Relationships

Holiday Estrangements: On Being Motherless By Choice At Christmas

By: Katie Naum / December 10, 2014

Like many American families who celebrate Christmas, mine does it in a pretty secular way. The more observant among us attend services to mark the holiday, but the magnet that pulls our scattered members across the country to one point in the Midwest is, I think, the same as what brings you and yours together… More »


Bumble Is Just Like Tinder, But Women Have All The Power

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 10, 2014

Our prayers have been answered, ladies! Remember Whitney Wolfe, the former Tinder executive who claimed to be sexually harassed by the company’s CMO, and then was unfairly stripped of her co-founder title? Well it looks like Tinder messed with the wrong badass chick.

Last week, TechCrunch announced that Whitney, along with some other… More »


Dater X: Is Success A Turn-Off For Some Men?

By: Dater X / December 10, 2014

Last Friday, I was hanging out with two of my girlfriends and our pals Jack and José (Daniels and Cuervo, that is), when I heard myself uttering the words, “He’s obviously intimidated by your success.” Though a cliche, I actually meant it. I was trying to console my friend Bree, who had just been ghosted… More »


Yo, Facebook, Please Stop Suggesting I Friend A Bunch Of Random Dudes I Don’t Want To See Again

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

The other day I noticed something kind of strange about the “People You Might Know” list on my Facebook account. In addition to the usual array of strangers or acquaintances with whom I share mutual friends and thus “might know,” Facebook was suddenly suggesting some new faces with whom I shared no mutual friends. A… More »


Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Does 25 Perfect Christmas Movie Impressions

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 9, 2014

Dear Guy Who Does 25 Perfect Christmas Movie Impressions,

For the past several weeks, my family members have been asking me what I want for Christmas. Since I have everything I could possibly want (obviously not including the last few seasons of “Friends” on DVD that I need to complete my series), I… More »


23 Moments From 2014 Women Are Happy To Leave Behind

By: Huffington Post Women / December 9, 2014

Between Beyoncé’s awesome feminist performance at the VMAs, the #YesAllWomen movement on Twitter and Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 was quite the year for women. Unfortunately, you can’t have progress without a few setbacks.

We’ve rounded up 23 of the worst moments for women in 2014 to remind everyone that… More »


What Does Your Profession Say About Your Love Goals?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

The dating app Clover analyzed data from 33,000 of their users to figure out what people in different professions want out of their, well, not exactly “love lives,” in all circumstances, but what they want when they meet new people, especially through the app.
Apparently, doctors and lawyers need friends (m’aww). Actors DEFINITELY just… More »


It’s Time To Cry: Terminally Ill 6-Year-Old Asks For A Lifetime’s Worth Of Christmas Cards

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 9, 2014

This year, add another Christmas card to your list and make one little girl’s last holiday season a bright one. Addie Fausett of Fountain Green, Utah, suffers from an undiagnosed illness that causes cerebral atrophy, which affects her speech and motor skills, according to CNN. At age three, Addie stopped growing, and now, at 6,… More »


7 Tips For White Women In Interracial Relationships

By: Tiffanie Drayton / December 9, 2014

I recently got into a interesting conversation with a few White women I know, who happen to date Black or minority men, and it really highlighted a need to explore the complexities of such unions in greater depth. Though I do support the right to love anyone, regardless of color (or gender/gender identity), I also… More »


A Rough Guide To 16 Pass-Aggro Comments Your Mother Will Make This Christmas

By: The Frisky / December 9, 2014

The holidays means spending more time than usual with your family, which equates to an increase in those passive-aggressive comments your mother used to dole out every hour on the hour when you were growing up in her house. Moms take on a special tone when lovingly criticizing their children that leaves the victim unsure… More »


Life After Dating: On Expecting A Relationship To Save You

By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2014

If someone suggested that you were holding out for a relationship to save you and magically solve all your problems, you’d adamantly insist they’d gotten you all wrong and briefly consider slapping them in the face, right? Expecting a guy to save you sounds ludicrous on a surface level, and even reminiscent of the dreaded… More »


Love This: Business Insider‘s 21-Day Plan For Radical Self-Improvement

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 8, 2014

It’s already mid-December, which means it’s almost time to make resolutions for the new year. But how can you expect to start off with a clean slate if you’re still tackling career, personal and health goals now? I stumbled upon an awesome infographic calendar, created by the folks at Business Insider, that aims to hel… More »


Make It Work: How To Quit Your Job

By: Megan Reynolds / December 8, 2014

There comes a time in everyone’s career when you will quit your job. You will stand in your boss’s doorway, cock your head and say, “Do you have sec?” You will quietly shut the door. You will sit down in that weird chair reserved for guests and your boss’s jacket, palms sweating, and tell him… More »


Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it to paint as clear a picture I could of what it feels like to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All respect given to those who wishMore »


13 Things That Happen When You Send Taylor Swift Lyrics to Your Tinder Matches

By: Tres Sugar / December 7, 2014

Tinder is a battlefield. Swipe left or swipe right, and within seconds you can find yourself connected to your crush of the week, or a “nightmare dressed like a daydream.” Or worse. A ghost, aka matches that never message you first. It’s a Tinder epidemic, since guys do essentially swipe right “at everything,” it could… More »


Men Check Out My Dog More Than Me & I Have Mixed Feels About It

By: Laura Barcella / December 7, 2014

Men check out my dog more than me. I only wish I were kidding.

I’ve gotten used to catching unexpected smiles creep onto strangers’ faces while gazing at Henny (why yes, she does look like a bear cub). But after one of our daily walks last month, during which I passed four me… More »


Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 5, 2014

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more frustrating aspects of raising a child. Marketing and branding has increased tenfold, and even kids who don’t regularly watch TV are aware of all the… More »


Make It Stop: “I’ve Never Had A Boyfriend & I’m Rarely Attracted To Anyone”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 5, 2014

I’m 28, and have never have a boyfriend, and I do not find attraction in other people. I won’t say that I *can’t* find attraction in people, because there have been a handful of guys that I’ve fallen head-over-heels for, but of course, those endeavors have never amounted to anything. I get crushes maybe once… More »


Hitched 2.0: Why Both My Parents Will Walk Me Down the Aisle

By: Emma Sarran / December 4, 2014

I’m not one of those girls who started planning her wedding before even hitting puberty. I didn’t create a pre-engagement “Someday…” Pinterest board. Nothing against those girls, but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to wait to plan my wedding until it was a real, tangible thing. (Not to mention, my tastes change on such… More »


Dater X: Short Stacks With A Side Of Self-Reflection

By: Dater X / December 3, 2014

“So what’s the deal with that dude you’ve been seeing?” my friend asked, chowing down on a massive pile of chocolate pancakes and scrambled eggs. “You guys still good?”

I hadn’t seen Darius in a couple of years, but it was like no time had passed at all. We’ll usually talk on the… More »


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