Resolution for 2016: Take That Applause

I think most people have figured out that New Year’s resolutions rarely succeed, for a lot of reasons including the fact that you are probably hungover the day you start them. However, I’ve got one everyone should do. Read More Resolution for 2016: Take That Applause

Persephone Magazine’s New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2014, y’all! For many, a new year means an opportunity to challenge themselves to try new things, break old habits, and find ways to be happier and healthier. Being the delightful unicorns we are, our writers have made some pretty creative resolutions that don’t revolve around the same boring diet/exercise vows everyone else sets themselves up to fail with, and we’ve set some awesome goals for the site, too. It’s not too late to add to your list if anything below strikes your fancy! (And no need for guilt or self-recrimination if you don’t follow through perfectly, either.) Read More Persephone Magazine’s New Year’s Resolutions

How To Be Happy

Last weekend, I read a short post on another blog about how life would be so much easier if Google could just tell you how to be happy. As more people who were brought up on the Internet and search engines come of age, I expect we’ll start seeing an increasing amount of that sentiment. Read More How To Be Happy

Positivity Challenge Week 1: Reconnecting With Your Empathy

Well, 2012 is finally here. The year of the end of the world, or just when the Mayans got tired of making calendars. Rick Santorum wants to take away your birth control. It’s prime Seasonal Affective Disorder time. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have split. Almost every country in the world is going through a financial crisis. There’s a chance that the November elections will have a very, very scary result. And…Matt Lauer might be leaving the Today show at the end of the year.

There are a lot of things bringing us down right now. Realistically, though, the world won’t be ending by Christmas, so the only way to combat all of the negativity swirling around you at the moment is to make a conscientious effort to bring in more positivity. While I’m by no means an expert in positivity, I have spent the last year trying to make myself more positive in ways big and small. The people around me can vouch for the success of my tactics (most of the time, at least). Every other week, I’ll talk about a specific aspect of positivity and give you a challenge for the weeks ahead. Feel free to share your ideas, encouragement, progress, and suggestions in the comments! Read More Positivity Challenge Week 1: Reconnecting With Your Empathy

2012 Sexy-Times Challenge: Weekly Orgasms

I’m not usually the one around here who talks about this, but I need to, right now. See, there’s been a lot of talk around these parts about taking care of yourself, and we’re (as a site) pretty open about talking about sex. (Thank you, Papers-are-Patient! Ms. Vagina Science! Awkwardette! Others!) But today I’m here to propose the kind of New Year’s Resolution that I don’t think anyone, from the abstinent Christian to the body-positive Health at Every Size-ers, could possibly object to on practical grounds.

I am proposing orgasms for everyone.

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