HOT TOPICS: Editorial Requests For Articles - YTE Members Only

Here Are Your Hot Topics for September 8, 2023

Please make sure you email us to reserve your headline! YourTango Experts Premium & VIP level Experts only, please.

Articles written on these topics must appear only on YourTango and YourTango's official partners. Email to become a member!

Articles with a strike-through have been reserved by an expert.

TK = "any number" or even "the one" IE: 5 Ways... or The One Big Way... 

Please stick to these headlines, so we can find them in the system once you've written them - and email us to reserve your headline BEFORE writing. Thanks!

Editor's note: If one of these studies is interesting to you and you'd like to write about it from a different angle than we have here, that is an option, too. Just let us know what you would like to do!

1. TK Signs Someone Is Treating Their Romantic Partner Like A Parent

2. Tiny, Everyday Habits That Increase A Child's Emotional Intelligence

3. TK Micro-Habits That Can Help You Find Balance With The Universe (For When You're Feeling Seriously 'Off') (reserved)

4. How To Know If An Invisible Fear of Rejection Is What's Holding You Back In Your Career


Here are a number of past ideas that are still available: 

- TK Signs You're The 'Caboose Baby' Of The Family
editor's note: this is the baby born way after the other siblings - like 8-10 year gap between last child and the second-to-last. We are looking for characteristics and personality traits of someone who is a caboose, also called 'Late Lamb' in the UK and 'Sladdbarn' in Sweden, "attpåklatt" in Norwegian.  

- How To Be Happy In A Relationship If You Have These Rare 'Dark Triad' Traits
editor's note: see this article for the research we'd like cited, though you can offer your own advice, of course!

- The Psychological Reasons Why Some Parents & Adult Children Can't Get Along

- The Unique Pain of Being 'The Favorite Child' & How To Heal, Forgive and Move On
See this article from The BBC

-TK Counterintuitive Ways To Stop Obsessing Over Your Body Or Your Weight

- How To Deal With Different Parenting Styles In A Blended Family 

- TK Unorthodox Spiritual Methods For Finding The Love the Universe Has Waiting

- TK Signs You Have Chosen Child Syndrome

- What Everyone Can Learn From 'Lying Flatism', A New Trend Among Young People In China

Editor's note: Essentially, this is a self-soothing/self-care practice that young peole are using in order to protest workaholism/hustle culture.
Read more about this study here

- TK Ways We Violate Our Kids' Boundaries (That Have Lasting Consequences)

(for example, asking them to hug relatives and friends when they don't want to, forcing them to 'clean their plate' at dinner, etc)

- If This Habit Sounds Familiar, It's Likely You Grew Up In A Harsh & Erratic Environment
Read more about this study here

- How Abusive People Use Emotional Exhaustion To Control Their Partners

- TK Things Your Unhappy Kid Won't Tell You  But You Need To Know ASAP

- TK Tough Guy Cliches That Mask Men’s Vulnerabilities

A Few Important Reminders:

  • Please EMAIL HOT TOPICS EDITOR and let us know that you are starting an article from the list above. 
  • AND DON'T FORGET, all Hot Topic articles are exclusive to YourTango. That means it cannot appear anywhere else online and can only be reprinted with explicit permission from our editorial team.
  • Our editorial team will edit your article ONLY AFTER you have saved and submitted the article.
  • Please be sure to focus on the headline and keep your article focused upon that. 
  • Keep your article clear and well-organized to guarantee optimum performance! 

    To participate with other ideas:
  1. If you are pitching your idea, please use this form to send us your original pitch for consideration.
  2. Once we receive your form, we will respond to you within 48 business hour with notes about how to best proceed with your article.
  3. If the keyword or article title below are crossed off, we are no longer looking for submissions on those topics. Please choose from one of the remaining items or pitch us your original idea instead.

Remember, please send your pitch using this form to receive approval and support! 

Editorial notes to make the most of your articles:

  1. All pitches other than the ideas listed above must be sent in using our pitch form. You can find it here.
  2. Stick to the headline so that we can easily identify the post as a Hot Topic. If the title has too many characters for you to save, just add as much as you can and we'll take care of it as soon as we receive the completed article from you via email (see below).
  3. Your article must be a minimum of 500 words.
  4. When you publish your article, write HOT TOPICS in the "notes to the editor" section and publish as you normally do.

If your Hot Topic is chosen to be edited and promoted by the editorial team, you will be notified with suggestions to share it far and wide so everyone can find it/read it. Edits are limited to content, typos, SEO help, image changes, and clarity.

If your article requires major edits, or if multiple Experts select the same Hot Topic, we may not promote yours due to time constraints.

Don't worry, though!

If we receive multiple amazing submissions, we will do our best to publish both. In these instances, the first submission received will be edited with the original Hot Topics headline, and the additional submissions will be held slightly and given a modified headline in order to avoid publishing two articles that would essentially compete with each other.


Here's a look at a Hot Topic success from the past!

The One Sign I See In My Practice That Indicates A Marriage Is Going To Last by Expert Jean Walters: 275,000 pageviews

5 Little Ways Men Wish They Could be Loved — Every Single Day by Mitzi Bockmann: 180,000 pageviews


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