I’ve never had the overwhelming desire to throw the everyday life towel into the trash and rack off for year to 'find myself'. While my schoolmates were hiking Machu Picchu, I was climbing the professional ladder. That was until South Africa.
You were a skater, I think. You grew your hair down past your collar, Kurt Cobain style, and wore a tight, beaded necklace like a pro surfer. You got into trouble a lot, but you weren't malicious, just distracted. I was a part-time introvert and a full-time nerd.
Exercise, in some form or another, should be a part of our day-to-day lives. But, with so many apps and internet programmes available, we don’t always seek out professional guidance or advice and that’s when mistakes can happen.
Who actually determines how many sexual partners a woman can have before she is labeled a "slut"? And why is it such a bad thing for a woman to have multiple sexual partners? The stigma and guilt associated with sex needs to be removed as it is just another area in which women are held back and labeled.
We’re drowning in eco-wash. I’d be pleased about this state of affairs, except that regularly I observe moments of earnest environmental engagement that get it so selfishly, blindingly, egoically wrong. Dangerously so.
New York Times best-selling author, compulsive hiker, entrepreneur and founder of I Quit Sugar
For a very long time, I thought I was 18 when I lost my virginity. It turns out I was 15. Do not be horrified. In both cases it was consensual and no drugs or alcohol were involved. It's just that I really lost my virginity to another woman.
The hardest part was actually trying to look angry and threatening; no one is scared by a happy, smiling zombie. After a few trials, we were off; a terrifying horde of infected charging towards their next meal.
Kids on planes can be such babies sometimes. Kicking chairs, screaming out, throwing up... It's almost like they're immature, inexperienced human beings who have no concern for a passenger's right to have complete silence on a flight. Are you sensing my sarcasm?
For the first five years of childrearing, I was sleep deprived. My eyes puffed and were hard to keep open. After five years, we all slept through. And it didn’t take long for the rumours to start. “Can’t help noticing how young you look! Did you change your face cream? Or did you see someone?”
Physiotherapist, freelance columnist, over 50 and still struggling with the juggling
Early life nutrition is the term commonly used by researchers to describe the nutrition that a baby gets throughout pregnancy, breast or formula feeding through until their second birthday. And it's really important.
Ryan Lochte's lie shows us that often, lying just makes things worse. If we mess up, it's better to just admit it and take the consequences like a grown-up. If we lie to avoid getting into trouble, we can make a lot more trouble for ourselves, in the long run.
For more than 15 years of my life I battled with this double-edged sword. On the one hand, I felt disgusted to be labelled an Anorexic (what a pathetic waste of space). Yet there was a part of me that harboured a perverse pleasure at being skinny enough to garner the label.
Passionate, creative, motivated world traveller and fighter, determined to make the world a bit brighter
Just when we'd gotten our heads around having to talk to our kids about hard core porn before they even start high school, we now have to help them navigate the world of self-publishing from the 'safety' of their own bedrooms.
At my desk at HuffPost, when the daily grind grinds or my boss yells at me to get a haircut, I often imagine a life of leisure in my wife’s fishing village, of buying a vineyard by the sea and making my very own Sauvignon Plonk. I call it the grape escape.
I attended school like most children, but for me something was not right. At primary school, teachers would say: "You’re not keeping up with the class". By the time I reached high school, I was completely illiterate; I couldn't even spell basic words like ‘bread’ and ‘milk’.
Melbourne-based husband, student and full-time worker in transport logistics
The captive refugees in Manus prison have witnessed too much violence and torture, but for them, the taste and intensity of violence and torture in the horrendous solitary confinements of Bravo, Chauka, The Green Zone and MAA, have been much more profound.
Kurdish journalist and human rights defender currently held on Manus Island