Month: March 2015

Avoiding Common Pitfalls Of Casual Dating

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There are rules that exist when you’re dating multiple people. Few are oblivious enough to believe that you’re only seeing each other, if it hasn’t been mentioned and you’re still at that past-three-dates-but-haven’t-had-the-talk stage. When you’re kind of sure you really like this one person but you are still shopping around to make sure your feelings and his feelings are aligned. Unless you want to have the “what are we” talk, do the following things […]

How I Took A Chance On Love

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Every year, Match Day determines the fates of thousands of medical students across the country for where they’ll end up doing their residency for the next three years to seven years. Match Day is now behind us, and it’s a huge relief that my boyfriend has ended up at his first choice – in New York City. It was uneasy having that cloud looming over the excitement of a new relationship. Imagining a future of fun, warm-weather activities (as a […]

How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

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I found this really concise article on the elements of a successful long distance relationship (LDR), so if you happen to be in this boat or on the precipice of one, this may be an interesting read for you. This study was in the Annals of Emergency Medicine (my Googling skills to find highly relevant articles are unparalleled). The paper outlines the challenges of dating a resident, and there’s also a few emergency medicine-specific pointers, […]

Why Feeling May Be Smarter Than Thinking

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This may seem contradictory, but sometimes, feeling instead of thinking can provide more clarity than you think. If you tend towards rational, evidence-based decision-making, but wonder if your overanalyzing has led to more distress than it has relief, hear me out. Whenever I am stumped by how I am feeling, I revert to these main emotions that research has suggested to be the foundational four: Sad Mad Glad Scared These emotions of course don’t cover […]

Why I Am Giving Up Sugar for 40 Days

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Last Sunday, while casually browsing the Internet, I chanced upon this article in Quartz: This is what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar. Curious, I continued to read through. An alarmist content header comes up on my screen. Sugar addiction is real. After I finished the article, I realized that I was probably addicted to sugar. 50% of my caloric intake is probably some form of sweets; I unabashedly eat cookies for breakfast, […]