Allie Volpe is a senior reporter covering mental health, relationships, wellness, money, home life, and work through the lens of meaningful self-improvement. Before joining Vox, she was a freelance reporter, contributing to the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and more. Have a question about how to improve your life? Send her a tweet at @allieevolpe.
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