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Kelly Burch and her family decided to rent their family home in New Hampshire and embark on a months-long road trip in an RV. Because of job flexibility and remote-learning during the pandemic, the family has traveled to some of America’s hidden gems and national parks.
My things were a refuge from the anxiety of the world and the people in it. Then the pandemic forced me to confront what they really said about me.
Nine months later the physical symptoms may have gone, but the mental scars of fighting this virus for so long remain.
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America's pandemic response has left its reputation in tatters among Canadians and around the world.
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"Animal Crossing: New Horizons" became a form of virtual escape for me and many others amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's why.
Every time I clock in, I struggle with the reality that people’s lives are at risk.
Quieter spaces and strict social distancing measures mean my gym is more female-friendly and body diverse than ever.
"I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that affected nearly every aspect of my body."
Their resilience, persistence, and at the same time gentleness, has been a lesson to us all.
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"My entire experience in higher education has involved centering my professors’ and colleagues’ white comfort, often at the expense of my own mental wellness."
When I moved to Barcelona, this wasn’t the life I pictured for myself. But I’m also getting weirdly used to this one, writes Elizabeth Bennett.
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In a blink of an eye, my adopted home has gone from mild hypochondria to national panic, writes James Emmerson.
What will it take for trans-attracted guys to overcome their unfounded shame and thirst for discretion?
The issue isn’t really about the prime minister. It is about the price we pay for speaking up about racism.
For Dese’Rae and Fel, becoming parents came with unexpected complications, including the financial burden of getting pregnant using donated genetic materials, constant questioning of their children’s parentage, and ultimately, a degrading adoption process. Now, they and their two kids hope to inspire the legal changes needed to help all families using donated genetic material.
For Dese’Rae and Fel, becoming parents came with unexpected complications, including the financial burden of getting pregnant using donated genetic materials, constant questioning of their parentage, and ultimately, a degrading adoption process. Now, they and their two kids hope to inspire the legal changes needed to help all families using donated genetic material.
Latoya Shauntay Snell has experienced fat-shaming her whole life. Her response to it? “Fat-shaming can go f**k itself.”
I was the angry, hovering mom you dreaded interacting with.
Actor and model Nyle DiMarco is Deaf. He doesn’t understand the concept of silence — it’s just his default mode.
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