It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in two sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss when a couple is only compatible in bed, when to tell a new significant other you’re against premarital sex, and how to find out if your casual dating partner wants more. Keep reading »
“The girl who eats her feelings” is a new trend-setting clique to emulate, says W magazine’s recent piece on back-to-school style. If they were trying to describe the trend of wearing “curve-enhancing dresses worn with plenty of attitude,” why would they call that dressing like “the girl who eats her feelings”? That’s just … being curvy. Keep reading »
This was a few years back, but I’ll never forget the comment made by a new girlfriend of a friend upon meeting my husband and me for the first time: “Wow. You two look like brother and sister.” Um, thanks? I laughed off her remark, but, subconsciously, it did creep me out that we might look alike. I remembered having read about a popular study done in the ’80s, which claimed that couples start looking more and more alike over the years of cohabiting, because of their influence on each other. So maybe that’s what was happening to us, I thought. But still, egads! Would we end up being that middle-aged couple — the one with the same short haircut, furry chin, and potbelly, wearing matching jumpsuits to the grocery store? Were we on our way to becoming … the same person? Keep reading »
Can we talk about last night’s “Jersey Shore“? It was CRAZY. The Situation hooked up with the hottie of his dreams, only to kick her out minutes after the deed was done. Snooki got down with Vinnie, and let us know that sex with him was “like putting a watermelon into, like, a pinhole.”
But the craziest part of the episode was the final scene, when J-Woww and Sammi got into a physical fight. (See the first half of it, above.) And I’m not talking a little hair pulling. This was a knock-down, drag-out fight where punches were thrown and the rest of the cast had to jump in to hold them back. Keep reading »
I should have known better than to meet handsome Dan at one of the seediest bars in Brooklyn, but looking into those baby blues that were a good four or five inches above mine, I couldn’t help but feel weak in the knees. He took my number and after a few texts we decided on getting drinks the following weekend.
I was two blocks away at 8:30, the time we had decided to meet. My phone rang. “Hey, where are you?” he asked. This being our first voice-on-voice interaction, I didn’t think anything was amiss. Maybe he was just a teensy bit nervous. Keep reading »
Every once in awhile, Banana Republic takes its fashions out of the boardroom, and we’re blessed with a gem like the Ball and Chain Stud. The chains provide a tough counterpoint to the refined glass pearl, so you can wear these with the most ladylike of dresses and the hardest leather jackets. Yet there’s something so simple about these stud earrings that they’ll be your go-to adornment, even if you have to step back into the boardroom.