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Just 21 Of Our Favorite Goodful Posts From 2018

From cloth toilet paper to condiments to therapy to bees. ✨

It’s that time: everyone is reflecting on the things that happened this year, and their own accomplishments. So in that spirit, we’ve put together a list (in no particular order) of our favorite Goodful posts from 2018.

1. A More Or Less Definitive Guide To Showing Up For Friends

Showing up is at the core of creating and maintaining, strong meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and Internet pals. It’s what turns the people you know into your people.

2. What Is "The Family Cloth" And Why Do People Use It? An Explainer

A guide to the eco-friendly, cost-effective, and surprisingly controversial toilet paper alternative that might change your life — and your butt.

3. Giving Myself A Dress Code Changed My Dang Life

Arbitrary wardrobe rules can be oppressive and terrible...unless you’re the one setting them.

4. 8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

AKA the post that made us all buy a bee hotel.

5. Sauce Theory

If you're trying to eat healthier, Sauce Theory — AKA putting your effort into making your own flavorful dressings, condiments, and sauces instead of trying a dozen new recipes each week — is The Way, The Truth, and The Light.

6. Multitasking Is Bad, And You Really Shouldn't Do It

You're not good at it, even if you think you are!

7. 19 Tips To Help You Focus When You’re Just Like “AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!”

Everything you need to know if your brain feels like it’s on fire all the time.

8. Self-Care: An A To Z Guide

While there's no shortage of information on self-care out there, we wanted to create a more or less definitive guide to what self-care means to us and how you can apply it to your own life and health — a kind of one stop shop for your mind, body, and soul when you need it.

9. 9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

Consider this your mental health toolkit.

10. 19 Therapy Stories That'll Make You Say, "Dang, That's So True"

I think about #2 in this post A LOT.

11. Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About Therapy

The act of allowing yourself a space to focus on you and only you is one of the most compassionate things you can do for yourself. Here’s everything you need to know — from how to start therapy to how to get the most out of it.

12. 23 Horrifying, Upsetting, And Common Stories Of Women Being Harassed While Exercising

"It would be awesome to be able to go for a damn run without making me into something to look at."

13. It's OK To Feel Sad In The Summer

Summer is often difficult and stressful, and an Insta-worthy 4th of July isn’t the reality for most people. But it can be hard to explain to people why the sun makes you want to stay inside.

14. 22 Life-Changing Podcast Episodes We Recommend To Everyone We Know

This post grew out of a Google Doc our team was passing around — because one thing we’ve realized over time is that recommending podcasts is great...but recommending specific episodes is even better.

15. Everything You Need To Know If All Your Friends Are Apparently????? Having Babies????

"When I first found out I was going to be an aunt," Terri Pous writes, "I realized how little I knew about pregnancy and babies — which I then learned is totally okay! Turns out, you don’t need to be the next Dr. Spock, you just need to know is how to be a good friend/relative."

16. I Tried 9 Popular Meat Substitute Products And Have A Lot Of Thoughts

Whether they're vegetarian or not, everyone seems to have an opinion on fake meat.

17. Here's How To Plan Your Hangover Like A Grown-Ass Adult

If you've reached the life stage where even a couple of drinks knock you out the next day, it's time to start planning your hangovers.

18. 19 Heartwarming Stories That Will Make You Want To Start A Garden

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

19. 20 Things That'll Make You A Better Neighbor

Be direct about issues, rather than passive-aggressively posting about them on Facebook or Nextdoor.

20. A Monthly Recipe Club Is The Book Club Replacement I Was Waiting For

"By making food for each other, my friends and I also make time for each other."

21. How Much Of A Wellness Hoe Are You?

Do you live for the moment someone in the group text says, “So what’s the deal with apple cider vinegar?" Yeah, us too.