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For when that lull of inspiration takes hold and the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows anymore.

Because it's feeling increasingly difficult to make a wise choice. Or, is it?

Conversations are getting trickier and trickier to navigate.

Five simple ways we can make a difference regardless of what's in our bank account.

Sit down, grab a cold drink, and gather ‘round for some fresh knowledge.

It’s like seeking to build an uglier, and more damaging, grown-up clique.

How do we raise our voices to address injustice in ways that promote peaceful and respectful communication?

“Next to creating a life, the finest thing a (wo)man can do is save one.”

Rosalind Franklin’s story will inspire and frustrate. And it'll make you want to tell everyone you know.

They were leaders, listeners, revolutionaries, teachers, and nurturers.

We are more than our race, religion, and political vote. But all too often we allow those glaring differences to convince us otherwise.

There’s something profoundly special about packing up a book for a fun summer vacation or a relaxing afternoon at the pool, isn’t there?

The darkest times are the ones that most demand our effort to recognize those who bear light for us.

Royalty or not, every woman has the potential to make an impact by examining her sphere of influence and choosing to make the most

To what degree we have allowed ourselves to be conditioned to conform? What does "unlearning" look like?

Some thoughts from the women who are considered the 20 most powerful in the world, according to Forbes.

The beginning of another work week — we get it. But before you succumb to the stress and the busyness that this week may hold for you, we invite you to take a minute (well, 48 seconds) to pause and notice the sheer joy on one teen’s face. When her health prevented her from attending a Florence and the Machine concert with her best friend, the concert came to her at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House instead.

We were tearing up eight seconds in. This is what it’s all about, yeah?

There are few things more satisfying than a good belly laugh. I’m talking about the deep sort of laugh that takes over your entire body. The type that forces your head to fall back, tears to stream from your eyes, while stealing your breath and rendering you incoherent; the type of laugh that physically hurts, and leaves you aching afterward. As painful as it sounds, there are few things more satisfying.

Nothing fires us up more than watching other women conquer obstacles and chase their dreams. Which is why we’ve completely fallen in love with Carly Fleischmann, a 21-year-old journalist from Canada who, even though she has autism and is unable to speak using her mouth, communicates via keyboard and just scored a pretty  big interview for her first time on camera.

Watch in full below and tell us you don’t agree: Can’t we please see more women like Carly on our screens? We absolutely love this.

Writing is a lot like like gardening. When we’re willing to get our hands dirty, the blank page becomes a space to cultivate and sustain life — a little plot for growing seeds that, when exposed to just the right slant of sunlight, blossom into nourishing fruit. But as any gardener would know, there’s an art, a cadence to growing green things: A season for uprooting, and another for tilling. Next, a time for waiting while the elements work their magic. Then, finally, the harvest.

The same rhythm rings true in growing ourselves. Thankfully, unlike actual gardening, storytelling requires no green thumb. You don’t even have to identify as a writer to reap the benefits of writing — you just have to want to do the work.

Today at Darling, we are celebrating not one, but two wins for women! Combatting ageism in Hollywood and gaining well-deserved recognition for human rights activism are both reasons to celebrate in our book.

Did you know that in some cases, watching television might actually be good for you? Yes, it is filled with programs that bombard us with unhealthy messages and stereotypes. And yes, there’s no denying that these messages can have a negative impact on our thoughts, attitudes and choices. (If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you will have noticed that I’ve raised caution about media use).

But, you may be surprised to find that at the same time, TV watching actually has the potential to do these three things:

At Darling we love when celebrities use their influence for good, saying things that resonate with who we are but that also challenge us to pursue the bigger and better, both in ourselves and in the world around us. Emma Watson is one such woman who we think totally nails the #DarlingMovement in how she carries herself and also in the way she speaks of women and of men.

So, in honor of her birthday tomorrow, here are ten of our favorite quotes that prove she has an open invite to the Darling office any time. HBD, Hermione.

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