How 'Self-Care' Went From Radical To Frou-Frou To Radical Once Again

The articles began to pop up almost immediately after Nov. 8, speaking to readers in a tone of grave concern, like a dear friend comforting you after a breakup or the death of a loved one. “Get off social media,” they implored. “Round up your favorite girlfriends and hit some bars, slam some chasers, and take your rage out on some truly regrettable karaoke.” “Give yourself a makeover like you’re seven years old and at a sleepover.” Podcast hosts and media personalities (Slate staff included) shared their own coping methods for perilous times.

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