Stop Playing Politics With Reproductive Rights

Stop Playing Politics With Reproductive Rights

Young women voters have a lot to worry about this election cycle, from a flurry of anti-abortion messaging to diminishing access to reproductive services. Just this month, in fact, Congress put the brakes on vital legislation that would fund efforts to prevent the...
Most Racism Is Mundane

Most Racism Is Mundane

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a black student received a note with obscenities and racial slurs slipped under her door. The university is, of course, taking...
When Your Teacher Asks If You Want Fries with That

When Your Teacher Asks If You Want Fries with That

When it comes to predatory marketing to children, nobody’s lovin’ it like McDonald’s. In addition to selling unhealthy food, the chain lures kids in with toys and a playground — and its spokesperson is a clown. But it’s the fast food...
Mindful Kids, Mindful World

Mindful Kids, Mindful World

I often ask my youngest yoga students, “What does it mean to be mindful?” “Mindful is when you pay attention to right now,” one of my first graders once responded. “Like your mind is full of just right now.” Pretty spot on. Researchers at Berkeley define mindfulness...