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

When it comes to targeted ads, I sometimes feel like a conspiracy theorist: I’ve disabled Siri and am careful not to pause on Instagram ads for too long on. As a comic artist, I realize that targeted advertising isn’t necessarily a bad thing; in my own work, it allows people to engage more deeply with what I create.

But advertising, to me, is sinister. It drags my personal life out into the public without my consent.

That’s why it scares me to speak to younger people, who seem personally invested in social media influencers. I wonder to myself: Is this just modern marketing, or a more sinister encroachment of mental space?

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

How baking shows changed my relationship with my daughter

Our cake-making days are all the more precious now