coming out
The phrase "coming out" almost always conjures a single big, dramatic reveal: You do it once. But that isn't the whole story.
ambien
Oh, I'm just buying econ-o-size multi-packs of mysterious herbal energy supplements off of eBay and having one-sided text conversations composed entirely of consonants and punctuation.
gay marriage
family drama
Hating entire subsets of humans -– even if those humans are given to spontaneous crying fits, screaming in public, and pooping without warning –- is generally frowned upon.
in

Jan 20, 2014 at 3:00pm | 797 comments

parenting
I feel pretty secure in the knowledge that not wanting my own children is not the same thing as being a heartless, selfish, baby-hating bon vivant.
reading
These images of cisgendered, scantily-clad females reclining salaciously with books with quotes touting ownership do very little to promote reading and much more to bolster sexism and classism.
in

Jun 10, 2013 at 1:00pm | 296 comments

grammar
There’s nothing cute about desperately clinging to the finer nits of adverb use and misuse, and there’s nothing noble about publicly shaming people for grammatical gaffes and typos.
in

Mar 11, 2013 at 4:00pm | 377 comments

money
DIY is not always cheaper. Or better. Or sustainable. Or even very much fun.
in

Jan 7, 2013 at 12:30pm | 287 comments

food
According to my doctor, a person with a broken bone needs as many calories as a “very active” person during the healing process -– and, at least in my case, my body has responded with a deep and abiding hunger. Smart move, body.
in

Dec 20, 2012 at 2:00pm | 25 comments

friendship
I meet a nice girl or boy. We hit it off, and I get friend-butterflies (frienderflies!) and begin to think, "Could this be it? Could this be my new best friend??" But then, casually, s/he will drop the best friend bomb.