Brook Bolen

Brook Bolen

Journalist/Content Marketing Writer

I write about feminism, health, animal welfare, social justice, sexuality, and class. Available for freelance assignments.

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Signs of Mental Illness in Canines

Dogs can also struggle with mental illness, just like one in five Americans. Just like humans, dogs and other animals can develop and suffer from mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and more.

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Summertime in a bowl: Get salad inspiration from Atlanta chef Savannah Sasser

Far from the paltry bowls of limp, insipid greens drowning under a sea of bottled salad dressing, today’s salads are vibrantly delicious, endlessly customizable and — essentially — summertime in a bowl.

5 Kinds of Salt And How to Use Them

Food flavors and styles vary greatly across the globe, but one ingredient is both essential and universal: salt. Once reviled, salt is finally getting its due, and for good reason. Not only does salt have multiple health benefits, it’s enhances the deliciousness of almost all foods.

My Dog Made Me the Mother I am But She Didn't Live to See It

Even in her death, Bianca taught me to be a mother.

5 top chefs on the role of vegetables in Southern food

I turned to some of South’s most beloved culinary giants, all of whom happen to also be James Beard Award nominees or winners: Nathalie Dupree, Kevin Gillespie, Virginia Willis, Scott Peacock, and Ronni Lundy for their input on the role of vegetables in Southern cooking.


Behind the Brutal Honesty of Drunks and Toddlers

It's been said that you if you want total honesty in life, there are only two groups of people who will deliver: drunks and toddlers. If you've ever dealt with one or both demographics, you know this sentiment to be true.

Eating Appalachia with Ronni Lundy

A founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Lundy’s latest book, Victuals, is a blend of recipes, reported stories, and personal tales about Appalachian food and culture, specifically in the mountain South.

Pinups for Pitbulls

For Pinups for Pitbulls' founder and CEO, Deirdre Franklin, it all started with one dog.


Rebuilding Your Credit? How to Use It So You Don’t Lose It

Time to get control of your credit


Betsy DeVos and the State of Education in America

Betsy DeVos and the State of Education in America:
How DeVos might change the educational system


The Hypothetical Nail Polish Collection You Need For The Trump Presidency

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The Guardian

Many of us in rural, poor America supported Trump. But he will hurt us

Donald Trump’s daily assaults on working people are exhausting. His choice for Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, is just the latest example.

Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Pairs Rescues with Veterans - Sniff & Barkens

What do you get when you mix dual passions—military services and training rescues as service dogs? A nonprofit called Semper K9 Assistance Dogs!

Reader's Digest

8 Signs You Could Have High Functioning Depression

Just because you're not too sad and listless to get out of bed doesn't mean you may not be depressed. Here's what you need to know about high-functioning depression.

7 Stellar Books That Dog Lovers Won’t Be Able To Put Down

Grab a cool drink, sit back with your pooch, and dive into these books (presented in no particular order).