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

In my late 20s, I felt mounting expectations — from myself and society to achieve certain things by age 30. As my 30th birthday came closer, I felt increasingly frantic. But now my goal for my 30s is to let go of what I am “supposed” to do in favor of what might truly make me happy. I also want to treat myself with more kindness.

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

How baking shows changed my relationship with my daughter

Our cake-making days are all the more precious now