Rajul Punjabi

Rajul Punjabi — who goes by Raj if you're cool with her — is a New York-based journalist and educator. She is currently the senior editor of the lifestyle section at Mic, a culture and politics outlet, and has previously served as wellness editor at Tonic, a VICE vertical. With over 12 years of writing and reporting experience (the Atlantic, Village Voice, New York Daily News), her focus is health and wellness through the lens of identity and social justice. Some of her favorite things including ranting about health outcome disparities, telling people what CBD oil actually doesn't do, and watching Beyoncé's "Homecoming," weekly, as an act of self-preservation and political resistance. Rajul is on the journalism faculty at City College in New York, where she's reminded that everything really is going to be okay because her students are beautiful, mini geniuses who continue to enlighten her. Her favorite subject to teach is Race and the Media, where she explores the role of racial bias in the news.

Money

A new report confirms it's time to eat the rich

Identity

The Future is Freedia

Life

Meet the weed activists giving fat joints to vaccinated New Yorkers

Life

Let's all chill out about Rihanna's necklace

Life

New Orleans artist BMike uses art as a tool for survival

Life

How to make your home gym feel like the real thing

Life

Watch chef Blake Sterling make the perfect quarantine salad

Life

Watch chef Esther Choi make one of her favorite Korean dishes while stuck at home

Life

Coronavirus anxiety made me cancel therapy — and I immediately regretted it

Life

I tried to turn my apartment into a jungle to see if it would make me happier

Life

6 booze brands you didn't know were eco-conscious

Culture

The best TV shows of 2019, according to the Mic staff

Life

12 stress-relieving gifts for everyone in your life

Culture

Mannie Fresh calls ‘Back That Azz Up’ the greatest love song ever written

Life

6 canned cocktails that taste great and are covert enough to drink in public