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Why asking for help is so hard

Photo: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / tylerc.com

The loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has been weighing on me today. In this quick take, my thoughts on struggling with life, feeling like a burden, and finding ways to up our emotional intelligence and look out for each other.

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Michelle Wolf burns it down

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At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf pulled no punches, setting fire to the president who didn’t show up, his lackeys, and the press. If it turns out she destroyed this poisonous event: good.

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Welcome to the revolution

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High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.

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The music of ‘Halt And Catch Fire’

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I spent the entire week watching all the seasons of AMC’s ‘Halt And Catch Fire’, leading up to its series finale. Inspired by the fact its killer soundtrack “almost entirely comes from The 120 Minutes Archive”, as a friend put it, I’ve compiled the official Spotify playlists from the show here—it’s time for a trip.

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Six months since Women’s March

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It was such a privilege to be in D.C. on January 21st with a million of my closest friends for the Women’s March on Washington. I’ll never forget that historic day. The march spearheaded the resistance and made it clear: We’re not gonna let fascism roll over us. We’re never going away. Six months on, I ask: What’s next?

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10 years of life with the iPhone

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I remember lamenting 10 years ago that I couldn’t afford this brand new iPhone thing (“it’s a phone but also an iPod and camera and it has the internet on it!”). Now, 10 years later, we all have one or something made in its image. But are we better or worse off because of the iPhone?

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‘Wonder Woman’, beacon of hope

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Films

The new film adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’ hit theaters earlier this month to rave reviews. In this reaction piece, I’ll tell you why it resonated so strongly with me and why the timing of its release in 2017 is serendipitous.

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No one sings like you anymore

Photo: MTV

“No no no, not Chris Cornell”, I said out loud to no one in particular after waking up this morning and seeing a pair of tweets from a good friend of mine light up my phone. Before I could believe my own eyes, he was gone.

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Hillary, on the verge of history

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Election Day is finally, finally upon us. There’s only one candidate who can save this country from an even longer national nightmare, and she isn’t the lesser of two evils. Even if she had a real opponent, she’d easily be the best choice for president. The time has come: we must help Hillary Clinton make history.

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Who really deserves to debate?

Photo: A Libertarian Future

The day we’ve been waiting for is here. No, not Election Day, but close: it’s the first Presidential Debate. So, why won’t the third party candidates be on stage? In this quick take, I make the case that they haven’t earned it.

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