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Election 2016

The presidential election is in full swing, and everybody is talking about it! With such a historical (and chaotic) election happening, we thought we'd chime in too! With everything from policy guidelines to election-oriented self-care tips, we've got a full week of content to help you stay sane and serene in what is shaping out to be the most stressful election since... well, ever.
The president needs to be a person who cares so much about the country that he or she wants to help make it the best place it can be.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The 2016 Presidential Election

We need to rethink government and politics, and perhaps the best way to do it is to visualize it the way we would explain it to our kids.
Submitted by Rebekah Kuschmider | 10.21.16 12am
"Venting to my partner, to the universe, to friends, at my computer, into the phone, toward the kitchen sink full of dishes — you name it, I had vented about the current political season and campaign rhetoric multiple times… a day. I wanted to wonder where this outburst had come, from but I didn’t have to search far."

What The 2016 Election Has Taught Me About Parenting 

While it is important to me to teach my children why I vote and have the political leanings I do, it is equally important to me that my children are critical thinkers who can decide their own...
Submitted by Jessica Martin-Weber | 10.21.16 12am
Politics is rational AND emotional. Accept it. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Yourself This Election

If you find yourself feeling hurt, mad, sad, etc. about the election this year, go ahead and feel it. Cry in front of your dad. Eat some queso. When it’s all said and done, feel how you need to feel...
Submitted by Jenni Berrett | 10.19.16 12am

More Than Just The Presidency: A Look At The Rest Of The 2016 Ballot 

We talk about having debate-watching parties, popping popcorn, making bets… it’s all a little weird, and probably not good for democracy.
Submitted by Jess Lahitou | 10.11.16 3pm