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.

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?

I pride myself on being an airport pro. Here are a few of my go-to travel habits.

I enjoy the act of traveling — that in-between state

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room