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Past articles by Sam:

These Common Phrases Are Actually Ableist, So Quit Using Them

There's a way to say it that doesn't insult a marginalized community. Promise. → Read More

I'm Six-Time Emmy Winning Journalist Nancy Glass, and This Is How I Work

The media renaissance woman describes how she gets it done. → Read More

Why You Should Talk to Strangers (and Why 'Stranger Danger' Is a Sham)

Talking with strangers more frequently offers more benefits than you might think. → Read More

How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower at Peak Brilliance This Week

FYI: the year's most spectacular meteor shower begins peaking shortly. → Read More

Does It Matter If Your Therapist Likes You?

It might feel weird, but getting your therapist to like you should never be the goal. → Read More

How to Spot 'Breadcrumbing' in Your Relationships, and What to Do About It

You are not a pigeon. You deserve more than crumbs. → Read More

When to See the ‘Sturgeon Moon’ Light Up the Sky This August

August's full moon is named after a mighty big fish. → Read More

Apply to Live in a Mars Simulation Because Earth Is Fucked

Live out your space-fairing dreams without actually going to space. → Read More

How the ‘Man Box’ Can Help You Understand Masculinity as a Prison

All of the worst aspects of traditional ideas of masculinity live in this horrible box. → Read More

How to Tell If You’re Dating a Vulnerable Narcissist (and What to Do About It)

There can be some subtle warning signs that give way to big consequences. → Read More

How to Sleep in an Airport If You Absolutely Must

You never know when you might need to snuggle up in the boarding area. → Read More

Why It's Good to Be Bad at Things You Enjoy, According to Kurt Vonnegut

You don't need to master something to enjoy it; sometimes it's perfectly fine to suck. → Read More

The Different Ways to Prove You've Been Vaccinated, Whether You Like It or Not

Even if your state doesn't require proof, a private business might. → Read More

Sexual Gaslighting Is a Thing (and How to Identify It)

Just because your partner says you consented doesn't mean you did. → Read More

NBD, There's Just a Massive Asteroid Hurtling Past Earth This Month

A mile wide and flying 58,538 miles per hour, just another reminder of the dangerous wonders out there. → Read More

Why You Shouldn't Over-Apologize, and What to Say Instead

Don't apologize for things that don't merit an apology. → Read More

The One Question You Should Be Asking in Job Interviews Right Now

If this isn't top of mind for you while interviewing for a job, it should be. → Read More

Should I Break Up With My Annoying (But Longtime) Friend?

Sometimes it's necessary to consciously drift away from a friend—even after 20 years. → Read More

I'm 'Listen Like You Mean It' Author Ximena Vengoechea, and This Is How I Work

Learning to listen involves more than just paying attention to the words. → Read More

The Five Types of Personal Boundaries (and How to Set Them)

It's important to learn how and when to apply these. → Read More