Making The Transition From Student To Real World

Making The Transition From Student To Real World

Looking back on my hard work in school, during my job search, and at my first job, has taught me that the reasons you work hard are just as important as actually working hard. I always told myself that hard work would create success, but this set me up for a huge shock as I entered the real world. I thought earning a high salary with a fancy job meant I was successful, that my hard work had paid…

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Give Your Playlist A “Renovation”: New Music From Eric Leva

Give Your Playlist A “Renovation”: New Music From Eric Leva

Last month, we featured up-and-coming (and incredibly talented) singer/songwriter Eric Leva, and the premiere of his single, “I Should Know.” Eric is back and sharing new music with us in his latest release—“Renovation.” The song debuted this week on the Hello Mr. playlist, “Hello October,” which is available for streaming on Spotify today.…

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Lessons Learned From Living With A Disability

Lessons Learned From Living With A Disability

You can’t really understand it until it happens to you, but there is a lot to think about when you live with a disability. I wouldn’t know if it hadn’t happened to me, but it did, so I am passing my wisdom onto you readers. There are a lot of misconceptions about disabled people, and I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know everything, but I will share with you what I know. I don’t have a…

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My Completely Awkward First Day At The Office

My Completely Awkward First Day At The Office

For anyone who’s ever met me, I don’t exactly scream “9-to-5 office type!” And yet here I am, on a temp assignment for a few days in a law office. Crazy how the world works isn’t it? Strangely enough, office work is even weirder for me than working in video production, which is a shock to the system. For starters, I’ve only been here one day, I’ve already had three cups of (free) hot chocolate,…

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straight people on tv show: *literally have sex*


gay people on tv show: *exist*

ok.. :\ but… ok like im not homophobic… :\ im ok with gay people but why do you have to shove it in my face… :\

(via thetexasmexican)


Captain A(ss)merica

My Anaconda do

(Source: pruehalliwel, via thetexasmexican)



How TV Is Changing the Way We View Sexuality

How TV Is Changing the Way We View Sexuality

By Hannah Desan

There are a lot of rights movements going on at the moment. Maybe this is always the case, but with the help of social media it feels like the current issues have saturated our lives more than was even possible in the past.

Equality is always a pervasive issue. We haven’t reached all-around equality yet, so we’re still trying.

I see a growing light at the end of the tunnel. I’m an…

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The 20 Best Words Of All Time

The 20 Best Words Of All Time

Twenty-Something Tuesday

While English is widely recognized as one of the most ridiculous and contradictory languages of all time ever, some words (many of which we obviously borrowed from other cultures) are particularly satisfying. Here are the 21 best words we at Literally, Darling could come up with.

  1. Allele – write it in cursive and you’ll see.
  2. Persnickety – It has a somewhat negative…

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5 Films That Make You Rethink Current Affairs

International affairs can be messy, complicated, and distant from everyday life. It’s easy to make issues feel totally separate from us, particularly in the media echo chamber of 24-hour news.

No Really, I Never Want To Have Kids

No Really, I Never Want To Have Kids

@kelsinat0r they’re a hobby you can’t give up. Even sailing is less expensive.

— Swarley (@Prince_Swarles) September 26, 2014

I am twenty-four years old and I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, that I don’t want to have children. Ever. When I get on my own health insurance I want to get my tubes tied, and until then I will take every possible precaution to avoid getting pregnant. We live…

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Country Music For Badass Chicks

Country Music For Badass Chicks #playlist

I spent a lot of time not liking country music. I grew up in small town New Mexico not far from a reservation, listening to old country on my Grandma’s car radio. We lived in an area where current pop hits didn’t reach us until they’d been widely known everywhere else for at least six months. So the first 5 years of my life were spent bopping along to classic western tunes that tended to be all…

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Why I Can’t Answer “Where Are You From?”

Why I Can’t Answer “Where Are You From?”

“Hey, where are you from? Your accent…”

People love to guess where I’m from, but the problem is, I don’t really have an answer to that question, and I’m pretty sure all Third Culture Kids (3CKs) don’t either.

‘Third Culture Kid’ is a term usually applied to people that were raised outside their parents’ culture, and moved through more than one culture before they had time to develop their own…

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