Entries by Rachel Ryan from 12/2012

The Once-Taboo Long-Distance Relationship is an Emerging Norm

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Women

As Americans -- particularly young Americans -- become more mobile, building lasting relationships becomes increasingly difficult, starting in college.

Being a Young 20-Something Is a Lot Like Hanging Off the Edge of a Cliff

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

Sure, young 20-somethings (YTS) don't have wrinkles and crushing responsibilities like a mortgage, kids or elderly parents living in the spare bedroom. Know what else we don't have? Jobs. Money. A home. Secure relationships.

There's No Christ in My Christmas

| Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada

I have been affirmatively opposed to organized religion since about the age of 14. But I love Christmas. It's magical. As you can imagine, this is often a point of contention in debates: "Christmas wouldn't be here if it weren't for Christ, so how can you say 'religion poisons everything'?" they ask me. if you want to "keep Christ in Christmas," by all means, set up your Nativity scene and go to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. It's a free country. I, along with the increasing number of non-Christians, will be by the fire, glass of wine in-hand, listening to some Nat King Cole.