The Morning After: The Truth About Emergency Contraception

One day, I walked home to find magazines strewn about the floor, a box of…

I Cried When Alabama Lost The Iron Bowl

They say football is like religion down here in Tuscaloosa, Ala., though that’s a tired…

Sleep (Or Lack Thereof) In The Time Of Social Media

It’s 2:05 a.m. on Sunday night and I’m wide awake. My emotions flit from helplessness, elation,…

Coming Out Of The Mental Illness Closet

As a rule, I do not generally tell people about the items in my mental…

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Don’t Go Crazy—Go Outside Already

When your parents used to tell you “go outside and play,” believe it or not,…

A Culture Of Dance: Garba

I recently attended a nine-day festival called Navaratri, which, according to Wikipedia is, “Indian dance…

Don’t Be Scared To Use The F-Word: Feminism

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m 21 years old. I’m British, a university graduate, and engaged.…

Traveling In India: Gluttony, Hunger, And The Freshest Fish I’ve Ever Had

One of my biggest reservations about traveling to India was the food. I’m not a…

Why Thanksgiving Is The Best Holiday Ever

I’ve always thought Thanksgiving was a pretty nice holiday—not as good as say, Flag Day…

This Is Your Brain On Binge Drinking

I come from a university town that is literally at the bottom of the world,…

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What We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving

This year, we have a lot to be thankful for on LD. For one, we…

The Therapy Dog: Traveling Through Illness With Pups

My dogs have always been an important part of my life. My first best friend…

On Being Thankful For Your Hometown

Some people choose to stay in their hometown forever. It’s where they were born, where…

Tips From Mom: First Thanksgivings

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.…

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Why It’s Best To Work Your Way Up From The Bottom In Your Career

By Hillary C. Wright “Started from the bottom, now we’re here.” Those catchy lyrics from…

About That Time I Got Mad At A Women’s Vitamin Commercial

There’s a One A Day Women’s vitamin commercial airing on TV right now. It shows…

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An Ersatz Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe And Why I Love Cane Syrup

By Sarah Shermyen Last weekend I went home for my short fall break with boyfriend…

She’s Just Being Miley

I lost my mother at 14 years old, and as an older sister to a…

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The Packing Games

By Julia Elizabeth Like many young, American and somewhat-adventurous students, I decided to join the…

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Why I Decided To Leave The U.S.

By Cheylene Thongkham An argument can be made that the story of my family is…