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

We’re all prey to nostalgia, and indulging in it can help lift us up. Yet, we also know the pitfalls of dreaming of yesteryear, especially when it impedes negatively on the current year. So, as a counterpoint, I’ve tried to home in on what I’m actually responding to when I’m nostalgic. It has helped me clarify my current tastes and reminded me of creative projects and ideas that got away.

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

I’ve long feared being labeled an ‘angry black woman.’ Now, I’m learning to be true to my emotions.

In my life, the slightest indication of anger was fraught with punishment