Charlize Yong

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Discover the Stories Behind Your Favorite Gems

<i>Diana Keeler is a novelist and Etsy shopkeeper based in Paris. She writes about traveling and doughnuts on Travel Crush. She interviewed Ryan Gosling three times in one year. Find her on Instagram and Pinterest.</i><p>To some, crystals are just one part of a New Age witch-kit, alongside candles, …

The 6 Most Terrifying Places on Earth to Be Stranded

Tell humanity to fly to the moon, and we're like, "Got you covered!" Tell us to take a walk through a clown cemetery, and we're like, "Fuck you; you …

If You Have a Busy Mind and Can't Meditate, Try This

<b>I wish I had a quiet mind. But in general, I don't.</b><p>Sometimes, my mind feels like an enormous noisy hall filled with thousands of busy bouncing balls. Urgent tasks lurk inside each ball, and I'm worried about which ones need my attention first. As I try to figure out which ball to grab first, …

How We Heal

"It's not at all what happened," she explained through tears, hardly touching her cappuccino. "I would never say such a thing."<p>I knew she wouldn't. I hadn't known her for a lifetime, but long enough. Being part of a minority in a foreign country has a way of making friendships develop quickly. I …

6 Ways to Find Happiness in 2014

Hey, you. Yeah, you reading this! Let me first off say that you are a fantastic human being.<p>Now, let's have a chat.<p>As humans, we are all entitled to our bad days. We all go through long periods of sadness, we all have hurdles that we may fall over, we all have our struggles. But why is it that we …

All the New Year Advice You Could Possibly Ever Shove Up Your Ass

In 2013, I divorced my ex-wife, had to close my company, lost my house, lost three pets, had to sell most everything I own and had to live on the kindness of friends and, in some cases, strangers. I've experienced some massive losses, and this is only the highlight reel.<p>To say I've learned a thing …