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A Definitive Ranking of Dating Apps
Take it from me (or don’t, really it’s your call) that girl who was a part-time swiper, full-time third wheel. The girl who constantly got asked “how are you single?!” (sidenote- for what it’s worth, do NOT ask single people such dumb and borderline insulting questions), and promised to be set up by every friend, aunt, uncle, coworker, barista, and stranger on the street. The one who was passively swiping but also secretly kind of loving the single life, I KNOW dating sites (at least the free ones). While all of my friends were settling down, getting married, and having kids, I was dabbling in online dating, apps, and sharing dinners with my cat. But the strange thing was- I was okay with it! In the end, I walked away relatively unscathed and currently dating the dude of my dreams (barf) who I met- not so surprisingly- on one of those apps. Let’s take a deep dive into my ranking of online dating as we travel through my short, and brutally honest, segment “Are These Even Worth It?”
How I Lost $2,000 Banking On Baby Yoda
Perpetual Stock Watching So we start from the beginning with a little bit of context. I am fresh out of University, newly graduated, navigating the world of career searches and financial burden. A few friends and I would be having our weekly stock market discussion, which by then had basically become scripted…
This Diploma from 1923 Shows How Far Women Have Come in 100 Years
There’s more than enough stuff in the world already, so I get practically everything I own secondhand. I do it both for environmental reasons and because vintage stuff is way cooler! From clothing to furniture to appliances to home décor, I’m constantly on the lookout for unique items that people have cast aside for reasons that shall remain forever a mystery to me.
Ethereum vs. Bitcoin: Are They Similar Or Different?
The world of digital currencies has started as it vastly revolutionized the financial transaction process. The digital currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies or crypto coins, began to emerge following the trail of Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) is the first-ever cryptocurrency to surface in the financial sector. Holding Satoshi Nakamoto’s hands, it was first introduced in the industry and eventually influenced the other economic creators to introduce more of such cryptocurrency. Since Bitcoin and Ethereum are two prominent names, we will stress these two in this article.
Vit the cashmere lop
In February 2020 my boyfriend Andy and I went on a holiday to Europe and left our rabbit Svart in the care of our friend Julia. Svart was unwell at the time with an ear infection, something quite common for her breed - so Julia had to catch her twice a day to puff some steroid powder down inside her ear canals. Not a great introduction to rabbit care, but an introduction nonetheless!
Top 10 Online Dating Profiles
I have been happily married for nearly 15 months. I’m happy that my time on dating sites is over, and I’m thrilled that I met Bruce! Is it wrong that sometimes I miss looking at dating profiles?
4 Simple At-Home Date Night Ideas
Date night doesn't have to mean traipsing out on the town. Let's be honest, getting all dressed up and fighting traffic on a Friday or Saturday night isn't always appealing. Creating an all-day or short evening date can be done from the comfort of your own home. So if you'd rather stay in your pajamas and cozy up at home with your partner, here are 4 at-home date night ideas to try.
What to Wear to a Pandemic
I have one outfit for the pandemic: my pjs - bubble-gum pink flowers floating across electric-blue flannel. I watch a lot of movies in them, and these days I take special pleasure in noting costume design. Take a break from sweat pants and lockdown with these filmic wonders -
Reusable Menstrual Pads, my body and me
Menstruation, or more widely known as a period, is a general monthly occurrence for girls and women everywhere and is a perfectly normal and natural part of being a glorious woman.
From Anxious Punk to Aspiring Monk: My Spiritual Awakening and the Music That Accompanied it
When I was in my late teens, I was a self-confessed punk, frequently drunk, and suffering from social anxiety. That was, pretty much, all there was to know about me. My identity was rooted in the music I listened to and the people I surrounded myself with. I drank because that's what everyone else did. I also drank to bury the feelings of insecurity and anxiety that were slowly building within me.
He Destroyed My Home.
I am writing the following story because I want to let go of something that has made a deep impact in my life. Organizing my endlessly scattered thoughts works best for me when I write them out, so here it goes. It is no secret that I often speak my mind, but I suck at communicating about the really, really, deep things that torment me. I have gotten better but every day is still a struggle. Just to sort of set the stage, I will start off by saying that I am diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 and Adult Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. My story of my experience plays a particularly important role in my mental health. It diminished my ability to communicate, to heal, to be strong and courageous for myself. It turned my entire world turned dark. I have been described as unpredictable, out of control, impossible to manage and crazy. I have been told that I am a monster, and my life is worthless. I have been told that I destroy everything I touch. I conditioned myself to shrink for others, to not upset or defy them. I stayed quiet and bottled everything inside. I smiled and said, “it’s okay”, when really, I just wanted to scream and beg for someone to make the pain stop. I accepted toxicity into my life because I believed that it is what I deserved. Every single person I have ever met knows a completely different version of me. The versions of myself constantly change, as is life. And as a result, I am a variation of factors. Yet, there are only 3 people who know me entirely. Every single secret. Every single insecurity, down to the last detail. Every single emotion, mood swing and trigger. Every single thought and opinion. Every single amount of excruciating emotional and mental pain. Every single trauma. Everything that has damaged me. These 3 people's influence on my decision to finally share my story with the world will be mentioned in my following story. I had held a secret inside of me for 7 years, one that I thought I would never be able to face. I denied it all these years, repressing it so far that I eventually did not think about it at all. All it took for me to finally accept the truth was seeing a stranger’s face in a bar, increasing self-awareness and the compassion, and understanding of very 3 important people. I have finally realized how important I am, not in a cocky way, but in the way that I matter. My story matters, my healing matters, my life truly does matter. I am not staying quiet about who I am and why I am the way I am anymore. And because of this moment of clarity, I am ready to speak about something that happened to me when I was 18. Something that I tried so hard to forget, but ultimately could not escape. This is my story about the night someone stole what was mine.
My Love Affair with Dario Argento
I became slightly obsessed with Italian horror director Dario Argento about five years ago. I don’t know how it happened – we were only ever casual acquaintances before.
10 Underrated Beatles Songs
Note: this list is based on an original post from my personal website, the9thpath.com. You may accuse me of laziness, but please, do not accuse me of plagiarism.
Animal Crossing & Depression
Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with video games. It didn’t matter what the genre was; I played a little bit of everything. RPGs, Racing games, horror survival, 2D platforms, you name it, I was dabbling with it at one point or another. The first video game console my siblings and I were introduced to was the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System released on July 15th, 1983. My eldest brother actually had an Atari 2600 before coming into money to buy his first gaming system, which was the NES. By the time he purchased a Turbo Graffix 16, he had donated the previous console to us in the middle 90s.
Chadwick Boseman Was Originally Supposed To Be in 'Mandalorian' Season 1 According to Concept Art
The Mandalorian is easily one of, if not the best, shows on Disney+ right now. It is also the best Star Wars show available on the platform. The adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu through the galaxy has been a great ride for fans everywhere. Mando hasn’t always been alone in his journeys, though. He has had a lot of help from friends, mentors, masters, enemies, and creatures along the way. These characters have also been brought to life by some truly fantastic actors and actresses, such as Carl Weathers as Greef Karga and Rosario Dawson as fan favorite Ashoka Tano. There have also been some cameos from equally impressive stars like Jason Sudeikis and Bill Burr. But fans have recently gotten a look at some early concept art for the show that reveals some more impressive stars we almost got in the series.
Zen is a State of Mind; Music is a State of Action
I will be sincere; 2021 has proven to be just as a challenge as its predecessor. A strange mix of anxiety and anger stir inside my stomach as I cannot help but lose hope every time I leave my home and realise what is happening to my country. I have been a UK resident for just over 16 years now (I originate from Poland) and have endured my share of hardship in my life, simply for being born on the wrong side of the line in the sand. From school bullying, petty theft of toys, and a constant bombardment of racist remarks, to workplace racism, refusal of opportunities, wrongful pay, and the rise and aftermath of Brexit, I’ve endured my fair share of pain. Life has been nothing close to smooth, but I stood my ground, continued to challenge myself, and moved forward. Despite everything I have lived through, for the first time in my life I am truly petrified to live in the UK as this time, it’s no longer personal, but tyrannical.
Best Cannabis Drinks and Why They’re Better than Edibles
Instead of waiting for the edibles to kick in or spending hours to prepare pot brownies, make your next party less stressful by stocking up on cannabis drinks. This subtle way to consume weed makes your habit even easier. Since the herb entered the culinary scene, it gotten turned into many things, but now we have landed on infused sodas, teas and juices, and we couldn’t be happier. However, if you never tried cannabis drinks, you might be wondering whether they are any different than edibles. Here’s everything you need to know about this new way of consuming cannabis, so you can make an educated choice when choosing your perfect drink for morning, afternoon or evening relaxation.
The Five Most Interesting Moments In The New 'Loki' Trailer
The new trailer for Loki, one of the most eagerly awaited of the Marvel TV series coming to Disney Plus, has just dropped, boosting excitement for the series even further.
How to Fix Who We are on the Internet
People on the internet are assholes. No really. If you've ever scrolled through a politically oriented Twitter thread or a Facebook post long enough, you'll come across some seriously impressive spectacles of offensive language. If people sat next to one another in a room, I can guarantee there is absolutely no conceivable way that we would speak to one another the way we do online without punches being thrown.
Have you heard of Medidance?
2020 was the year. That year. A year that sounded as preposterous as it turned out to be. We were afraid to leave our houses, afraid to go to the supermarket, to see dear friends. And we were right to be, things were getting worse, and fast. We needed to protect ourselves, be safe. Stay home.