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National Best Friends Day: 8 Types Of Friendships To Help You Grow As A Person

Happy National Best Friends Day! (No, really. It is!) When it comes to major life transitions and decisions about careers, romantic entanglements, sexual dilemmas, health, and possibly marriage or motherhood,…

Joanne Hinkel | June 8, 2012 - 2:00 pm

10 Things Not To Do At Your First Holiday Dinner With His Folks

Whether you’ve been dating for weeks or years, the first holiday meal you spend at his family’s house is unnerving. Hopefully, you’ve met his family before this big day, though…

Joanne Hinkel | November 20, 2011 - 12:00 pm

8 Ways To Instantly Revive Your Romance

The minister who performed the ceremony for our wedding six years ago required all couples to take counseling sessions with her before their big day. So my guy and I…

Joanne Hinkel | January 28, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Joanne’s Favorite Things Of 2010

The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to

Joanne Hinkel | December 21, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Woman Who Doesn’t Experience Fear Could Help PTSD Treatment

Wow. Imagine if nothing scared you. You could ask out that guy you’ve been crushing on, try skydiving, not panic while driving in a snow storm: the possibilities would be…

Joanne Hinkel | December 19, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Top 10 Celebrity Names That Irritate Copy Editors

Yesterday, just after Ami’s post “What Was Your Best Day Of 2010?” went live, a friend kindly emailed me to tell me that Miike Snow was misspelled. I appreciate her…

Joanne Hinkel | December 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Are You Into Sexual “Simmering”?

When we talk about our sex lives, it’s usually in terms of how often, where and when we’re doing the actual deed. But some sex therapists contend that getting each…

Joanne Hinkel | December 17, 2010 - 3:45 pm

10 Tips On How To Have A Sexy Christmas With Your S.O.

When you think about it, all the decadence and pleasure wrapped up in Christmas make it a rather sexy holiday. So many yuletide activities—eating chocolates, spending time in front of…

Joanne Hinkel | December 15, 2010 - 1:30 pm

The Possibility Of Wrinkles, Not Cancer, Gets Women To Quit Smoking

The irony is that vanity is what gets a lot of us ladies to start smoking. We take it up most likely ’cause we think we look sultry while puffing…

Joanne Hinkel | December 14, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Don’t Let Santa Bring You Debt This Year For Christmas

Even though it’s less than two weeks until December 25th, I’m experiencing a small Christmas miracle: I’m not feeling the holiday panic. Why? The day after Thanksgiving I put together…

Joanne Hinkel | December 13, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Girl Talk: My Real-Life “Four Christmases”

Like a lot of people, seeing the month of December flip over on the calendar every year brings on both excitement and dread for the remaining days of the year.

Joanne Hinkel | December 10, 2010 - 3:00 pm

One Columnist Argues That Marriage Is Still Important … To Kids

In this week’s Boston Herald, op-ed columnist Jennifer C. Braceras suggests that while adults might think marriage is becoming unnecessary, kids definitely need the institution. She supports this idea with…

Joanne Hinkel | December 2, 2010 - 12:20 pm

The Pill: Has It Made Our Lives Simpler Or More Complicated?

There’s no question that the birth control pill has given us modern women an undeniable amount of freedom that our grandmothers didn’t have — both sexual and cultural — since…

Joanne Hinkel | December 1, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Women Pop Artists Get Exposed At The Brooklyn Museum

Artist Marjorie Strider’s comically pornographic “Woman with Radish,” made in 1963, was an unusual contribution to Pop Art — it was a feminist one. She subverted the often ridiculously over-sexual,…

Joanne Hinkel | November 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Surprising News: An Only Child May Be A Happier Child

While growing up — with one sister, a mother, and a father — I’d sometimes fantasize about being part of a massive family. This was, no doubt, because my favorite…

Joanne Hinkel | November 20, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Can Facebook Ruin A Marriage?

Reverend Cedric Miller, of Neptune, New Jersey, made headlines this week for demanding that his married church leaders stay off Facebook because he thinks it leads to infidelity. The reverend…

Joanne Hinkel | November 19, 2010 - 6:30 pm

A Thanksgiving Dinner For 6 For $6 — Is This Possible?

Even if the ingredients for your feast next Thursday aren’t from Whole Foods, I think it’s safe to say the meal will definitely cost a lot more than $1 per…

Joanne Hinkel | November 19, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip.

Joanne Hinkel | November 19, 2010 - 12:20 pm

HuffPo’s New Divorce Section — Smart Idea Or Too Cynical?

This week, the Huffington Post launched a groundbreaking new category of content for a news blog or lifestyle magazine: a section devoted to divorce. Chock-full of advice, how-tos (for navigating…

Joanne Hinkel | November 12, 2010 - 2:40 pm

A Straight British Couple Seeks A Gay Union

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.K. is starting to get interesting. On Tuesday, a heterosexual couple, 26-year-old North Londoners Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, applied for a

Joanne Hinkel | November 11, 2010 - 7:20 pm

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