Beca is a freelance culture writer based in Atlanta. She likes trap music, burritos, and her cat named Kevin.

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6 Revelations You Have When You Forgive Yourself

Recently while making dinner together, a friend asked me a pretty mortifying question out of nowhere. I was dicing up green onions when he went glib and hollered from the couch, "So, what is the bigge...
By Beca Grimm

14 Times It's Totally OK To Unfollow Someone

Social media hooked its pixelated, mental health-deteriorating claws in us long ago. We know it's straight up bad for us. There's hope — w
By Beca Grimm

12 Things You Miss About NYC When You Leave

I never meant to end up in New York City, yet somehow I managed. I followed a boyfriend to Brooklyn who was following a sick internship opportunity, and even after we split, I ended up, well, staying....
By Beca Grimm

10 Ways Broke People Can Satisfy Their Wanderlust

Even just affording to LIVE — groceries, rent, health insurance, allergy meds, water bills, paying back student loans, replacing brake pads — adds up. That's all sans luxuries like the occasional mani...
By Beca Grimm

12 Things People With Clean Freak BFFs Understand

I never really noticed I started operating in a new way until others started calling me out. After 26 years of managing to dodge shower-cleaning duties, I miraculously flipped a switch. First, my dad ...
By Beca Grimm

9 Stages Of Saying "ILY" For The First Time

When you consider chance and its wily nature, it's a GD miracle any two people ever come together in a romantic way. It's not just a combination of right place (emotionally, physically, spiritually, i...
By Beca Grimm

15 Things Texting Someone The Word "Cool" Means

Texting is kinda dumb, but unfortunately, it's an unavoidable thing in 2015. Through practice and patience, we learn the careful nuances necessary in crafting a perfect text. It's almost as if vocal t...
By Beca Grimm

8 Stages Of Accidentally Being In A Relationship

If habits were easy to break, the servers at my local Tex-Mex joint wouldn't immediately chariot over a deep dish of queso before I got the chance to order. There also wouldn't be so many ways to tric...
By Beca Grimm

12 Things SOs With A Height Difference Understand

Love isn't blind, and we sure know dating isn't blind, either. There are a lot of nuanced factors that go into triggering that ultra-dopamine rush... especially one that can be sustained long enough b...
By Beca Grimm

Friends You Make In Bar Bathrooms Are The Realest

Foraging friendships as an adult is typically awkward. It's a mission lubed up with ridiculous activities like joining a knitting club that meets at a kombucha bar, or trying to smile at cool-looking ...
By Beca Grimm

21 Signs Today Is A Good Day For A Shower Beer

It is never not shocking to me when I meet an adult human I respect and trust who does not know what a shower beer is. Here, real quick, I'll explain. A shower beer is pretty simple: it's a beer you d...
By Beca Grimm

11 Signs You Should Travel The World With Your BFF

Traveling is lovely, although easily complicated. That's probably why some people opt to travel solo, à la Cheryl Strayed, who famously hiked thousands of miles alone before chronicling it in her memo...
By Beca Grimm

12 Reasons Group Texts Are Pretty Much The Worst

Let's be honest: Group texts suck. I feel like if you ask anyone their true feelings about them, you'll get some fairly unanimous gripes. And yet, we're all still on them. We're even guilty of startin...
By Beca Grimm

21 Things No Woman Should Say To Another Woman

After a certain age — I'd optimistically wager 14 or so — I think young women should permanently shelve the whole backhanded compliment thing. Not that it should really ever be acceptable, but let's b...
By Beca Grimm

16 Totally Valid Reasons Eating In Bed Is THE BEST

Some people may try and tell you that eating in bed is a "bad habit" or something, but not me. Here's the real and unequivocal truth, if you want my real opinion: Eating in bed is THE EFFING BEST! And...
By Beca Grimm

14 Struggles Of People Who Can't Remember Names

We've all been there: You stroll into a party, see someone you kinda-sorta know walking towards you, and immediately launch into an internal panic over WTF their name is. Your mind races; things that ...
By Beca Grimm

12 Reasons Black Coffee Drinkers Are Slaying Life

If I'm being honest, I don't really understand (nor do I want to) people who ruin their coffee with things like "milk" and "sugar." And don't even get me started on the whole butter in coffee phenomen...
By Beca Grimm

33 Ways Leaving New York Isn't Such A Bad Thing

Let me start off by saying that New York is a spectacular place to live, especially if you're a young person with creative career goals. While it was never part of my personal life plan, I followed my...
By Beca Grimm

10 Perfectly Valid Reasons To Sleep In

Almost always, I vote waking up early as the better option when it comes to climbing out of bed. However, there are clearly exceptions, and who am I to deny their existence? Some sort of rule-making w...
By Beca Grimm

8 Disgustingly True Facts About Hot Tubs

A rock solid appreciation for hot tubs, I'd wager, is pretty much a universal thing. I mean, what's not to love about a good hot tub, amiright? Well, apparently... there are things. While they may mas...
By Beca Grimm