Relationships

Vice Week: On Greed

By: Claire Hannum / April 26, 2015
I am greedy. I'm a greedy person. There, I said it. It was drilled into my head early in life that this was one of the most reprehensible things I could possibly be, besides maybe a liar. After all, to be greedy was to be an especially vile form of selfish, which I also was not supposed to be. For most… More »


Vice Week: On Pride

By: Beejoli Shah / April 25, 2015
When it comes to pride, we're often told that it goeth before a fall. But that lends an implication of sorts that pride causeth the fall, which is hardly the case. Falls happen for any number of reasons, far too often for reasons beyond our control. And from that lens, when things are spiraling out… More »


Sometimes, Wallowing In Your Own Pool Of Despair Is OK

By: Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015
Self-pity is a doozy. No one likes being with someone who constantly feels sorry for themselves. It is not a cute look. How many times have you heard “Stop the pity party," “Quit the whining!” and “Stop feeling so sorry for yourself and get over it!” The truth is though, we all have pride; we… More »


10 Ways To Rebuff (Or At Least Rebound From) The Bad Boy (According To Don Draper’s Many Women)

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / April 24, 2015
Learn from the mistakes of the women who fell for the charms of the über bad boy in the gray flannel suit: "Mad Men"'s Don Draper. More »


Indulgence As Self-Care: Our Vice, Our Therapy

By: Jaya Saxena / April 24, 2015
My parents have a story about me they like to tell. When I was in third grade my mom picked me up from school on a beautiful spring day, and suggested we hang out in Central Park and enjoy the warmth. I responded, “Is there a place in the park to do my homework?” My… More »


10 Things I Was Irrationally Jealous Of In High School (And Admittedly Still Am)

By: Beejoli Shah / April 22, 2015
Ever since I was little, I have had a very hard time keeping my eyes on my own paper in the competitive game of life. I didn't actually cheat because I was too stupid to pull off lying well, but man did I ever covet thy neighbor's handwriting. And I know it's ridiculous and irrational… More »


Vice Week: On Envy

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 22, 2015
When we were all discussing which of the sins we'd take for this whole theme week thing, I stated that the one I probably should not do is envy. Because really, the only thing I am sincerely somewhat jealous of, weirdly, is people who can get jealous. "Well that's a good angle! Do that!" Amelia… More »


Girl On Girl: Questioning Monogamy

By: Morgan Cohn / April 21, 2015
I’m a hopeless romantic, but in the last six months, I’ve had a drastic shift in what love means to me. I’ve let go of the idea that love is an intense and demanding force. It doesn’t need all of my attention and it doesn’t mean things have to happen "now or never." I’ve learned… More »


Hate-Reading Is The Best And Worst Thing You Can Do

By: Megan Reynolds / April 21, 2015
Read it. Hate it. Read it again. … More »


Vice Week: On Wrath

By: Megan Reynolds / April 21, 2015
Here are some things that make me irrationally spitting mad: People walking down the street that don't obey the unspoken laws of the sidewalk, the inefficiency of the MTA and the USPS, overheard conversations better conducted in private, occasionally my sisters, my mother, student loan bills, things that I want that I can't have. I… More »


What Your Stoned Paranoia Says About You & How To Deal With It So You Can Just Enjoy Being High

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 20, 2015
It's true what they say: smoking weed can make you paranoid. Not everyone experiences an anxiety spiral when they smoke, but getting high does produce a heightened feeling of awareness -- of yourself, of others, and of how others see you. On the surface, these paranoid feelings can often seem totally irrational -- no, the… More »


Make It Stop: “Ugh, Getting Older Is Depressing”

By: Anna Goldfarb / April 17, 2015
No way, dude, like a fine wine, life gets better with age. More »


Girl Talk: My Ex, Who Didn’t Want Kids, Is Having A Baby And My Feelings Are Complicated

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015
Every relationship has its milestones: first kiss, first fuck, finally saying "I love you," moving in together, meeting the parents, going on vacation, etc. But every major breakup has its milestones too, often full of either sadness or relief. Moving out of the place you once shared; unfollowing/unfriending on social media; realizing that his birthday passed and for once, you didn't think about… More »


Girl On Girl: The Myth Of Lesbian Bed Death

By: Morgan Cohn / April 14, 2015
One of the things about being a little different from society’s standard is that you tend to seek out and consume the kinds of things that you see your reflection in. This is why "The L Word" stayed on the air for as long as it did. This is also why Jews still go to… More »


I Don’t (Have $637 To Spend On Each Of My Wedding Guests)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015
Holy Good Lord Baby Jesus, people, the average American wedding is entailing the bride and groom spending $673 per guest, and guests can expect to spend $310 each on the wedding - unless you’re an attendant, in which case that shoots up to $701. And apparently 43 percent of people who have been invited to… More »


24 Signs You’ve Found Your Soul Mate

By: Tres Sugar / April 12, 2015
There are people you meet who, for no reason you can explain, you share a connection with on a deeper level than anyone else you've ever known. Whether you believe in the kind of a soul mate born from fiction and fairy tales, or simply hope that there is someone out there who is meant… More »


Mommie Dearest: Do You Regret Your Kids?

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 12, 2015
Regrets. I've had a few. But my child hasn't been one of them. But if he was, how eager would I be to sharing that openly? Over at Yahoo! Parenting, Brooke Lark gets brave and admits that her life might have been better if she never had her kids. Lark laments not being the "pretty,… More »


Make It Stop: “I Want Companionship And Sex, But Not Emotional Attachment”

By: Anna Goldfarb / April 10, 2015
It's possible -- but there's a catch. More »


Hitched 2.0: 6 Of The Best Things About Wedding Planning

By: Emma Sarran / April 9, 2015
Last week, I shared the fact that I’m getting slightly jaded when it comes to wedding planning. The closer we get to walking down the aisle, the more bogged down I get with details like booking transportation, sending out invites, and finalizing décor. It’s stressful, to say the least. But in that same post last… More »


31 Insanely Specific Ways Men Can Impress Their New Woman, As Written By A Woman

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 9, 2015
I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men. Because I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men, I assume that my preferences and ideations are universal to all women who are oriented toward men as sexual partners. I also assume that because I’m a woman and I… More »


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