The Crybaby Syndrome

This past year and a half I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable, which, if you know me, it has been quite a difficult task. I’ve been successful in building an impenetrable wall all these years making it a laborious endeavor to puncture through. As I began to tear down that wall, a lot of goodness and positive energy seeped through, and I finally understood how it feels to unconditionally love and…

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We Try It: DIY Laundry Detergent

We Try It: DIY Laundry Detergent

I made my own powdered laundry detergent and it was not a disaster! I recommend it if you are bored — or maybe cheap.

Sometimes, the Internet gets into my brain and compels me to attempt A Project. I’m particularly susceptible to “efficient” or charming domestic capers like making my own Irish Soda Bread (such a bad idea!). When I give in and try DIY-ing, it often leaves me feeling annoyed that…

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New Show Recap: Orange is the New Black, 2x12, “It Was the Change”

New Show Recap: Orange is the New Black, 2×12, “It Was the Change”

Orange is the New Black has had a great season. Being the penultimate episode, “It Was the Change” brought some permanent changes to Litchfield and our favorite and least favorite people.  (more…)

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News in Europe: Referendum Day!

News in Europe: Referendum Day!

Greetings, citizens. It’s Scottish referendum day! History in the making! I’m firmly in the let’s-wait-and-see camp, so go follow the news broadcaster of your choice and meet me here next week to discuss the results. (more…)

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Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Wish Upon a Star

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Wish Upon a Star

Remember when Katherine Heigl wasn’t an often maligned TV star/rom-com maven? Remember when the Disney Channel had TV movies with budgets and plots that befit their low quality, limited audience reach, and very targeted appeal?

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The Books That Taught Us About Sex

The Books That Taught Us About Sex

A comprehensive list from the Persephone Magazine Staff.

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Well He’s Better Than The Other Guy, I Guess

Well He’s Better Than The Other Guy, I Guess

We are in the middle of midterm election season and if you’re like me, you were sick of the political ads months ago. I was overseas during the last presidential election and was spared the inundation of ads for political candidates who have approved this message and are supported by super PACs with more money than probably all the P-Mag writers and editors will ever see in a lifetime combined.

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No Two Are the Same

No Two Are the Same

I’ve started this blog post two or three times and haven’t written it yet. Articulating my thoughts on this topic is often hard, because when you’re writing about things you’ve experienced first hand, it’s difficult to sound objective.

[Trigger warning for discussion of domestic violence.] (more…)

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