An open letter to members of the press from a member of the press, following the tragedy in Vegas

My heart is with Vegas, but my head is outraged at the media. The same people who preach about how we need to implement better preventative measures to stop mass shootings or domestic acts of terrorism before they happen, are the same people broadcasting video footage of said tragedies. There are so many ways to…

mental illness

Do you know what you are? A memoir of mental illness and discovery

The Sunday before Halloween was a relatively warm day for October. I remember waking up to the sense of the sun draping through my olive-toned curtains. It was going to be a great day…I could feel it in my bones—the warm, tingly, build-up of emotion I’ve come to consider “happiness.” In retrospect, what I was…

The Unexpected Reason Why You Should Be Eating Seaweed

Seaweed may serve as a staple in many Asian cuisines, but it’s consumed all across the globe. On the East Coast of North America and Canada, people harvest over 13 different species of the salty sea veggie strictly for food. Considering the current trend of consumers searching for more sustainable sources of agriculture and the growing number of people who prefer purchasing organic products,…

How Long Can I Store Hard Liquor Before It Goes Bad?

Unless you buy the personal-size bottles of your favorite liquor or choose to split a bottle with friends, chances are you usually have some alcohol leftover after a night out. (Which is awesome because it means one less trip to the store at a later time.) But what are you supposed to do with what's…