Capricorn (December 22-January 19): You made it this far, so be happy and just enjoy the view. There is nothing that should be pressing hard on you in terms of responsibility, so don’t stir up trouble unnecessarily. If you do have to keep busy somehow, think recreationally. In time, the tables will turn and you’ll be ready, set and in motion once again, but for now, while you can, stop and smell the roses.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19): This year will bring a lot of crazy twists and turns, so to get a head start on changing it all up, think from the outside in, and work on the superficial aspects of your life, tweaking all to perfection. This can mean making yourself, your home or your man over. No matter what, it’s all about the pretty now, so make it work at maximum levels. Keep reading »
Every year, the majority of us — stemming from the most noble of intentions, or the most nauseating of eggnog overindulgence — declare our desire to start anew and totally revise our lives. For most of us, though, Groundhog Day brings not just an excuse to settle in with a Bill Murray movie, but the milestone of having let ourselves down once more. And yet by the time the ball drops anew in Times Square ten months later, we’re happily preparing to drop our own ball all over again.
What would it take to make our resolutions stick? Psychological research on goal-setting and achievement has a lot to teach us: they need be the right balance of realistic and challenging, and we need to have clear, specific pathways to reach them. We also are better off focusing on only one or two resolutions rather than attempting the equivalent of a floor-to-ceiling structural renovation of our inner selves. Sound too complicated? Here’s how to give the most common resolutions a psychological makeover, after the jump… Keep reading »
When a friend of mine who’s dipping her toe back into the world of online dating recently asked for three quick rules to remember when emailing potential matches, it occurred to me that if she needed a bit of a refresher course, some of you probably do too. After all, as convenient as it is, email is rife with opportunities to shoot yourself in the foot and hurt your shot at making a real connection. So after the jump, eight dos and don’ts to remember when emailing a potential online dating match. Keep reading »
Your passive-aggressive aunt bought you a Match.com subscription for Christmas. While your first impulse was to hit her with a brick, you’ve always been curious about online dating. “What the heck?” you figure. “I’ll write an ad and take a look around.” But when you’re on your own in virtual reality, the search for computer-generated love can be daunting. Here are the top online dating types to avoid. Keep reading »
It’d been a nice night with mixed drinks and homey Brooklyn fare. The conversation hadn’t teetered, except in those first moments when we were testing the waters. Dipping our feet.
Then she said, “I find it funny that people feel uncomfortable in silence.”
I didn’t say anything. She smiled. We felt comfortable. Keep reading »
As 2011 comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead at 2012. We’ll be posting your regular Friskyscopes on Monday as usual, but here’s is a look at the best days in January for each sign in the areas of love, sex, relationships, luck, charisma, and romance. And check out Kiki T’s entire 2012 Astro Guide forecast for your sign here!