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What It’s Like To Live With Mental Illness In India (Buzzfeed)

Until very recently, if you attempted to commit suicide in India and survived, like I did, you would be met with the news that you could spend up…

Stop With The Body-Shaming Already! (Ravishly)

“YOU. ARE. FAT.” The words – loaded like bullets into the sentence that was being directed at me – stung deeply. I was only ten years old, and…

How You Should Be Feeding Birds All Year Long (Tomato Ink Blog)

February is National Bird Feeding Month! One of the first things I like to do when I move is set up my bird table for feeding birds. It’s…

New Food Trends for the New Year (Tomato Ink Blog)

It’s a brand new year, which means a number of things. New expectations, new resolutions, new color of the year, and, of course, new food trends. In 2017 we…

Indulge in our Favorite Recipes for National Chocolate Cake Day (Tomato Ink Blog)

“He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. ‘Guilt’ was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider…

How to Build an Indian Spice Cabinet (Lifehacker)

Indian cooking can seem complicated and convoluted to people who aren’t inherently familiar with it; all that grinding of various spice pastes—a dash of this, a smidgen of…

Four Young Females Who Have Reignited Poetry (Bookwitty)

Poetry is enjoying an upheaval on social media lately, and it’s been incredible to watch. From the poets of Tumblr to the poets of Instagram, poetry is having…

How to Make Your Own Advent Calendars (Tomato Ink Blog)

It’s officially Christmas season! Bring on the eggnog, nutmeg, fruit cakes, and the decking of the halls with boughs of holly and the fa-la-la-la-la. Best of all, bring…

Donate to the Best Animal Charities on Giving Tuesday (Tomato Ink Blog)

The holiday season — or what I like to call “the giving season” — is finally upon us (and so is Giving Tuesday on November 28). A lot of…

Every Nanny Job I’ve Ever Had (The Billfold)

Being a nanny wasn’t my wildest dream, but I found myself applying for multiple nanny jobs when I was nineteen. I was at a loose end, and it…