Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

In the last few years, my home has become densely populated by plants. I’m not alone: There’s evidence that millennials are quickly taking over the houseplant market. There are many theories as to why — health benefits, child proxies — but I think it’s as simple as caring for something and feeling satisfied to see it thrive. That said, my partner has banned me from buying any more plants. It’s beginning to look like a jungle in here.

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets

When I was growing up, I was a tomboy who hated pink. Here’s why — and what’s different for kids today.

As we gain a better understanding of gender and sex as fluid concepts, fashion is also becoming more malleable

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?