vices

Vice Week: On Greed

I am greedy. I’m a greedy person. There, I said it. It was drilled into my head early in life that this was one of the most reprehensible things I could possibly be,…

Claire Hannum |

Vice Week: On Pride

When it comes to pride, we’re often told that it goeth before a fall. But that lends an implication of sorts that pride causeth the fall, which is hardly the…

Beejoli Shah |

Sometimes, Wallowing In Your Own Pool Of Despair Is OK

Self-pity is a doozy. No one likes being with someone who constantly feels sorry for themselves. It is not a cute look. How many times have you heard “Stop the…

Katrin Higher |

Indulgence As Self-Care: Our Vice, Our Therapy

My parents have a story about me they like to tell. When I was in third grade my mom picked me up from school on a beautiful spring day, and…

Jaya Saxena |

Personal Goal: Stop Gorging On Gossip & Irrationally Hating Celebrities

When I first started writing on the internet, I made a conscious decision to think twice before putting words out into the ether about celebrities, because I wanted to avoid…

Claire Hannum |

Vice Week: On Gluttony

Gluttony is an outdated sin, in my opinion. I’ve said it before: Never, ever, ever stop eating. If you stop eating, the advertisers and the tabloids and self-hatred win.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

10 Things I Was Irrationally Jealous Of In High School (And Admittedly Still Am)

Ever since I was little, I have had a very hard time keeping my eyes on my own paper in the competitive game of life. I didn’t actually cheat because…

Beejoli Shah |

True Story: So This One Time I Was Rejected By A Weird Sex Cult

I was 15 years old when we moved to Rochester, NY. The big fight we had at the time was that I thought I should go to the School of…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Vice Week: On Envy

When we were all discussing which of the sins we’d take for this whole theme week thing, I stated that the one I probably should not do is envy. Because…

Robyn Pennacchia |

5 Utterly Intense Acts Of Vengeance From History

Today, we celebrate wrath! And what’s more wrathful than an elaborate revenge plot? Here are five of the most intense acts of revenge in history. Trigger warning for fires,…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Hate-Reading Is The Best And Worst Thing You Can Do

Read it. Hate it. Read it again.

Megan Reynolds |

10 Blog Post Ideas I’ve Had While High And Never Followed Through On (Plus, A Poll!)

One of the benefits of smoking weed for me is that being stoned gives me really kind of fantastic blog post ideas. (There are obviously some terrible ideas too, but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Check Your Vibes: How To Have The Best Mental Health Day Ever

“Productivity” has become a silly buzzword that we equate with self-worth. What is so morally bankrupt about spending a day in bed?

Claire Hannum |

What Your Stoned Paranoia Says About You & How To Deal With It So You Can Just Enjoy Being High

It’s true what they say: smoking weed can make you paranoid. Not everyone experiences an anxiety spiral when they smoke, but getting high does produce a heightened feeling of awareness…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Vice Week: On Sloth

I’m typing this post without even looking at my laptop, currently splayed face down on the cool tile of my bathroom floor, arms stretched out in front of me to…

Beejoli Shah |

Eight Things To Give Up For Lent

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.” That means today is Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent. Since I’m not Catholic this all is a bunch of mumbo…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Matrimommy: Sometimes A Little Lie Doesn’t Hurt…

When you’re single, there’s not much need for secrets. You live on your own, pay your own bills and make your own decisions because you don’t have to answer to…

Chelsea Kaplan |

The Bad Girlfriend Hides Her Vices

When I was a teenager, I hid all of my vices from my mom and dad. My high school boyfriend snuck in and out of our house so they wouldn’t…

The Bad Girlfriend |