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I Watch Serena Williams Work Her Ass Off to Do Literally Any of My Own Work

If she can win 23 Grand Slam titles, perhaps I can sit down to write, say, 1,000 words.
Mitchell Kuga
9.5.19
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I Deal With Grief Through Extreme Makeup to Make People Look at Me

I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.
Muna Mire
8.22.19
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How I Learned to Deal With Stress After My Creative Escape Became My Job

As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.
Josh Gondelman
7.29.19
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Running a Virtual Kitchen in ‘Overcooked’ Restores My Friends' Spirits

After intense conversations, I crave a supportive, productive diversion. So my friends and I become tiny animal chefs.
Aaron Edwards
7.22.19
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I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy

Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
John Paul Brammer
7.16.19
mind

Biking in New York Traffic Forced Me to Learn to Take Up Space

I'm not “getting in people’s way,” because I have a right to be here, too.
Tiana Reid
7.1.19
mind

Starting an Instagram Clique Fixed My Fear of Group Friendships

My friendships with other women were hard-earned, closely guarded one-on-ones, until I accidentally started a thriving Instagram community.
Lauren Mechling
6.24.19
mind

After I Divorced My Wife, 'The Real Housewives' Saved Me

I am a small-town reporter in Montana who identifies as a soft butch. I didn't expect Bethenny Frankel to get me through the hardest time of my life.
Molly Priddy
6.10.19
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After I Got Hit By a Car, I Never Expected Crosswords Would Save Me

When I felt isolated or resentful, puzzles helped me remember how to connect with the world outside my head.
Rachel Davies
6.3.19
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Cold Showers Help Me Manage Dysphoria When Nothing Else Works

When I had an eating disorder linked to dysphoria, I thought cold showers would help me lose weight. Instead, I find that they bring me back to myself.
Peter Smith
5.28.19
mind

My House Is Scary and Disgusting, Just the Way I Like It

Filling my home with blood, bones, and mutant specimens in jars helped me make sense of being called a monster all my life.
Meredith Graves
5.20.19
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Long Walks Were the Antidote to My Fear of Failure

The meditation of walking in a city is not as internal as that of hiking. You do not lose yourself in the silence; rather, you melt into the physical beat of observation.
Judnick Mayard
5.13.19
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