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Shut Up, Selfies Are Awesome

I take a lot of selfies. You know why? Because I’m fucking adorable. If it bothers you, maybe you should’ve been around in middle school to tell me I was…

Sara Benincasa | July 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

How Not To Hate Your Body

Maybe you are a lady and you hate your body because you don’t deserve to have control over it, according to the highest authority on law in the land. Or…

Sara Benincasa | July 1, 2014 - 10:00 am

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the “best hubby in the world,” I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly…

Sara Benincasa | June 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Too Crazy For Health Insurance

Unlike my future captor Tom Cruise, I’m a big fan of psychiatry. Why? Well, it’s given me opportunities I never could have experienced without medical intervention for depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks.

Sara Benincasa | November 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Book Excerpt: “Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom” — Plus, Win A Copy Of The Book!

Sara Benincasa’s struggle with panic disorder began with childhood anxiety attacks and intensified until, at the age of 21, she developed full-on agoraphobia.  Her fears were so severe she was

Sara Benincasa | February 11, 2012 - 12:00 pm

I Have Panic Attacks

In retrospect, it was all inevitable. Not the details, like the time I grew so afraid of using the toilet that I urinated in cereal bowls in my apartment, or…

Sara Benincasa | April 14, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Valley Girls (The Spin-Off That’ll Never Happen)

Last night, “Gossip Girl” was awesome fun! It was weirdly sentimental, and sweet, and No Doubt was there covering Adam and the Ants, and Brittany Snow actually charmed…

Sara Benincasa | May 12, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Wrath Of Con

OMFG this episode was actually F-U-N in spots! Can you believe it? Neither can I! Well, don’t worry. I’m sure next week’s episode will be supreme crossover lameness…

Sara Benincasa | May 5, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Last night paired up Blair and Chuck once again as a duo willing to stoop low to achieve a high goal: save their girl Serena from heartbreak at…

Sara Benincasa | April 28, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Seder Anything

After an excruciating hiatus, “Gossip Girl” is back! On last night’s episode, Passover was in the air, and Blair’s Jewish stepdad was back onscreen for Seder in the…

Sara Benincasa | April 21, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Remains Of The J

OMG! Spoiler alert, for those of you who have yet to review your DVR’d “Gossip Girl” from last night: this episode didn’t completely suck! I know, right? Amazing!

Sara Benincasa | March 31, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Grandfather

At this point, I love “Gossip Girl” the way I once loved a certain young lad back in my high school days. It’s almost like reliving that entire…

Sara Benincasa | March 24, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Age of Dissonance

I have so many questions as I sit, rapt, through the intro to Monday’s night episode of “Gossip Girl”: Would Dan boink Ol’ Teachy McTeacherson again? Would Serena’s…

Sara Benincasa | March 17, 2009 - 6:00 pm