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16 Soothing Videos to Watch If You’re Feeling Panicky for Some Reason

16 Soothing Videos to Watch If You’re Feeling Panicky for Some Reason

I woke up this morning chanting a little mantra to myself: It’s just a regular Wednesday, it’s just a regular Wednesday, it’s just a regular Wednesday. Apparently my body couldn’t be tricked, though, because it remained in a heightened state of anxiety — even beyond what it’s normally capable of,…

Your Wound-Up Kid Needs a Popsicle in the Shower

Your Wound-Up Kid Needs a Popsicle in the Shower

Sometimes when your child is all wound up about something, whether it’s anxiety or excitement or energy, the best way to snap them out of it or calm their nerves is with a sensory experience. A bath or a shower is a good start; adding a popsicle to the mix,…

How to Fight Burnout, With Writer Anne Helen Petersen

How to Fight Burnout, With Writer Anne Helen Petersen

It’s very likely that you (and almost everyone around you) are suffering some degree of burnout right about now. Between work, various debts, the pandemic, the financial crisis and the precarious nature of our future, it’s hard to feel like you can stop and take a breather. Fortunately, this week…