Depression and Relationships: It Just Takes Time

With the death of beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams, we were reminded once again the stigma of mental illness and depression in today’s society. This brought many writers, activists, and public figures to speak out about awareness of depression and its silent destruction of our population, as well as many others to refute its […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

I Gave Her My Heart: A Tale of Love

In late January 2010, I was working at my campus library and had recently sworn off dating. No, really, stay with me here: I. Was. Done. All I wanted to focus on that spring semester was my writing and my future, neither of which needed a distraction like boys. If I got lonely, that’s what […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

Relationship Advice: Vodka and First Aid Kits

Relationships Advice: Whatever happens, always keep a bottle of vodka and a first aid kit handy.   I have been in the same relationship since I was 19. I won’t tell you exactly how many years ago that was, because I refuse to admit my age in a public forum. Let’s just say when we […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

Battle of the Valentine’s Day Mixtape

For all you lovers out there, Valentine’s Day is about excitement, fun, and maybe even a bit of romance. Whether you’ve already met that special someone or you’re waiting in the wings, here’s a Valentine’s Day mixtape of sexy songs to get you in the right mood. Turn the music up and enjoy!   “I Love […]

LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

Valentine’s Day Playlist for the Jaded and Jilted

It’s that time of year again. And if you hate all the mentions of love, pink hearts fluttering in the cold breeze, and two for one sales on chocolate bars, this Valentine’s day playlist is for you! 1). “Caught Out There”-Kelis: This song is for everyone who’s been cheated on and who doesn’t want to […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

The 5 Stages of Dealing with Your Ex & Whatshername

It’s another boring day at the office and you’ve jumped on Facebook, scrolling through your feed in a daze of cat videos, and passive-aggressive statuses from people you don’t really care about. Then you stop. What was that? You scroll back up as your heart rises higher and higher into your throat making it hard […]

LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

She Gave Me a Pen: Screw Valentine’s Day

Not all of us are planning romantic Valentine’s day events. Some of us are at home, eating our single feelings with our best guys, Ben and Jerry, and randomly shouting at our Netflix suggestions, “SCREW VALENTINE’S DAY!” When I’m heartbroken, I go to three specific movies to make me feel better: Moulin Rouge, because there’s nothing like angry […]

LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

Cleaning Out Your Emotional Closet

Every now and again, I go into my closet, take stock of what’s inside, and I purge. I throw away anything that is taking up valuable space, things that no longer fit, or I no longer wear. It’s not always an easy process, and I often find that have I have attached more value to […]

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You Might be a Slut… Without Even Knowing

These days, in the post Sex and The City era, it’s pretty much common knowledge that women love getting laid just as much as dudes. We post dirty memes, talk openly about our Man-Crushes, even brag about our conquests just like the bros. Cuz, you know, why not? But still, there are hella people who aren’t comfortable with […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

Masturbation Nation

My life isn’t perfect. I struggle financially, have good days and bad ones, and lord knows motherhood isn’t always a walk in the park, but at least 80% of the time I am in good spirits. There is usually a smile on my face when I am walking and I am usually consumed with happy thoughts. […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

How to not have bad safe sex

I would like to start by saying that sex is awesome. I don’t think there’s any better form of free entertainment. But what’s not so awesome is the escalating numbers of new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies per year. Bummer, right? As a person who thinks about sex far more often than she actually has […]

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LIFESTYLE, Love and Life

What I learned from my year as a ‘Gay Chick’

I think that people who try to push their beliefs onto others suck. They are like grown up bullies treating life as if we’re still on the playground. I know how it feels to have others whisper “homo,” “dyke,” or some other ignorant shit when you walk past. I know what it’s like to have to […]