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highly sensitive

highly sensitive

I’ve discovered, recently, that I am what is known as a “Highly Sensitive Person”. I first discovered this when my friend tweeted a link to a Huffington Post article about the phenomenon. HSPs (oh, yes, we have an acronym) are between 15% and 20% of the population, and are characterized by a bunch of personality(…)

the liebster award

the liebster award

In keeping with my recent decision to take this blog less seriously, I’ve decided to participate in what is, essentially, a massive blogger-only chain letter called The Liebster Award. I got nominated by the amazing Harper of Harper Honey, and now I must do four things: List eleven facts about myself. Answer Harper’s eleven questions. Nominate(…)

do whatever you want to do, ethically

do whatever you want to do, ethically

So, in the process of researching for the shockingly popular Cosmarxpolitan, I was pointed in the direction of an excellent feminist BDSM blog. Author Holly just wrote a really excellent defense of her sex-positive stance, so go read it at Pervocracy. Okay. Now you’re back. If you didn’t go read it, here are the main points(…)

afraid of commitment, allergic to labels

afraid of commitment, allergic to labels

I am, of course, describing college kids. So imagine this situation. You and some-person-of-the-gender-to-which-you-are-attracted (I’m just going to go ahead and use male pronouns) have been hooking up for some time, and your hookup has become de facto exclusive (that is, you don’t really have time to pursue anyone else if you end up at(…)

4 reasons quitting is good for you

4 reasons quitting is good for you

1. Quitting is an act of rebellion. When you quit, you’re telling yourself, “Fuck that shit. Not my chair, not my problem.” In some way, you’re defying expectations. People are going to be surprised that you’re no longer doing that thing that you usually do. People so often get stuck doing things they really hate, and(…)

how to be depressed

how to be depressed

Undergo stress (e.g. be in college). Something doesn’t have to happen to set off depression, but you’re in college so something probably will. Depression rates in college kids are on the rise, after all. Take a hard class that you hate and feel like avoiding. Get dumped. Leave home. Question your friendships, just for a(…)

6 ways college friends are different from high school friends

6 ways college friends are different from high school friends

1. Proximity. You live super close to your friends. Hell, you might live in the same room as your best bud. This is what college lets you do. Rather than seeing your friends on weekends (while their moms cook you dinner and you flirt with their older brothers), you see your friends every single day. You(…)