Caregiving: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I’ve laughed, cried, felt my heart soar and ache, and wondered how it is that fiction can be so deeply touching. I keep coming back to something Emily Gilmore says; I wonder how this character, this fiction, has struck me so thoroughly in the heart. She says that, since Richard’s death, she can’t remember which side of the bed is hers. Read More Caregiving: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

Friday News Bites: Internet as Utility, Fifty Shades Boycott + More

Hello, unicorns! Happy Friday. It’s time for another sampler platter of interesting news and entertainment updates, so let’s get started. Read More Friday News Bites: Internet as Utility, Fifty Shades Boycott + More

Gif it to Me, Baby: Sleepytime

Sleep. It’s awesome, and is especially adorable when baby animals do it. Like so. Read More Gif it to Me, Baby: Sleepytime

Nightmares

Most nights, I am visited by nightmares. They range from “being chased by a crazed murderer” to “being swallowed by a tsunami” to “I’m late for a test in a class I didn’t know I have” to “It’s been a mistake, my mom/dad/cat didn’t actually die.” I wake up feeling sad, depressed, scared, and unrested. And so I wondered: What causes nightmares?

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Lunchtime Poll: Exhaustion

I’ve recently graduated from college (as in, less than a week ago), and one thing they don’t warn you about: your subconscious will be in overload trying to keep you calm after you’ve jumped off this massive cliff in to adulthood (and unemployment, hurrah!) – working so hard that you’ll be exhausted. ALL. THE. TIME. And yet you won’t be able to sleep for more than a few hours for some mysterious reason (it might be the caffeine). Read More Lunchtime Poll: Exhaustion