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My Top 3 Favorite Female Essayists

Almie: Wanking tips
How to wank with someone else in the room! Read More »
Q&A: Amy Ephron
Almie Rose interviews her mentor, the essayist Amy Ephron. Read More »

Good non-fiction is hard to find. After about 3 years of working on turning my blog into a book, I amazingly and bafflingly have an e-book coming out (I Forgot To Be Famous) of essays . In writing it, I realized a few things. 1. A blog is not a book. 2. I will never be as good as these writers. 3. But that’s okay. Their voices are in my head whenever I write. They’re all fearless, funny, and freaking awesome. Keep reading »

I Guess We’re Friends?

Friends & Body Image
woman exercising
How your friend's body image can impact you. Read More »
Toxic Friendships
15 toxic friends you need to dump ASAP. Read More »
Evolution Of Friendship
On the evolution of female friendship. Read More »
Fat Girls Are Best Friends
fat girl
Why do some men refuse to date their fat best friends? Read More »

On TV, there’s always a group of friends who spontaneously meet up, or someone will call Tyler, and they’ll say, “Tyler, meet me at [whatever bar or coffee shop here]” and they hang up and don’t even give a time, and Tyler always shows up. And let’s not forget the ole drop-by. This happens a lot on “Beverly Hills, 90210″ (the original). EVERYONE drops by Dylan’s house. I understand why TV writers do this. To show characters calling each other, or texting each other, is a lot less interesting than having them speak in person. But this trope gave me false hopes about what being an “adult” would be like. And by “adult,” I mean any cool, awesome chick from 18–30; from Clarissa Darling to Carrie Bradshaw. I thought that once I turned that magical adult age, I would have a close group of friends who would always be available to meet at “our” place or drop by unexpectedly.

I don’t think this is a real thing. Keep reading »

How To Be A Creep On The Internet

Mila Talks Online Dating
Mila Kunis would be into online dating if she wasn't famous. Read More »
Creepy OKCupid Msgs
This lady illustrated creepy messages she's gotten on OKCupid. Read More »
OKC Enemies
Y'all got issues. Read More »
Online Faux Pas
Guys, stop doing these things online. Read More »
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Reddit is known as “the front page of the Internet.” It’s where millions of people go to discuss everything. Think of it as a web of endless message boards, each with their own community.

Recently, a user posted in the Reddit board “Ask Reddit” for help about a girl. Here is the original post (which the commentor later deleted): Keep reading »

9 Ways To Have The Most Whimsical Tumblr/Pinterest Wedding Ever!

Pinterest Ruined Wedding
Pinterest wedding
Planning a wedding with Pinterest? Total nightmare! Read More »
"Princess Bride" Wedding
Hey, it's your day -- do it AS YOU WISH! Read More »
Pinterest & Feminism
Oh, please. Pinterest isn't "killing" feminism. Read More »
Whimsical wedding

Tumblr and Pinterest have given us so many wedding inspirations. If whimsy is your thing, I’ve got some tips for you. They may be old hat by now, but if it’s what you want, go for it. You rock those bridal antlers. I want to have my wedding at Arby’s so what the hell do I know? Let the quirky begin!

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting That Instagram Photo

Instagram Parody
Instagram, Nickelbacked for your pleasure. Read More »
Instagram Photoshoot
Cell phone pics go high fashion! Read More »
Instagram Scandal
They can sell your photos now. Without telling you. Or paying you. Read More »
Instagram

I’ve decided to stop using Instagram. It only just occurred to me that maybe I don’t want people to see where I am and who I’m with at that exact moment. There are lots of other things you can use Instagram for, of course, and I can always take those photos and ‘gram ‘em later, but that loses the whole “Insta” part of it.

Why am I giving it up? I’ve gone through my feed and I see some friends and acquaintances who are not only taking a photo of where they are but have also “checked in,” and described their exact place within that location (like, “Partying at [cool club here] in the back room, like rockstars!”) One day I thought, “Wow, this has the potential to be really dangerous.” Then I thought about how when I’ve gone on vacation I’ve posted my vacation pics on Instagram, too. It’s almost like I’m saying, “I’m not home right now, I am clearly across the country at the moment, feel free to rob my apartment and steal my car.” Keep reading »

Would You Make Your Wedding Guests Instagram Your Wedding?

Pinterest Bride
Pinterest wedding
Planning a wedding with Pinterest? Total nightmare! Read More »
Pinterest & Feminism
Oh, please. Pinterest isn't "killing" feminism. Read More »
If Pinterest Was Real
A cautionary poem. Read More »

Instagram is taking over weddings and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I was gleefully pinning my way through Pinterest, looking for things to add to my “WEDDING INSANITY BOARD” when I found the above posted photo.

My immediate reaction was, “THIS IS WHAT TECHNOLOGY HAS DONE TO US.”

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