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An Open Letter to Anyone Wearing Foot Jewelry

Katie Hoffman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Thanks to Beyoncé, too many people are under the impression that putting a ring on something automatically makes it better, but that isn't the case with your toes. Anklets and toe rings are universally ridiculous.

An Open Letter to My Homeless Hero

Matt Richardson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

You told me to call you Dirt, and I told you my name was Matt, and then the first thing I asked you was, "How are you doing today, Dirt?" And you said: "I have a tent and my dog... I'm blessed."

Dear Daughter on Your Last Day of Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The most important part of your education isn't what school you go to, who attends it or even who teaches there. It's not about the facilities, the reputation or prestigious alumni

An Open Letter to Joe the Plumber

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Naomi Mac Millan

You recently published an open letter to the families of the Isla Vista shootings, stating that their murdered children didn't trump your constitutional right to bare arms. Does your constitutional right trump someone else's right to simply go about their business and live?

An Open Letter About Life After College

Rana Campbell | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Rana Campbell

I am writing this letter to all you out there who are stressing about life after graduation to tell you that I've been in your shoes. I understand how you feel.

An Open Letter to the Man Who Broke My Heart

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I think a part of me still loves you while I sit here in the darkness, face hot with tears and disillusionment. But what I want you to know most is that I still love myself, and I still know what love really is.

An Open Letter to Turkey Bacon

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Tony Posnanski

You cannot put an Apple sticker on a cordless phone and call it an iPhone. You cannot put Mercedes decals on a Ford and call it a Mercedes. So why do you think you can call yourself bacon?

Economics Students From 19 Countries Demand Overhaul of Economics Education

Keith Harrington | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Keith Harrington

Note: The following open letter on economics education reform represents the joint effort of the members of the International Student Initiative for P...

An Open Letter To Shailene Woodley

Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Sara Roncero-Menendez

You and I are the same age but have very different life experiences. I too was told that feminists want to subvert men and make women the dominant sex, to crush the patriarchy to build a matriarchy. I have learned that this is not the case and this definition is both inaccurate and damaging. I like to think you'd agree.

Raising a Racist Child? An Open Letter to Adam Grant

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jake Dockter

Dear Mr. Grant, I am a new father and am just as hopeful to raise a good and moral child as your readers. I find it hard to swallow J. Phillipe Rushton as an expert on morality when he is on record saying some pretty nasty things that undermine your essays thesis.

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

How A Total Stranger Turned My Day Around In Less Than 15 Minutes

Jen Simon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

I stood there with no idea of what to do next. I felt completely helpless and trapped. And then, something amazing happened.

On 'Table Seats' and Validations: An Open Letter to Kanye West

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work

The Open Letter I Will One Day Need to Read Myself

NYC Dads Group | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
NYC Dads Group

I wouldn't expect you to notice me. But make no mistake about it, I have definitely taken notice of you and just wanted to say one thing. I feel for you.

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice to have some mother/daughter secrets.

The Advice I Should Have Missed My Train To Give

Blessing Offor | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Blessing Offor

Avoid bitterness. Let go of the things that people say or do out of ignorance. You would probably do the same thing if you didn't know better. And for the days that your molehill does look more like a mountain, climb that mountain with as much style and grace as you can muster.

An Open Letter to Myself on my 30th birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Sutherland

Your choices haven't always been the best, but they have always been yours, and they have ultimately created a pretty awesome result: 30-year-old you.

An Open Letter to My Daughter, Who Will (Someday) Ask For Her First 'Real' Tattoo

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I cannot imagine how many times you have wanted to do something long before your father and I were ready to let you do it, nor can I imagine the young woman you would be if I could.

An Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie

Dylan Brody | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Dylan Brody

Dear Governor Christie, I write to you today to implore you to step down as governor of the great state of New Jersey.

An Open Letter To My Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

I am loved, by my family, by my friends, by my partner, I am loved. And if I cannot love myself, if I close myself off to that love, that's just like telling those people who matter, that their love for me means nothing.

Why This Presbyterian Signed an Open Letter From the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.

Why I've Given Up On My Search For Love

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

Let's just be honest here -- I always thought that if I hadn't found you by now, I'd be totally bummed out and depressed. I thought I'd be a nervous, incomplete wreck, writing this letter as I sat on my cat-infested front porch crying salty tears into a liter of cheap wine. After all, I mean, hello, I'm almost 30!

An Open Letter to Guido Barilla

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

The time has come for the hate to end. The world is ready for those in power to step forward for equality. If you aren't ready to join them, then please, just quietly step back.

Thank You, Pat McCrory

Alice Wilder | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Alice Wilder

I know times are tough for you right now. Your approval numbers are in free fall and your own party is overriding your vetoes. So I thought now would be a good time for a young North Carolinian to reach out and say a sincere "thanks."