Latest in Humans
  • Yvonne Glasgow
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Are You a Narcissist if You Ghost Someone?

    Are You a Narcissist if You Ghost Someone?

    I read an article online that said one of the traits of narcissists is ghosting. I found this curious, as someone who has ghosted people (most often, narcissists) out of anxiety and a fear of confrontation. I think we’re getting some mixed signals when it comes to people’s actions and why they take them.
  • Landon Girod
    Published about 2 hours ago
    3 Eye-Opening Ways to Get You a Bae on Dating Apps
  • Tania Bianca
    Published about 21 hours ago
    To You

    To You

    First time I met you seems like ages ago… we’ve been through so much already and I have the feeling I’ve known you for my entire life. Well... who knows when you’ll actually end up reading through this, it might actually be months or years from now?
  • ashley sirianni
    Published about 24 hours ago
    The Importance of Safe Friendships

    The Importance of Safe Friendships

    Watching the people we REALLY love, go through IT, can be trying for even the MOST understanding of people. But the inexpressible importance of having a safe place to work through our lives can be paramount in actually learning and overcoming whatever obstacle, heartbreak, letdown, or fears we are facing.
  • Nila Dear
    Published a day ago
    Tinder & Narcsissists

    Tinder & Narcsissists

    The first thing I need you to know is this: these stories are not made to scare you or cause problems in your life based on what you read. They are shared experiences I have written to educate and inform you. If you take something positive from them that is a bonus. I am not against online dating, in fact, I am for it, but safely armed with confidence and knowledge.
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 2 days ago
    Married, Widowed and Divorced Sugar Daddies (Or Mama)

    Married, Widowed and Divorced Sugar Daddies (Or Mama)

    I want to start this off by saying all married, widowed or divorced daddies are different. Also not all married daddies are cheaters. I want you to give widowed, divorced and married daddies a chance. So here is the truth and some advice about how to deal with these types of daddies. This advice can be applied to sugar mamas who are married, I will just use the word daddy to keep it simple. I will use the word wife because a lot of sugar daddies are straight but this advice will go for all sugar daddies and mamas.
Staff Picks
  • Sarcastic Sloth
    Published 3 days ago
    Rocky Balboa’s Expert Dating Advice

    Rocky Balboa’s Expert Dating Advice

    If you are a self-motivator, a sports fan, or simply a Sylvester Stallone fan, then chances are that you've heard Rocky Balboa's speech that he gives his son in the 2006 film. (Need a refresher? Check out the movie scene above. A written transcript of the speech can be found here.) A motivational gem, it has helped carry me through everything from sporting competitions to traumatic life events. While sports and difficult life experiences go hand in hand with the theme of the speech, it doesn't take much to see how it can apply to another aspect of life: Dating. Here is why parts of this speech really stood out to me in my dating days and why it can be useful for you too.
  • Tracy Stine
    Published 13 days ago
    The Conflict in Attitudes Between ASL & Deafness

    The Conflict in Attitudes Between ASL & Deafness

    American Sign Language (ASL) has steadily gained more exposure through television, movies and social media. It’s estimated that around a million people use ASL as their primary language.
  • Devon Thomas
    Published 18 days ago
    High School Sweethearts on How They Made Their Relationship Last

    High School Sweethearts on How They Made Their Relationship Last

    Romance is hard no matter how old you are, but high schoolers might just have the most difficult time with it of all. After all, the whole point of high school (besides, I guess, academics) is for adolescents to learn how to participate in the social world. At my high school, however, there was no class on how to date and make friends with other people. Instead, I had to learn everything through trial and error.
  • Rachael A.
    Published about a month ago
    Is It Okay to Be Bi-Curious?

    Is It Okay to Be Bi-Curious?

    I don’t think it’s a secret that the MOGAI community is complicated, or that there are a lot of misconceptions about the many, many identities encompassed within that umbrella. From contention around the term "queer," to questions about what the “A” in "LGBTQIA+" stands for, there’s a lot to learn and remember and unpack—and a lot of misinformation to contend with. Moreover, when dealing with such a large community, it’s inevitable that you encounter differences of perspective and opinion, which unfortunately can turn heated.
  • Rachael A.
    Published 2 months ago
    Queer, Umbrella Terms, and Alternative Language

    Queer, Umbrella Terms, and Alternative Language

    There has long been contentious and problematic language surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community. Even the aforementioned acronym can be controversial, as our understanding of non-heterosexual, non-cis/non-binary, and generally non-normative identities expand and more letters are needed to encompass the whole spectrum. One word often used for such an umbrella term is “queer,” but this isn’t universally accepted, either.
  • Sarjé Haynes
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Use Chopsticks

    How to Use Chopsticks

    Peter and Fred boarded a plane six days after I arrived in Beijing. I was busying myself snapping photos at every turn, recording expenses and conversations, for the Travel feature. The sunlight slanted across my frequent haunt, the Palace Museum, in the early mornings of a beautiful spring. I satisfied my homesickness for Washington, D.C. by wandering through this temple to the arts. For the sake of the article, I’d also visited the typical tourist destinations of China, and was now preparing to tour various Buddhist temples in and around the city. I set out for Biyun Si, the Temple of the Azure Clouds. I never got to any temple beyond it.
Featured Collections
Advice
Breakups
  • Sherly Villatoro
    Published 2 days ago
    1 + X = L

    1 + X = L

    It has been three years since they both parted ways after what seemed like an eternity. The distance was decent but when feelings are heavy everything drags.
  • ashley sirianni
    Published 4 days ago
    But What If They Changed?

    But What If They Changed?

    What we can mourn more than an actual person, is the loss of what we thought could be with them. I had a long distance boyfriend years ago. I loved him SO MUCH. We spent HOURS—literal hours—fantasizing about our future life. What we would do, how we would spend our afternoons, what evenings would be like with our kids, the cars we'd drive, the house we'd live in, the sex we'd have, the vacations we'd take, to who would check us in at the airport and how cute we would be with our travel gear. I spent SO MUCH TIME in this make believe world I had created with him, that I don't think I even saw my reality. And here was the reality in this specific case; he wouldn't be done medical school for YEARS to come, wouldn't marry me because of religious differences, we would never live together, never mind have children, or travel to all the destinations we talked about. The reality was, we also fought—a lot. DAILY. And we'd argue over the kids we didn't even have. The marriage we hadn't even consumated yet.
  • Kaelyn Fair
    Published 9 days ago
    The Princess and the Pauper

    The Princess and the Pauper

    I had a friend who I loved and trusted very dearly. I feel like we all have had that kind of friend many, many, many times. And it usually ends the same. Something breaks that bond, that loyalty, and you're left with nothing but some anxiety for the next one to come.
Dating
  • Landon Girod
    Published about 2 hours ago
    3 Eye-Opening Ways to Get You a Bae on Dating Apps
  • Nila Dear
    Published a day ago
    Tinder & Narcsissists

    Tinder & Narcsissists

    The first thing I need you to know is this: these stories are not made to scare you or cause problems in your life based on what you read. They are shared experiences I have written to educate and inform you. If you take something positive from them that is a bonus. I am not against online dating, in fact, I am for it, but safely armed with confidence and knowledge.
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 2 days ago
    Married, Widowed and Divorced Sugar Daddies (Or Mama)

    Married, Widowed and Divorced Sugar Daddies (Or Mama)

    I want to start this off by saying all married, widowed or divorced daddies are different. Also not all married daddies are cheaters. I want you to give widowed, divorced and married daddies a chance. So here is the truth and some advice about how to deal with these types of daddies. This advice can be applied to sugar mamas who are married, I will just use the word daddy to keep it simple. I will use the word wife because a lot of sugar daddies are straight but this advice will go for all sugar daddies and mamas.
Divorce
  • Ronalda Angasan
    Published 25 days ago
    My Story

    My Story

    I am Ronalda Angasan (Ronalda Rude {Olivera}). I am a survivor of a 20+ year abusive relationship. Before that, I was in other equally abusive relationships. My mother, my aunts, my grandmother—all survivors of either rape, domestic violence, or assault (in some cases—all three). As Alaska Natives we have many traditions, this is one I hope stops with my generation.
  • Connie Pantin
    Published 26 days ago
    10 Truths About Divorce—A Series

    10 Truths About Divorce—A Series

    I’ve chosen to work with women in transition. Nearly 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Ending a marriage is one of the most difficult transitions women will face. I’ll certainly discuss having children, balancing work and family, re-entering the workforce, empty nesting, and many other life changes. This series examines the consequences I wish I had known about before I embarked upon my own divorce. Sure, friends and family offered advice along the way, did I listen? No. We tend not to listen clearly when our lives are bordering on disarray. This much is now clear: despite the hardships, I know I made the right choice in “uncoupling.” Knowledge is power and my goal is to share the realities of divorce to empower you to make confident choices.
  • Alison Roberts
    Published 26 days ago
    Honeymoon Bay

    Honeymoon Bay

    We call this ‘the Wild Side’ of Moreton Island.
Family
  • Katherine M.
    Published 18 days ago
    Family Isn't Always Blood

    Family Isn't Always Blood

    Family isn't always blood. Sometimes it's just someone, a friend who you can just trust more than anyone else, and is always there for you when you really need them to be. This is something I have learned over the past year, and it's made me value who is really in my life and who I can rely on for anything.
  • Sara Davis
    Published about a month ago
    Daddy Issues

    Daddy Issues

    How can your life be ruined even before you started? Maybe not ruined, but certainly damaged. Such a damaged human being from the start. I always felt disconnected from every person, but most of all, family. I would be the one who was a goody-goody, while my sisters rebelled. They always treated me like the annoying youngest sister. The only one who wouldn't go out. The one always upset. Always jealous and longing for love and attention.
  • Manueljoan Roybal
    Published 3 months ago
    Memories Are the Paint Brushes of Our Lives

    Memories Are the Paint Brushes of Our Lives

    I remember back as far as four and a half years old. Vivid memories of living in a basement apartment in North Denver, my Mom being on ADC and the County Nurse coming to visit and bringing a box filled with staples: rice, cheese, powdered eggs, milk, etc. I can still see the box on top of the table, way above my head. I can still feel the sensation of climbing up on the chair to look at all the goods being pulled from the box.
Friendship
  • Tania Bianca
    Published about 21 hours ago
    To You

    To You

    First time I met you seems like ages ago… we’ve been through so much already and I have the feeling I’ve known you for my entire life. Well... who knows when you’ll actually end up reading through this, it might actually be months or years from now?
  • ashley sirianni
    Published about 24 hours ago
    The Importance of Safe Friendships

    The Importance of Safe Friendships

    Watching the people we REALLY love, go through IT, can be trying for even the MOST understanding of people. But the inexpressible importance of having a safe place to work through our lives can be paramount in actually learning and overcoming whatever obstacle, heartbreak, letdown, or fears we are facing.
  • Noticed
    Published 5 days ago
    Reminiscent

    Reminiscent

    Everything seems to be moving so fast, friends getting married, moving away, just people around me getting on with life and I feel as if I'm just standing still, or worse slowing down. I want to keep up, I want to improve and achieve, just don't know where to start.
Humanity
  • Stephanie S Young
    Published 3 days ago
    Switching to Survive

    Switching to Survive

    Code switching… what does it even mean?
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 7 days ago
    Why Some People Want to Brainwash You

    Why Some People Want to Brainwash You

    A brainwasher has genuine ill will towards you because they want to make you believe what they believe about who you are, which I learned from If You Had Controlling Parents, How to Make Peace With Your Past And Take Your Place In The World, Dan Neuharth. Many of them mean you serious harm because they want to strip you of what makes you, you. Cults do this for power and control over people who join them. Often, cult victims are lonely people who do not have solid friendships although personally, I’d rather be lonely than in a toxic friendship like I was in three years ago. Control over someone else is a ridiculous motive because no one can have total control over someone else’s mind, body and soul. Although to me, I feel that this occurs in my family, almost as if someone controls someone else’s spirit. Brainwashing happens in cults when control of sleeping habits, and control of access to information can happen. (Neuharth p.100) It is why I didn’t know much about schizophrenia or psychic stuff growing up because my family didn’t provide me with many resources about it.
  • Yannick Taylor
    Published 9 days ago
    Naked in Fall

    Naked in Fall

    If you are reading this then you know that I am a naturist. A naturist is someone who participates in naturism, which is a clothes-free lifestyle. Naturism has nothing to do with sexual prowess or voyeurism. It involves doing ordinary things in the buff.
Lgbtq
  • Gu Wilson
    Published 3 days ago
    Talk About Unicorn Dating

    Talk About Unicorn Dating

    In some relationships, the husband and wife give each other the right to meet and hookup with other people. Sometimes they also find a woman to join them for a threesome dating, which is called unicorn dating. In the days of men seeking men craigslist, many people use bisexuality dating app to find the woman for unicorn dating. It will work if you totally know how to manipulate. Then let’s talk about such topics to help you find the partner for unicorn dating.
  • Emily Bourne
    Published 4 days ago
    Are You Really an Ally?

    Are You Really an Ally?

    What is an ‘ally?’
  • Rachael A.
    Published 18 days ago
    Bisexual People Are Straight-Passing

    Bisexual People Are Straight-Passing

    If you’re at all involved in the MOGAI community, you may have seen the concept of being “straight-passing” thrown around, especially in regards to bisexual people (but also possibly in relation to pansexual and asexual individuals). This is the idea that, because bisexual people can honestly enter into relationships with people not of their gender, they can pass as straight and thus enjoy more privileges than other members of the MOGAI community.
List
  • Mathilde Clemence Personne
    Published 7 days ago
    The 10 Curious Steps of Being Smitten With Someone

    The 10 Curious Steps of Being Smitten With Someone

    Not only being smitten with someone makes you feel happy, but it also makes you feel powerful. Alas no, none of you is going to turn into any Marvel hero, but many of you still feel empowered. The truth is, even if you all think and behave differently in general, you all show similar attitudes when it comes time to interacting with that someone that you like. Lets check this out:
  • Jan Magallon
    Published about a month ago
    Not Everyone Has Your Best Interest at Heart

    Not Everyone Has Your Best Interest at Heart

    Let's be clear, there are only FOUR negative types of people in your life. No matter how you sum it up, they all fall in to these categories:
  • Shawn Dall
    Published about a month ago
    Shawn's 10 Advice Pointers of Dating

    Shawn's 10 Advice Pointers of Dating

    Some general relationship advice—I have generally had very good relationships—and they have ended when one or more of these criteria were not met on their end:
Literature
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 4 days ago
    Sea Witch Song (Episode 1)

    Sea Witch Song (Episode 1)

    Somber men in charcoal suits carried the empty casket. Uma watched, stricken, as they lowered it into the gaping hole beneath the sycamore tree. That crowd that gathered was silent, many still struggling to come to grips with the reality that had brought them all together in this moment.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 13 days ago
    Strictly Aristotelian

    Strictly Aristotelian

    Summer rain pattered on the rooftop like some incessant drummer pat-pat-patting this Wilmington, Delaware home. Horace Karl played an augmented reality game when the door opened. There was a shuffle of wet coats and an umbrella in the mudroom that aroused Karl’s attention.
  • Kristi Montgomery
    Published about a month ago
    Not Quite Numb

    Not Quite Numb

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The old nursery rhyme played over and over in her mind as the barrage of insults kept coming. For hours she had sat in a stony silence with tears streaming down her face and reciting the rhyme to herself.
Love
Marriage
Single
  • Taylor Eden
    Published 8 days ago
    Why We Need to Stop Glorifying Being in a Relationship

    Why We Need to Stop Glorifying Being in a Relationship

    I'll preface this by saying, all situations are their own. Everyone has unique experiences. So of course, you may have found the love of your life and think this title is silly. But, from a biased perspective of a single lady haha (all perspectives have bias), I believe the collective will be happier if we focus our energy on lifting up singleness to a higher pedestal than finding a partner. Stop trying to set your friends up, instead, be impressed by them doing shit and finding themselves on their own.
  • Alyssa Rose
    Published 10 days ago
    Learning to Be Alone

    Learning to Be Alone

    When I was 14 I got my first boyfriend, we dated for four years, he broke my heart.
  • Jachai DeJesus
    Published about a month ago
    A Single's Struggle

    A Single's Struggle

    Being 21 years of age and realizing that the only "romantic" relationship you've ever had was in the 7th grade with a boy who ended up transferring schools half way through the year and never responded to any text after forces you to sit in front of a massive mirror for an intense session of self reflection.
Social Media
  • Tone Breistrand
    Published 4 days ago
    To All the People I Haven't Replied To

    To All the People I Haven't Replied To

    I'm terrible at replying to texts. I really am. Most people who know me know not to expect a swift reply. Some of my friends even have a running joke going that I'll get back to them in three to five business days. This does not mean I don't care, don't love the person who sent the message, or that I'm mad at them.
  • HowToFind .com
    Published 20 days ago
    Love 2.0

    Love 2.0

    Hi, I'm a 31 year old girl. I just separated from my partner after five years and I've been single for a while, but I can not know anyone. I would like to start having a relationship with someone, but my life is very stable and routine, and I find it difficult to meet new people. I've signed up for social activities but I haven't met anyone either. I'm thinking about downloading some apps to meet people but I'm a little embarrassed and afraid that it's not for me. Is it good that I sign up for these apps? Thank you.
  • Courtney Lowry
    Published 22 days ago
    No One Cares About My Instagram... And It Shows

    No One Cares About My Instagram... And It Shows

    Instagram is like a bad ex-boyfriend.