Last week, one of my friends said to me, “Cheyenne, I bet you are one of those people that smiles to random people in the hall or on the street, right?” I responded yes. He then asked, “And I bet they rarely ever smile back, right?” I nodded my head. He responded with, “Yep, it [...]
Last week, with the reveal of the most recent Consider publication “#shitnobodysays: Is that Grammatically Correct?”, the Consider team had the amazing opportunity to discuss the topic of language appropriateness with our counterpoint writer, Dr. Anne Curzan. Amongst the diverse and incredibly interesting aspects mentioned, one question really stood out as one that I have [...]
Every year on Valentines Day in elementary school, my classmates and I would decorate shoe boxes with red and pink paper, bright doilies, and lots of hearts. Then, we would go around our classroom and fill everyone else’s shoebox with a valentine. Most of us would attach a small candy, drop it in the box, [...]
It is possible to have a short, exciting, respectful, pleasurable, and enjoyable sexual experience without being manipulative. But, the thought I had while reading your letter was that you seem to have spent a lot of time talking about what I, as a male, but have spent little time addressing how to improve our actions.
It is a perplexing phenomenon how humans form powerful attachments to pets.
Rationally, pets do not make much sense. There are huge costs involved with
pet ownership. The are monetary costs involved with survival and
maintenance, as well as emotional costs such as spending time with a pet
over spending time with a child or mate.