Author: Catie Coleman

WWAC Talks: Periods, Menstruation, Internal Bleeding, Pt. 2

Recently, WWAC writer Ray Sonne took one for the team and tried out Thinx period-proof underwear. This got a conversation going about the type of menstruation products out there and what this usually means for WWAC is “start a roundtable!” In fact, this topic got so many of us going that lifestyle editor, Ginnis, had to turn it into two parts. Part 1 is here, and in Part 2, we’ll talk more about how the media perpetuates stereotypes surrounding menstruation, and we’ll also learn that WWAC Assistant Editor, Wendy Browne, has a face for tampon commercials. What is your...

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WWAC Talks: Periods, Menstruation, Internal Bleeding, Pt. 1

Recently, WWAC writer Ray Sonne took one for the team and tried out Thinx, period-proof underwear. This got a conversation going about the type of menstruation products out there, and what this usually means for WWAC is “start a roundtable!” In fact, this topic got so many of us going that lifestyle editor, Ginnis, had to turn it into two parts. Here is Part 1, and Part 2 will follow soon…ish. Okay, period havers, I think names are important, so what do you call your menstruation time? Got any clever monikers to share with the group? Ray Sonne: That...

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Apps We Love

This past month for lifestyle, we talked a lot about helpful and favorite apps. Both Melinda and Catie reviewed meditation apps, while Jessica talked about the productivity app Trello. At the beginning of the month, Ray reviewed Litsy, a book app. I then asked for a few more recommendations for apps we love, especially ones we may use on a frequent or daily basis. Ginnis: Todoist and Evernote are my lifesavers. I use them for organizing and planning. I try to limit Todoist to stuff within one week, otherwise it overwhelms me, but Evernote is like a catchall for...

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Headspace: The App To Make Meditating Simple?

The app Headspace, (available on both iOS and Android, promises a simple but enticing result: learn how to meditate by committing just ten minutes to the app over ten days. Once the beginner’s Take Ten program is finished, users will know the basic skills and value of mindfulness and be able to take on the more advanced sessions and programs Headspace has to offer. It’s intended to be meditation for the digital age, people feeling over stressed and on the go, and Headspace certainly got me closer to a meditation believer than any other attempt I’ve made over the...

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Incredible Indie Tuesday: Jazz, Video Games, and WWII Spies All Coming to Auto-Bio Comics in 2016

Does anyone else feel like biographical comics are overlooked in the world of comics media?  Obviously, auto-bio comic memoirs are some of the major big-hitters that have become literary staples like Maus or Persepolis, but biographical works written by other people don’t carry the same clout.  I get the feeling that’s slowly changing, because there are a few upcoming biographical titles that sound absolutely awesome. First up is Monk, an examination of the life of acclaimed jazz artist Thelonious Monk and his wealthy musical patron Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter.  I’m not going to lie, I have no idea who Thelonious...

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