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Perspectives

On Recognizing Burnout And Ways to Combat it

The type of burnout I write about is mainly for those experiencing burnout in school, whether you’re an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral level student. Of course there are other types of burnout as well, like with work, or organizing, romantic relationships, etc., and the list goes on. But I talk about school burnout specifically because […]

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Feminism

The Fatigued Feminist

You already know what I’m talking about, don’t you? Being a feminist is freaking stressful. I can’t remember not being a feminist, but I can remember being less of a hard-line, radical activist type, and I know I was a lot less stressed. Of course, I also wasn’t nearly as happy or as personally fulfilled as I […]

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Op Ed

Is There a Growing Trend in Internet Fatigue?

When I decided to write about my developing Internet fatigue, I had no way of knowing that the world as we knew it was going to end. Yesterday, the biggest event, second only to the second coming of Christ judging by the reaction it has garnered, happened. Facebook filed the paperwork for its long-awaited IPO. […]

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Food

The Beggars’ Banquet: You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’

Maybe you’re stressed. Maybe you’re working long hours and evenings are the only time you can put up your feet. Maybe you’re unemployed and feeling listless and concerned about your food budget. Maybe you’ve just made one too many meals and you just don’t care anymore. Whatever the case, you’re burned out on cooking.

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Perspectives

The Candle Is Burning At Both Ends

I’m at this point right now where I seem to just be”¦ breaking down. Been there? It’s not so much depression, though it’s not too far off. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, you slowly just stop functioning. You can barely get up in the mornings because the thought of having to get up and face […]

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Mental Illness

Burning Out Is Not Better Than Fading Away

“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you you’ve been going through the motions; your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.” ““ Sam Keen We’ve all been there. The job that we may have taken to escape […]