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Are White Bridesmaid Dresses A Thing Now?

A few years back, one of my friends was having a hard time with the fact that her younger sister was getting married. She felt self-conscious about being dateless to the big event, and so anguished about buying a hot dress to wear. When she emailed me a photo of a dress she finally felt good about, I gasped. It was white and strapless. How do I tell her that it is totally inappropriate to wear white since that, duh, is the color her sister will be wearing? I thought. In the end, I told her it was lovely but suggested that she talk to her sister about it as soon as possible. Her sister flipped. A fight ensued.

So I’m very surprised that recently, two very high profile brides have chosen to put their maids of honor in white. Keep reading »

What Is A “Stayover” Relationship?

Relationship trend alert! Nestled in the grey area between friends with benefits and living together is what experts are calling the “stayover” relationship. A new study done at the University of Missouri discovered a new kind of relationship common among college educated adults ages 18 to 29. It is what it sounds like, two people who are in a relationship stay over at each other’s places a few nights a week, take all their crap with them when they go, and rinse and repeat until the arrangement is no longer convenient. These couples keep each other’s beds warm for now with no intention of necessarily keeping them warm in the future. Keep reading »

Campus Confidential: My Freshman Year, I Vow To Major In “Unafraid”

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I wouldn’t say that I was a nerd in high school. Although I have adopted the art of procrastination as ardently and with as much love as if it were a tiny puppy alone on the side of the road in a rainstorm, I did in fact manage to get some studying in. But despite grades and test scores that were high enough to award me admittance to one of the best schools in the country, I’d never call myself geeky. “Loner” probably isn’t the right word, either. I wasn’t exactly in the running for prom queen (real talk: I didn’t even go to prom my junior year, gasp) but I had a particularly close group of best friends who were like my sisters. I never felt alone, but rather constantly surrounded by people who loved me. No, the only thing I can definitively say to describe who I was in high school is that I was there. Keep reading »

Girl On Girl: What Goes Down At A Lesbian Bachelorette Party

I feel like I’ve been writing about weddings a lot, but I guess it’s just that time of year. I had my first experience buying bachelorette accessories for a lesbian wedding this month, as the first one I attended was my own, so I didn’t buy anything for myself. But for my best friend, I had to find the funniest stuff I could. This would have been easy if she were into penises, as they are all over the bachelorette schwag that sex stores sell. Keep reading »

Wedding Photos With A Decidedly Dorky Twist

Sure, this looks like your standard happily married wedding-photo. But you couldn’t be more wrong! Click through to see why Julian Sunmi Park and Benjamin Jinsuk Lee might just be the coolest newlyweds ever! Keep reading »

For The Week Of August 22-28, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Time to start assessing where exactly you stand on all the things that matter, as it’s time to discern if it’s going to be one of those long winters or not. Chances are you will like what you see, but on the small chance it’s not, that just means you’ll have to hustle a little harder, as there is still some time left on the clock.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Despite what you might hear, you are going to have to pay attention to your intuition, as it’s going to be at its peak now and can lead you out of pending despair — if you bravely face the truth and its consequences. Yes, we’d all like to see the world with rose-colored glasses, right now, you should know that point of view will eventually catch up with you in a bad way.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You aren’t one to trust everything you hear, especially when there’s so much information coming at you. However, you know you’re not one to get sucked into vapid sweet talk either, so do know these facts will add up in your favor and it’s about you believing it. So, your task for this week is understanding that your fear of being a sucker is as big as your fear of accepting the truth.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You’re near the finish line of a tumultuous cycle and all will start to feel a lot rosier this week. If you’ve been putting forth towards your dreams in the bigger sense, then this will be the time when rewards will start to roll in and you’ll understand your calling in a bigger sense. You know it, feeling good is going to be a more intense sensation, inside and out!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You can’t care what anyone else wants. If this means going all out selfish and closing off the world to just do what you want, then so be it. It’s not like you’ll be icing them out forever, but sometimes that nagging is just too much and for some reason the people around you just don’t understand the word “No.” Thankfully, though, they will understand a closed door in their face.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

We all love dirty little secrets when shared by that one and only, which is why this week will be so special, as those trust issues that have been driving you a bit batty over the course of your latest tryst finally get settled with a big bang. Yes, that key to that mystical land called trust will become yours; so don’t screw it up now by being judgmental about what you hear.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can always count on being good to yourself will put a smile on your face. So, as this week becomes all about being-with-my-baby-and-no-else-will-matter, know it won’t make you too popular with anyone but your baby. However, you can’t feel guilty for your pleasures, because as it goes, you need to get it good while the good can be got!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Embrace practicality, organization and routine as your new tenets, because you’ll have no time for much else anyway. However, this is more of an attitude that you’ll need to adopt, rather than a indication of this week’s pressures —this is your time to start revving up your engine, but until you light that spark inside, nothing is going to happen.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Not everything has to make sense, least of all love. Seems just about anything can surprise you now, as something way out of the ordinary will start to float your boat in that scheming, horny devilish way. Yes, a new attraction will hit, bringing out that darker and lustier side in you — and you’ll love it.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

There are endless excuses to evade the truth, or if you want to take it in baby steps, that is fine too. However, if you’re postponing it due to what you think is a pending disaster, realize it might not be — as you might actually be delaying your happiness instead. As it stands, nothing is set in stone now; so do take part in creating your destiny, rather than avoiding it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Be warned: no matter what you say, your honey is going to take it as nagging. Seems there will no winning this week, without waging a small battle each time. Whatever, a little spunkiness here and there never hurt anyone, even if it’s inspired by crabbiness. If anything, it’s putting up with him when he’s like this that’ll really let you know you love him.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Whatever you need this week, whether it’s more time alone or getting him to do what you want, you’re going to have to throw some money at the problem. Call it the easiest solution to the dullest of issues, as dealing with it in any other way will bore you. This week, it’s invigorating relaxation you want, not tiresome tedium.

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