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Deep-Fried TV

Some people have comfort foods; I have comfort television shows. Full House kept me company when I was a lonely middle-schooler. For the last nine years, sitting down to an episode of Gilmore Girls has instantly improved my mood tenfold. I rewarded myself with How I Met Your Mother after school every day during my senior…

Is Anxiety Contagious?

We all know that the flu is contagious. As is chicken pox. And yawns. But what about anxiety? Can you catch someone else’s stress? Is anxiety contagious? The research says yes. A Gallup study found that, in the workplace, “well-being levels” among members of a team were directly correlated with one another. A study in the American…

The Big Anxiety Post

“Anxiety” is a word I’ve thrown around a lot in these parts. Like–a lot. I call myself “The Worrier” for Pete’s sake. (But also, who the eff is Pete anyways?) Sometimes I poke fun at myself because I recognize that I can be neurotic, paranoid, hypervigilant, etc. But despite my attempts at humor and flippancy,…