HOT TOPICS: Editorial Requests For Articles

Here Are Your Hot Topics for January 20, 2022


Please stick to these headlines, so we can find them in the system once you've written them!

NOTE: ## = Any number, i.e., "The One Way To Know If You Should Write A Hot Topics Article" or "11 Clever Ways To Know If You Should Write A Hot Topics Article"​

(If a topic is crossed out, that means this topic has already been chosen by another Expert.)

## Things You Teach Your Kids When You Cheat On Your Spouse 


Why It's So Easy To Fall In Love Via Text (& So Hard In Real Life) 

(An article about/for the people who find themselves liking a lot of the people they meet online - but who don't like any of those people when they meet or get together in real life.)


## Feelings You'll Have When You Finally Find A Solid Relationship


Is It Wrong To Call Addiction A Disease?   

(See this trending article, which raises some interesting points. You can argue for or against!)


## Unusual & Unexpected Types Of Intrusive Thoughts (And How To Deal With Them)

(One example is this person who has intrusive thoughts/fantasies about insulting people - we need more examples like this, things people wouldn't expect)


How To Know If Your Parent Doesn't Love You (Or If There's Something Else Going On)

(note: there are parents who are incapable of love, so we don't want to dismiss this possibility)


1. How To Help Your Partner Stop Cheating (When They're Really Committed To Changing)

(note: we already have articles about preventing cheating and how you can't stop a partner for cheating - this would be more about supporting a partner who is committed to change)

2. ## Reasons People Are Scared To Go To Therapy (& How To Get Over It)

3. How To Be Friends With Someone You're Attracted To (Without Making It Weird)

(An article about managing your own feelings & behaviors so that your friendship or professional/working relationship isn't compromised and so you don't make the other person feel uncomfortable. The objective here is NOT to tell them to 'go for it' or to try to 'win over' the person they are attracted to.)

5. ## Traits That Make You More Likely To End Up In A Toxic Relationship. 

(see this article to quote this person - you can agree, disagree, or add to the original person's list- please be careful to avoid victim-blaming if behaviors are abusive)

11. This Sleep Technique Worked For Dalí and Edison -- Should You Try It? 

(Article would describe this technique, which is about waking up in the early stage of sleep: hypnagogia state or N1. Would describe how people do it and help readers decide if it's a good idea for them - or not. See this article for reference.)



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 first and can only be reprinted with explicit permission from our editorial team.
  • Our editorial team will edit your article ONLY AFTER you have published and emailed it to our team. 
  • Hot Topics are NOT be reserved and/or taken off the Hot Topics list until your article is written, published by you, EMAILED TO HOT TOPICS, and then edited and promoted by our editors.

    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 Hot Topics articles published and promoted in the past!

7 Hobbies You Can Do For One Hour Per Week To Improve Your Mental Health

5 Reasons Why Your Partner Wants To Go To Couples Therapy That Have Nothing To Do With You

5 Easy Ways To Cope With The Feeling Of Languishing

Remember to bring questions/requests/inquires to Weekly Business Coaching each Thursday at 12 p.m. EST. You're also welcome to email Melanie Gorman with questions/requests.

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