Mind

What If Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials Are About Some Guy Who Is Losing His Mind?

Matthew McConaughey has been making commercials for Lincoln for over three years now. This means a few things. One, it means advertising is weird, because who would’ve ever imagined this becoming one of our longest running, most successful ad campaigns, especially before the whole <i>True Detective</i> …

Matthew McConaughey

In Memorium: What I Learned From Loss

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. -Lemony Snicket, <i>Horseradish: Bitter Truths You</i> …

I Spent 20 Years Following My Dream… but Quitting Made Me Happier

I spent almost two decades pursuing my dream of becoming a working actress. In my bleaker moments, such as driving home from an audition in which I had to dance like a chicken in a bikini, I imagined what it would be like if I quit. In my fantasy, walking away from acting felt monstrous and …

Lifestyle

What's Happened To American Irony?

<b>1. I’d Worry About the Death of Fact, but I’m Too Busy Being Good-Looking</b><p>A funny thing about the world we live in is that quite often the ideas that …

Ask Polly: Should I Quit Grad School?

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I’m writing from what feels like a place of despair and hopelessness. I quit my mediocre and extremely …

Self-improvement

A Special Arrangement with a Squirrel

Once Upon a Time in a Forest<p><i>Roy.</i><p>(still jogging)<p><i>Roy.</i><p>(still jogging)<p><i>Roy!</i><p>(still jogging)<p><i>Oh for the love of…ROY!</i><p>(stops / looks around)<p><i>Roy! Over …

Squirrels

Chrisley Knows Best's Savannah Chrisley recovering from broken vertebrae following car accident

<i>This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com</i><p><i>Chrisley Knows Best</i> star Savannah Chrisley is recovering after a serious car accident on Monday left her with broken vertebrae and pain throughout her body.<p>The 19-year-old reality star revealed in an Instagram post on Tuesday that the past few days have …

Full Transcript: Reddit’s Steve Huffman says he’s really sorry for trolling Trump supporters

Kara Swisher asked him anything on the Recode Decode podcast.<p>On a recent episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Reddit co-founder and recently returned CEO Steve Huffman talked about the site’s impact on the 2016 election, the responsibility of social media companies, and — oh yeah! — …

Social Media

the undoing

I took the first step towards my undoing in college.<p>At the time it was very important to me that I attend because it meant I was intelligent. A …

Mental Health

Understanding Stages of Coma

Project Description<p>Understanding Stages of Coma<p>Three stages of coma<p>Often lumped under the label of “Coma” are three stages of disordered …

Neurophilosophy

When Words Fail

When I was 17 and I read “Hamlet”for the first time, I became obsessed with it.<p>Hamlet quickly became one of my favorite characters in literature. …

Playwrights

Ships Passing By (Part One)

<b>You can't love someone else without loving yourself first.</b> It is sad that some of us must learn this the hard way, through a heartbreak or abuse.<p><b>I was fourteen years old</b> when I had my first 'boyfriend'. What kind of relationship can you have at that age? After two weeks, I thought to myself, "I do …

Relationships

30 Things I Never Would’ve Achieved If I’d Never Broken Up With You

30. To make sense of a silent film and appreciate each and every unspoken nuance. <br>29. To read my favorite novel without a hurry or sense of urgency. …

Relationships

Social Media. The Truth Behind The Pictures

Have you noticed that more and more often we're inundated with a newsfeed of shiny, happy photos on social media? Even though we know they don't always tell the full story, it's all too easy to compare ourselves unfavourably with what we see online and feel dissatisfied with our lives.<p>I spent …

Social Media

Speakers & Talk Abstracts | SEAL

SEAL XIV Conference – April 5-6, 2013<p><b>SEAL XIV Conference – April 5-6, 2013</b> <b><br>University of Pennsylvania Law School</b> <b><br>Philadelphia, PA</b><p><i>*Please check back for</i> …

Neurophilosophy

Yourvibration.com: Raise Your Vibration

I just read an article on our mindset, collective mindset, where you wait until something goes really wrong and then you seek out help. It's here in …

Self-improvement

If You're Happy And You Know It

Let's chat about happiness.<p>As evidence taken from some of my previous posts would advocate - I'm an anxiety fuelled, woeful bemoaning mutha (with a penchant for a tipple or two).<p>On paper, it doesn't sound all that jubilant really does it?<p>I know I've said it before, nevertheless, I think it's always …

Bruno Mars

An Interview With a 74-Year-Old First-Time Sky Diver (Who Is Also My Father)

I rolled out of bed on the later side this past Sunday morning, grabbed some coffee and checked my e-mail. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A …

Adventure Travel

Eulogy to Another Great Dad

About five years ago, one of the earliest readers of this blog was generous enough to share the life story of his beloved father, who had recently …

Personal Finance

Ten Things I’ve Learned from Not Getting Wasted.

Every day I’d wake up with a headache and think “I’m not drinking tonight” and then, inevitably I would, and I’d hate myself for it. It took me six …

Alcohol

What Happened When I Stopped Saying "Sorry" At Work For A Week

What if you decided to thank people whenever you felt the impulse to say "sorry"?<p>We all say "I’m sorry" too often—that much you already know. And, trust me, I’m right in that boat with you. I’m consciously aware of the fact that I’m a chronic over-apologizer.<p>Sure, I’ve read the countless articles …

GET LIT

How To Get Your Fire Back<p>I mean no disrespect…<p>But the fact is, you and me... we aren't "free men."<p>You and I…<p>We are the Modern Slave.<p>We are the men …

Self-improvement

Hard Work Always Pays Off, Sometimes In Unexpected Ways.

<b>Steps 8, 9, & 10.</b><p>I believe it is smart to continue living out these steps in my day-to-day life. Not only to maintain my sobriety, but my maintain my …

Driver's Licenses

Where I Am Two Months After Losing The Love Of My Life

A friend said to me, “When everything dies down, it will be different. I promise it gets better."<p>I interpreted “everything” as the funeral, the …

Diversity

What To Say When Everything is Not Going To Be Okay

Many years ago an old boyfriend asked me to tell him what my wildest fantasy was. I looked at him. "You really want to know?"<p>He nodded, eager.<p>So I leaned in close, lowered my voice, and told him how I wanted--more than anything--for someone to tell me that everything was going to be okay …

Babies

No, You Shouldn’t “Speak Your Mind”

Because It’s Almost Meaningless, and Usually Harmful<p>On many occasions, I’ve heard people praise others for speaking their mind in a public setting. …

3 Things I Learned From The Hardest Run Of My Life

I bet there are some flat areas in Colorado, but when I visited in 2013, I didn’t find any of them. What I found were snow-capped peaks, rising and …

Exercise

How I Became Comfortable with My New Orthodox Jewish Identity

Right after my first daughter was born, I was talking with a good friend who mentioned that I looked like I had it all together. That I looked so …

Jewish Culture

The Child Who Wasn’t: Pro-Choice Men And Abortion Grief

Sadness is not evidence of error, and being sad that something happened isn’t the same as admitting it shouldn’t have happened.<p>Early next month, had things been very different, my first-born would turn 31.<p>Thirty-one! Old enough, perhaps, for the first tiny wrinkle, or jokes about slowing down just …

Babies

The year of Tammi - A journey in self-love and realization of importance

Sometime in 2016 I casually mentioned to someone that it was ‘<i>the year of Tammi</i>‘, and while that is a unclear term, I felt I had to keep the fine …