Madeline Kim

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  • Marie Kondo and the rise of minimalism

    Netflix kicked off 2019 with a new series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Organizing consultant Marie Kondo walks through her signature KonMari method in different American households, a method partially inspired by the Shinto religion that requires gathering all items within a certain category and keeping only those that “spark joy.” Earlier this month, Kondo helped Stephen Colbert tidy up his de...

    Pillbox | February 11, 2019
  • Carter case shows misconceptions of mental health

    In 2014, then-17-year-old Michelle Carter made headlines for sending texts to her long-distance boyfriend Conrad Roy, 18, that encouraged him to kill himself by carbon monoxide poisoning. The text exchanges published show that on June 6, just a week before the suicid...

    Forum | February 11, 2019
  • Bring Me the Horizon's amo

    By now, I feel like I should’ve outgrown emo bands, but it feels like Bring Me the Horizon (BMTH) has been an integral part of my adolescence. In middle school, I thought my friends and I were so cool because we gushed over the lead singer, Oli Sykes, and screamed in Sempiternal as if that put us on an intellectually superior level to those who gushed over One Direction or Justin Bieber. In my s...

    Pillbox | February 4, 2019
  • Former Deciem CEO, Brandon Truaxe, dead

    Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe was found dead in Toronto, Canada on Jan. 21, 2019. The National Post reported that "it is understood he fell from a condominium building near Toronto’s downtown." Truaxe's boyfriend and current Deciem employee Riyadh Sweedan confirmed, stating "I don’t think he jum...

    Pillbox | January 28, 2019
  • Anti-vaxxers now considered a global health threat

    For the first time in history, vaccine skeptics teamed up to appear on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of Top 10 Threats to global health in 2019. Other threats include air pollution and climate change as well as diseases such as influenza and HIV. However, the other threats are more traditional and have made multiple appearances in the past, indicating that the rise of vaccine hesitanc...

    Forum | January 28, 2019

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