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Body Posi? Let’s Talk About Loving Your Body

Recently, it seems as if the opinions and comments that we publish about body image have become more important than body image itself. Although spreading love for a positive body image is incredibly meaningful, providing ways in which women can learn to honestly love their bodies—otherwise known as the follow-through—is arguably more essential. Which is to say: by focusing on how politically correct we can be, we’ve lost sight of

morning

The Morning Challenge: Being Happy As A Tired Adult

I woke up this morning and, as I do every morning, I hit the snooze button too many times while groggily considering (and hating) how horrendous and unnecessary it is to wake up every morning to an alarm, hastily get ready, and then go out into the world to do a bunch of things that I don’t really want to do. And, if you really think about it, it is a bit masochistic of

Household Products You Actually Need To Spend Money On

Here’s a quick list of household products you actually need to spend money on as an adult: A set of sharp, heavy knives. – Not only do quality knives make kitchen life infinitely easier and safer, but they also just make you feel like you’re better at cooking than you actually are. A good vacuum that actually works. – Your carpet is going to get dirty and smashed down because you walk on it too

adulthood

Tales From Adulthood: Part 1

I didn’t mean for this blog to only be a “how to”/ “self-help” site. Rather, I wanted to track my adulthood experiences, make jokes out of them, and hopefully help circulate empathy between readers and myself. So, here are a few recent tales from adulthood: For starters, I spent all of last week petrified, convinced that I was going to lose my job somehow. Why? Absolutely no reason at all,

adulthood

6 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Adulthood

As a kid, adulthood seems pretty cool. You maintain the idea that everyone will finally be mature, capable, and relatively enjoyable human beings. You imagine that most daily tasks are pretty easy, since adults have money and must have been practicing these kinds of things for years. You anticipate that everything will finally fall together and make sense. But you’re wrong. Instead, you get to adulthood and realize that lots

excuse

5 Stupid Excuses People Give To Avoid New Relationships

The greatest and most terrible part of getting awkwardly close to being in an official relationship is hearing the uncomfortable excuses that people come up with to avoid taking the plunge. Still, we all ultimately get the feeling that no matter the excuse, it all just comes down to whether or not that person likes you enough to dive into boyfriend/girlfriend land. So, to help make sense of it all,

time

Time Passes: A Reminder To Not Freak Out

No matter how capable and prepared you may be, transitioning into the next stage of your life can be tough. Personally, I’ve been trying to groove my way into adulthood as seamlessly as possible for some time now, but still face moments where life just seems terribly daunting. Additionally, I’ve probably faced enough anxiety in my life to fill a trilogy of sad movies (granted, I’m talking about movies that

libido

Managing Libido: Less Sexy, More Happy

I once took a course in college taught by the strangest little man I’d ever seen. He was very smart and I respected the heck out of him, despite the fact that he always wore pants that were entirely too tight (and, ironically, had the audacity to talk to us about libido). One thing he said to us toward the end of the class has stuck with me ever since

ghosting, dating

Ghosting: When is it Okay to Straight-up Disappear?

  I trust that everybody between the ages of puberty/“you’re old enough to have a smartphone” and thirty (maybe even thirty-five if you’re the Kardashian type) is familiar with the concept of ghosting. But, for those of you who don’t know, ghosting is when you straight-up disappear, seemingly without reason, from any kind of talking relationship you have going on in your “love life.” Note that I put “love life”