Patia Braithwaite, SELF Magazine

Patia Braithwaite

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Recent articles by Patia:

How This Day Designer Planner Helps Me Function During the Pandemic

We discuss the Day Designer planner, an organizing system that allows users to schedule both personal and professional tasks. → Read More

How a Good Day and Bad Day Plan Might Help You During the Pandemic

We break down steps to help you create a good day and bad day plan to use during the new coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

5 Reality-TV Shows Like 'Love Island' Where Black Women Win at Love

After watching Love Island USA, we created a list of reality TV shows on which Black women are desired. → Read More

16 Best Dating Apps That Aren't Tinder or Bumble

We've compiled a list of 16 best dating apps that you should try in 2020 if you're looking to date, hook up, or find new friends. → Read More

What This TikTok Star Is Teaching Me About Relationships

Katie Florence, known as MissKat, is a TikTok star who is modeling self-acceptance through humorous videos. → Read More

5 Things to Do This Fall That Will Make Your Pandemic Winter a Little Easier

We spoke to therapists about small ways we can take care of ourselves and prepare to cope with the pandemic winter ahead. → Read More

If You’ve Ever Googled ‘How to Stop Crying,’ Read This

We talked to experts about the reasons we cry, why it’s okay to cry, and how to stop crying quickly if you need to. → Read More

Davina Potratz from ‘Selling Sunset’ Has an Interesting Way of Speaking—Do You?

We asked an expert about how to figure out if you have "Selling Sunset" star Davina Potratz's communication style. → Read More

Is Your Pandemic Playlist Keeping Your Life Together Too?

We take some time to extol the benefits and rewards of building (and listening to) a pandemic playlist. → Read More

7 Best Lube Brands to Try Tonight, According to Experts

We asked a sex therapist and sex educator to weigh in on the best lube to incorporate into your sex life. → Read More

6 Tips for Politely Telling Your Partner You Need Alone Time

Alone time can be hard to attain during the new coronavirus pandemic, so we asked therapists for advice on how to ask for it. → Read More

Pandemic Dating is Hard—But Hasn’t Dating Always Been Difficult?

While pandemic dating does have challenges, a recent survey confirms what many of us know—dating has always been difficult. → Read More

Why a Red Flag Isn't the Only Flag You Should Notice in Relationships

A red flag is an important relationship sign, but it's time to talk about yellow and green flags, too. → Read More

8 Cute Date Ideas to Try If You’re Tired of Staying Inside

If you're tired of dating inside your home, we have fun date ideas that are appropriate during the new coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Feeling Lonely? Try These 10 Tips For Managing Loneliness

Here are 10 tips to try if you're feeling lonely during the new coronavirus pandemic when normal methods of connection have changed. → Read More

Separate Your Side Hustle From Your Hobby

Even though the rise of new hobbies during the coronavirus is exciting, you should reconsider turning it into a side hustle. → Read More

20 Romance Novels by Black Authors to Fall in Love With

Here are 20 handpicked romance novels written by Black authors for you to curl up with this summer. → Read More

8 'Monday Morning' Tips to Help You Start the Week off Right

If you struggle with motivation and productivity every Monday morning, here are a few tips to help make things more pleasant. → Read More

Your Black Coworkers Are Still Not Okay—Here’s How to Support Them

We talked to Black employees and an HR professional about actionable things allies can do to support their Black coworkers. → Read More

How to Take a Nap That’s Restful and Doesn’t Mess With Your Sleep

We discuss how to take a nap that allows you to rest peacefully without disrupting your nocturnal sleeping habits. → Read More