• Beneath the Stars: Stellar Places to Hike and Camp

    When I was little, my dad and I used to look at the stars together from our front yard – sometimes with a telescope, sometimes with the naked eye. He taught me the names of the stars in Orion and how to follow Orion’s belt to Taurus to the...
  • Practical Spiritual Practices: The December Purge

    Spirituality is a complicated beast, often especially so for queer people who don’t feel accepted in the religions into which they were born. As a queer woman brought up by a lapsed cradle Catholic and a vaguely atheist agnostic in a household without religion, my own spirituality has been...
  • Youtubers You Should Be Watching: Megatubers

    MegaTubers. Often referred to as game changers within the industry, MegaTubers are a breed of YouTuber that go beyond the usual levels of YouTube fame and are well-established outside the scope of video making. From book and movie deals to conventions and charity drives, these people do so much...
  • Giving Back: Holiday Edition

    The holidays are a time to relax, spend time with family and friends, give thanks, share gratitude, and celebrate. But one of my favorite parts of the holidays is that it a time to give back. I used to go to a school where we were always told to...
  • Hack Your Box Cake

    The holidays are in full swing, and you might be responsible for a dessert at your next friend or family gathering. Now, I am a busy woman, and box cake is incredibly easy and delicious, so in lieu of making cake from scratch, I am always down for a...
  • And the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 is…

    Every year, Pantone, the authority on all things color, releases a “color of the year.” The color of the year is meant to set a tone and mood for the year, as well as be a snapshot of the time period. In 2014, the color of the year was...
  • Study Analysis: Anti-HIV Drug Effective for Trans Women

    On the heels of World AIDS Day, a study on the effectiveness of Truvada PrEP in reducing and preventing HIV transmission has been further analyzed to show that it works not only for men, but for trans women as well. The study was conducted between 2007 and 2009 on...
  • Get It Together: Organizing Your Holiday Season (And Your Life)

    The winter holidays are an exhausting time on all counts. There are dinners and parties and family visits to organize, gifts to make and buy, food to prepare. It can all get a little overwhelming. I can’t take items off your to-do list, unfortunately, but what I can do...
  • Community College: Transferring Schools

    As a student in community college, you will be faced with two options: complete your associate’s degree and head out into the workforce, or move on to a four-year school and then figure out what to do from there. Transferring to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree...