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The Internet Is Freaking Out About Pumpkin Spice Season

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.01.2016 | Taste

Lock up your shorts, throw the rosé away and take out your sweaters. Pumpkin spice season is here. You’re probably wondering how, on merely Septemb...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Why It's Time to Give Up 'Basic Bitch'

Lindsay Rosasco | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Lindsay Rosasco

Newsflash: if you're resorting to the word "basic" as a sophisticated criticism, you did not nail it. You are not morally superior. You are lazy. And heck, you are basic for following such an idle trend.

Why Loving Fall Does Not Make You 'Basic'

Jenna Wawrzyniec | Posted 10.21.2016 | Style
Jenna Wawrzyniec

I'm sitting here, drinking a toasted graham latte, wondering when it became uncool to soak up the seasons. Some women playfully embrace this new "basic bitch" label, but I find it derogatory and petty. Here's why.

Lauren Conrad Is Totally Fine With Being 'Basic'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

There's nothing wrong with being basic, this according to our gal pal, Lauren Conrad. “I probably am pretty basic," Conrad told Cosmopolitan for th...

Sorry, White People, Sylvia Plath Did Not Invent 'Basic'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts

Guys. I thought we’d been over this. I thought it was settled. “Basic,” a slang term perceived by mainstream white America as referring to blond...

Why 'Basic' Is Beautiful

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Wendi Nunnery

I have been all of these women at some point, and not even in the distant past. More like two weeks ago. And you know what? I think basic is actually kind of beautiful.

Maddie Crum

'Basic' Has Been Added To The Dictionary | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

Hold onto your slouchy sweaters -- basic has just been added to the dictionary. If you’ve been drinking pumpkin spice lattes in private shame since ...

13 Signs You're A Basic Tourist

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel

While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.

Breaking Down What It Means To Be #Basic

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gracie Sands, Glenbrook ...

10 Basic Trends 2014 Can Keep

Mark Taylor | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy
Mark Taylor

In the hopes of achieving success and getting things on the right track, let's all agree to say goodbye to the following 10 things. Like American Idol, Grey's Anatomy and Glee, they had their time in the sun, but let's face it, it's over.

How Instagram Helped Me Love Food Again

Katerina Lopez | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Katerina Lopez

Instagram has given me a platform to find the fun in food again. So go ahead and say I'm basic. Say that I've given in to mainstream media, and lost my originality. I think I've gained something that's more than worth it.

There's Nothing Basic About Being a 'Basic B*tch'

Abby Draper | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Abby Draper

Basically, by "definition" I'm a basic b*tch. And so is every other woman I know. Except NOT AT ALL.

Gay Guys Can Do Better Than The Word 'Basic' Too

H. Alan Scott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Alan Scott

So why do we keep using that word even though it feels kind of icky? And why are my fellow gay brothers so into it?

Don't Call Me A Basic B*tch -- I Can Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes And Still Be Extraordinary

Bustle | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women

I may not be the most self-confident person on the planet, but I am confident enough to know that I am neither basic nor a b*tch.

Why Elegance Doesn't Make A Language

Ezra Brooks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ezra Brooks

With the internet all abuzz about Apple's new Swift programming language, it seems we've forgotten what language design is about. While Swift may be simpler and more elegant than other languages, it also lacks some very important parts of a programming language - parts that make or break long-term support of the community.

An Open Letter to THAT Woman At The Salon

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

When you walked into this salon and brayed, "Who do I have to scream at to get a pedicure around here?" I thought, surely, she's joking, and I laughed at your poorly-executed humor. Then you clapped your hands twice, to ensure your request was heard. And it was.

Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Relatively defenseless in the face of global warming, developing countries are looking for a champion. Who will speak up for them in Mexico?

Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

"Survivor Package" Offers to Cut Hotel Costs by Eliminating Amenities

Nicko Margolies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nicko Margolies

Don't want lights? $89. No towels? $59. No toiletries? $39. And finally, for the coup de grace, you can get your room at the Rancho Bernardo Inn without a bed and only pay $19, plus fees.