Did you really NOT know you aren’t supposed to grate the parmesan rind or did you do it so that I would never ask you again?
— My loving, funny boyfriend, before being smothered with a pillow, c. 2021
My noob cooking skills are not under the lens here. The point is he was making dinner, which he always does, and I offered to help with small tasks, which I rarely do.
In the following paragraphs, you will face the confessions of a divorced cat lady and her memories of a materialistic friend. …
The generation of today is so allergic to everything, future wars will be fought by throwing bags of peanuts and cat hair at each other.
An anonymous Internet phrase that always gives me the giggles. Even while I’m swallowing my daily antihistamine, spraying corticosteroids into my nose, or petting the fluffy risk factor purring by my side. I didn’t have any allergies 20 years ago, and now I’ve already lost their count; the usual suspects — pollution and climate change.
And now, time to watch Game of Noses — Spring Is Coming!
As their name kindly suggests, there are allergies…
I believe in art in all its forms.
I believe in artists coming together to create something greater than them.
I support contemporary artists however I can.
I believe we all have hidden talents waiting to surface.
I am sad to see that we give up too early.
I dislike compromise. I dislike the extremes.
I grew up surrounded by books and I wouldn’t see myself otherwise.
I cannot paint, I cannot dance, I cannot sing, so I try to do all these with words on paper. With words on a screen.
I write because it heals me. …
Thank you for being by my side on this journey. I hope we all learn together.
It is important to know that others feel the same way you do.
Medium dislikes listicles, but depression doesn’t go well with energy-consuming tasks. I feel, therefore, compelled to keep this as short as possible for the sake of everyone involved.
It’s okay, really. Please…
Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
there are nights when the wind is so cold…
I lie awake and pretend you can hear me.
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Ah, the moon too bright, the chains too tight,
they slip between the sentries of the heart.
And we were sharp, as sharp as knives,
or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art.
When you came in the air went out
with its very own breath of brandy and death. …
Why would you care about an obscure museum in, say, Romania?
Well, are you happy with your freedom of expression? I’m asking this because, as an anonymous saying bluntly points out, you should appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had. Allow me to remind you that no later than last November, the US President wanted people to stop counting votes because they weren’t in his favor.
Now let me tell you a bit about the dangers lurking under the traditionalist veil half a world away, in the land of Dracula, perfect gymnasts, and deliciously greasy foods, while…
Every time I bump into a wannabe princess longing for her fairytale romance, I remember this funny cartoon and I giggle. I used to dream of a fairytale too. I was a huge fan of Cinderella, although I have no sisters, my mother is not cold-hearted or wicked, and I don’t do house chores.
Seven years of a toxic relationship and a divorce later, I am ready to pinpoint everything that’s wrong with this heart-shaped, rose-scented, golden-sparkled, foamy-bubble devil of a construct that does nothing else but lay the path to misery.
“Everyone wants the fairy tale, but don’t forget…
We were all set in our ways when the pandemic struck. But, as much as it disrupted our existence and most markets, it also acted as an accelerator for tech adoption and new tech developments. It inflicted pain, fear, and an overall feeling of insecurity while pushing brands towards warming up and approaching their customer base differently.
The truth is that many contextual behaviors created by the pandemic will become permanent consumption habits. And they may also create communication opportunities for brands. …
Hint 1: It has a lot to do with self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, eating disorders (especially anorexia), and depressive moods.
Hint 2: It doesn’t have to be this way anymore.
Coined in the early 2000s, thinspiration (or thinspo) refers to images that serve as motivation for people to maintain very low body weight. The subject caught the public eye in 2012, when Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr decided to ban accounts, images, or hashtags “dedicated to glorifying, promoting, or encouraging self-harm.”
Apparently, we talked quite a lot about it at the time, and some publications still stumble upon the topic every now…