Emily Cassel is a Minneapolis-based writer and the managing editor of City Pages, the alt-weekly of the Twin Cities.
What Are KN95 Masks and Should I Buy One Online?
More online and IRL marketplaces are selling them—but how effective are they, and are they comparable to N95s?
How to Structure Your Days When Time Is Fake and You Have Endless Chores
If you're overwhelmed by all the cleaning, personal upkeep, and work tasks that are inescapable for the next indefinite stretch of the future... you need a plan in the immediate.
How to Deal With Feeling Bad About Your Body During Isolation
Even if you've never struggled with disordered eating before, having to stay home can be a real challenge in managing your mental health as it relates to your body image.
What to Do if You're Drinking Way More During Self-Isolation
No one is saying you can’t kill a six-pack while you’re stuck at home because of COVID-19, but you might want to pay attention to self-moderation, too.
If Your Aging Parents Are Ignoring Coronavirus Risks, You're Not Alone
"They literally just popped some Airborne—that Vitamin C chewable thing—and said they'd be fine. I'm so legitimately worried for them both."
The Funny, Tragic Stories of People Whose Parents Drug-Tested Them
"I’ll never forget my mom yelling 'YOU’RE DOING BARBITURATES?!?' at 8 o’clock in the morning on the lord’s day."
Intuitive Eating: The Not-Diet Diet for People Who Are Sick of Diets
This way of eating may be newly resonant, but it’s not new.
We Asked Real Dietitians If Beyoncé's 22 Days Diet Plan Would Actually Work
The body-positive pop star's new nutrition plan is too time-consuming and too little food for the average non-celebrity star to follow.
How Do You Help an Online Friend Who Seems Depressed?
When you barely know someone, it's hard to tell what’s a mental health crisis and what’s just run-of-the-mill venting.
'Natural' Sugars Are Not Better for You Than Regular Sugar
Experts tell us why using agave, coconut sugar, raw honey, maple syrup, or any other sweetener with a health halo is not going to make you any healthier.
5 Realistic Ways to Stop Checking Your Phone All the Time
By small increments, we can become healthier in how we respond or relate to technology.
What's Freaking Me Out
The Grief and Terror of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging
The shift from “my parents are healthy and indestructible” to talking about mortality on the drive back from Costco feels crazy.