This is Day 24 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Aisha Rahman Strangely, the most impactful Ramadan of my life was one that I did not live through. Several months ago a friend of mine shared an article with me about how pain, trauma and other strong emotions can be passed along from one [Read More...]
At First, I Sneered At The Idea Of "model/DJ" Makeup. But Then, Like Most Things, I Realized I Was Wrong.
Orange is the new Black Karol Collymore This article includes some general plot description of season four of Orange is the New Black. Racism a constant presence in my life. Through time, war, Oprah, and Obama, it’s always been there. Show More Summary
Our own Emily St. John Mandel gives a glimpse of her life on the road. “I’d been on tour for so long that I had to take a picture of my hotel room door every time I checked into a new place, because otherwise I’d forget my room number,” she writes. For more of her […] The post Welcome to the Book Tour appeared first on The Millions.
When I went on the Fathom cruise, I expected to be involved in something different; something that would change the way I viewed the world. I have been blessed to have been able to travel quite a bit in my life, and I love traveling....Show More Summary
I was born in 1969, the flower power days. School for me was difficult because I had dyslexia, and back then the word “dyslexia” wasn’t in the dictionary. Instead they said I was lazy and not working hard enough. After school, I started a jewelry […]
“I never imagined my life would be like that…”—Future Future Talks Ciara And Russell Wilson In Rolling Stone Future is currently covering Rolling Stone and in it, speaking candidly on his ex Ciara and her new man. The
Photo by Tyler Freel The author on a backpacking hunt. For almost half my life, I’ve been on some sort of backpack hunt pretty much every year. Through those experiences, I’ve had to learn quite a few lessons the hard way. By its nature,...Show More Summary
July 17th will be the 7th anniversary of my 21 year-old daughter Casey's death. She was killed by a distracted driver. In the days, weeks and months following Casey's death I wondered whether her short life would be remembered and whether...Show More Summary
Being a freelancer is not easy. I’ve been writing as a freelancer since 2011, and it’s had its share of ups and downs. I get to work from home and more or less set my own schedule! Awesome. I also get crushed every year when it comes time to pay taxes. Show More Summary
In a few short months I'll celebrate my 30th birthday and I'll admit that typing those words just seriously freaked me out. At the age of 30, I will have been in a committed relationship with one man for over nine years. As a liberal, sex positive, educated feminist, I didn't expect to end up... Continue reading
Worst food I have ever eaten: Blood Sausage in Hungary, it was cold and bloody and in a stew of awkwardly cooked noodles and rice. Worst news of my life: My mother has Alzheimer's Disease. If my mother invented a social network it would be a lot like Pinterest. Show More Summary
I stopped letting my pain follow me around like a shadow and filled my life with new people and a new place and said goodbye to my grief. I ripped off the mourning label and tried my best to redefine myself as a girl who never needed you.
In all my wildest imaginings of where I would find "home," I never envisioned myself in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nonetheless, this is the place I have chosen to call my home and community.I've lived many places throughout my life, mostly in the Northern states. I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. As a... Continue reading
I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant coach with their alma mater or a team they played with previously. Show More Summary
Photo courtesy Leslii Stevens JL: Did you ever have that "ah-ha moment" -- basically the moment you knew this is what I plan to do for the rest of my life? KM: Yeah, but a lot of my life was already over when I had it. I had been playing since I was twelve years old, but I didn't have that ah-ha moment until I was thirty-nine. Show More Summary
George Harrison's elegant Beatles ballad "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" comes to life in a new video created by Apple Corps Ltd. and Cirque du Soleil. The hypnotic clip is based on a 10th anniversary re-staging of "Gently Weeps" for LOVE, Cirque du Soleil's theatrical production at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel & Casino. The...
Dear Mr. Dad: This may sound dramatic, but I’m hoping you can help save my mom’s life. She’s constantly on her phone, talking or texting, while she’s driving. I’m only 13 and I’ve tried telling her to stop but she says she has it under control and says I should be quiet. Show More Summary
Using Google's many services — Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc — leaves behind a lot of information about your daily activities. In June 2015, Google launched a "My Account" dashboard, which lets you control the privacy aspects ofShow More Summary
We all get hit with an unexpected dose of life happens at one time or another. Expensive things may break and we may lose friends or family but that's life. I've had my own run of that recently, putting a hold on my usual birding routine. Show More Summary