5 Signs of a Healthy Friendship

I was sitting in a café with my close friend, chatting about something fairly unimportant (a TV show, most likely). As we were sipping our drinks and talking, I felt this warmth spread in my chest. I looked at my friend and smiled. That's when it struck me: I treasure our friendship so, so much. I've read so many articles on how to recognize a toxic friendship, an unhealthy relationship, a bad influence on your life. But as I was looking at my friend, I had this sudden desire to shout into the

4 Simple Ways You Can Show Yourself Love Every Single Day

I've always been terrible at practising self-love. I find it way too easy to get swept away in the rush of life and forget to treat myself right. It's something I've been struggling with ever since I can remember. But self-love is important, no matter how easy it is for us to put it on the backburner. How you treat yourself affects your life more than you'd think. I only recently realized the full scope of his. How I feel about myself impacts things like what I make myself eat. How good my sle

I Didn't Know Bisexuality Was an Option

No one explained sexuality to me when I was a child. The only thing I knew was that men and women got married. I saw examples of that all around me: my parents, my family, books, television. I found out about being "gay" much later when I was in school. Even then, there was a significant chunk of time when I didn't know that "gay" wasn't just a meaningless slur that others would use to bring you down. I knew it to be an insult, not an orientation. I eventually learned what homosexuality was. B

The Great British Baking Show: 10 Best Bakes of All Time

Puddings, pies, cakes, tortes, and more. Here are the Top 10 greatest from The Great British Baking Show. Season 12 of The Great British Baking Show is underway. So far, we've had some incredible bakes. But how do Jürgen's mini rolls and Giuseppe's focaccia compare to some of the best baking creations in the show's history? Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the best of the best. This pudding might look simple, but it's actually far from it. The winner of season 5, Nancy Birtwhist

Internalized Homophobia Made Me Forget My First Love

When I was 14, I met this girl. I fell for her hard and fast. My love for her was intense, far more than anything I’d ever experienced before. But she was a girl, and so was I. So, when it came down to it, I couldn’t go through with it. I couldn’t stand by her. I wasn’t ready to be queer. I did the only thing I could — I forgot about her. And I mean that literally. I completely erased all traces of her from my memory. This all happened years ago. Back then, I lived in a small town in the Cze