Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

These days, I’m happy admitting I’m not a minimalist — I like stuff. However, owning too much and being surrounded by clutter is a burden. I’ve dipped my toe in Marie Kondo techniques (I mean, look at how she folds), and I often go through big purges. But I wondered if there were other meaningful, mindful ways to approach what I buy and the belongings I keep. That’s when I heard of the “depth year.”

I stumbled upon Facebook’s mortality settings — and realized I had an important decision to make

I was confronted with the mortality of my body and the immortality of the self I leave on social media

Meet Worrier Girl: A superhero defined by impostor syndrome

Marvel at her ability to feel like a fraud at absolutely everything she does

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?