Kate Fridkis

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Girl Talk: Nightmare In Yoga Class

I was late to yoga, and when I walked in, carrying too many things, everyone was already on their mats.

Yoga is still really new for me. It…

Kate Fridkis | May 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Anjelica Huston Is My Beauty Role Model

You know how girls who are trying to lose weight tape pictures of sleek, gorgeous models to the fridge? I want a huge photo of Anjelica Huston, in “Smash,” on…

Kate Fridkis | May 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Would Like To Have Guy Friends

For the longest time, I have only had one guy friend. And I used to date him, in college. Which complicates things. It makes my husband Bear uncomfortable. It makes…

Kate Fridkis | May 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: I Want A Ceasefire On The Mommy Wars

Here it is. The latest in the “mommy wars.”

Because everything is a war these days, it seems. Yesterday, we were talking about the “war on obesity.” I…

Kate Fridkis | May 15, 2012 - 11:00 am

8 Things Every Woman Should Do To Her Hair At Some Point

You only live once, as far as I know, so you should do something different with your hair. When I cut all of my hair off, women were like, “You’re…

Kate Fridkis | May 4, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’m Hot For Peter Dinklage

It’s not that I have a thing, as it were, for little people. And, God, is that really the politically correct term? Are we serious about this? It’s not that…

Kate Fridkis | April 25, 2012 - 1:00 pm

8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go On A Diet

It’s spring! The trees are blossoming! All six of them! Or maybe that’s just on my block. The several tufts of grass are violently green. I suddenly want to buy…

Kate Fridkis | April 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

8 Reasons You Should Be Naked More Often

Recently, I ended up naked in front of a full-length mirror. It was an accident. Seriously, it was. I don’t walk around naked that much. Anyway, there I was, naked,…

Kate Fridkis | April 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m The Uncool Older Sister

I used to be a cool older sister. I had all sorts of secret older sister knowledge. So when I told my little brother Gabe that I was a witch…

Kate Fridkis | April 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school…

Kate Fridkis | March 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

8 Unexpectedly Sexy Things About Guys

I am into some pretty standard stuff. I like a man with a gorgeous operatic baritone who is fluent in Swahili, makes a mean waffle, and drives a flashy new…

Kate Fridkis | March 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

10 Reasons Awkward Guys Are The Best

Smooth guys are overrated. And while not every awkward guy is amazing, as a group, they have my vote. I’m so confident about them, I married one. On our first…

Kate Fridkis | March 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

10 Reasons I’m Glad I’m Not A Perfect 10

Being gorgeous sounds pretty great. It sounds like exactly what a woman might want to be. When you’re gorgeous, the world is supposedly your oyster. Whatever that means. More like,…

Kate Fridkis | March 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Ceremony

My friend Rachel suggested it. We planned it for Friday the 13th, mostly because that sounded like a special day.

“I could really use a ceremony. Do we…

Kate Fridkis | February 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Inside Supermodel Brooklyn Decker’s Apartment

I was looking at an apartment in Brooklyn. It was, as usual, on the small side. One of the rooms was in the shape of a “Z,” so that there…

Kate Fridkis | February 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’ve Never Been Waxed

I am the only woman in NYC who has never gotten waxed. This is a fact. If someone collected statistics, the numbers would definitely confirm it.

You could…

Kate Fridkis | February 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

10 Reasons To Love Small Boobs

I like boobs. I’m a straight woman, but really, who doesn’t appreciate them? Robots. Reptiles. Sauron. That’s about it. And I’m not even positive about Sauron. He might have, at…

Kate Fridkis | February 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Sexiest Valentine’s Gift

It was Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was telling myself was actually pretty nice. The last boyfriend had gotten me a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Kate Fridkis | February 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Love My Weight Gain

I used to be really skinny. So skinny my ribs stuck out.

Everywhere I went, women said, “You’re so skinny! Oh my god. I’m jealous.”


Kate Fridkis | February 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm

10 Things I’ll Wear When I’m Braver

I saw this girl the other day. She was wearing stunningly high, bright green heels, a strapless silver jumpsuit with a huge white belt, and a fur vest. She looked…

Kate Fridkis | January 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm