Ever felt like something just doesn’t belong? The world can occasionally make us feel out of place in our own lives, but sometimes being the odd one out brings more joy than you may think.
We don’t scrutinize nature and remark on its flaws, so why not extend that sense of wonder and awe to our fellow humans? Paired with a collection of San Francisco’s oddly shaped shrubs, this essay encourages us to accept the blemishes in the world around us.
When it comes to clothing, relationships and most other things in life, chasing perfection is pointless. It’s how you flaunt your flaws that matters.
Try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.” These words started a culinary coup in the kitchen where, for the first time, we were encouraged to make a mess as well as dinner.
A hair stylist can change your life—for better or worse. From childhood bowl cuts to traumatizing over-cuts, sometimes it can be better to take your hairdo into your own hands.
Marmalade-making is a maddening pursuit, often ending in gluggy goop, burned kitchen pots and citrus juice stinging sliced thumbs. To some, it’s not worth the fight. For others, losing the battle is half the fun.
Sometimes the best creations happen in the limbo between control and chaos, and learning how to harness that energy can help you triumph over life’s unscripted moments.
It’s difficult to curate a sock collection when one of each pair always manages to lose itself in the laundry room, but there are ways to keep your mind in order even when your sock drawer isn’t.
There’s poetry in the whale songs of the deep blue sea. When you plant an ear below the water’s surface, you can hear their songs and more of the ocean’s secret rumblings.
In certain coastal areas of the world, shark sightings are a commonplace occurrence that you trade for a day at the sea. But it’s important to remember that it’s their home we’re swimming in, not ours.
Salty tears have a communicative power beyond words and reason. But what happens when the waterworks are nothing but crocodile tears, caused by exhaustion, frustration or even a stubborn onion?
John Steinbeck may have once written that men need monsters in their personal oceans, but he also found a muse, a means of survival and a food source in the sea.
For some, going fishing is about bringing home the salmon. For others, it’s simply about the possibility of a catch. Life is about casting a wide net, and sometimes the important part isn’t what ends up in it.
No matter where your skin tone falls on the pigment spectrum, you really should get out in the sun, at least for short bursts. But for those who are lobster-prone, there are ways to survive the sun and the burn.
Just because you’re eating alone doesn’t mean you should be stuck with a sad salad. This essay will encourage you to whip up a decadent three-course meal for yourself.