Why “Being Brave” And Sharing Your Story Is About Recognizing Your Own Toxicity Too

I once admired that I was one of the first. Well, not the first, but I was there at the beginning when a slew of new vocal and enthusiastic young writers were ready to share their stories. In fact there was once upon a time where I dedicated a portion of my site to helping people share their trauma. The initial idea was for it to create public awareness, for the writer to (hopefully) feel some catharsis from their work, and perhaps a prevention mechanism for the reader so that…

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Dating in the U.S: Do’s and Don’ts

While it is true that one must not depend his happiness on other people, it is also a fact that having someone to share our life with makes us happier and more complete. In America, at least a third of the population is single and may be looking for partners, so if you happen to be in the U.S as an immigrant, there’s no reason for you to worry that you’ll end up getting old alone. However, there are do’s and don’ts that you must know, especially if you are…

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When You Feel The Weight Of The World, Here’s What To Do.

The world is a mess right now. It feels like we’re one disaster away from meltdown. If you switch on the news it’s full of fighting. David versus Goliath. We can often feel like we’re taking on the might of the world, and fighting the good fight. The Internet is full of the same. Trump stories, Democrat stories, liberals, conservatives, all fighting each other, each person feeling like they are the winner in a never ending battle for the right to make the world peaceful again. And yet here we…

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Compassion Is Also About Extending Love To Those That Don’t Understand

I was a community organiser for several years. Part of that job was to thrust myself into communities and create some cohesion between the residents. I miss that job. I remember that to entice people over I would cook everyone that came in a bacon roll. I’d waft the smell out of my kitchen and stand outside eating my roll. Want a free bacon roll? Well, you had to come in and talk with me first — that was the hook. It was tough getting people in, you know. Downtrodden…

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Relationship Advice About Men – 6 Great Tips For Success

If you’re looking for relationship advice about men in general then look no further, I’m your guy. I’m here to give some good solid advice, whilst at the same time dispelling those commonly held myths that are cropping up more and more. I’ve been Married for nearly 11 years, in a relationship for 13, and have had more than my fair share of ups and downs in my lifetime with my partner, and have reflected enough to understand the ins and outs and the misfires that can happen in relationships…

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You Can Beat Depression, Or At Least Keep It At Bay. Here’s How

I’m one for continually saying that you can beat depression with a dedicated effort. But one thing I know is that it’s easier said than done. My journey with depression spanned over several long and arduous years and it wasn’t a case of just waking up and feeling better, no. It was a case of continually trying to rewire my thoughts in a different way. Which took a lot of painstakingly hard work, and I’ll admit, quite a lot of tears. Let’s be honest with you. I didn’t do it…

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In A World That Encourages You To Share Your Thoughts

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that no-one is really listening to you? Are you endlessly sharing your thoughts and your deep feels and all the stuff in between in the hope that someone will take notice for one small moment, but it never feels like they really do? Oh of course people will tell you that you’re fabulous, that you’re wonderful, that you are the most amazing person on the planet. There’s no shortage of that. There’s never any shortage of people telling us how awesomely fantastic and…

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How To Fix Your Chapped Nose

Red noses are cute in December, when they’re attached to fictional reindeers and not your very real human face. But as winter storms on, and temperatures keep dropping into February, and flu season once again rears its ugly head (It’s probably the flu, right? And not something worse?), a red nose becomes a little less jolly. “There are a lot of reasons we see chapped noses this time of year,” says dermatologist Dr. Patricia Wexler. “It’s common in patients who are frequently blowing and rubbing their noses, particularly in places…

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The Fragrance That Got Me To Give Up Minimal Scents

A few months ago, when I heard Luca Turin, the biophysicist, writer, and revered perfume reviewer speak at Los Angeles’ The Institute of Art and Olfaction, I knew I couldn’t let him walk away without extracting one scent recommendation. Turin’s picks are like smokin’ hot stock tips in my world, where calling the next great scent is as good as currency. He kindly obliged, and told me about Christophe Laudamiel’s The Zoo, a small perfumery in New York making one of the most interesting and beautiful fragrances on the market…

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Hourglass You Make Me & I Still Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

  You Make Me Hourglass You Make Me Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with a hint of warmer, brown undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a bit firm in the tube, thin without being clingy on my lips, and yielded more sheen than it actually felt like it had. The color applied evenly, while the formula was smoothing to my lip lines and hydrating over the five and a…

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