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Headaches are the worst, and it extra sucks if they’re a regular part of your life. I’ve been getting frequent headaches and migraines since my teens (maybe tweens?), and it can really grind your day to a halt. But because I’ve been having them for so long, I’ve also assembled a bit of a “Before” and “During” protocol that helps me.

I want to offer some off-the-beaten-path advice — you probably already know that staying hydrated and getting enough sleep are good for you.

I’m really just giving you my experience, PLEASE understand I’m not a doctor and I’m not telling you to do anything. This article is so not medical advice that it isn’t even funny. …


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Journal burnout: it happens. Also known as #JournBurn (no, it isn’t), it’s the state of fatigue or indifference that can set in when you’re going through periods of stress, are too busy to make sitting down with your notebook a priority, or it’s simply lost its appeal.

This often leads to #JournYearn (also not real), where you want to get back into journaling but you just can’t seem to get started or if you do, it seems not to stick in quite the same way it did when it was new and exciting.

Luckily, I have 5 suggestions to take and apply to your individual situation to help get back on track…and see if you definitely even want to. (Because it’s okay if you don’t!) …


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I’ll admit up front: the headline isn’t entirely true. I technically did see the first Twilight movie in the theater with my niece and my brother on Thanksgiving day 2008, but my brother fell into his turkey coma in the theater and I spent most of my time and attention carefully drawing on his face without waking him. So between that and the passage of time, I truly don’t remember it.

But I’m pretty sure I know roughly what happens in the whole franchise.

The Twilight books, and especially the movies, were total phenomenons when they were released. They were inescapable whether you were interested or not, fodder for every late night show monologue. …

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Kristen Anderson

Guide to the Unknown and Ghost Adventures Adventures podcast host/writer. I love spooky stuff, “wellness,” god help me, and pop culture. How complex!