I know the feels, exactly. I had an older half sister who was 25 when I was born, and another who was 18. And my dad wasn't THAT young when they were born (well not a teen, ya know). He is decent enough health I guess but I get upset sometimes because I worry he won't get to meet my children, since I'm only 23 and… » 12/15/14 8:10pm Monday 8:10pm

I think it can make some sense if you're criticizing a website for focusing on a certain celebrity repeatedly (like the Jez borderline obsession with Lena Dunham) but I agree with this overall. Don't give a shit about Beiber? Fine, but if he gets arrested, well, it's gonna be a news item and you're welcome to avoid… » 12/09/14 1:52pm 12/09/14 1:52pm

I say...think of all the heroes we're missing because they aren't bombshells—now, not just in fantasy but in the real world. The hot woman with some decent smarts or skills gets hired, gets interviewed as an expert, gets book deals...hell, plenty of women build successful empires of mediocre skill and a pretty face.… » 12/08/14 11:25pm 12/08/14 11:25pm

Hey.....hope you aren't still upset, EB, but you shouldn't feel like you have to delete things, even if they're a bit controversial, unless a mod asks you to. Sometimes the most enlightening posts here come from disagreements — it's a good chance for you to learn and for everyone on the post to hear out two sides. » 12/08/14 10:44pm 12/08/14 10:44pm

Damn...those look amazing!!! But seriously, most lifestyle bloggers of this nature make me retch too. That cupcakes and cashmere woman who is so popular in the US also drips privilege (financially and with her beauty and naturally thin body) and I just eyeroll so hard at people with such Pinterest-ready lives. » 12/07/14 8:52pm 12/07/14 8:52pm

Unlike most here, I guess, I see it as pretty cute and harmless. People I know use it as sort of an advent calendar, only instead of a treat each day, the kids get to find the mischievous elf. I guess there's a 'he'll know if you're mischievous too and report back to Santa' element but it doesn't seem any creepier to… » 12/06/14 12:37pm 12/06/14 12:37pm

Hmmm I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand I get what you're saying and I see how a culture based trend can be annoying, but on the other, being non-religious myself, I tend to appreciate the campy and commercial side of holidays and I think it is possible to share those aspects without mocking the people… » 12/06/14 1:58am 12/06/14 1:58am

I feel like all too often I see this kind of thing and it breaks my heart and I think I should donate but just sort of assume everyone else will and I won't have to. I'm trying to get better about that. Doesn't hurt that my childhood dog is in his final few weeks...donation complete! I know how much a dog means and… » 12/06/14 1:06am 12/06/14 1:06am