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So you have found someone with whom you wish to get down and dirty. You may have known this person for years, you may have known them for hours (we are not here to judge who you knock bits with), but there’s some necessary awkwardness that should always precede the actual deed: The Talk. Let’s talk about having The Talk.
It’s up to you what, exactly, your Talk includes, but at a bare minimum you should discuss STD status/testing and the logistics of protection. Other topics may include whether or not you expect sexual monogamy, how many partners they have had, if they are a good person, and how many licks it takes to get →
My boyfriend is an adrenaline junkie. He jumps out of airplanes on Saturdays, runs yellow lights, laughs on roller coasters, and will never be the first to give in to pain, should you challenge him. He is batshit crazy, at least in my eyes.
I, on the other hand, am the complete opposite. I fear all things heights, only feel happy when obeying the speed limit and feel sick to my stomach when I am not, at least, 20 minutes early to a movie. So how on God’s green earth does this relationship work so well? Perhaps that age-old saying, “opposites attract,” or perhaps it is the idea that you admire in others what you lack. I’d say a little →
Hello. I am Amy and I write for Literally, Darling. Here’s all you need to know about me, in GIFs – and not just any old GIFs, either. I recruited some assistance from my favourite childhood movies, because who could better tell the tale of ‘me’? Mathilda, Vada, Pockets and co – that’s who.
When Russian armed forces began appearing in Crimea this week, international attention turned to Moscow at breakneck speed. Questions regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions and motivations abounded, including the tongue-in-cheek assertion that just maybe he was trying to get the old Soviet band back together. The media was already all over Ukraine following widespread public protests that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, freed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and made very clear that Ukraine wants to align with the European Union rather than Russia.
As tensions appear to be softening and negotiations between Kiev and Moscow continue, the lingering question regarding Russian intervention in Ukraine remains … why? Sure, the image of Vladimir Putin riding a literal bear →
(Spoiler: NSFW language)
When I was 3 years old, I found one of my life’s passions that I would continue to hone and finesse throughout the rest of my days. I was sitting on the counter as my father did the after-dinner dishes and I knew his routine was coming to an end. As he looked up I said to him:
“Let’s get the fuck out of here, Daddy.”
And that precocious, mini-dictator in training discovered two things—people instantly pay attention to you when you speak bluntly, and there is something oh-so-satisfying in a well-timed curse.
You see, I fucking love to swear. I like to stream together complex, anatomically morally ambiguous sentences so blue →
Critically acclaimed alternative country/Southern Rock band the Drive-By Truckers dropped their much-anticipated new record, “English Oceans,” yesterday. It’s their first album since 2011′s hard-hitter “Go-Go Boots” and, though the band has experienced some internal changes since then, “English Oceans” is a solid collection of music with challenging lyrics and some searing guitar riffs.
The three years between “Boots” and “Oceans” saw the Truckers lose female vocalist Shonna Tucker, whose haunting soprano lent much to several favorite ballads from their past records (“The Big To-Do’s” “You’ve Got Another,” ”Dirty South’s” “The Purgatory Line”). The band’s sound stays strong without Tucker, though, and lead vocalists and founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley hold their own (obviously) throughout “Oceans,” with Hood’s almost-crude-but-still-pretty Southern warble making →
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held awards show honoring itself for 86th straight year. Yes, the Oscars aired Sunday. Find a complete list of winners and losers here. Did you win the office betting pool?
There are more lady billionaires than ever before, according to the Forbes 2014 World’s Billionaires list. Forbes records 1,648 billionaires, 172 of whom (or roughly 10 percent) are women. With the 268 billionaire newcomers to the Forbes list comes Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg, who’s apparently worth $1.05 billion. Guess it pays to Lean In.
Regulators fine power giant Duke Energy following massive coal ash spill. The ash is a byproduct of combustion from the company’s coal-powered plants; it contains →
My mom bought me a black coat two months into my freshman year at Brigham Young University. Growing up in California, I’d never needed one before I moved to Utah. It was on sale at Kohl’s and the hood had fur inside, exactly what I wanted for my first winter in the mountains.
I was wearing this coat when my first requited crush and I went for a walk around campus one clear night in April, just weeks away from the end of my freshman year. “I like you, Hannah,” he spit out as we rounded the corner next to the indoor practice pool, and I played with the zipper in hopes that he’d hold my hand. I was →
OK, the jig is up. I’m just a post-four-eyed brace-face trying to prove that I’m not so much of the dork that I used to be.
If there is anything I know about myself, it’s that I’ve been a people-pleaser since day one. Although I’ve always been like that, I can’t help but wonder if it’s a bad thing, or if it even works to make other people pleased. One thing I do know: I’ve discovered the one person it has stopped working for: myself.
These are the reasons I think I people-please:
- As noted above, I wasn’t exactly the coolest kid on the block… Growing up, I wanted to be that girl that every girl wanted to be →
LinkedIn. You probably joined it as a thing that everyone did while you were an undergrad. You’ve updated it a few times, sent requests, but other than that there it lies, dormant. But guess what? That’s a MAJOR missed opportunity particularly in this volatile job market. Think of LinkedIn as an insurance policy. It’s a way to create a network that can benefit you in the future. Whether you want to start a side business, go freelance, or find yourself in the horrible situation of being suddenly unemployed, building your network is crucial to success.
BUT all of that being said, LinkedIn has its own etiquette and if you fail to follow that your networking attempts can actually backfire so →