The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Author of the excellent essay collection “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison has written a book that’s part memoir, part literary criticism and part cultural history study in “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” (out next week, but available for pre-order now). The story proves that our understanding of addiction is narrow, and that the road to recovery can be as tumultuous (if not more) than …

Aloe Self-Care App

Reminders, from yourself, to step away from work or the internet and address physical and emotional wellbeing

The internet is a black hole and one we must frequently pry ourselves from. With constant connectivity, a 24-hour news cycle, social media doubling as a personal brand broadcast platform and the jitteriness that accompanies it all, the Aloe self-care app might just make looking after yourself easier. Aloe is quite straightforward. Users set reminders to do the little things they should be doing: drink …