Clothes
It Happened To Me
Alcohol opened him up in ways that I never could. It made him more sexually aggressive, more unguarded about his past and less likely to evade my questions about his thoughts and feelings.
Entertainment
The new family-friendly Scooby Doo movie, “Frankencreepy,” curses Daphne by making her fat. What kind of message does that send to our kids?
Issues
I’ve lost count of how many white editors have asked me to write about Ferguson. My first answers were along the lines of “I’ll try if I can stop crying,” or “I really don’t have much to say beyond THIS IS HORRIBLE.”
Issues
Once everything finally healed, my boobs didn’t look normal at all. I looked I’d been put back together using modeling clay.
Tech
I fall firmly into the thank you note camp, because I was not raised by wolves.
Beauty
In the 21st century, where tattoos and piercings are seen in many professional settings, why would red lipstick still raise an eyebrow?
Issues
These stylish women were wonderfully put together for work and play, and danced to a soundtrack of music more powerful and raw than what I’d been listening to at the time.
It Happened To Me
I knew he was into yoga. I just figured his quarter-life crisis was taking even more of a new-age turn. A little more granola than I usually like in a guy, but this wasn’t very serious so I would let it slide.
Issues
Fashion
Introducing the Facekini, a swim mask that lets you protect your precious face skin, scare small children, and look like a condom with eyes.
Relationships
To this day Faneuil Hall, Greek mythology, and "Empire Records" all still give me the faintest of lady boners.
Entertainment
I do sometimes wish I could revert back to my blissful state of ignorance that allowed me to enjoy whatever entertainment I sought out, without minding if it was problematic or not.
Becca Rose in

Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00pm | 90 comments

Beauty
According to the Internet, semen might promote hair growth because of some of the vitamins it contains.
Family Drama
We loved our son before we even met him, from that first agency call when we knew only his age and name.
It Happened To Me
Weight-loss surgery is not a subject you broach with someone is worried she might have breast cancer. It's just not.
Issues
I love most of my clients, but like any service job, you’ll inevitably get some dicks in the mix.
Beauty
Ponytails and messy buns get boring, so here are the more creative ways I've been getting my hair off my neck this summer.
Issues
All the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.
Amanda Lauren in

Aug 20, 2014 at 12:30pm | 27 comments

Issues
I’ve come home to the yellow eviction notice on the door, and lived out of a van for awhile, and I never once looked “homeless.”
Trista Crass in

Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00pm | 384 comments

Sex, Sex, Sex ... and Love
He used misogynistic terms to reduce me to a useless, shameful commodity...all because I rejected him.
Issues
My family has been personally affected by ALS, but I don't want to see other charities lose donations while this cause is getting all the attention.
Issues
He went to my alma mater and represented what a true journalist really is: fearless and bold.
Mandy in

Aug 20, 2014 at 9:00am | 339 comments

DIY
I like to think of it as a collective recycling program, a form of city kinship that often turns up just the thing you’ve been looking for.
Lindsay Harrison in

Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00pm | 174 comments

Entertainment
Can I just say how amazing of a childhood those of us who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s had? We somehow managed to imbibe media and still spend a decent amount of time outdoors. How did this happen? Well, because movies used to teach us shit.
Issues
Every time I think of these heroic strangers who declare their hearts' desire, I too, get butterflies in the depths of my loins. The kind that makes me wonder, “What’s next? Is this stranger going to follow me home?"