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

I’m a part-time barista and I love it. There are many aspects of the job that I find fulfilling. During the pandemic, being a barista has helped me feel less isolated. I’ve started forming casual relationships with new and returning customers, and it feels good to be a part of someone’s day-to-day life. That being said, I have been noticing the ways in which covid-19 seems to have unintentionally affected our social behavior.

Hormonal birth control can be a struggle. Could this new gel be a ‘game changer’?

The gel protects against pregnancy for one hour and is applied right before intercourse

Somehow, new friendships formed in the pandemic. They’re here to stay.

‘Common struggle brings us together,’ one expert said

Why burnout won’t go away, even as life returns to ‘normal’

‘It turns out everything has been overwhelming. And there’s no shaking it.’