Emily Cassel

Emily Cassel is a Minneapolis-based writer and the managing editor of City Pages, the alt-weekly of the Twin Cities.

mental health

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.
Emily Cassel
5.6.19
Health

'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.
Emily Cassel
1.31.19
Tonic

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.
Emily Cassel
5.31.18
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.
Emily Cassel
2.13.18
STDs

8 Things People Still Get Wrong About HPV

Setting the record straight on America's most common STD.
Emily Cassel
1.8.18
On Edge

How to Be a Functional Workaholic

Realistic ways to not let the hustle destroy you.
Emily Cassel
12.5.17
On Edge

How to Be a Functional Workaholic

Realistic ways to not let the hustle destroy you.
Emily Cassel
12.5.17
On Edge

Neighborhoods Need to Be Designed More Like Military Bases

Bases are now built with a focus on mental health.
Emily Cassel
12.4.17
On Edge

Neighborhoods Need to Be Designed More Like Military Bases

Bases are now built with a focus on mental health.
Emily Cassel
12.4.17
We Asked

People Told Us Their Biggest Parenting Fails

"He must have been rolling around in that poop for hours."
Emily Cassel
10.16.17
doin' it

Why are Flavored Condoms Still a Thing?

For one thing, because college girls are buying them.
Emily Cassel
9.26.17
doin' it

The Best Condom Exists But We Can't Buy it Yet

Thanks, researchers.
Emily Cassel
9.18.17
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