The 12 Most Popular Thought Catalog Articles From Last Week

Hi friends, I’ll be curing your FOMO weekly by posting a list of the most popular (by clicks) posts from the previous week. Here are the most popular posts from Sept. 17-22.

22 Signs You Went To A Small Liberal Arts College In The Middle Of Nowhere

Prepare for intense feelings of accuracy while reading this.


4. The joke was entirely on you at the end of the day, because when you chose to attend this school, you thought you were entering a community of open-minded people who were also there to sit in small classes and thoroughly discuss issues and topics and theories with you. Lol.

How To Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex And Rule The World In 8 Easy Steps

This should be required reading for everyone with a heartbeat. Kate Bartolotta breaks down the how-to-do-everything-better culture we’re in and provides some actually meaningful advice to fill it’s place.


1. Stop believing your bullshit.
All that stuff you tell yourself about how you are a commitment-phobe or a coward or lazy or not creative or unlucky? Stop it. It’s bullshit, and deep down you know it.

10 Everyday Things That Can Save A Relationship

Not just for romantic relationships–these 10 pieces of advice will help your friendships be healthier too.


2. Withhold the blame-placing, even if you know you’re right. There is an incredible emotional buffer in starting sentences with “I believe” rather than the accusatory you-are-wrong-and-I-am-right. Nobody deserves to feel like they’re the lesser in a relationship, especially not for something they think or believe.

I Know For A Fact That ‘Blurred Lines’ Is Not Sexist

I’ve really enjoyed reading the coverage of Blurred Lines. It’s fascinating to me that a lot of women love the song and don’t find it offensive, while the greater consensus is that it’s terrible and women-hating. This is a particularly fun read.


Robin Thicke’s hit single, “Blurred Lines”, is not sexist. It has nothing to do with male/female relations. Nor does it have anything to do with unwanted sexual advances. Those naked women in the music video were nothing but fodder to attract viewers.

What “Blurred Lines” is really about is a man (Robin Thicke) trying to train his newly adopted dog, but said-dog refuses to behave and obey Thicke as its owner.

27 Signs You’re In A Serious Relationship With Chipotle


17. You will wait in line for that magic tinfoil hunk of wonderment — no matter how ridiculously long the line may be. Halfway down the block? Estimated half hour wait? You’ve got the time. You always have the time for Chipotle.

Pro hint: if you are trying to break up with Chipotle and find yourself unable to do so, read this article about Top Privilege. Mission accomplished.

The 5 Best Compliments My Dick Has Ever Gotten

Super funny article by “Larry Hardin.” Even the ladies at Jezebel were clutching their pearls over this one.


Since she commuted from out-of-state, I offered to drop her off at her hotel. She was so tipsy that she asked me upstairs, and wasted no time sidling right up next to me on the bed. Gripping my obvious bulge like a bunch of grapes, she bestowed this gem on me, adding, “There’s so much meat down there, it’s like a snake.”

I Accidentally Slept With The Guy Who Interviewed Me For My Dream Job (And Now He Has No Respect For Me)

This article is like a juicy lucy (a cheeseburger that is made with a pocket of cheese on the inside) because, really, just when you think the story is as juicy as it can get… boom.


I don’t really know if it was good or bad, I just know that it happened, and that when it was over, he didn’t touch me. He didn’t cuddle me or ask me if I needed anything, he just rolled over and unceremoniously fell asleep. It dawned on me, in that moment, that I was a cheap one-night stand to him. He had fucked me, gotten his orgasm, and was going to get me out of there as soon as possible the next morning.

50 People On ‘The Darkest, Creepiest True Story That Terrifies Me To This Day’

My advice? Light a few candles and read this in bed at the end of a long day. Sure, you’ll be too afraid to leave your room for the rest of the night, but a good scare is a stress relieving way to end the day.


A 58 year old man living alone in Japan started hearing noises at night and noticing things out of place in his house. He installed video cameras. Turns out a homeless woman had been living in his attic and cupboards for almost a YEAR in his house, undetected.

25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Sex Questions People Actually Had To Ask On Yahoo! Answers

If there was any shred of evidence that abstinence only education was doing it for kids these days, well, here’s some depressing evidence to the contrary.


Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! Answers

The Hottest Things Guys Have Said To Me In Bed

Who knows why the stuff we say/hear in bed is hot, it defies logic most of the time. Emily McCombs walks us through this phenomenon.


I’m pretty sexually submissive, so that line of thinking appeals to me. I’m also extremely insecure/vain (they can go together), so probably the quickest way to turn me on is to tell me how hot I am. Be specific, please! I still have emails saved from a college-era casual sex relationship with a married guy who would breathlessly tell me exactly what it was about my “perfect, tight pussy” that drove him crazy.

14 Of The Most Powerfully Hot Qualities People Can Have

I’m going to have to vehemently cosign on #s 1, 3, 7, 8, 12 and 14.


3. Being unafraid to say what they think, but being able to express such opinions with social grace and the knowledge that their opinion is not the only one that is valid, or that matters.

I Straight Up Asked Dudes Why They Rejected Me: Here’s What They Said

This girl is my hero. She is living the dream. Specifically, my dream to give an in-depth exit interview to anyone who rejects me.


He had this to say:

“I thought you were cute and dressed cute (black boots, tight jeans). At the time, I was sort of dating someone/hooking up with someone (we broke up via text in late May/early June, have not seen her since) and I felt kind of guilty, but our relationship was casual and we were both going on dates with other people.

I could not really read your vibe I kind of wanted to kiss/make out with you when you took off your boots and we laid down on your couch in full view of G-d and your cat Keith.

There were other dates and people and I figured the same for you (boys in the riverbank in the Catskills and in other locations, etc). I did fear you rejecting me for sure and that is a fear I believe is pretty common in every type of dating.”

Bonus pick: How To Have A Super Fun Pity Party (In 10 Easy Steps)

I laughed until I was choking on my own tears.


5. Forget hygiene
It doesn’t matter when you are pitying yourself and wearing the same sweatpants all day.


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