I should preface this by pointing out that I voted for more than just these entries out of a field of more than 160, but these are ones that I felt deserved a second read.
A succinct litany that provides a glimpse at the author's values.
A clever "found" poem, using the titles of songs to tell the story.
A mom's confessions about parenting. Very funny.
A witty, scientific look at microbes and why they shouldn't bother you.
Two views of the same woman: one ideal and one real. Funny and honest.
Not all women want babies, and this thoughtful entry explores why.
A touch of wicked political satire about the U.S. elections.
A tongue-in-cheek satire of American conservative attitudes.
An inspirational tale about losing hope and finding it again.
An empowering look at accepting a physical condition.
A journey from activism to apathy and the truth behind the change.
A snarky look at why the author doesn't care about being overweight.
An irreverent defense of unconventional parenting.
A Canadian explains his ambivalence about that giant neighbor to the South.
A smoker's unapologetic love affair with the Marlboro Man.
A thoughtful look at politics and why the author chooses to stay neutral.
A detailed look at the author's medical challenges and how she's come to terms with her weight.
Musings on why the author doesn't care that the TV is turning her brain to goo.
A frank, confessional look at how the author came to terms with a medical condition.
A checklist of things the author should and shouldn't care about. Funny and insightful.
Confessions of a bad nerd. Particularly funny to fellow nerds.
The author admits to his apathy towards fruit abuse in this clever, unexpected entry.
A lawyer who doesn't care about the law, but does care about making the reader laugh.
A brief, lyrical look at why she no longer looks for fairy tale endings.
An insightful essay on why Americans should care about foreign countries.
The author explores what being a woman really means to her.
A look at what happens when the author's chosen profession doesn't excite him.
A lyrical evocation of her grandmother's memory.
An historical look at how people often don't realize what's really important.
Growing up means learning to stop caring.
A succinct, humorous defense of a messy house.
In this fiction piece, a son decides to be himself, despite his Southern Belle mother.
Another funny gem, this one about FDA advisories on food.
A wholly original entry about paying attention to the small things.