For the last five months, I’ve been walking around with one-and-a-half breasts. The reason: My breast reconstruction, a two-part surgical process that began with expanders and will end with the implants I’ll get tomorrow, didn’t exactly go according to plan following the prophylactic mastectomy I had two days before Christmas.
Due to this post-op snafu — and the fact that I, a breast cancer gene (BRCA1) carrier, had to make an impossible choice of removing my breasts without ever having had breast cancer — I’ve spent most of 2010 being uber-focused on my partially deflated girls. Read more … Keep reading »
Your man displays any number of great qualities: kindness, the ability to keep his mouth shut during a movie, a willingness to entertain your “does this make me look fat?” clothes-modeling ritual, an unwillingness to splash out any cash any time you two go out …
Hold up — what was that last one again? Is it possible that Loverboy is perfect in every other way except when it comes to parting ways with Lincoln, Franklin or Grant during a date with you? And if so, should this trait be a dealbreaker for the relationship? Read more … Keep reading »
I am prepared to make a confession for the sake of womankind. I’ve given it a lot of thought (arguably too much) and decided it’s time to come clean for all the girls out there who’ve been down the same road. My message: You are not alone, and you are not to blame.
(deep breath …)
I have fallen for gay guys — repeatedly, hook, line and sinker — and I am not ashamed. Read more … Keep reading »
Yesterday a post on Psychology Today caught our eye: “Why Men Use Porn (And How to Get Them to Stop).”
Interesting, we thought. Porn is a divisive issue in a relationship. It can help. It can hurt. And it can also be hard to talk about. Read more … Keep reading »
when stalking pays off: one guy asked the same girl out for years.There is something to be said for consistency. Take me, for example. I’ve consistently asked out the same girl, once every eight to 14 months, for the past five years. She’s consistently rejected me. Some might call this foolish, like Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said that thing about consistency. But you know what? Ralph Waldo Emerson can blow me. Read more … Keep reading »
The geisha lifestyle might seem like a far cultural cry from any modern woman’s daily routine, yet aspects of the Japanese ladies’ arduous beauty regimen certainly haven’t fallen out of vogue.
As I write this, my face feels soft and my complexion looks bright, and while I can generally chalk up those delights to a recent facial, there was one particular ingredient involved in the treatment that deserves some extra credit: nightingale droppings. Read more … Keep reading »