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It is Tuesday. Please, please do remember that tattoos are not and should not be spur of the moment things. That’s yo skin.

A few years ago, I became racked with fear the my front tooth was going to fall out. It bordered on obsession, but never got as bad as this guy. Science reporter David Adam has spent the last 20 years with one compulsive thought: I don’t want to get HIV. In this very open interview, Adam describes what it’s like to have a life completely shaken by OCD and the object of your obsessive thoughts.

It’s safe to say that books change our lives. The good ones. Stories change our brains. Aeon explores how books can impact our own lives much like lived experiences.

Not-so-famous famous character actor Taylor Negron, who starred in films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Angels in the Outfield (Nachobutt!) has sadly passed away. Here is a phenomenal obituary from Grantland, which really serves as a meditation on what it means to imbue background characters with life.

The Daily Dot talks to Jazmine Hughes, contributing editor of The Hairpin, about how to make it as a freelance writer.

This is what’s wrong with a culture of over-apologizing: “You’re going to think that I’m the Salem witch trials giving Osama bin Laden a massage at a spa run by the California drought, but I’m also pretty busy next week.”