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Let's Talk About The Time I Drank Period Blood

Though most people my age don’t think about what they’ll be doing post-retirement, I know exactly how I’ll be spending my later years in life. My plan is to open an honest sex-ed clinic for men. The classes held at this clinic won’t cover STDS or mak…
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The Double Standard Of Addiction: Why We Should Treat All Cases Equally

My heart aches for Lamar Odom and his family and friends. Absolutely no one deserves this. I know, because I’ve been there. I know every single feeling his family and friends are having right now and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Since the ne…
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How Dating A Younger Man Has Successfully Kept Me From Growing Up

I’ve found the Fountain of Youth. At 28 years old, I've managed to find a way to stay young(er) forever. I can't say it was easy, but it was worth it. It required many failed attempts, and a lot of time spent and equally wasted. The trip hasn’t alway…
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Why I Won't Let Rape And An STD Define The Rest Of My Life

On a Friday night, my life was changed forever. I can’t help but think of Katy Perry’s song, “Last Friday Night,” where she famously says: Do it all again this Friday night. But I wouldn’t. A handful of Fridays ago, I was raped. I wasn't wearing anyt…
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Social Entrepreneurship: How Generation-Y Is Changing The World

Social entrepreneurship is more than a recent trend spurred by the emergence of the Millennial generation into the business world. It represents a shift toward accountable business practices and creating sustainable change in the world. These new ent…
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5 Reasons Why Teachers Hate Going Back To School Just As Much As Kids

I know what you’re thinking: Teachers love going back to school; it’s what they live for, right? Teachers literally thrive during those first few days back, handing out eight-page syllabi, assigning social-life-ruining projects for three months in ad…
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You Have To Let Go: What It Was Like Leaving Behind The Boy I Loved

I have seen several articles about getting toxic people out of your life, saying goodbye and letting go. When you progress through your twenties, you start to realize who is down for you and who is going to bring you down. The thing is, even with all…
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Why Millennials May Be The First Generation To See Gender Equality

As the inevitable wheels of history continue to crush the old patriarchal order, we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of the wage gap that has oppressed generations of women. In 2012, the Pew Center reported that women between the ages of 25…
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You Never Forget: How I Feel 9 Months After My Abortion

Before reading this article, I want you to know this will be hard. I was young, in love and scared. I didn’t know what I wanted or what the right decision was. I just knew what I had to do in that moment in order to move on with my life. Nine months …
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What It's Like To Endure The Effects Of An Abortion For Life

I remember the moment I got pregnant on July 16, 2011. I remember where I was, whom I was with and exactly how it happened. I remember realizing I was pregnant less than a month later when I took a pregnancy test in the Headquarters and Service Batta…
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I Got An STD And My Partner Slut-Shamed Me

Whenever I talk about the guy who left me because I had chlamydia, I am bombarded with questions. “How did you know you had something?” “Should I get tested?” “How did you let that happen?” The best response I could give is that you know your own bod…
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They Don't Like To Lose: Why Competitive People Can't Get Over Breakups

Competitive people love a challenge. If competitive people come face to face with a problem, you can bet your ass they're going to try to solve it -- and they won't stop until they do. They constantly strive to rise to the occasion, to beat everyone …
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I Risked It All And Fell In Love With Someone Who's HIV Positive

Picture this: You’re on your fourth, maybe fifth, date with someone you think is phenomenal. You’ve noticed some of the finer details and complexities about this person, and you can really see the potential for some kind of future with the man sittin…
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8 Signs You're The Worst Intern And Absolutely Will Not Get Hired

You're technically an adult, but you still haven't accepted the death of "summer vacation," so you’ve chosen to intern your way through these next three months. You decided your first day you would never want a career here, so every morning at 9 am, …
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Wisdom Knows No Age: 5 Lessons To Learn From Young Entrepreneurs

Establishing a business is hard. It requires hard work, an excellent idea and a bit of luck for any startup to succeed and rake in profits. But, you don't have to be some savvy veteran in order to beat the odds. Some of the world's most successful bu…
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Why Intuition Is Your Most Powerful Tool In Facing Life's Challenges

At times, intuition seems like a dirty word. We are creatures of reason. We think about what is the best thing to do, plan out a strategy, execute it and see the results. With that line of thinking, the human species has moved from living in caves to…
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Why The Transition From Party Girl To Working Woman Is Exciting

You ruled the campus scene, and now it’s time to rule the world. Graduating from college is a huge leap, and it launches you right into adulthood. Whether you’ve got a job lined up or not, the reality is you need to clean up your act. Most women worr…
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To My Ex-Best Friend: Why I'll Never Forgive Or Forget You

This time last year, things were different between us. They were better, actually. For one thing, I was proud to call you my best friend. For another, I could admit I had shamelessly fallen in love with you. So, I'm willing to bet you can understand …
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How To Train Your Brain To Fall Out Of Love

Through life lessons and various bouts of heartache, we have come to understand that relationships inevitably end. For some people, it is very easy to heal a broken heart, as if they flipped a switch and turned off all of their feelings about the per…
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3 Dos And Don'ts Of Texting Him At The Start Of Something New

Communication is difficult. Communicating when you aren't face-to-face with someone is even more difficult. And, text-based communication may be the most difficult form of communication there is. So, how do you intend to text your next date? When can…
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