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Health Bytes: When exercise leads to injury
I’m not a doctor, trainer, or physiotherapist, so I cannot give you advice on how to recover from injury. But as someone who has exercised for over 20 years—though admittedly hips do lie in my case, I’m afraid—I can tell you about everything that can get you injured. I’ve been there and done it. So here goes.
Culture Canvas: Rereading into the world
It’s a habit I’ve had ever since I was a little girl—rereading books when I’m feeling sad or lonely or hurting. I’ve always maintained that rereading a book is like going into the arms of familiar love: the fizzle and spark, the giddy anticipation of the unknown giving way to comfort, stability, and peace.
Health Bytes: A case for friendship
Female friendships are the safest, most healing relationships you can be a part of—a non-negotiable component of mental health.
Culture Canvas: The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, a period drama created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, is a critically-acclaimed series that has won a bunch of awards since its premiere, including several Golden Globes and Emmys.
Health Bytes: A hard game to play
I'm not sure if I'll go with the Beatles song here: love was never, and will never, be an easy game to play. But dating apps changed the rules of the game; changed the way we pursued love, sex, companionship, and everything in-between.
Culture Canvas: Jousting with the Jellicles
In my head, Cats was another version of the televised stage musical and not a movie, so I wilfully suspended my disbelief and viewed it that way.
Health Bytes: How not to diet
I dug around a little, trying to find the craziest diets, ever, and I am honestly astounded by what the internet threw up. They’re not just ineffective, but exceedingly dangerous. Here are the worst of the lot (and no, don’t try them out, ever).
Culture Canvas: The saga of the serial killer
When I tell people that I'm obsessed with serial killers, they are a little shocked. But I'm actually hooked to the serial killer narrative: stories with lots of bodies and gore. It delves deep into complicated pasts and twisted minds to understand the psychological gratification of killing.
Health Bytes: When fitness is a click away
Finding a routine that comes closest to addressing your personal goals, strengths and limitations are essential to working out at home.