“We know that people are complicated and have a mixture of flaws and talents and sins. So why do we pretend that we don’t?” — Jon Ronson
“Some guy buried a corpse of someone he killed. He told the people of 4chan that whoever guesses their post number would get the coordinates to the body.”
Major app updates are released every so often to these key social media empires to make them even better, and in a way, we slowly lose communication with those who matter most.
Every Wednesday Kendra Syrdal, producer at Thought Catalog and resident wino, is going live to talk to you guys about life, love, and the reasons why we probably all deserve a cocktail or two.
I won’t be able to analyze everyone’s Instagrams and silently scream about how much better everyone’s life looks compared to mine. Like, how are people my age gallivanting around on yachts? ALSO, IT’S A TUESDAY.
A good writer looks at themselves dead in the eye on a daily basis and says, “Fuck you,” to the person throwing up last night’s wine in the sink.
Combining anecdotes from her own childhood with the voices of male and female rappers, anonymous posts on confessional apps (Yik Yak, Secret, Whisper), and demographic data regarding what’s wrong with millennials, Natalie Shields composes a portrait of a generation that…
Intimacy for couples is a source of connection and communication between two people. But when one person becomes accustomed to masturbating to porn, they are actually turning away from intimate interaction.
Realize that you are tangible and valid, no matter the amount of “likes” that selfie you just posted gets. Remember that the quality of your worth isn’t measured by how many followers you have or by how many people publicly wish you well on your birthday.
I operated under the façade that my “toned” body was a result of my workouts and “healthy” eating. Nothing could be further from the truth.