Category Archives: Relationships

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Girl Talk: Does Romantic Bliss Exist?

Asking Big Questions
I always ask the big questions when it comes to dating. Read More »
Dating Dealbreaker
I wasn't Jewish enough. Read More »
My Love Story
I fell in love with my best friend. Read More »
does romantic bliss really exist?

“I’m looking for bliss … for Candy Land,” my last boyfriend said during our breakup.

Even though I was sad that we were splitting, I couldn’t help but laugh. It sounded absurd.

“That doesn’t exist,” I told him, trying to keep a straight face.

“Maybe you’re right,” he went on. “But I’m not ready to give up the dream yet.”

I pictured him venturing off into the vast single universe in footsie pajamas, wielding a plastic light saber, off to find Queen Frostine. I wanted to tell him he was wasting his time, but it would have been pointless to try to convince him. Like an encouraging parent would, you smile, pat him on the head, and say, “Good luck, soldier.”

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Campus Confidential: Redefining Friendships

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In high school, I had a single group of really close friends. Yes, I had other friends outside of that core group, but those five girls were unequivocally my best friends – the ones with whom I shared monumental milestones, the ones I could talk about everything or nothing with for hours on end. When I left for college, I couldn’t fathom ever replacing them. I wondered if I would ever find a group of friends that close again.

But here’s the thing: I haven’t made another group of really close friends. And the fact that I haven’t has actually been a blessing. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
Barbie Vs. Reality
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Katie Halchishick depicts Barbie vs. reality in O Magazine. Read More »
Comfortable Curvy
She likes her bigger body better. Read More »
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Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for countless women. In an era of Kate Moss, skinny jeans, and “she’s too skinny!” tabloid fodder, eating disorders run rampant like a cultural epidemic, continuing to fester alongside a never-ending preoccupation with body image. Although the majority of the media narrows the scope of the issue to models and celebrities, eating disorders are actually most prevalent amongst us everyday girls. Simultaneously, the reality of EDs extends beyond the teenage anecdotes of starving ourselves to be popular; these serious diseases have lifetime physical and psychological ramifications and are far more multifarious than extreme dieting. Weight is a sensitive subject to say the least, one I am going to handle diplomatically. The objective of sharing my story is not to be controversial, blame Hollywood, or spark debate on how to confront eating disorders, but to reflect on the complexities of a ghost that has haunted me and so many others for over a decade.

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7 Reasons Why Gaming Is Great For Your Relationship

Dungeons Date
A writer is sure she will find love at Dungeons & Dragons. Read More »
Mind Of Man
Who's going to protect you when the zombies come? Read More »
Soapbox
Thoughts on the OK Cupid/Magic the Gathering controversy. Read More »

At some point in time, “gamers” got a bad rap. Let’s stop stereotyping the “gamer” world as a place exclusively for basement dwelling social pariahs in dingy underwear who subsist on Hot Pockets microwaves with love by mom. Those of us — yes, women game too! — who play video games also enjoy socializing with friends (outdoors even!) during the daylight hours and have other hobbies besides completing the “Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!” mission in Borderlands. In fact, we even date! Keep reading »

For The Week Of October 17-23, 2011

Libra (September 23- October 22): You’ve never been one to get too pushy and this isn’t the time to start. However, as another tries to get their way with you, don’t deflect in your normal way, by ignoring and proceeding. No, this time, it’ll take a sleight of hand to judo flip the opposition to your will. So, work your words with precision, as they can bring a powerful sorcery to the game being played now.

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The Evolution Of Relationships In 5 Easy Steps

Relationships have always been tricky, from the very beginning of boy meets girl. At the start there was the dilemma of who do I torment and how because I like them so much, then in college there is the how many times am I going to have to lurk around the science building to see that guy from last night question. Ah, romance: ever-changing but always pretty uncomfortable.

Here are the five stages of romance according to yours truly… Read more…

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