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Breaking up with Twitter

One day in late September, I did something unthinkable. I deactivated my Twitter account. I was an early adopter of the app, creating my account in November ...

Cuffing season playlists

The phrase “cuffing season” gets tossed around every time the weather gets a little chilly and the sky becomes a little darker. But what really is cuffing seaso...

How to conquer gym anxiety

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story originally said there are 10 tips in the article, not nine, while there are nine tips. The Talisman regrets the ...

Dating in the era of Tinder

The air conditioner hummed over the sounds of another warm summer night in Rodes-Harlin Hall. The television murmured indistinguishable Netflix specials, and tw...

Growing up with two moms

My moms have been together for 28 years but married for only four. In 2015, we were in Orlando, Florida, on a trip as a family at Walt Disney World Resort. My p...