Relationships

Here’s Why Humans Are Built To Be Kind

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 31, 2014

When many people think about Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, they assume that the competition to pass on genes is what defines human beings, and that that competitive impulse makes us ruthless at our core. What’s forgotten in that thought process is that humans have to not only pass on our… More »


Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014

In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so… More »


It’s Gonna Be Okay: 9 Things I Learned In 2014

By: Claire Hannum / December 29, 2014

This was a year of changes, challenges and questions, and that made it full of unexpected lessons. Some realizations I had this year should probably have already been obvious to me, some I wish I’d never learned at all, and some came as a huge relief. A few of observations from 2014 that I’ll kee… More »


Make It Stop: “My Dude Is Having A Rough Time And I Want To Encourage Him — But Without Sounding Like His Mommy”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 26, 2014

The dude in my life is going through a rough time — career-wise, financially, etc. — and I think it’s starting to impact his sense of, like, manliness. I’m a super nurturing person and I really want to encourage him to keep at it and basically tell him I’m proud of him, but I… More »


On My First Christmas Without My Dad

By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad’s death, I didn’t expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn’t reflected anything he’d normally be a part of – I’ve been puttering around the house, out with high school… More »


Here’s What Everyone’s Really Thinking When You Bring A New Boyfriend Home For The Holidays

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2014

Ahh, the holidays. It’s a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about hi… More »


The Best U.S. City For Singles Will Surprise You

By: Claire Hannum / December 24, 2014

This seems like the absolute worst time of year to weigh these types of statistics, but WalletHub measured some data and put together a nifty list of the best and worst cities in the United States to be single. The list is based on the damage dating does to your wallet in each metropolis and… More »


Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness.
The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the… More »


Dater X: The Men Of 2014 And What They’ve Taught Me

By: Dater X 2.0 / December 24, 2014

When I tried to recall all the men who’ve come and gone in my love life over the last year, I wasn’t surprised to find myself staring at a list of names and anxiously tapping my pen, knowing there were a couple I’d forgotten. 2014 was most certainly The Year Of The Dudes. With almost… More »


Hitched 2.0: 7 Details I’m Afraid I’ll Forget To Plan

By: Emma Sarran / December 23, 2014

When I started wedding planning, I wasn’t really worried about much. I’ve always been an extremely organized person, one who has a clearly labeled binder for pretty much every aspect of her life—and our wedding is no exception. Shortly after we got engaged, my sister gifted me with a fresh binder and I wasted no… More »


Finally, A Proposal Video Actually Worth Swooning Over!

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Molly McGinnis and Kevin Morgan had been together for seven years when Kevin popped the question on their anniversary. Proposals that go viral are usually of the embarrassingpublic, overkill variety, so this intimate exchange is such a breath of fresh air! Is this adorable or what? More »


These Vintage “Ideal Love Mate” Trading Cards From 1941 Are Delightfully Sexist

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

There’s a guy at the Brooklyn Flea Market who sells an impressive and ever-growing collection of vintage/retro kids toys and collectibles, including action figures, matchbox cars, wind-up toys, Garbage Pail Kids, the random remains of long forgotten rock collections and the like. It’s fun to sift through everything he’s got, either to get nostalgic about… More »


Woman Pretends To Be A Ghost On Tinder; Tinder Guys Are Not Deterred

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 22, 2014

New York comedian Grace Spelman is a god damned inspiration. She created a Twitter account specifically to pretend that she was a ghost Tinder-ing from beyond the grave… More »


15 Signs Your Man Is Insecure

By: YourTango.com / December 21, 2014

He picks you up, presents you with roses, opens your door, takes you to an elegant restaurant, and endlessly compliments you throughout the night. He repeatedly tells you, his voice laced with incredulous wonder, that he can’t believe you actually agreed to go out with him since you are so far out of his league. More »


This Woman’s Solo Christmas Cards Capture The Joy Of Being Single This Holiday Season

By: The Gloss / December 19, 2014

What happens when your parents kick you, their last remaining single daughter, out of their Christmas card? If you’re as mind-blowingly awesome as our friend Bridget here, you create your own Christmas card that celebrates the joy of being single in all its alcohol-soaked glory. Read more on The Gloss… More »


Make It Stop: “My Friends Are Always Late And I Am Over It”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 19, 2014

I have a few friends who cannot make it anywhere on time. We’re all busy and yet, I still manage to make it to places on time. What can I do to make them show up?
As someone who was awarded the “most punctual” award in eighth grade, I totally feel your pain. I’m… More »


Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women In The U.S. Deserve Access To Midwives

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 19, 2014

Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. The report stated that low-risk women would actually be safer delivering with a midwife — either at a… More »


10 Ways To Win Her Back If You’re A Dude In A Rom-Com

By: Huffington Post Women / December 18, 2014

In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything — so long as he redeems himself with one big, bold romantic gesture five minutes before the movie ends. Touched by his brave display of affection, the leading lady (And, let’s be real, it’s always a… More »


Girl Talk: What My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

I was in an online networking group, for a while, in which there coincidentally happened to be many, many children of narcissistic parents, mothers especially. Well, either it was a coincidence, or there are more narcissistic parents in the world than one would imagine. It sounds horrible. Apparently, narcissistic parents rely on their children forMore »


Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

By: Emma Sarran / December 18, 2014

We still have seven months until our wedding, but I can’t help but wonder about our guests: how they’ll act, what their reactions will be, how they’ll get along. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that there are bound to be certain people who emerge in some pretty standard guest roles, especially when you… More »


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