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Our columnist, Sarah Potter, provides this season's tarot readings for the signs.  Gemini             The Lovers Reversed                                                                                                 (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20) Make better choices, Gemini. This latest bout of indecision is plaguing you as you...
CHANCES ARE YOU’VE heard the acronym NFT lately, especially if you’re an artist. NFTs are being heralded as the new frontier, creating a more “egalitarian art market” by cutting out the gallery and creating more digital platforms for art selling and buying. NFTs are making some artists lots of money, like Beeple who sold a single NFT for $69 million at a Christie’s auction. But NFTs have real drawbacks, too, and not only because they’re a mirror for bias we see offline. First, the basics: NFT stands for “non-fungible...
Spring horoscopes inspired by the tarot By Sarah Potter   Pisces:  Five of Swords (Feb. 19 to March 20) Pick your battles wisely, Pisces. Just as important as what you say is how you choose to say it. As you navigate this season, be more mindful of what situations absolutely need your input as well as what only requires your ability to listen. Is this something that demands more attention? Then by all means, go ahead and peacefully engage. The ability to discern is powerful.   Aries:  The Sun (March 21 to April 19) Everything is...
  The party had just died down and all the revelers were heading home. All, that is, except for three young women, each of whom had a different destination in mind. The first was headed off to a cabbage field. Once there, she planned to walk backwards, steal the first plant her heel hit, and take it home to examine its roots. The second girl went searching for a salted herring, which she would then eat in three bites—bones and all—before going to sleep without drinking...
There’s a new Halloween character in town, and yes, she would like to speak to the manager. Spirit Halloween’s recently released “Karen” wig is a bobbed blonde updo reminiscent of helicopter moms everywhere. As shown on its packaging, the perfect Karen “look” can be completed with oversized sunglasses and a “Where the f*ck is our waiter?” stare.   and the scariest costume goes to… pic.twitter.com/AgCXEeE7SX — Helen Shivers (@thecroakerqueen) October 3, 2021   For the truly dedicated dresser-uppers, Spirit even offers a handy dandy Karen T-shirt for separate purchase, as...
A Wall Street Journal article published on Tuesday revealed that for the past three years Facebook has conducted research on the ways in which Instagram (owned by Facebook since 2012) impacts the mental health of its users. The results are grim, especially for one of Instagram’s top demographics: teenage girls. In a March 2020 company presentation obtained by the Journal, Facebook’s researchers stated that, “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse.”  A similar research presentation...

Our columnist, Sarah Potter, provides this season's tarot readings for the signs.    Virgo: Wheel of Fortune Reversed (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) I see you, Virgo. You’ve been moving and grooving along on  your path to success and then, bam—a roadblock appeared. Instead of getting frustrated or giving up, use this as an excuse to come up with a creative solution that will lead you to a place you never would have gone otherwise! Success will be even sweeter because you made it through this momentary...
On Tuesday, April 13 the CDC and FDA recommended US distributors “pause” inoculations using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six women developed blood clots. Within two weeks of being given the vaccine, these women developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis blood clots combined with low levels of blood platelets. This combination requires more specialized treatment than what is typically administered, and the typical medication prescribed for blood clots is actually dangerous for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis blood clot cases. All of the women who have...
People who have periods will keep tampons hidden meticulously: being stranded without period products means uncomfortably, embarrassment, and ruined clothes. For people in Mexico City who use tampons with plastic applicators, however, they no longer have the option to hide them. They don’t even have the option to buy and use them. Mexico’s population of 126 million produces 6,000 tons of plastic waste yearly. To minimize their impact on the planet, Mexico City passed legislation banning single-use plastic in 2019. As of Jan. 1, the commercialization,...
Months after Vanessa Guillén's remains were found on June 30, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced that 14 leaders at Fort Hood are to be dismissed from the Army for her murder, reported CBS News. The 20 year-old Army soldier went missing on April 20, and was declared murdered on April 22 in Fort Hood, Texas following the discovery of her remains a week later along the Leon River. Before her disappearance, Guillén told her family that she and other women in the Army were being sexually...