“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”- Mark Twain
In less than 10 days, I’ll be embarking on a European adventure that I’ve been planning for over a year. It’s hard to believe…
Live like jazz. Not smooth jazz. Not elevator jazz. Real jazz.
Live like the music of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis and Etta James. Live with an unexpected rhythm and a good piece of sound that doesn’t need words but sure as hell sounds good with them. Live a slow song that steams and one that wears out soles of your shoes dancing. Don’t live ignored or muted down or on a loop in a room full of…
A few months ago I wrote a post entitled “Anatomy of a Quarter-Life Crisis”. At the time, a lot of my friends were going through that in one form or another – whether because of issues with jobs, relationships, finances, or even all three. And I looked around and thought to myself “Thank God I dodged that bullet”.
There I was, about to take a big step up in my career, planning an upcoming trip to…
|The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.|
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|Rape and Sexual Assault:||1-800-656-4673|
|Runaway:||1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000|
|Exhale:||After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253|
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|Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):||08001111|
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|Rape Crisis England & Wales:||0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rape Crisis Scotland:||08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight|
|India Self Harm Hotline:||00 08001006614|
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The topic of stress has been coming up a lot recently in my circle of friends. Jobs, relationships, finances, big moves, family drama … stress is everywhere, and the truth is that it’s unavoidable.
When I was younger, I had my fair share of stress and anxiety problems. I was an intense worrier, and easily able to imagine wildly unlikely scenarios about which I would inevitably get myself worked…
I’m excited to announce the launch of my new blog, Rust Belt Wanderlust! Dedicated to life, style and adventure on the north coast of America.
Check it out for style and fashion photography that highlights all of the hidden gems and popular spots the Cleveland area has to offer.
When did rudeness start being defined as not answering a text quickly enough, instead of being defined as ignoring people around you in favor of what’s happening on your phone?
A friend was recently telling me about an experience she had in which someone got upset with her because she didn’t answer their text “quickly” enough. The reason? She had a guest in from out of town and was entertaining…
Everyone in the world has something that they would classify as the worst thing that’s ever happened to them. Those thing can vary from “The day the rebel soldiers murdered my family in front of me” to “the day my fish died”. The variety of the human experience on this planet is utterly and ridiculously unfathomable, and as such, so are the “worst” things that happen to us.
When I was an RA, we…
I was recently reading up about the routine of various writers – Vonnegut, Hemingway, Miller, the guy who couldn’t write without the smell of rotting apples, the guy who could only write with coffee – after awhile they all start to blur together.
Reading about their routines is interesting, absolutely. We always like to find out what brilliant people do every day, perhaps at least in the vague…
Wedding season is upon us, and as a shameless romantic, I adore this time of year. Happy Endings, fantastic parties, open bars …. but the thing is, people have really been cocking weddings up lately. And by “lately” I mean basically for as long as I can remember. So, here is a definitive list of what wedding should and shouldn’t be about. Because, you know, as someone who is not married and has…
- “People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog...”
Today at work, a lady snapped at me (????) in the fitting room because our clothes didn’t fit her, and told me to call her when we start making...
I’ll give up the Oxford comma when you pry it from my frigid, frosty, frozen, cadaverous, lifeless, stiff, defunct extremities.
11 at the end though!
tears and happiness and goodbyes
where does the Doctor go to get copies of the TARDIS key? seriously with every companion it’s like “you get a key and you get a key and you get 10...