Category Archives: Relationships

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The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Advice Question Ever (Farts Involved)

Fart Auction
An open letter to the woman who's selling her gas on eBay. Read More »
Pooping At Work
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Poop happens. We want to know if you poop at work. Read More »

Meet “So Incredibly Humiliated,” a woman whose relationship threatens to collapse on its shaky foundations thanks to the most vile and villainous transgression of them all: farting. Yes, that’s right, “So Incredibly Humiliated” wrote Slate advice columnist “Dear Prudence” because it seems she might have accidentally farted a couple of times in front of her boyfriend  – in her sleep! — and now she’s afraid he may never speak to her again. Read on… Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Ostracized For Keeping My Maiden Name”

My husband and I have been married a little under a year and we’re starting to actually feel married. However, in all of the adjustments I’ve made, there’s still one giving me a hard time: telling people that I’ve kept my maiden name. It’s a decision I made long before I met my husband; we discussed it at length before we even got engaged, and now he and our immediate friends and families are completely, 100% comfortable with it. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Have An Emotional Attachment To Clothing

Closet Purge
How I got rid of all my clothes and regained my sanity. Read More »
Give A Compliment!
Here are seven reasons to compliment a total stranger. Read More »
My Mother Is A Hoarder
An essay from a woman with a hoarder in the family. Read More »

Throughout this year, I’ve been forcing myself to live with less — less mani-pedis, less happy hours, and most of all less clothing! Back in the early spring, I donated about a third of my wardrobe to my best friend’s mother, who was sending a few barrels of clothes, food, and other goods to her native Jamaica. I was proud of myself for giving away items that I’d held on to for years hoping they’d make a comeback. And I’m always looking through my closet for more clothes that I don’t wear or need, but some pieces hold too much sentimental value for me to give up … even though I don’t even like them. Keeping clothes I don’t like simply because some momentous event happened while I was wearing them doesn’t make sense to me, so I’m going to try to figure this out, and hopefully get to the point where I can donate these unnecessary closet fillers. Keep reading »

An Internal Monologue While Perusing Online Dating Matches

Your Profile Photo
The dos and don'ts of the all-important online dating profile pic. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
The top 10 white lies people tell on their profiles. Read More »
Snooping His Profile
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If your man still has a profile up, there's trouble ahead. Read More »

I recently started dabbling in online dating again. I like to look at profiles while I watch TV. This internal monologue reflects a hodgepodge of recent “binge sessions.”

New episode of “Revenge”? Hell yeah. Finally. Got my wine. Well, maybe I should top it off so I don’t have to get up.

Glug glug glug. That’s good. That’s just two large glasses in total so that’s not bad at all. That’s half a bottle left for tomorrow, during “Top Chef.” Always need wine with food TV.

Ohhh-kay. Press play. Recaps from the last episode, like, three weeks ago. Time to check OK Cupid. Keep reading »

Campus Confidential: Finals And The Curse Of The Perfect Girl

The number one question my high school friends ask me when we chat now is, “So are you sick of being around all those girls yet?” Despite the fact that I have attempted to explain my decision to attend a women’s college a seemingly infinite amount of times, I always answer  ”no.” Being around women has been a really supportive experience, a nice change of pace and a really beneficial academic experience so far.

Or at least that was my answer up until finals.  Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How To Dump A Toxic Friend

The Ugly Friend
How one writer stopped thinking of herself as the ugly friend in the group. Read More »
New Year, New You
Everything you need to kick 2012 off right. Read More »
Digital Friendships
Is the computer killing our bonds with friends? Read More »

In high school, one of my best friends was a girl we’ll call Tara. Tara and I had been close since middle school, but as we got older we developed an unhealthy dynamic: Tara demanded so much of my time and energy, and I wasn’t good at putting up boundaries. She had a mean streak, and I was constantly getting hurt. I started to get the feeling it would be better if we went our separate ways, but how do you break up with a friend? There’s no precedent for such things. Ultimately I wrote her a long email telling her that I didn’t think we were good for each other. It was a rough breakup, but when it was over I felt like a whole new woman, and I had learned an important lesson: life is much too short to spend time with people who make you feel crappy. Keep reading »

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