Carlyn Beccia
Author & illustrator. Editor of The Grim Historian. My latest books — MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact:

Welcome to my bright corner of the internet. That’s me to the left, hoping the camera doesn’t steal my soul. (Spinning fast helps.)

This TOC will help you find the topics that interest you. These are not necessarily my most popular stories. But they are the ones that I put…

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It’s a tough time to be a college student looking for love. The ratio of college women to college men is now four to three. And that imbalance has created what some university students have dubbed ‘The Golden Penis Syndrome.’

Many college women are now reporting cringe-worthy behaviors from university…

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I once went on a date with a guy who admitted that he cheated on his wife because she wouldn't give him anal sex. So he went to prostitutes to scratch that itch.

His confession made me wonder — how many more men cheat because they are not getting their…

Close up of pubic louse. He is smiling because he found his home | Wellcome 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

As someone with a rare autoimmune disease, I often play the "it could be worse" game. And while diseases are not a topic most people find humorous, parasitic worms and flesh-eating bacteria NOT consuming my organs are the kind of stuff I put in my gratitude journal.

Plus, studies show

Ku Klux Klan parade in Washington DC, September 13, 1926 | Public Domain

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has launched a new counterattack in the Critical Race Theory debate. In a recent letter to the Biden administration, NSBA asked the federal government for protection from parents pressuring school boards after faculty received "verbal threats." …

Hogarth’s depiction of a fight breaking out in Tom King’s Coffee House, 1736 | Public Domain

Take away my morning coffee, and I start to resemble a senile molerat. It is undeniably addictive, still controversial, and oh so delicious. Coffee’s sordid past has destroyed economies and imprisoned indigenous people. Coffee was so potent; it could kill your sex drive or turn you into a lust-craved lothario.

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Dating apps have become like chewing gum. The more we chomp on them, the less favorable they get. Unfortunately, they aren't going away. According to a recent survey from, one-third of single people now use a dating app to find a partner.

But while users are spraining their thumbs…

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