This Open Thread is not Ready for Summer to End

I can’t believe that August is almost over. Where did the summer go? Were my parents right when they said how much faster time passes when you’re an adult? First Brussels sprouts, and now time, what next? Read More This Open Thread is not Ready for Summer to End

Updating the Dictionary Is Not the End of the World

It’s that time of year. New words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com, and the internet has lost its collective shit, again. Is this the downfall of society as we know it? Of course not. Updating the dictionary is a good thing, and here’s why we should be happy about the changes. Read More Updating the Dictionary Is Not the End of the World

Friday News Bites: WDBJ Shooting, Food Recalls + More

Hello, unicorns. Lots to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Giving up something you have loved for six years is really really freaking hard. Anytime someone breaks up with a long term relationship, the fallout hurts immensely. Last week, I was forced into a break up of a six year relationship. Transmisogyny ruined this relationship. (Spoilers below) Read More Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Nearly Free Anxiety Solutions For Your Dog

Sometimes your dog’s anxiety is serious and requires regular medication or professional training but if you’re just trying to get past a little pacing during specific events there are some cheap solutions you can try. Some of these could also supplement treatment for more serious anxiety.  Read More Nearly Free Anxiety Solutions For Your Dog

Losing the Little One

It’s a damp day: not cold, but clammy and fatigued. I walk in and see Laila sitting near the bar. She’s tense. Her shoulders are pulled up tight to her ears, and her hands are balled in her lap. I’m about to dig in to something intensely personal and painfully absent in her everyday life. (Trigger warning for pregnancy loss.) Read More Losing the Little One