Catherine Britton Fairbanks

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Study Demonstrates What Flotation Therapy Can Do For Depression, Stress, Anxiety & More

I'm in!<p>A study published in the journal <i>BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine</i> explores sensory deprivation in a flotation tank as a form of …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Nobody prepared me for the terrifying time my mental health deteriorated – so I want others to know where to turn

When I suffered a crippling depressive episode over a number of months, I reached darker, scarier lows than I could ever imagine and I didn’t know or …

Floatation therapy: does it really work?

A heated, pitch black, confined space, full of water isn’t normally associated with relaxation. Scenes from <i>Stranger Things</i> abound.<p>However, it seems …

Stranger Things

LinkedIn will now let you discreetly signal when you’re looking for a job

One of the hallmarks of any social network is how it pushes people to share their experiences with others, but increasingly we’ve seen a lot of moves by social platforms to give people the option to remain very private, if they choose.<p>One of the latest moves on this front comes from LinkedIn, the …

Employment

On Ireland’s southwest coast, history-rich Kenmare is the gateway to County Kerry

Stepping out of the Dublin airport, the polyglot crowd of Germans, Americans, Poles, Spaniards and French waiting for rental cars on this early May morning seems confirmation that left-side driving should be a cakewalk.<p>Fast forward. We’re barely half an hour into our ad­ven­ture, experiencing …

Ireland

GeekWire Deals: This nearly invisible gadget adds up to 200GB of extra storage to your MacBook

We tend to keep our entire lives on our computers, so it can be easy to reach the storage limits of your MacBook. Today’s GeekWire Deals offer …

Gear & Gadgets

Finding (and fixing) gaps in your referral system

In the floating industry, we give a lot of talk to the importance of word of mouth and referrals. But if the only way you could fill your tanks was …

Vaginas and Float Tanks with Guest Host Lindsay Feyer

The gang is joined this week by Lindsay Feyer of Anicca Float Club in Naperville, IL. She tells the story of how she and her husband got into …

Float Conference Hype!

The Podcast crew shares the stories of their weeks (Lance returns from vacation, Amy joins the Chamber of Commerce) and how they are prepping for …

That Post Float Float Conference Glow

Are you feeling the post-float conference glow?! Us too. Our hearts filled with the love from your hugs and conversations, our emotional batteries …

The Handmade Leather Travel Wallet Holds Your iPad mini, Passport, Cards and More

The handmade leather travel wallet is designed to hold iPad mini, passport, cards and other valuable things in style. Like the design? Let’s continue …

Crowd Funding

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

Sensory deprivation, flotation tanks: I floated naked in a pitch black tank, and you should too.

How did I end up naked in a stranger’s apartment—floating in a saltwater tub, surrounded by darkness and silence—realizing that for the first time in …

Float On: Bella Spends an Hour in an Isolation Tank

Claustrophobics beware: this story is not for you. Everyone else, welcome to my float-tank adventure. If you've never heard of floating, the idea is pretty simple. A windowless plastic tank is filled with 800 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in about 10 inches of water. You crawl into the tank …