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A Short List Of Things Do When You Have No Idea...

1. Clean. Clean everything around you. Empty closets and bookshelves. Fill bags with clothes you haven’t touched in years and donate them all without...

Not An LA Kind Of Girl

My sheets smell like Marc Jacobs Daisy and I have stained the pillowcases blue but leave the ‘Please Do Not Disturb’ on my door...

Something That’s Really Just For Me I Guess

Millie ClintonWhenever I would go to sleepovers as a kid, I would always pick dare during “Truth or Dare.” Eating hot sauce, streaking, kissing friends,...

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Setting Up Your Altar...

If you’re new to practice Wicca, Paganism, or witchery in general, you might be wondering where exactly to start with all this. A religion/spirituality...

All Of The Most Important Wiccan Holidays According To ‘The Wheel...

The Wheel of the Year is a representation of the eight major festivals and holidays falling during the calendar year. While various other minor...

These Are The 16 Types Of Witches Creating Magic All Around...

1. Traditional Witch Traditional witches are witches who have a base in the history of witchcraft and the Old Craft that came before Wicca. They...

You Only Want Me In Pieces

InstagramCompartmentalized, pre-packaged, broken down into bite-sized versions of myself. Only the best parts, only the interesting parts, only the digestible, easier to handle parts....

Some Reminders To Myself For Why We Stay Alive

Because walking through Seattle when it’s raining and you don’t have an umbrella but all of the tourists do is a special kind of...

This Is A Story Of A Family Who Lost Everything, Including...

Arrested DevelopmentArrested Development is one of my favorite shows ever. I used to religiously watch it to fall asleep every single night during college....

My $500 Skincare Routine

There are few things that I consider myself “passionate” about in life. Good wine, hardwood floor vs. carpet, and high rise jeans all make...

‘Other People Are Holding Me Back’ And 13 Other Defeating Thoughts...

God & Man1. The idea that other people are somehow “in your way” or “holding you back” or in any way keeping you from...

A Non-Comprehensive List Of Things To Know About Getting Your Shit...

Allegra Messina1. It’s going to be, at times, very boring. It’s going to look like balancing your checkbook or keeping tabs on your money....

400+ First Date Questions: Everything You Need To Ask The First...

Genuinely Interesting Questions For You To Ask Your Next DateIt’s really, REALLY attractive when people ask well thought out questions on a first date...

‘No One Can Make You Do Anything’ And 12 Other Weak...

Natalie Allen1. That anyone has the ability to “make” you do absolutely anything. If you think for even a second that you are not...

Here’s Which Iconic Stassi Schroeder Quote You Are Based On Your...

AriesMarch 21st – April 19th Taurus April 20th – May 20th Gemini May 21st – June 20th Cancer June 21st – July 22nd Leo July 23rd – August...

Why The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do For Yourself Is Learn...

trangxng92Ever since I developed the ability to talk at less than one-year-old (first word was “quack” because I’m OBVIOUSLY a very advanced person nbd)...

9 Things I Own To Make Myself Seem At Least 33%...

Dane Deaner1. Vans Old Skool Sneakers It’s become very clear in the last year that I am incredibly envious of trendy teens. But I am...

When He Called Me ‘Not A Girl You Bring Home To...

brookeekelundI dyed my hair pink. And then blue. And then grey. And then teal. And then bleached it so blonde it was practically translucent. Did...

Healing Is Boring

@Lesia.ValentainThere are an insane amount of articles, lists, and a seemingly endless stream of advice on how to heal. Whether it be from trauma,...

16 Things I Did For Absolutely No One Other Than Myself

Twenty20 / @sashapritchard1. Tattooed a unicorn on my arm. I knew most people would think it was stupid. I knew most people wouldn’t get...

18 Tough Love Reminders To Carry You Through The Rest Of...

@saritawalsh1. It is not your responsibility to make people understand why they are wrong. Similarly to how you can’t help those who do not...

A Short List Of Things You Don’t Know About Me Anymore

Hi I’m Britt1. The way I take my coffee. That sometimes even when it’s below 40 degrees outside, I still crave cold brew. The...

Some Very Specific Compliments I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Forget

Instagram/Kendra SyrdalI was talking to Chrissy about writing and writers and work and doing the work and all of the things I love talking...

25 Little Things About Love, Life, And Success I Wish Someone...

Sam Landreth1. Even though it feels like you’re always going to be heartbroken, you are going to get over them. It might not be...

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Hours

JCOzThe first thing you need to do is to make him fully believe you’re someone you’re not. So when he only wants to show you...

Here’s What Each Of Your Favorite Thought Catalog Writer’s First Luxury...

I grew up reading magazines and my family was never rich so I basically started working as a way to be able to buy...

A Short List Of Things That Men Mistakenly Believed I Did...

Yana Toyber1. Kissed her. When we were in the kitchen and the music was blaring and people were around us chanting “KISS, KISS, KISS,”...

My Top 10 Favorite Face Masks

just lookin’ like hannibal on a friday night Face masks, for a lot of people, are the ultimate ‘TREAT YOSELF’ product. For as long as...

A Few Crush-Worthy People Who I’d Never Admit To Crushing On

Alagich Katya1. There’s this poet with this hair and these eyes and this way with words and this mouth and this style and this...

Some Very Specific TV Role Models

Arrested Development It might seem strange to have a convicted felon/functioning alcoholic on a list of role models, but if I end up 10% as...

Maybe We’re All Afraid Of Getting Hurt And A Few Other...

Becca Tapert1. I have this friend who is not afraid of anything. Like yes, I realize that hyperbole is probably WILDLY untrue and she...

Here’s The Best Product To Have In Your Skincare Routine For...

Cleanser At age 20, it’s not surprising that your skin is actually still catching up from the trials and tribulations of puberty. It’s incredibly common...

14 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Feel Like You’re Stuck...

Ieva Urenceva1. Am I happy? Make no mistake. Happiness and comfort are not the same things. You can be both, absolutely. But it’s also very...

A Series Of Things That Will Never Make Sense

Robert Katzki1. My mother and I look astoundingly alike. Like putting our school pictures next to each other, the only way you’re able to...

18 Things You Need To Stop Doing In 2018

God & Man1. Broadcasting things you wouldn’t say to someone’s face on social media. The rule of thumb used to be something like, if you...

A Trip To Sephora Featuring Me And My Depression

A more astute individual would say that I feel like I’m able to buy happiness. That by filling my Target basket with candles and whimsical...

I Think This Is The Part Where I’m Supposed To Say...

Jessica FadelI think this is the part where we’re supposed to lock eyes in a crowded place, and then everything around us blurs and...

Leaving You Doesn’t Make Them A Monster, And Holding On Doesn’t...

Eduard MilitaruWhen I was 23, something happened that I these days refer to as this Specific Situation or This Thing. It was bad, and...

A Short List Of People Who Actually Matter

Katya Alagich1. I thought he was just this sad guy who hung around the bar sometimes and never really spoke and should wash his...

A Short List Of Things I Want You To Know

Helga Weber1. Life is too short for shitty wine. You don’t have to drink it just because it’s in front of you—and that’s a...

I Got A Popsocket So Now I Finally Know What It...

Andrea Russett/YouTubeI’m so so so not trying to brag, but I got an iPhone X this weekend. And I also don’t want to brag, but...

Here’s All The Stuff I Fucking Liked In October

I did this in September and I don’t care if it was annoying, I’m doing it again.One of my friends describes fall, specifically late...

I Have Pinterest Level ‘Mermaid Hair’ And You Can Too With...

If you’ve seen me or stalked me online or in person (hopefully just seen me and haven’t actually stalked me in person) you’ve probably...

10 Of The Most Notorious Murders To Ever Happen During The...

In November of 1911 six Italian Immigrants living in Westchester County of New York heard a rumor that a local woman named Anna Griffin...

23 Things I Wish I Knew At 23 (That I’m Definitely...

gabrielleamontree1. You are never going to feel like an ‘adult.’ Even when you’re completely financially independent, have a 401k, are saving for a down payment,...

Here’s The Most Notorious Murder From Every State

Thomas Warren Whisenhant Alabama Correctional Facility Thomas Warren Whisenhant was convicted of raping, mutilating, and murdering 3 women in Mobile County, Alabama in the 1970s. Whisenhant...

I’ve Spent Over $1700 At Sephora This Year, And Here’s What’s...

Yes. You read that headline right.My name is Kendra and I have spent more than a lot of people spend in rent this year...

Maybe They Should Be Together

Guilherme StecanellaShe thinks he might like her, but she also is pretty sure he never lets anyone know what he’s really thinking so she...

A Short List Of Ways I’ve Completely Failed Lately

Patrick Tomasso1. I’m supposed to be completely together. Always make my bed and never leave clothes in the washer too long and never yell...

21 Things I Very Much Wish I Could Ask My Dog

1. “What’s with the acting like every noise is a death threat and freaking the fuck out? Do you have to sound like the...

I Get Crazy Acne During My Period, So Here’s Everything I...

Ohhhhhhh periods. That beautiful week during the month where I feel like crying anytime I get into a moving vehicle, am constantly sore and...

16 Women Share The True Stories Behind Why They Posted ‘Me...

Trigger Warning “It was Halloween and my friends and I were out celebrating at a really popular (and packed) bar. I was dressed as an...

Here’s All The Stuff I Fucking Liked In September

If I were a YouTuber, this would be my monthly favorites video.But I’m not so instead I’m writing it all down here!!!!!!!!!!! September was a...

Maybe Just Love Me Anyway

Franca GimenezI’m sorry for texting you. That was stupid. That was overconfident. That was abrasive. You probably didn’t need to deal with that. That...

A Breakdown Of Every Thought Catalog Writer’s Skincare Routine

🌊🌊🌊 A post shared by Kendra Syrdal (@kendrasyrdal) on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:59am PDT I’ve been pretty open about my temperamental skin and how I...

10 Of The Best Beauty Products For Women Who Love To...

Look. Let’s not beat around the bourdeaux.If it were socially acceptable to list “drinking” as a hobby or past time, it would be at...

Stay Single Until You Find The Goodest Boy

@NickBulanovvStay single until you find a boy who always comes back after he has to run after something else. Like a stick, or a...

Here’s Which Iconic Kris Jenner Quote You Are, Based On Your...

AriesMarch 21st – April 19th Keeping Up with the Kardashians Taurus April 20th – May 20th Keeping Up with the Kardashians Gemini May 21st – June 20th Keeping Up with the...

All Of My Possible Bumble Bios And Why They’re The Reason...

Mikaela ShannonBio: “She’s okay.” — Most of my friends (Disclaimer: This is my actual bio on some dating apps. Everything’s fine.) Analysis: This is my painfully...

28 Things I Have Learned In 28 Years

@kenziebarden1. Taking care of yourself isn’t something to shy away from. There’s no honor in burning the candle at both ends. You deserve to...

That Life That Would Maybe Be Kind Of Nice If It...

My grandmother’s couch is in the basement. Eventually I had to concede that it’s almost comically small and I’m the only person who fits...

A Short List Of Things I’ve Wanted To Text You Now...

Roberto Nickson1. What the fuck… 2. Well, well, well. 3 years later and we’re both in the same city. Who would’ve thought. 3. Hey it’s me,...

What To Say When They Ask You Where It Hurts

thr3-eyesEverywhere and nowhere. What I mean is, it doesn’t. It’s not a hurt. I’m not in pain. For all intents and purposes, I’m fine. Completely...
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