Anxiety

The Age of Resuming Anxiety

The Age of Resuming Anxiety

Sometime during London’s third lockdown, when everything was still closed, I began watching the squirrels in the tree outside my window intently. There were two of them, and all winter they chased each other around the branches flirtatiously. By early spring, they had built a nest in the crook of the tree and, whenever one…

Cleopatra Lee Is Treking Through Her Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Cleopatra Lee Is Treking Through Her Post-Pandemic Anxiety

In Person of Interest, we talk to the people catching our eye right now about what they’re doing, eating, reading, and loving. Next up is Cleopatra Lee, health and wellness influencer and founder of the Cleopatra’s Army fitness studio and clothing brand. Even via tiny little Instagram squares, fitness influencer Cleopatra Lee’s energy is absolutely infectious.…

These Smokeable Hemp Brands Can Legally Mail You CBD Joints

These Smokeable Hemp Brands Can Legally Mail You CBD Joints

At this point in life, our personality cheese has aged to the point of actively *not* seeking a cannabis smoke sesh that might risk getting us baked beyond belief and sending us into a free-falling case of the Weed Scaries. Taxes? Healthcare? The shadow in that one corner that looks like Meghan McCain’s cursed hair?!?…

You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Gone

You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Gone

For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.Olga KhazanApril 16, 2021Adam Maida / The AtlanticIf there’s a villain of the pandemic, other than COVID-19, it’s probably Zoom. The videochatting platform is making people tired, it’s making people awkward, and it’s making people sick of their own faces. Zoom…

Is Your Office ‘Harmful’?

Is Your Office ‘Harmful’?

Bad bosses, crazy co-workers, and low morale — they’re all parts of what psychologists call a “toxic” workplace. Everyone has a bad day on the job now and then, but the people and practices in some workplaces can make you dread Monday mornings and feel defeated at the end of each workday.If that describes you,…

Will robot playmates become our children’s only friends?

Will robot playmates become our children’s only friends?

Picture this: your perennially shy seven-year-old asks you to invite a friend over on a random afternoon. Or, perhaps, you might find yourself pleasantly amazed by a series of loving notes left around your home, addressed to all the members of your family by your usually despondent and inattentive child.  Those are the sorts of…