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please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

Pinterest-addict that I am, I’ve noticed a pretty irritating trend lately. Maybe it has to do with everyone’s favorite upcoming eat-until-you-hate-yourself holiday. Healthier versions of food are now being marketed as not “low calorie” or “nutrient rich” or whatever, but “guilt free.” I’m sorry, but what? A quick search reveals that all of these otherwise(…)

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

CW: Self-harm, body shaming, body image issues, etc. This is a guest post. So here’s how it is: Over the past few months I’ve been seeing a lot of people actively campaigning against fat-shaming, which is awesome. You know, it’s not like everyone who is “overweight” or “pudgy” can control their weight. Sometimes it’s genetic;(…)

how to choose a halloween costume

how to choose a halloween costume

1. Get a group together. Or don’t. Decide whether you want to go solo or organize a small army of matching college girls. Group costumes can be fun, but they sort of require that you stay with the people involved for most of the night. (It’s hard to explain that you’re a “What Does The(…)

how to buy condoms

how to buy condoms

Photo Credit: trec_lit via Compfight cc 1. Build up your resolve. For whatever reasons, condoms are something you believe you need to own. That’s awesome. You never know when you might want to have some safe sex with someone, so having condoms in your possession is a generally good idea. You are not ashamed whatsoever,(…)

how to survive thanksgiving at home

how to survive thanksgiving at home

1. Count your blessings. Give thanks, yall! While school is invariably more fun than home, there are a lot of fun things that you can’t do at school that you can do at home. You can stay in your room all day and not feel like you’re missing anything! You can start watching that new TV series(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

Philolzophy is one of the best blogs around, and you should be reading it on the regular already. If you’re not (you fool), check out this article on feminism and being pretty and niceness not being a “weak woman quality” but a “generally pleasing quality, whoever you are.” Niceness is good. If you want to kill(…)