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Every read, heart, share & comment gets writers one step closer to being paid.

Elephant was one of the first major sites to pay our best, consistent writers. But it was always hard to measure “best.” Now, we are introducing weekly payouts for the top 7 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—80% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 20% determined by our select editor’s picks (so that mission/question can balance reader favorites/popularity).

See a story you like or a writer you love? Show ’em some love by boosting their score—and they just might become our highest paid writer this week. Our next set of winners will be chosen at 12:01 a.m. tonight.

This week’s most-COMMENTED articles:

#1 Galina Singer Editor's Pick

Dear Men who Love Women, Please Hear Me Out.

#2 Sarah Harvey

I Believe in Boundaries, Not Armor: an Empath’s Manifesto.

#3 Avi Nimmer Editor's Pick

My Love & I Broke Up. Here’s why I’m Not Heart “Broken.”

#4 Erin Fox Editor's Pick

3 Simple Reminders for when Stress & Overwhelm threaten to Take us Down.

#5 Jordana del Feld Editor's Pick

How to Start when you Can’t Get Started.

#6 Kimberly Valzania Editor's Pick

I am Not My Belly.

#7 Nina Hosmane Editor's Pick

Self-Love 101.

#8 Matt Johnson

Why I got a Vasectomy & if you’re a Man, you Should Too.

#9 Janne Robinson Editor's Pick

“I Will Never be a Well-Behaved Woman”—31 Women breathe Life into this Powerful Poem. {Video} ~ Janne Robinson

#10 Kelsey Michal

The Science of Attraction. (Yep, it’s all about Chemistry.)