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I Touch My Face—A Lot. Stress induced habits are not exactly allergies—but maybe it would help to treat them like allergies. For the next 40 days, my version of Lent, I will be treating my face-touching habit as an allergy. It’s been two days so far (ehem, yes I know… I started Lent a little … Continue reading Stress-Induced Habit
Navigating Allergies in Groups You know how they say that working out in groups is good for you—that way, you’re motivated by the group? Yeah…that doesn’t really work for allergies. Unless, of course, you are all allergic to something, in which case you’ve got a reality TV show right there; go on, this post will … Continue reading Friends vs Mind
My Roommate Got Sick and Now She Gets it Feeling is such a strange thing. When we feel something, it grips us, ensnares us in some messy, seemingly inescapable, labyrinth-like web. But when we are detached, outside of that realm of feeling—when we do not feel something directly—it is hard to really understand what someone … Continue reading Struggle to Understand
A Clean Face is A Happy Face In my last blog post, Trial and Error (Mostly Error), I talked about being your own Guinea pig. Whether or not your skin deems your choice in make up products adequate, it is always important to clean your face. Obviously, if your skin doesn’t like the cleaning products … Continue reading The New Regime
Being your own Guinea pig Aren’t labels, advertisements, and commercials great? I think they’re great. They let you know exactly what the product is and exactly what it intends to do. You know, like how that new perfume instantly transforms you into that perfect individual that’s simply got their life together and spends the days … Continue reading Trial and Error (Mostly Error)
Ate Pizza (Gluten) and It Wasn’t Worth It (Don’t even like Pizza) It’s the weekend and every social crevice of campus is full of the hum of conversation. There’s talk of further weekend plans, assignments done, those that have yet to be done, and, of course, food. One of the more popular items circling campus … Continue reading Blame Human Nature (And Pizza)
How to Go Looking for Allergies The human body is a complex thing. Like any engine, it is composed of many parts—each serving a function and each dependent on the function of the other parts. If one part stops working, or is damaged, then the whole machine suffers. The body must be properly cared for, … Continue reading Enough is Enough?
The word “allergy” was one that sat in the dusty, cobweb-covered corner of the vocabulary archive in my mind, for the majority of my life. It applied to the poor kid who couldn’t eat peanuts, or the one who couldn’t eat popcorn, or the one whose face turned scarlet around mangos. I was perfectly free … Continue reading Sneaky Little Allergies