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Do Not Want: Alexander Wang’s “Teva” Sandals

Oh my God, you guys. Breaking news. Alexander Wang is making Tevas. Excuse me, Teva-inspired shoes. I have just lost all faith in humanity. I get that when designers gets bored, they take the world’s ugliest things and make them expensive, but I have a hard time picturing anything but sweaty river-waders and/or the boys of my 5th grade class whose uniform was sweatpants and Tevas with white socks. [$395, Shopbop]

5 Beauty Products To Invest In Now

A New Skincare Routine
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I have problem skin. And dermatological fixes have only been temporary. Why? For starters, there are only so many times I will put my body through courses of Accutane and antibiotics. Second, harsh prescription products only frustrate me because of waiting through a dry and red phase (almost seems not worth it). And last, these products aren’t fun, so I usually stop using them for something beauty-oriented.

Ordinarily, I don’t spend a huge amount on skin care either because it’s been covered by insurance, or I’ve just reverted to drugstore basics. But, against my intuition, I recently decided to spend big. After consulting a few beauty industry friends, I compiled a list of top-quality must-haves. The results have been great. While I’d like to say the benefits have been due to superior ingredients, I’m almost more inclined to think that it’s simple mathematics. I spent a lot on these products, therefore I’ve wanted to get my money’s worth, and used them diligently and created a routine. Keep in mind: Yes, buying all these products at once costs a lot. Sephora staffers are happy to give you samples, so you can think on it before committing.

Read on to find out what’s worked! Keep reading »

Lost In Translation: Here’s One Ironically Big Foreign Language Foul

Concierge. Chignon. Soirée. Saying things in French just makes you seem so fancy, right? Hate to break it to you, Nancy’s, purveyor of fine frozen foods, but your use of “petites bites” isn’t what you think it means. Because the French translation of this is “little dicks.”

Little dicks, big compliments? Well, that’s one way of saying size doesn’t matter.

Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: French Dinner À Deux

Date Inspiration
How to arrange the perfect romantic dinner at home. Read More »
V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »
Stop Hating V-Day
How one woman stopped hating Valentine's Day. Read More »

Who does love better than the French? (Well, we’re guessing, you.) Channel Parisian romance this Saint-Valentin day. Get all the details, after the jump! Keep reading »

What Are Your “Friend Categories”?

New Vs. Old Friends
The allure of new friendships over old ones. Read More »
Friendship Facts
7 things we've learned about friendship since high school. Read More »
The Ugly Friend
How one writer stopped thinking of herself as the ugly friend in the group. Read More »

Well, lookie here. Another New York Times’ Style section article about a “lifestyle trend” that’s sweeping the nation. The topic? De-friending. Not just online. IRL. I know. Groundbreaking, right? It’s no secret that people drift apart, or lose commonalities. But OK, maybe there’s a point here. The internet has given us an abnormal saturation of friendships and it’s not as evident as to how to get rid of them or even deal with them. Maybe because half the time you can avoid face-to-face confrontation. Keep reading »

Color You Happy: 5 Nearly-Free Ways To Spruce Up A Room With A Bit Of Color!

Home Decor On A Budget
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Decorate a cute place even if you're a broke-ass mofo. Read More »

Re-decorating should be just as fun, cheap, and easy as changing up your nail polish. Well guess what — it can be. Try these five quick and cost-effective color-friendly tips to give your home some new life.

Can You Ever Escape “The List”?

Types To Avoid
There are a lot of great guy online -- just not these five types. Read More »
Change Your Type!
Five ways to change the type of guy you go for. Read More »
Dating Resolution
Ami is going to try making the first move this year. Read More »

Ages 29-36. Has a good job. Gets along well with his family. Is both cute, hot, and romantic, all at the same time.

These are just a few things on my list. But wait, there are more.

Lives alone and keeps a clean house. Is Jewish. Bonus points for being French/being a French speaker. Is not an actor, musician, or nonworking comedian. Tall. Is more alpha than beta. Keep reading »

The Real Reason Why Women Go On Cleanses

What motivates women to do a juice cleanse? Is it that the people who tout its benefits are all glowy and impossibly attractive? Is it that cleansing is a productive way to “detox”? Or is it that you want an easy way to lose weight?

Well, technically, yes. But at the root of it all, no. Keep reading »

How Long Before You Chuck Digital Evidence Of Relationships Past?

Technology And Dating
Technology and dating dos and don'ts. Read More »
Internet Sex Moves
7 things you can learn to do in bed from the internet. Read More »

If I had it my way, digital evidence of exes past would simply dissolve into the ethers of the Internet like an Alka Seltzer tablet. No deletion. No cutting of ties. Just a hope that somehow enough new things would pile on the past and bury it in places so hidden that you had to really to search should you want to find it. Keep reading »

10 Signs You’re A Grown Up (Or At Least Getting There)

Be More Productive!
Here are nine surefire ways to make 2012 your most productive year yet! Read More »
Kinder To Yourself
Eight ways to be kinder to yourself. Read More »
15 Skills
Every woman should master these 15 skills. Read More »

Increasingly, the line between adulthood and childhood is blurring. Some may blame a crappy economy for careers that strayed from the traditional path. Others adhere to the 30-is-the-new-20 theory. Or maybe a slew of forgotten birthdays got you confused about what year it actually is.

To remind yourself of the progress you’re making, here are 10 signs (among many others, of course), that you’re growing up. How many apply to you? Keep reading »

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