to stop giving anorexia and all it has taken from me so much attention. But on Monday, I was scrolling through Twitter, as usual, when something caught […]

by Casey Mintz· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion, Uncategorized
WILSHERE: Playing “The Ex Games”

WILSHERE: Playing “The Ex Games”

No breakup is ever easy. I learned this after the end of my freshman year of college when I bid my boo-thang adieu with a very sly, “Okay kid, don’t be a stranger.” He would be graduating and venturing into the real world, and I would be returning to my bagel-filled summer days on the north shore of Long Island. […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: “Wrong drugs” used in death penalty case spark questions

GAMADES: “Wrong drugs” used in death penalty case spark questions

Imagine my surprise last spring when the last person to testify in the Boston Marathon bombing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was someone I had portrayed in a high school play. Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic nun and anti-capital punishment advocate who speaks to inmates on death row before their executions. If the name sounds familiar, you may have […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BONADIES: Internet content provides platform for incessant complaining

BONADIES: Internet content provides platform for incessant complaining

The Internet is a lot like a wild, uncharted tropical rainforest. It’s perfectly suited to harbor all types of life, from discourse to new forms of content. Digital Darwinism tells us that some types of content will rise to the top of the metaphorical food chain. In today’s online landscape, one species of content dominates all others. It’s the apex […]

by Ben Bonadies· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Allie Allen’s blog reminds us to peel labels off of cancer

RENNER: Allie Allen’s blog reminds us to peel labels off of cancer

Aside from new technologies and big discoveries, cancer “news” consists mostly of human-interest pieces. Small newspapers cover sobs and support from an ailing executive’s hometown, while bigger outlets feature a mother-daughter cancer-fighting duo. Regardless of the medium in which they are published, these stories remind us that being five minutes late for work with unruly bedhead isn’t the worst thing […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MINTZ: There are no “strong female characters”

MINTZ: There are no “strong female characters”

Among my friends and family, I am known as The Feminist and I am proud of it. I am the girl who will derail a discussion at the dinner table if my dad says something about traditional gender roles, and I am the person my friends go to if they need “that article with the graphics about the Pink Tax” […]

by Casey Mintz· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Care to commit?

WILSHERE: Care to commit?

I am a child of divorce. By the time I was 14 my parents had become another statistic in the success rate of marriages, which is a whopping 50 percent. It took watching eight seasons of “Scrubs,” blowing through three tissue boxes and writing pages upon pages of dramatic poetry to relieve my broken heart. But it eventually healed, and […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BENNAIM: Peace in Colombia

BENNAIM: Peace in Colombia

Though negotiations have been going on for years, recently there has been cautious hope in Colombia. Of the countless communist groups in the country, the only real threat to peace that remains under arms is Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). However, that is about to change. Within sixty days, the FARC will have to disarm and disband. Colombian president […]

by Amid Bennaim· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: On-screen female friendships parallel my own

BURSTEIN: On-screen female friendships parallel my own

It all started with “Sex and the City,” as we watched Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha navigate their way through their 30s (and consequent midlife crises), contemplating love and careers. We took quizzes to tell us which protagonist we were most like, and when someone tried to tell us we were a different character, we became forcefully defensive (No, roommates, […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Let’s embrace pink ribbons that bring awareness to breast cancer

RENNER: Let’s embrace pink ribbons that bring awareness to breast cancer

It’s breast cancer awareness month — a special 31 days of wearing pink and loving boobies for (mostly) all the right reasons. If the sole purpose of the pink ribbon is to create awareness, it has been overwhelmingly successful. Well before pink cupcake liners and ribbon-covered sunglasses were in stores, breast cancer was considered taboo. Due to this branch of […]

by Elise Renner· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion