Blog Profile / xoJane

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Archived Since:June 21, 2012

Blog Post Archive

6 Disability Myths I'd Like to Debunk Forever

12 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Since I started writing about having a disability, I knew I was already entering an area that was highly stigmatized. Comments on my articles saying I could be scamming the system, or that I don't seem disabled enough to be on disability benefits, have been firing around me since I began the... Continue reading

What I Learned About the Effects of E-Cigarette Liquid on Pets After I Caught My Dog Licking Vape Juice Bottles

13 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Recently, I walked past my stepson Kenny's room to find Nacho, our red heeler Australian cattle dog, with the crazy-eyed look of someone jonesing for a fix, his big tongue licking the outside of bottles of vape liquid on the floor.With scents and flavors like cinnamon gummy bear, cotton candy,... Continue reading

I'LL TRY ANYTHING ONCE: I Started a "Clothing Optional" 7K with My Clothes On and Ended Up Naked

14 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've always enjoy participating in races, but for the longest time I hated running a regular, no-frills 5K. I needed it to have a theme, an obstacle course, or something that made it more exciting than just running three miles down the street. Knowing this, my friend... Continue reading

My Friends and Family Said My Marriage Would Fail Because I Eloped

15 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I remember the first wedding I went to. I was 7 and had been asked to be the flower girl for my uncle's ceremony. I agreed but felt like it was a lot of pressure. When I got to the top of the aisle, I looked down at my basket and realized I did not evenly distribute the flower petals. I burst... Continue reading

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Not Everyone Has a "Calling" in Life, And Assuming So Is Dangerous

16 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Sometimes I'll tweet about how I've finally figured out what being an adult is all about. Mostly, these tweets are just observations about how it feels to go from knowing and doing nothing to having to know and do everything. I've come to realise over the years, however, that being an... Continue reading

Doesn't the DNC Have Bigger Fish to Fry at the Moment?

17 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Your ideas for responses you'd like me to send them most welcome. (He is referring to this story, by the way.) Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Meeting the Rock Star of My Dreams Made Me Grow Up Overnight

17 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I discovered The Cult just before I started high school and fell in love with the band immediately. I wallpapered my room with Ian Astbury's face like some creepy teenage serial obsessive. It was the early '90s, and I wore my Dr. Martens with everything, impatient for them to look worn-in to the... Continue reading

Nate Silver Is Not A Dark Wizard, and We Don't Yet Know that Donald Trump is Going to Win

18 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

RNC postgame has commenced, and the word on everyone's lips is 'TRUMPOCALPYSE!' As expected, the GOP candidate's convention speech was more terrifying than being in the path of a herd of rampaging wildebeests, and a funny thing happened on the way out of Cleveland: Trump's polls went up. Real... Continue reading

I Will Not Date You if You Hate the Bands I Love and I'm Not Sorry

19 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I was recently on a date with a tall lanky man who loved the Talking Heads and had a great head of hair. Everything was going swimmingly, and then:"I'm more of a Beatles than Stones person, to be honest."A not entirely awkward paused ensued. Then, "I can see from your face that's a deal... Continue reading

5 Questions I Wish People Would Stop Asking Inappropriately. Please.

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Here we go again: you know I’m not interested in telling grown adults what to say, but I do often present my point of view on language and certain turns of phrase, and invite you to draw your own conclusions and form your own opinions. My current point of view is pissed the fuck... Continue reading

Company Expense Policies Are Hurting Women — Here's Why and How to Fix It

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Last year, my previous employer threw a very thoughtful, generous appreciation dinner for our creative leadership team. The dinner was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight. I’m a single mom living in downtown Boston, which meant that I’d have to arrange for a sitter from about 6 p.m.-midnight at... Continue reading

Harm OCD: The Anxiety Disorder No One Talks About

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Trigger warning: This article discusses self-harm and suicide. Please read with caution.Ugh, I groan. I'm daydreaming again — but not like a fun daydream where I control the narrative and good events happen. I'm not envisioning myself winning a triathlon with my hair in perfect sweaty tendrils. No,... Continue reading

I Made My Boyfriend Try My Self-Care Routine

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Around this time last year, I started noticing the term "self-care" appearing in many of my internet wanderings. I took note of it but wasn’t fully interested in the concept until a friend of mine brought it up on our summer vacation. We were all jokingly deciding on our personal Real... Continue reading

Being Bullied Because I Had Scoliosis Made Me More Confident

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

The year was 1983. I was in the fifth grade, and my school had sent home a letter informing parents that our class would be screened for scoliosis that week. I had never heard of scoliosis before and neither had any of the other kids in my class, spurring widespread discussion on the... Continue reading

Crush by Rihanna Nails Exactly What Having a Crush Feels and/or Smells Like

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Almost one year after the release of Rihanna’s last fragrance, RiRi, we have another addition to her rapidly growing fragrance collection.CRUSH by RihannaYou already know that I love pop music and I’m passionate about fragrances, so while some people scoff at celebrity scents, I absolutely... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Boyfriend's Slut-Shaming Led to Our First Talk About My Eating Disorder

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Summer means bikinis, crop tops, and many opportunities for me to feel inadequate about my body. Many women can probably relate to this feeling; however, there is a smaller group that would understand it from the perspective of recovering from an eating disorder like I have.It's truly something you... Continue reading

7 of the Most Awkward Dispatches from the Leaked Democratic National Committee Emails

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Wikileaks rides again! This time, with a release of some 20,000 purported internal emails from the heart of the Democratic party, right in time for this week's convention in Philadelphia. Just when we were worried that it couldn't possibly top the RNC, am I right? Okay, first off, conspiracy... Continue reading

I Tried a Hangover Prevention Shot and It Kinda Sorta Worked

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Hangovers are the worst part of drinking, and people who enjoy alcohol are always looking for ways to combat them. Everyone seems to have a "remedy" that doesn't quite work. (I usually just try to sleep through mine.)Oddly, my hangovers aren't as bad as they used to be. I get them, but they're... Continue reading

8 Stories We Didn’t Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment On, Including Water That Will Get You Wasted and Why Parents are Hypnotizing Their Kids

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Tucked in with all the good, bad, and ugly news this week is a little gem: there are no RNC stories in this roundup because we’ve already written about it! Instead, we've got a burrito crisis, water that will make you high, and Leslie Jone's Twitter victory. So, comment on these eight stories, any... Continue reading

When I Sister Went to War I Got Her Named Tattooed on My Body

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

My sister Sally's arrival predates the formation of my first memories. was born 18 months after me. I was 18 months old when she was born, and I can't remember life without her. She was always looking up at me; her eyes were the darkest, sweetest brown. Over the first... Continue reading

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