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Simone Biles Already Won

Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympic Gymnastics finals for her mental health

When you think of Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you think of Simone Biles.

Biles is indisputably the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the most decorated American gymnast of all time with four Olympic gold medals and 19 World Championship gold medals under her belt, as well as four other international gold medals and an additional nine silver and bronze medals.

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Film Lists

10 Movie Protagonists Who Just Needed Therapy

From revenge fantasy epics to romantic comedies, we're tired of trauma as a personality trait. It's time for therapy besties!

Like most NYU students, Christine from Lady Bird needed therapy

It's a tale as old as time: the search for catharsis.

And since movies are the form of storytelling most apt for mindless escapism, film tropes have emerged to give us the satisfying feeling of catharsis through well-worn story structure and character formulations.

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Twelve years before Justin Bieber dropped his debut album, My World, and shook the tween universe with his side-swept bangs, there was Aaron Carter.

The younger brother of Backstreet Boy's heartthrob Nick Carter, Aaron was responsible for some of the most iconic hits of 2000, from "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" and "That's How I Beat Shaq" to his overplayed cover of The Strangelove's "I Want Candy." Carter arguably "paved the way" for today's tween pop stars like Bieber to become cultural phenomenons.

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Culture News

I Just Want Naomi Osaka to Be Happy

She's doing what she loves. Shouldn't she … love it?

At the end of May, right at the the closing of Mental Health Month, tennis superstar and actual Disney princess Naomi Osaka made a shocking announcement: She would be withdrawing from the French Open to take care of her mental health.

On Wednesday May 26th, Osaka announced that she would not speak to the media during Roland Garros, saying: "I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes' mental health, and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one."

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Music Lists

11 Songs That Address Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few songs to help those afflicted feel less alone

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Mental health issues are regularly dissected across a plethora of music.

So in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we've compiled a list of some of the most raw and transparent songs surrounding depression, anxiety, and everywhere in between. Here are some of the best songs to help remind you that you're not alone and that mental health is a widespread topic that needs to be discussed more transparently.

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Culture Feature

Why Are So Many Young Influencers Dying?

Is there an epidemic of premature death among Internet celebrities?

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Update 4/14/2021: Over the weekend, Vine star and musician Adam Perkins — best known for his viral "Welcome to Chili's" video, and other skits he made with his twin brother Patrick Perkins — passed away at age 24.

Before Vine was shut down in 2017, Perkins had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers, and his "Welcome to Chili's" clip had been viewed more than 20 million times. Patrick shared a remembrance of Adam on Instagram on Tuesday, encouraging people to listen to his brother's album Latch Relay to honor his memory.

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