The legal age of consent, and the laws around it, don't take into account the age at which people are becoming sexually active and this leads to many undeserved criminal convictions. Would lowering the age, but extending the scope of the laws help?
Are you a seductress? Let's explore that notion, and let you explore your seductive side more often.
Let's explore the declining trend, "Freedom of speech," by taking a look at the trends that are replacing it.
God seems to have antisocial personality disorder, or is in fact a violent narcissist. Let's explore this valid claim.
A short, free verse poem to remind you to take a look at what you have and be thankful. Things could always be worse, don't devalue what you have for what could be waiting in the future. The future holds the same conclusion for us all.
Being positive all the time is something to avoid rather than something to aspire to. You can't trust an individual who only ever sees the silver lining, and refuses to acknowledge hard truths for the sake of others. Their outlook is the back they are hiding their knife behind.
Topeka, Kansas is deserving only of the highest rank, the "Iron Throne" if you can forgive the jesting reference, or the pinnacle, if you prefer, of every "Worst of" list in the United States. Avoid it at all costs.
Life is rough and dealing with depression can be the straw that breaks the camel's back. It doesn't need to be, though. Lighten up on yourself.
Alcoholism, abuse, ignorance... There isn't a lot one can do to help their parents to see that they are losing themselves and those around them. This is doubly true when the parent believes they are the only victim.
A poem about the devastation caused by, and irrelevancy of arguments of all kinds. There is a middle ground, especially when it comes to matters you have no real control over. Don't let a minor quarrel with your friends, family, and community become a war no one can win.
Feeling victimized is quite common, and it is nothing to feel shame for. At one point or another we have all been victimized. The important distinction that needs to be made, however, is whether or not you, or another, are actually being victimized.
Politicians hold important offices and have more responsibility than most others in society, but that doesn't mean they are invulnerable and without fault just like us. They have families, feelings, goals, dreams, and nightmares. Treat them like it.
"Your rights end where another's begin" is the most accurate way to describe how acceptance should be viewed. You cannot be accepted if you do not first accept others. Accepting opposing views and understanding them is more important than receiving acceptance.
It's all too easy to point fingers where they don't belong, but the first step to solving most social problems is first pointing your finger at yourself. We can't expect others to change to suit our needs, but they'd be more willing if we changed to better suit theirs.
We must all be careful when delving into psychological diagnoses not only because most of us are not qualified to make such diagnoses, but because the average half-life on psychological knowledge is seven years. Don't throw accusations around carelessly.
It is important to take into account that you will always be your harshest critic, and to not let your harshest critic bring you down. Let the audience and stats speak more for your work than your insecurities.
It is a rare occasion where you find someone you are actually compatible with, not because you are incompatible but most often because you, the other person, or both of you lack the time, patience, and skills necessary to see that friendship through to the long-term payout.
Most discussions—if we can call them that honestly—about controversial topics end up becoming a contest to see who can hurt the opposing side worse. Every minor conflict becomes a do-or-die, verbal knife fight. This is something that needs constructive discussion.
Unofficial investigations into Lola's Cafe turned up some interesting allegations including sexism, discrimination, abuse and financial crimes. The question that I seek to answer here is, "Is it worth it to eat there despite the allegations?" and to bring community awareness to the alleged abuse.