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Latest Facebook Feature Tries to Combat Suicide

I have my gripes with the so-called ‘Digital Age’. To me, many social media platforms are breeding grounds for narcissism, insecurity, ego, and insensitivity. Cyber bullying has become embedded in our culture — while laudable campaigns that seek to end virtual discrimination and hateful remarks are encouraging, there still remains...

Helpful Advice For Ending Self-Doubt Today

Self-doubt, the lurking, sneaky idea that we lack some sort of super-human quality that makes us less than. It is a negative and fabricated idea of self, one that does not have any root in reality, but is destructive and oppressive. When the going gets tough, we find ourselves in...

How to Be Perfect: Bad Roommates

Welcome to How To Be Perfect; a no-nonsense advice* column from two women who know everything.   *We are “lifestyle experts” who have been trained by women’s magazines, men’s magazines, tabloids, celeb gossip and reality TV in the ways of the world. Advice need not be “good” in order for it...

Why Bruce Jenner is Humanity’s Remarkable Hero

  Last Friday, millions of people worldwide watched Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announce that he is transgender. Before being Kendall and Kylie‘s dad, and well before the Kardashian days, Jenner was seen as a hero, having earned the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic games. He...

How To Be Perfect: Being Elitist

Welcome to How To Be Perfect; a no-nonsense advice* column from two women who know everything.   *We are “lifestyle experts” who have been trained by women’s magazines, men’s magazines, tabloids, celeb gossip and reality TV in the ways of the world. Advice need not be “good” in order for it...

How To Tell When Finals Are Approaching

There are some things about life and our functional capabilities that change when the last week of the semester approaches with finals. We are no longer people, we become these student robots that complete insane amounts of work that we put off or didn’t prepare for, and we do it...

Review: Altitude Sickness by Litsa Dremousis

It’s not often that I read a nonfiction book about something that isn’t one of my pet obsessions (cults, conspiracy theories) or something that touches my life directly. With Altitude Sickness, I was reading about a world I have never really encountered, the West Coast rock climbing scene.   The...

How To Be Perfect: Bad Coworkers

Welcome to How To Be Perfect; a no-nonsense advice* column from two women who know everything.   *We are “lifestyle experts” who have been trained by women’s magazines, men’s magazines, tabloids, celeb gossip and reality TV in the ways of the world. Advice need not be “good” in order for it...