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We can choose simple over excess, modesty over extravagance. (image credit: Thinkstock)

A Different Way To Holiday

We had no turkey, no casserole dishes heaped sweet potatoes or creamy green beans, no pies made from scratch, no beautiful table settings or nice Read...
Carrie Saum    |   11.29.17   |   SHARE
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"I feel an intellectual connection with him and he appreciates me for me. He doesn’t seem like a game player like most of the guys my age."

Ask Erin: Is It A Bad Idea To Get Romantically Involved With My Friend’s Dad?

Dear Erin, I’m 23 years old. I’ve been in and out of bad relationships for about three years. Lately, I sort of cleaned house and got rid of the men Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.19.16   |   SHARE
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It is my hope that we eradicate these condescending phrases and develop a better system to help survivors. Image: Thinkstock.

4 Things You Should Never Say To A Sexual Assault Survivor

Survivors need support, but often, when they reach out, they are met with responses that only cause further trauma. The impact of these responses is Read...
Elizabeth Tsung    |   06.7.16   |   SHARE
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As agonizing as Kimberly’s death was for me, though, it also presented me with an unlikely gift: It forever altered the way I view friendships. Image: Thinkstock.

This Is What It Feels Like When Someone You Love Commits Suicide

I have never judged Kimberly for her decision. After all, I too have found myself at a point where I was not immune to such thoughts. I may not have Read...
VoicesMinds
The first and most important thing you can do for your friend is to believe them. Image: Thinkstock.

7 Ways To Be There For A Friend Who's Been Sexually Assaulted

Not every victim speaks out, and few actually report the crime to the authorities. If a friend happens to trust you with this information, it’s your Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   04.26.16   |   SHARE
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Rachel + Katie = friends 4ever

Rachel Maddow Is My Imaginary Friend. So What?

At the ripe old age of 31, I have a very dear friend whom I admire, in whose company I simply delight, and who shares a number of the same interests Read...
Katie MacBride    |   04.5.16   |   SHARE
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Yeah. She's pissed.

5 Passive Aggressive Responses To Your Passive Aggressive Friend

Occasion: You are invited to your friend's wedding. YAY! WEDDINGS! You want to go. But then you can't. Bummer.No big deal. Right? Read...
Tamarah Rockwood    |   10.21.15   |   SHARE
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Losing My MDMA Virginity Was Better Than Losing My Actual Virginity

Both virginities were lost to friends and I wore needless belts on both occasions, but that's where the similarities ended. Read...
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