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28 May 2023 @ 4:28 pm
The author and her newborn son.I turned 51 this year, and one of the many things I’ve learned over the course of five decades on this planet is that our dreams rarely manifest exactly as we envisioned them. We can spend years and years longing for something and then, when it finally arrives, we either don’t realise it or we’re disappointed because it doesn’t look quite the way we expected it to. I never dreamed that a “normal” family was in the cards for me. It was something that happened to other people. People who were better at finding themselves in the right places at the right times. People who weren’t so guarded with their hearts. People who
28 May 2023 @ 4:26 pm
The author’s daughter Sammie in early 1999, roughly six months after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.My daughter, Sammie, was three months shy of her second birthday when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). All I knew about CF at the time was that long ago, on my dad’s side of the family, a couple I never met lost two children t
28 May 2023 @ 12:49 pm
A Tory MP has pleaded with her colleagues to just “leave” Boris Johnson “alone”, after the former prime minister was referred to police over further potential lockdown breaches.Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme,Andrea Jenkyns said there was an “orchestrated campaign” against Johnson from within the Conservative Party.She also said her support for Rishi Sunak remaining party leader and PM in the run-up to the next election “depends on the polling”.Johnson appeared flustered when he was approached by Sky News at an airport in
28 May 2023 @ 9:48 am
Government plans to encourage supermarkets to impose price caps on food staples to help with the cost of living will have no “element of compulsion”, a cabinet minister has said.Downing Street is understood to be drawing up proposals that would seek to get retailers charging the lowest possible amount for some basic products like bread and milk.The opt-in scheme, modelled on a similar agreement in France, would allow supermarkets to select which items they would cap, the Sunday Telegraph reported.It could mark the biggest intervention on pricing since controls introduced by Edward Heath in the 1970s, the paper reported – though No 10 stressed any scheme would be voluntary.Asked about the proposals on the BB
28 May 2023 @ 9:40 am
Russia has has not yet begun acting “seriously” in Ukraine, Moscow’s ambassador to the UK has said.In an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg On Sunday programme, Andrei Kelin warned there could still be “a new dimension” to the war.“It is a big idealistic mistake to think that Ukraine will prevail. Russia is 16 times bigger than Ukraine,” he said.“We have enormous resources and we haven’t just started yet to act very seriously.”Asked how long the war could go on for, Kelin said: “It depends on the escalation of war that is taking place.“Sooner or later this escalation might have a new dimension that we do not need and we do not want.”
28 May 2023 @ 8:36 am
28 May 2023 @ 4:00 am
A young Asian woman is taking a lunch break and enjoying some Mexican tacos in an outdoor street food market. Street food concept.Enjoy smash burgers? We all do! But how about a smash burger taco? The latest culinary trend is taking over TikTok, with 6.8 mil
28 May 2023 @ 4:00 am
Taryn Delanie Smith's portrayal on TikTok of heaven’s receptionist, Denise, is as moving as it is funny. Taryn Delanie Smith, aka 2022’s Miss New York, said she was taking a shower one day when a ridiculous thought popped into her head.“Why are ghosts always in a nightgown?” Smith recalled to HuffPost over the phone. “Why are they always in a top hat or the outfit they died in? And then I was like, ‘Do you get to choose your ghost o
28 May 2023 @ 4:00 am
The author says she faces disapproval over her tattoos when she visits South Korea.A few weeks ago, during one of my regular visits back to Seoul, I stopped by the local mogyoktang for a routine deep-body scrub. I entered the bathhouse and went through standard protocol — disrobe, shower and soak. But as soon as I opened the glass doors and stepped onto the dark concrete floor of the bathing area, I co
28 May 2023 @ 4:00 am
Oftentimes, it’s the same fight you’ve had countless times before.It’s a rare divorce that doesn’t have some long-simmering anger and tension behind it. For most couples, arguments build up and soon enough, you’re one fight away from throwing up your hands and shouting, “I’ve had enough!”Recently, we asked divorced writers to share the one fight they consider the last straw in their marriages. See what they had to say below.The Fight About Therapy“Our last
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25 May 2023 @ 2:18 pm
Luxury skincare has become an increasingly popular trend, with more and more consumers investing in high-end skincare products. But what exactly is luxury skincare, and what sets it apart from other types of skincare? At its core, luxury skincare is all about providing consumers with an elevated and premium skincare experience. These products are often…
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23 May 2023 @ 2:22 pm
If you’re struggling with your finance and want to know how you can be more conservative but have fun at the same time, you’ve come to the right place. Revealed on this page are several useful tips for how you can budget, save money, and yet, still get some enjoyment out of life. How to…
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18 May 2023 @ 1:17 pm
The third eye chakra is a significant energy center located in the center of the forehead. It is associated with intuition, wisdom, and spiritual awareness. Activating and healing this chakra can bring about a deeper understanding of oneself and the world around us. In this guide, we will explore the third eye chakra in-depth, including…
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17 May 2023 @ 2:36 pm
Cam sites are a great way to get a thrill in front of the camera. They offer a variety of models and sex shows, all in one convenient place. They also allow you to make money from your performances. This can be done through tipping or by offering special incentives. Know What You Want Cam…
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4 May 2023 @ 10:37 am
The history of accessories dates back centuries, when clothing was mainly practical and function-driven. People began to use accessories to express themselves and their style. This trend remains relevant today, with fashionistas worldwide utilizing accessories to create unique looks that stand out. When it comes to elevating your look, there are several key pieces you…
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4 May 2023 @ 10:19 am
When dressing for any occasion, the key is to be prepared. Whether looking for a clean, classic, timeless look or something more modern and fashion-forward, having a few go-to outfits appropriate for different occasions can ensure you always look your best. Dressing for work Dressing appropriately will show your colleagues and superiors that you take…
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2 May 2023 @ 4:53 pm
Do you want to buy a new mattress? Maybe you’re just not sure what is out there and you want to make the best possible decision. Either way, this guide will help you to buy the right mattress for your needs without compromise. You can also find out whether or not the mattress you have…
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28 April 2023 @ 3:43 pm
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and seeking therapy can be vital in improving our mental health. However, finding the right therapist Therapcan be difficult, especially when so many options are available. Finding a counselor who aligns with your needs and understands your unique perspective is essential. This article will discuss some…
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28 March 2023 @ 2:50 pm
The pandemic has been a boom for the remodeling industry, forcing various housing changes that encourage home improvement spending. Many homeowners were forced to work from home and learn remotely, which fueled the continued growth in expenditures on replacement projects indoors and outdoors. A recent uptick in residential mobility and the prevalence of working from…
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24 March 2023 @ 9:49 am
Stem cells (SCs) are effective even for the most aggressive types of neoplasms when sociopathology cannot be treated using other methods. Stem cells can be successfully used to treat leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma, testicular cancer, sarcoma, some gliomas, neuroblastoma, and Wilms tumor. The list of indications is constantly expanding. Doctors in Germany successfully perform both autologous…
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Essays and articles with a eclectic edge.
23 May 2023 @ 8:55 am
10 Essential Essays about Social Media:
The Machine Always Wins by Richard Seymour
- Social media was supposed to liberate us, but for many people it has
proved addictive, punishing and toxic. What keeps us hooked?
What Was Twitter, Anyway? by Willy Staley
- Whether the platform
17 May 2023 @ 8:41 am
10 Great Essays about Sleep:
How to Sleep by James Hamblin
- Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train
yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful
ageWhile We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey by Michael Finkel
9 May 2023 @ 8:27 am
10 Essential Essays about Body Image:
The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman by Jia Tolentino - How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization The Diet Industrial Complex Will Never Let Me Go by Sarah Miller
I did not see the body positivity movement coming, not at all
Rise of the R
2 May 2023 @ 8:31 pm
5 Great Essays about Music Psychology:
Why Music? by The Economist - Biologists are addressing one of humanity’s strangest attributes, its all-singing, all-dancing cultureWhy Does Music Make Us Feel Good? by Philip Ball - No
one knows why music has such a potent effect on our emotions. But
thanks to some recent studies we have a few intriguing clues Why Do We Even Listen to New Music? by Jeremy D. Larson
22 April 2023 @ 11:54 am
10 Essential Articles about Sex:
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? by Kate Julian - Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. Afterglow by Tove K Danovich - The intensity of orgasm is sublime, but the gentle love cocktail that follows is what helps relationships to endure
15 March 2023 @ 1:19 pm
5 Great Essays about Instagram:
My Instagram by Dayna Tortorici - We all die immediately of a Brazilian butt liftThe Age of Instagram Face by Jia Tolentino - How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look…The 2010s Broke Our Sense Of Time by Katherine Miller - How everything from TV to Trump to Instagr
13 March 2023 @ 3:50 pm
10 Amazing Short Memoirs:
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
- I can tell you where it all started because I remember the moment exactly…
Woven by Lidia Yuknavitch
- Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them…
Heroin/e by Cheryl Strayed
- Three years after my mother died I
8 March 2023 @ 7:38 pm
10 Essential Essays about Women:
The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman by Jia Tolentino - How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization… Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain by Leslie Jamison - The
pain of women turns them into kittens and rabbits and sunsets and
sordid red satin goddesses, pales them and bloodies them and starves
them, delivers them to death camps and sends locks of their hair to the
8 March 2023 @ 7:34 pm
10 Great Essays about Feminism:
What No One Else Will Tell You About Feminism by Lindy West
- Guess what? You’re a feminist Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- If I am, indeed, a feminist, I am a rather bad one What the Hell Am I (and Who the Hell Cares)? by Neko Case
- Don’t Peggy Olsen me motherf
6 March 2023 @ 9:54 pm
12 Essential Essays about Climate Change:
It’s Not Climate Change. It’s Everything Change. by Margaret Atwood - Planet
Earth — the Goldilocks planet we’ve taken for granted, neither too hot
or too cold, neither too wet or too dry, with fertile soils that
accumulated for millennia before we started to farm them –- that planet
is alteringLosing Earth by Nathaniel Rich- The decade we almost stoppe
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