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

I’ve had a handful of recurring dreams my entire life: getting a new puppy; having all my teeth fall out; failing a college class I’d forgotten I was taking; being in a high school play and making up all my lines. I can see why my brain might return to these images over and over in times of stress or anxiety. I also have recurring dreams that I’m cleaning my house, and I’ve always wondered: Why? What makes my brain synapses want to sweep the floor or organize the closet all night when I could be doing literally anything else? I may never figure it out, but I’m trying to stop the pointless dreams via some fringe science.

Welcome to Menstrualand, the world’s first period theme park

This place isn’t real, but I sure wish it were

I signed up for the extra money, but cat-sitting came with unexpected benefits

House-sitting and cat-sitting have been healing

I’m half-Mexican, but I pass for white. Here’s what it feels like to inhabit two racial identities.

I’m fiercely proud of my heritage, but can’t fully immerse myself due to a language barrier