Summary: Seeking therapists to share insight on toxic workplaces

  • Name: Rebecca Strong INSIDER
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: INSIDER
  • Deadline: 11:00 AM EST – 23 January

Query: Looking for therapists to answer the following:

  1. What does “toxic workplace” mean/refer to and why does it matter if your workplace is toxic?
  2. List at least 5 signs of a toxic workplace and for each offer some brief examples of what that might look like.
  3. List the effects of a toxic workplace on your physical and mental health.
  4. What are your options for handling a toxic workplace? Can you address issues directly? Do you need to make an appointment with HR? Do you have other options?
  5. Might working with a therapist and getting support from a legal advisor be helpful? Why/how so?
  6. Can you share some self-care/coping tips if someone cannot leave their job, which has a toxic environment?

Requirements: Source must be a licensed therapist

Summary: Looking for relationship and dating experts to share the best pickup lines

  • Name: Perri O. Blumberg
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet:
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 23 January

Query: Writing a story on best pickup lines, according to relationship/dating experts. If you are a therapist or relationship/dating expert who wants to share input, please do so with numbers as requested below:

  1. Name, credentials if relevant (PhD, PsyD, LMFT etc.), title, link to website for citation.
  2. Please share an intro quote explaining how a thoughtful/funny pickup line can go a long way either in-person or on a dating app and then in a few sentences share your best advice on how to “pick someone up” and your guidelines for doing so with a pickup line and what
  3. Please share 10-15 original pickup lines you suggest people try. First, state the actual pickup line in a sentence or two. Then share in another sentence or two why it’s a great pickup line. At the end of each pickup line write the category this falls under from the following choices: BEST, FUNNY, CHEESY, CUTE, SMOOTH. (You should have a mix of these categories in your responses.)

Requirements: Please format with numbers as requested. Answers may be tweaked slightly for grammar/clarity/flow. Will try my best to send a link if you make the final version – My stories live here

Summary: Why You Do Not Have to Be Friends with Your Family

  • Name: Ashley Martens aSweatLife
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: aSweatLife
  • Deadline: 8:00 PM EST – 23 January


  1. Is it normal to not be friends with your family? Immediate family? What about extended family?
  2. Is it okay to not be friends with your family? Why or why not?
  3. What about family members that marry into the family? Is it okay to not be friends with them? Why or why not?

Any statistics would be great if you have them on hand and can share!

Requirements: Family counselors and therapists. Please include a link to your official bio with your credentials included.

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