Tagged With Personal Essay

I lived in four apartments within a kilometre of the explosion in Beirut yesterday. Two of them are now completely destroyed.


My job ended during the pandemic, so I left New York and moved to a farm in Maine — and it's changed how I think about work and food


I'm a gay man who lived through the AIDS crisis. I understand the tragic consequences of America's coronavirus failure all too well.



My wife was detained, released, and disappeared again in China. Here's my message on behalf of my people, the Uighurs.


I've lived in a constant state of alarm about the pandemic, but mind tricks like imagining my 80th birthday party are helping me cope


I visited Italy's Instagram-famous Cinque Terre in the aftermath of COVID-19, and it was eerily peaceful



The 5 best pieces of advice I learned from the friendship coach I hired to help me be less socially awkward


My entire family's gone to the Jersey Shore for the last 24 years. This year we almost had to cancel, but we found a way to keep each other safe.


I woke up from a coma with memory gaps for the last 30 years. Here's how I pieced my life back together.


I stopped washing my hair for 2 weeks, and while it smelled weird and felt sticky, it helped repair some damage


How the coronavirus crisis turned me into a dumpster-diving freegan


My fiance and I lost our jobs and then our apartment because of the coronavirus crisis. This is what it's like trying to survive and social distance living in our car in LA.



I used to work at the Cheesecake Factory. Here are 13 things that surprised me about my job.


5 things that didn't change when I lost 120 pounds


I've lost 120 pounds — here are 5 ways I plan to keep it off


I didn't graduate from college but I still have a career that I love. Here are my top tips for success.



I'm 23 and my fiancé and I live at my dad's house, here's why I'm in no hurry to move out


I just turned 55 — here are 10 life lessons I wish I'd learned a decade ago



Kesha wrote an emotional essay about her first album in 4 years, which is out today