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My 9 Favorite Holiday Indulgences

Post-Grad Holidays
The holidays can get a little weird in your post-grad years. Read More »
Happy Holidays!
The Frisky is here for you for this holiday season. Need gift ideas? Moral support? Read More »

Every other week I rattle on and on about ways to incorporate healthy choices into your lifestyle. Whether it’s tips for staying motivated, reasons you should avoid alcohol, or how to recover from a weekend warrior session, I try to keep you on track to reaching your fitness goals.

But let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t want to think about being healthy. You just want to INDULGE and with the holidays upon us, we are surrounded by temptation. Naturally there are tons of articles floating around about how make healthy choices even when you’re bombarded by office holiday parties and family get togethers. Well, in true Lazy Girl fashion, I say: screw it. Don’t worry about your diet this month. Sometimes you need to embrace your inner fat kid and give ‘em some cake. And since I’m advising all of you to throw caution to the wind when it comes to diet and exercise, this week’s column is going to be a list of my favorite things about the holiday season. You’ll note how most of them are food and the rest are  related to sleeping or lounging. Keep reading »

The Lazy Girl’s PMS Survival Guide

Tampon Lessons
Amelia reflects on the past 20 years of her period. Read More »
PMS Lifesaver
PMS can save your life. Read More »
Period Love
If you love me, you'd better learn to love my period. Read More »
Period Panties
The 5 types of period panties. Read More »

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms including bloating, cramps, headache, and mood swings that occurs consistently during the ten days prior to the start of menstrual flow and vanishes either shortly before or shortly thereafter.  In other words, it’s what I like to call Hell Week, and that’s a drastic understatement.

In addition to the aforementioned typical symptoms, I also experience extreme fatigue, intense food cravings, insatiable hunger, unpredictable bouts of crying, and sporadic emotional meltdowns that often result in reevaluation of every major and minor life decision I’ve ever made. As I sit on the couch drowning Oreos in gallons of milk and contemplating joining the Peace Corps, it’s hard to remember these symptoms are just temporary. One Hell Week left me with a visceral hatred for my husband after he flushed my Oreos down the toilet. In retrospect, I can’t blame him. He watched in absolute horror and disgust as I shoved whole cookies, two at a time, into my mouth leaving crumbs all over my face and chest in a futile attempt to eat my fabricated pain away. He likened me to a crack fiend, so flushing the cookies down the toilet was probably a necessary intervention. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: On Those Annoying Relationship Facebook Posts

Facebook On The Frisky
Everything The Frisky has ever written about Facebook! Read More »
FB Friends To Keep
Because they're so fun to stalk! Read More »
FB Friend Dealbreakers
These infractions will get you unfriended. Read More »

Facebook really pissed me off last night.

This reaction is actually highly unusual for me since I spend an exorbitant amount of time on the site. I love keeping up with old friends, watching everyone’s funny YouTube videos, and I even get a kick out of the effervescent political rants that are becoming more and more popular recently.

But for some reason as I was scrolling through the newsfeed reading a bunch of inane status updates, I suddenly thought to myself, “Who gives a crap?!”

Facebook is incredibly self indulgent. It’s a way to let everyone on your “friends” list know who, what, when, where, and how you’re doing. Also known as a way to make them jealous of all the awesome things you have and do and all the fascinating people you hang out with. Barf. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why Snooping Makes You Crazy

Snooping Vs. Stalking
What's the difference between online snooping and stalking? Read More »
Snooping His Profile
online dating photo
If your man still has a profile up, there's trouble ahead. Read More »
I Swore I'd Never Snoop
...but then I did. Read More »

Gosh it’s just so tempting. He forgets to log out of his email on your computer. He falls asleep in one room and his phone is in the next. He leaves town on business for a few days and you just have to rifle around in his closet. You’re just dying to starting digging through his business, but before you dive in, you might want to think twice. Not only will snooping make you look like a raving lunatic to your unsuspecting boyfriend (he’s so cute when he’s asleep, isn’t he?), you could end up driving yourself crazy and doing irreparable damage to your relationship. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Dump Me, Do It Over The Phone

He Explains...
Why I'll act like a jerk if I break up with you... Read More »
Get Over A Breakup
How to get over a breakup, according to John DeVore. Read More »
Why He Dumped Me
Do you really need to know why he dumped you? Read More »

We’d like to believe that the best way to break up with a person is to sit down with them face-to-face and have an honest, open discussion about why you feel the relationship should no longer continue. After a calm, mature discussion, you will both come to the amicable conclusion that the relationship isn’t working for either of you. You’ll share a friendly hug, and part ways saying, “I’m so glad we’re still friends.”

Can someone tell me on what planet this actually happens? I’d like to go there. It sounds tranquil and civilized. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Fine, Here’s The Real Reason I Dumped You

Get Over A Breakup
How to get over a breakup, according to John DeVore. Read More »
Dump Him In 2012
10 signs that you need to dump him this year. Read More »

Inspired by #ICantDateYou trending on Twitter last week, I thought it would be fun to reveal the truth behind why I dumped some of my exes.

I’ve been dumped quite a bit in my life, but I’ve also been the dumper. Neither scenario is fun, but I think I’d rather be the one getting dumped than the one doing the dumping. There’s just too much guilt being the dumper. Most of the time, the guy didn’t see it coming so I tried to let him down gently. I came up with all kinds of excuses like “I’m not ready for the kind of relationship you want” or “You deserve someone better,” the latter being a bold faced lie. I mean, you don’t dump someone who’s too good for you! If you have half a brain in your head, you’ll ride that gravy train for as long as possible. Duh. The vague “It’s not you, it’s me” was a popular one but I usually stuck with “I think we should see other people.”  I just left out “… because you [insert deal breaker here].” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why I Hate My Husband’s Exes, With Zero Exceptions

Dating Don'ts
What NOT to do when you meet your ex's new girlfriend. Read More »
Confession!
Obsessed with your ex's new girlfriend? You're not alone. Read More »
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The crazy ex? That was me. Read More »

I’m just going to come clean: I hate every woman my husband has ever dated.

I won’t apologize for it or try to get over it. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will always hate them to some degree, depending on the depth of their relationship. If she was a random hook up, I’ll hate her slightly less than if she was a serious long term girlfriend. Regardless, I hate them all. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Why We Can’t Resist An A-Hole

Guys To Date
Here are 18 guys you should give a shot in 2012. Read More »
Do Not Date These Guys
12 guys you shouldn't date this year. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Negging
Just say no to negging! Read More »

If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes, I never would have believed it. My friends and I stumbled into a crowded bar for some after-dinner drinks one night and, within 30 minutes, my friend Aaron had the waitress’s phone number. Not that surprising since Aaron is a tall, good-looking guy who always seems to have a harem; but his technique was unorthodox to say the least. He stood in her way whenever the waitress walked past us. He would interrupt her while she was taking orders from other customers. He sent his drink back three times, citing something absurd each time — “not enough gin …  not enough tonic …  I asked for a martini …  I’m just a pain in the ass.” If I were her, I would have sent another server to our table but she GAVE him her phone number and he didn’t even ASK for it.

What the…? Yeah, I’m not really sure either. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why Living Together Before Marriage Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Don't Cohabitate!
John DeVore doesn't believe in living together. Read More »
After The Move-In...
...couples should stop doing these 20 things! Read More »

You meet a great guy. You start dating. At first you’re seeing each other once or twice a week and after a month it’s up to three or four. You start having sleepovers and pretty soon there’s “the toothbrush discussion.” Then one day you wake up and can’t remember the last time you actually slept at your own place; it’s just an expensive unkempt storage unit and you have the dust bunnies and dead plants to prove it.

Considering that you spend almost all of your time at your boyfriend’s place, moving in together is just easier. And there are some pretty logical advantages. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: He’s Not The Problem — It’s Your Unreasonable Expectations

Dating Victim
I am not a dating victim -- and neither are you. Read More »
Guys To Date
Here are 18 guys you should give a shot in 2012. Read More »

You think he’s an idiot. He thinks you’re a nut case. You insist he doesn’t understand you. He insists you’re a nut case. You get angry and maybe even cry. He shrugs his shoulders, assumes it’s a personal problem that has nothing to do with him, and chalks all it up to you being an overly emotional irrational nut case.

Sound painfully familiar? Keep reading »

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