It’s very easy, as it turns out.

“You didn’t know that so-and-so is pregnant?” — my friend asked, surprised — “It’s all over her Instagram.”

“No, I haven’t been there in a while…” I replied, and immediately had to explain, because these days, nobody deletes a Social Media app on their phone without a reason. …


There is no shame in having some shame

When it comes to talking about sex, in my opinion, there is sort of a Goldie Locks situation. Too much, not enough or just right. Unfortunately, not many people find that healthy in between, that allows us to discuss sex in a mature way, having no shame, yet understanding that…


A hot take.

Before I begin, let me just make a quick disclaimer: I am young, able-bodied, and generally a sporty person. However, I have struggled with body insecurities in the past and I do think I put my finger on something that anyone could benefit from, no matter what their circumstances are…


Should child labor laws apply?

We’ve seen them around the internet, even if we don’t consume their content. The Pinterest perfect home, the fashionable, pastel colors wearing mom and, the stars of the show, the kids. Lined up from tallest to shortest, wearing almost identical outfits, but with fun little twists. The dad appears, some…


6 things I learned working at a startup, where no one quit their day job

As a rule of thumb, I have always believed the phrase “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.” And although starting a business is not easy at all, it seems to be everyone’s ambition. Your friend from high school has an escargot delivery service, your neighbor is trying…


She’s not a dude in a hot girl’s body. She is real, and she has standards.

As Gillian Flynn brilliantly observed in her book and subsequent movie (directed by David Fincher) Gone Girl, “Men always use that, don’t they? As their defining compliment. She’s a Cool girl.”

Yes, they do, and I’ve heard every version of it: “You’re so cool and understanding, most girls would throw…


All this time on your hands should be going into learning new skills and bettering yourself, right? Maybe not. At least not in the way you would expect.

Since the beginning of quarantine, it’s safe to say most of us have been going through a never-ending cycle that consists of phases of hyper-productivity (or at least attempts) and “if I see another photo of homemade bread, I’m going to lose it, I just want to watch Netflix” type…

Carlota H.

Avid traveler, beer lover and bookworm from Portugal

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