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The Optimal Starbucks Breakfast

Optimization is the millennial affliction. (There was a trenchant Buzzfeed essay a while back that delved into how this impulse drives our generation to burnout.) Since seeing that insight articulated in plain, stark language, I’ve been more conscious of its truth in my own life. Take today’s breakfast stop at Read more…

Anxiety and Food

One of my personal anxiety “warning signs” is the urge to eat. Often, before the simmering pressure of building anxiety even makes itself known, I’ll be overcome by the overwhelming urge to┬ásnack —┬ásometimes on healthy things, sometimes on junk food, sometimes on both. It manifests in many forms: a couple Read more…

Zottis Classic Low-Fat Yogurt

I opened up a tub of Zottis Classic Yogurt this morning, and as I savored that first cold, creamy spoonful, a thought popped into my head: “I miss Bulgarian yogurt.” And then, on the heels of that sentiment: “But I don’t even really remember what Bulgarian yogurt is like.” It Read more…