Go to your doctor. If it's a mild problem they should be able to give you exercises to help with the pain, and there may be an underlying cause (for me it was poor posture at my computer) that they can point out. Going to the doctor sucks, but this is not a problem you want to get worse. I am speaking from experience. » 10/28/14 3:12pm Tuesday 3:12pm

When I was in college, a guy proudly told a group of people, including me, that his peripheral vision was so good that he could look at girls' chests without those girls noticing. Which immediately led to all of the women in the group having identical reactions of, "oh no, we noticed." I'm not sure what made men think… » 10/28/14 2:55pm Tuesday 2:55pm

My prom consisted of terrible food, terrible music, and chaperones who were so terrified of this new "grinding" trend that they'd just read about on the internet* that they were frantically dodging in between teens trying to make sure that no one got pregnant on the dance floor. The disgusting proms that your friends… » 10/27/14 10:54pm Monday 10:54pm

I had a conversation with someone last summer who said that feminists don't really believe in equality unless they think women should be drafted too. I pointed out that I don't think anyone should be drafted, and he agreed that that also counted as equality. But before I asked him, it had never occurred to him that my… » 10/27/14 12:55pm Monday 12:55pm

A lot of my research as an undergrad focused on Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, colonialism, and more general research on state and church sanctioned abuse. So, I know that feel. My advice is to try to schedule things so that you can take regular breaks to keep from getting too overwhelmed and to try to do something… » 10/26/14 12:03am Sunday 12:03am

Yes, this. I new someone who was so bad about this that I just stopped making declarative statements in front of her because I was so tired of hearing that I could never feel as sad as that time she was sad, or love my pets as much as she loved her pets (this is an actual example), or like a thing as much as she liked… » 10/23/14 7:12pm 10/23/14 7:12pm