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Men Check Out My Dog More Than Me & I Have Mixed Feels About It

Men check out my dog more than me. I only wish I were kidding.

I’ve gotten used to catching unexpected smiles creep onto strangers’ faces while gazing at…

Laura Barcella | December 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Why I Need Pet-Parenting Vacations

I’ve been obsessed with animals for as long as I can remember. I’m sure you’ve seen me (or one of my ubiquitous, 30-something single-lady soul twins, perpetually emitting twee-voiced animal…

Laura Barcella | August 4, 2014 - 1:01 pm

10 Social Etiquette Pet Peeves That Annoy The Hell Out Of Me

I’m the queen of petty annoyances. I get grumpy easily, and unfortunately this tends to occur about 5,000 times per day. Does this make me an approachable, friendly, low-maintenance person?

Laura Barcella | July 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

10 Things To Never, Ever Say To A Person With Depression

Clinical depression sucks and it’s only growing more common. Almost one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression or another mental health condition at some point and…

Laura Barcella | July 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Lit Medicine: 11 Books To Save Your Ass (Or Just Your Weary Soul)

“There’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more.” Ah, the immortal words of my beloved Morrissey — they served as a kind of mantra for me as I…

Laura Barcella | November 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

4 Reasons Why Madonna Is The Perfect Choice For The Super Bowl Half-Time Show

In case you’re above following these sorts of things, Her Madgesty has been all over the news, the blogs, and the tabloids again lately. There was September’s much-disparaged hydrangeas incident. Critics’…

Laura Barcella | February 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Top 10 White Lies People Tell In Online Dating Profiles

Research has indicated that as much as 90 percent of people lie in their online dating profiles. Women in their 20s and 30s slyly deduct anywhere from five to 20…

Laura Barcella | December 29, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Now A Dry Dater

I stopped drinking when I was 29. I was tired of the consequences outweighing the benefits — tired of calling in sick to work, tired of hooking up with people…

Laura Barcella | March 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm