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How the Northerner editors practice self-care

How the Northerner editors practice self-care

Northerner Staff

March 14, 2020

We know it's been stressful lately, so find some new ways to take care of yourself from our editors.   Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief  How do you practice self-care? “I like to take bubble baths—a lot of baths. I also snuggle with my cats, browse through Buzzfeed, play games on my ...

EDITORIAL: Liking yourself is rebellious in a consumer culture

Reporter McKenzie Eskridge examines self-love in a  consumer culture.

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Consumer culture: you’ll never be enough. The road to American consumerism has been a slow build, but the core reason you’ll never feel satisfied with your appearances or confident in your ambitions is quite simple: self-esteem is not good for economic growth. We buy when we feel insecure and worried ab...

For survivors of sexual assault, NVP provides space for self-care

One of the crafts part of Norse Violence Prevention Center's self-care series is a

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

The contents of Gabby Dralle’s office: a “tranquility” jar marked with the words “let it go” sits by her desktop, filled with purple liquid that shimmers as you move it. To the left, a lilac dream catcher hangs on the wall, flanked by newspaper clippings and posters. Beside a pile of conse...

In Madagascar, caring is a community affair

Professor Douglas Hume with his research assistants in Mahatsara, Madagascar, in summer 2012; they were conducting an ethnographic interview with an informant (not pictured).

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018

The act of caring for yourself, or self-care, varies from culture to culture. People all across the world demonstrate care for themselves based on their needs or the needs of their larger community. According to Dr. Douglas Hume, department chair of sociology, anthropology and philosophy, the Malaga...

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