Valerie David

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Maybe you were an honors nerd in high school, or the trampy cheerleader, or that strange girl who always sat alone at lunch. Whatever your rep, starting college in the fall is your chance to reinvent yourself. (Heck, if you had a bad freshman year, you can start fresh this semester, too.) After the jump,… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

It’s only natural to date someone in your circle of friends. But what happens when the relationship ends? How do you handle the next pool party or skiing invitation from your buddies, when you know he’ll be there, too? Whether you part on decent terms or really really bad ones, it’s going to get awkward. READ MORE »

After months of being cooped up inside the house, the joy of summer is being able to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. You can hit the beach, cuddle up at the drive-in or take in an outdoor concert, but sometimes the best times are with friends in your own backyard. Traditional cook-outs can… READ MORE »


You’ve got the food, the drinks, the inflatable lounge chairs with cup holders — everything to make your summer pool party perfect. But, more importantly, what are you going to wear? Choosing the right wardrobe to play hostess can be challenging enough, without getting into the dreaded bathing suit territory. After the jump, some tips… READ MORE »


If the future bride isn’t crazy about Vegas, male strippers or pornographic party favors, try hitting the beach for a memorable bachelorette party. Be as tame or as wild as you want to be and give the bride the send-off she deserves. Whether you visit shores close to home or fly off to an exotic… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Everyone who’s been a bridesmaid knows the drill. Hideous bubblegum pink chiffon dress you’ll never wear again? Check. Matching jewelry that costs more than the engagement ring? Check. Frumpy flat shoes because the groomsmen look like Keebler elves? Check. It’s not fun, but we handle it because it’s for our friends or family. But how… READ MORE »