best friend

Despite our skin tones, our realities weren’t that disparate.

My White Childhood Best Friend Was Forbidden to See Me — Until She Found Me 29 Years Later

When her parents picked her up the next day, their eyes bored into ours with disgust. Not only was I black, but my otherwise white cousins were one- Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
We are not just women, we are also secret spies with fantastic bullshit detectors.

A Letter To My Friend's Ex-Boyfriend 

“To the man who broke my beautiful friend’s heart…” Read...
Michelle Andrews of Mamamia    |   02.8.17   |   SHARE
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The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me.  Image: Thinkstock.

I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s Read...
Courtney Keesee    |   06.21.16   |   SHARE

Watch: "Text Me Merry Christmas" Is Somewhere Between LOL And OMG

I'm not sure I agree with the message of this anti-texting tune. But damn if it isn't catchy. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   11.18.14   |   SHARE
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I can almost hear Adele warbling on the stereo. Courtesy of ThinkStock

China Celebrates "Singles' Day" With Self-Loathing Shopping Sprees

Chinese singles may seem self-loathing but Americans have their own strange self-love problems. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   11.11.14   |   SHARE
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Confession: I'm An "Almost Alcoholic"

While I preferred to think of myself as the proverbially fun/quirky party girl, I came to realize my drinking had finally gone too far. Read...

Study Reveals How Shared Pain Bonds People Together

We now have proof that hazing rituals, while inane and sometimes cruel, actually do help forge camaraderie. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   09.26.14   |   SHARE

If We'd Listened to Aldous Huxley, Would the Viral "Look Up" Video Never Have Happened?

By now, you've probably seen the video urging everyone to experience life in real-time. Huxley was preaching the same thing years ago. Now, is it too Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.8.14   |   SHARE