Alexis Brankel

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The 15 Most Self-Sabotaging Things People Do In Their 20s

1. Keep themselves on pause– sustain the belief that their 20s are a period of development making way for something more significant. Because our 20s …

37 Freeing Quotes For People With Anxiety

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll …

Stop Being Afraid Of Happiness

When the other shoe seems to consistently drop and sadness feels like a perpetual state of being, it’s hard not to tremble in the face of that …

15 Important Truths That Will Change How You Think About Introverts

Introverts can be difficult to know – because we often require a little more work that the average bear. We take time to build real relationships, …

7 Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Teachers Have Made

1. bsg751701<p>I once said, “Are you fucking kidding me” in earshot of my 6th graders after I watched the class bully go up to bat and strike out. Prior …

Things I Wish People Told Me When I Entered My 20s

Here are some things I wish someone told me on my 20th birthday:<p>Sometimes it will feel good to love the wrong people. Sometimes it will feel good to …

45 Insanely Creepy And Bizarre Stories That Will Make You Check Your Locks At Night

Here are 45 creepy and bizarre stories from r/LetsNotMeet<p>1. Marscy<p>So this happened when I was about 9 or 10- probably 9. This isn’t relevant, but I’m …

10 Reasons I Fell In Love With You

1. We never managed to enjoy a Valentine’s Day date or other cliché couple-y outings. Instead, I felt your hand on my knee during dinner with your …

51 Books You Should Read Before The Summer Is Over

Now that it’s August, we’ve reached the inevitable dog days of summer and that four-week decline before school and college starts and our regularly …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

What Outbreak? Students Tune Out Tweeted Health Warnings

You can lead college students to soap and water, but you can't make them wash their hands. In fact, you can't even make them read their e-mail.<p>That was one takeaway from an outbreak of pneumonia at Georgia Tech last fall that sickened at least 83 students – "the largest [outbreak] reported at a …

15 Guaranteed Things That Will Happen To You In Your 20s

1. Your social circle will narrow. In college, you’ll have lots of acquaintances and party friends but that will dissipate over time. Eventually, …

Stop Dating Like You’re Sixteen Years Old

By Nico Lang,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/153WOo6<p>Last month, a friend of mine broke down and signed up for an OKCupid account, after months of …

10 Things Everyone Hates About Sex

1. Guys who pass out directly after orgasm.<p>No one is saying that this is a marathon. Obviously there are times where you are just going to need to …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Letting Go in India

India isn’t for everyone. Control freaks and those lacking a sense of humor may want to sit this country out.<p>In order to have a good go of it, you need to embrace the madness as soon as you arrive. If you can find a way to laugh at every frustration, annoyance, and stomach churn you will soon …

Roman Mayor Blocks Traffic Near Colosseum

Less than two months in office, the mayor of Rome is promising a minor revolution in the Italian capital and risking the ire of local motorists by …