Astrology helps me make sense of the parts of life that science has no answers for.

How This Stuck-Up Skeptic Fell In Love With Astrology

Astrology helps me make sense of the parts of life that science has no answers for. Things like: How do I figure out what I want? It gives me clarity. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.2.18   |   SHARE
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2017: The Year In Our Favorite Plus-Size Trends

Looking back upon the incredible plus-size trends and fashionistas in 2017, we were able to hone into some of the more ubiquitous trends. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
I found clear parallels between Mawlid and another holiday back at home — Christmas. (Photo: Sabrina Toppa)

Mawlid: The Little-Known Muslim Holiday That Looks Like Christmas

Each winter, Muslims around the world mark the birth of the Prophet Muhammad during Mawlid, an annual holiday celebrating the prophet's arrival on Read...
Sabrina Toppa    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
“Most of us don’t want that intimacy with our co-workers. We have to be with them 40 hours a week. We don’t want to hug them, too."

Please Don't Hug Me At Work 

Please don't hug me at work. Not from the front, side, and certainly not behind. Read...
Josie Gleave of SHESAID    |   12.15.17   |   SHARE
I realized that Chanukkah is about reclaiming identity.

Abuse And Identity: A Chanukkah Story

I realized that Chanukkah, beyond the overloaded latke plates, called to me as a narrative about escaping abusive situations and reclaiming identity. Read...
No'a L. bat Miri    |   12.14.17   |   SHARE
 These are the things I miss about Hanukkah.

Singing Badly Together (And Other Things I Miss About Hanukkah)

When we talk about Hanukkah traditions, so often they are discussed as serious and somber. But tradition, prayers, hymns — can be joyful, silly, Read...
Ilana Masad    |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
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The Witchy, Feminist Story Behind St. Lucia Day​      

Her “winter goddess” aesthetic evokes notions of frigidity and the vast darkness of the wintry Nordic landscape. This is the story behind St. Lucia Read...
Laura Dorwart    |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
I became strangely interested in the … “media genre” (?) of true crime.

How Do You Reconcile A True Crime Obsession With Being, Like, A Good Person?

It’s a prime example of what I’ve known all along: that the true crime interest and the niceness of a person are not mutually exclusive. Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   12.11.17   |   SHARE