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Year: 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Bug’s First Day

I’m not even going to bother explaining what it took in order to get my hands on a Nintendo Switch and a copy of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in time for the release date. All that matters is I got it and I love it.

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For Better or For Worse by Rebecca Amiss

Rebecca Amiss shares her fictional short story about overcoming domestic abuse.

Trigger warning: The following short-story contains descriptions of manipulation and domestic abuse that may be upsetting for some individuals. If you or a loved one are currently experiencing domestic abuse, please visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website for support resources or call: 1-800-799-7233.

Fictional disclosure: All events and characters within this short-story are entirely fictional and do not reflect events that have taken place in the real world.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #61 BONUS: Musosoup Reimagines Music Industry PR

Whether you’re a blogger or a music journalist looking for stories, or a musician or a publicist looking for coverage, Musosoup has completely streamlined public relations for the music industry.

Gone are the days of press releases for upcoming singles drowning in an abyss of emails. Now, you can easily distribute, manage, and search for hot new tracks directly from your web browser.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #61: Pop-Group HAUNTER Makes Their Empowering Debut

Rocking right into the pop scene with an unmatchable level of energy and heart, the Houston-based pop-group HAUNTER graced the industry with their electrifying debut single “Love You Better” last month.

Recently, we had an empowering discussion via telephone with guitarist Enoma Asowata, vocalist Lucy Lenoire, and bassist Mark Shroeder. We shared quite a few laughs and had the chance to learn more about this brand new band.

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Can You Stomach It? The Mysterious Relationship Between Psychedelics and Gut Health

By now, it’s no secret the brain and gut are in constant communication – and yet, there’s still an air of mystery shrowding the gut-brain axis.

So far, we know serotonin is central to gut-brain signaling. In fact, 90 percent of serotonin is synthesized in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, according to a 2016 Nutrients journal review.

Psychedelics, including psilocybin (a.k.a ‘shrooms’), LSD (a.k.a. ‘acid’), and DMT are serotonergic drugs that bind to the 5-HT2A receptor, says a 2018 World Psychiatric article. This is central to triggering the “psychedelic experience.”

Although research on psychedelics in mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders has been and currently is being heavily investigated, with a particular focus on serotonin, the impact of psychedelics on gut health remains largely untapped and under-researched.

Now that’s a head trip.

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