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“If you look at masterpiece sculptures like Venus de Milo or David by Michelangelo, then you will know what I mean when I say find your ‘S-curve,’” Wu says. “Standing still is not that artsy, unless you are seducing robots.”
"Listening to Rowland talk about herself in this way felt refreshingly honest. She was unfiltered and, even better, unburdened. 'I’m at this place where … I’m not shushing,' she says, laughing. 'I’m not that girl! I’m not in that space in my life right now. I don’t feel that’s necessary.'"
"The album’s optimism towards love showcases Baraz at her most confident and mature, with a perspective that comes from experience and a willingness to try again."
"Love begins with pragmatic choices. Romance is phase two, if we’re lucky...I made a rule that I would always swipe left on anyone concealing rather than revealing."
It's been a few year years since Emeli Sande's ‘Long Live the Angels’ album came out but it still stands strong as one of my favorite albums
“Crushes thrive in small spaces,” writes the novelist Heidi Julavits in her book “The Folded Clock.” “Without the element of choice, and in conjunction with captivity, you find love, or at least you find lust.”
“Never count on a man,” her father had told her. “They will always let you down.” So she didn’t, and they still did.
Deborah Copaken: "There is use, I believe, in revealing personal stories and private moments as a stand-in for the universal private moments that all of us experience and wonder, 'Is it just me?'"
“Being the chip in the cookie, you are always in this situation where you are seeing things, hearing things … and you’re presented with a choice: what kind of chip am I going to be?” she explained. “Are you going to assimilate and allow all of this to go on? Or are you going to say something and immediately be other-ed? Are you going to say something? You know it’s wrong. Everyone knows it’s wrong.”
“They always come back,” my mother said as my grandfather gardened. “They always realize their wrongs.”
But I was far more concerned about the origin of what appeared to me to be a disturbing and seemingly unavoidable pattern in choosing the wrong men.
"The newspaper column became a vocalization of all the glaring-but-unspoken realities of finding love. And that process of finding love happened slowly, episodically, and without a clear trajectory towards success."
"In the streaming era, food programming can serve as "turn it on and leave it on" TV — and variety within the genre is significant."
The conversation around stronger paternity leave policies is not where it needs to be, especially with #LGBTQ+ couples in mind.
But for now here's "how a tech company’s top two bosses took paternity leave at the same time, and everyone benefited"
“I’m potentially in a position,” Hall told me with the guarded optimism of a late bloomer, “where I could become more of a force.”
Today Noel-Schure is more in the business of saying no than knocking on people’s doors. “I’ve perfected the nice no,” she said. “I think there’s a way to let people know that something is not possible without completely crushing their spirit or their need to get something done.”
The third season of The Handmaid’s Tale is “driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds,” according to the official logline. “Startling reunions, betrayals and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: ‘Blessed be the fight.'”
“The exhaustion experienced in burnout combines an intense yearning for this state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained, that there is always some demand or anxiety or distraction which can’t be silenced,” Josh Cohen, a psychoanalyst specializing in burnout, writes. “You feel burnout when you’ve exhausted all your internal resources, yet cannot free yourself of the nervous compulsion to go on regardless.”
First published in September but still highly relevant
"I didn’t report it. Not to my mother, not to my friends and certainly not to the police. At first I was in shock. That evening, I let my mother know when I was home, then went to sleep, hoping to forget that night.
Soon I began to feel that it was my fault. "
"Sometimes life hands you a surprise that is born out of your curiosity and your wonder and sense of adventure. But you wouldn’t have thought to yourself, That’s what I want to do."
"I think back in 2015, people were already pretty tired or exhausted from having this influx of information all the time, and all the things around us, but I think that feeling only intensified over the last four years," Kondo says.