How to befriend your inner critic

Why you always have nightmares about waking up late for a final exam, what they don’t tell you about hypoallergenic dogs, and more.

Readings by Lex Ashcroft

How to make friends with your inner critic. We all have an inner critic, built from experiences in our lifetime. Although this voice may sound harsh, it is meant to help us survive social rejection, shaming ourselves before others. Write for the Washington Post, Lakeasha Sullivan says that instead of trying to suppress our inner critic, we should instead befriend it by doing the following: giving it a story and a name (connecting to your story), countering the discourse inner negative, being open to painful thoughts and practicing mindfulness based cognitive therapies and techniques.

What they don’t tell you about hypoallergenic dogs. People with dog allergies have long loved the hype of hypoallergenic dogs, primarily short-haired, low-shedding breeds. Surprisingly, scientists found no difference in canine allergen levels when they compared homes with hypoallergenic and non-hypoallergenic dogs. write for AtlanticSarah Zhang explains why factors such as saliva, the size of a particular breed, and the presence of different allergy-inducing proteins are most important to allergy sufferers when selecting a furry friend.

Readings by Allie Rudin

Why you always have nightmares about waking up late for a final exam. Have you ever dreamed of showing up to school in your underwear? According to dream researchers and analysts, this school theme is very common, regardless of the age of the dreamer. As Kelly Conaboy writes for AtlanticThese dreams are often an expression of anxiety in our waking life, especially stress related to being evaluated by an authority figure. In addition, our school years are a formative and framework period in social and psychological development. No matter why you wake up panicked over a forgotten essay, Conaboy has some tips for escaping the classroom in your dreams.

A lot of good food gets thrown away, and these apps let you buy it cheap. From Texas to Singapore, innovative platforms are connecting restaurants and stores with unsold produce to hungry customers in a bid to divert edible food from landfills. Taking a slice of every leftover pizza or box of produce purchased through their apps, these companies grow and expand into new markets like hotel buffets and large chains. Write for the New York Times, Clare Toeniskoetter breaks down the different players using this model and the benefits they promise for consumers, businesses and the environment.

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