birthdays

Emily Postmodern: How To Handle The Group Birthday Dinner

Finally, a clear answer on how to handle these social nightmares! More »


Happy Birthday To Bette Midler, Our Hero And Everything We Wish We Could Be

She is truly the wind beneath our wings. More »


Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About Spending Birthdays Or Holidays Together!”

I moved into my boyfriend’s place before we were dating as a stepping stone while I transferred my life from west coast to east coast. Having lived together before we started dating and still living together, our relationship is at an escalated pace, which makes it confusing for me. His birthday is coming up… More »


Oprah Is Chillaxing Hard Now That She’s 60 (Well, As Much As Oprah Can Chillax)

“What’s great about 60 is you are through with the bullshit — it means you are really and truly through. Now, Camille Cosby had told me at 40 that happens, but 40 you’re still … in the race, you’re still competitive. And at 50, you’re still like, ‘Do I need to?’ 60? You are chilled. You… More »


Lena Dunham Threw Herself A Spinning Birthday Party, Clearly Hates Her Friends

I guess Lady Juggernaut and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham had a birthday last week, and to celebrate she decided to throw herself a birthday party. At spin class. Yes, that’s right, Dunham invited her friends to celebrate her annual name day (as the “Game of Thrones” folk call it) by making them get together and… More »


31 Reasons Why December Birthdays Suck

We’re reposting this listicle from last year because, surprise, surprise, Ami feels just annoyed with her December birthday as ever.

Yes, my birthday is in December. No, I am not bitter at all. The moment I was born, the nurses put me in a Christmas stocking. But we’re Jewish! Then my mom dropped… More »


Somebody To Love: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!

Yes, yes, Happy Labor Day, everyone. But a more important event cannot go unacknowledged — Happy birthday, Freddie Mercury! The Queen singer would have been 65 years old today. … More »


Beyoncé Excited To Turn 30, Starting To Think About Babies

“I’m gonna be 30. I can’t wait because 29 is very strange. You’re still in your 20s but you feel like you’re supposed to be 30, and I feel like a woman. I feel like 30 is the ideal age because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and… More »


Study: Anorexia Linked To Spring Birthdays

Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia. A study of almost 1300 anorexic patients found that most of their birthdays fell in the spring months, from March to June. That’s led scientists… More »


Justin Bieber Accidentally Lights Mom’s Hair On Fire

Earlier this week, Justin Bieber brought his mom, Pattie Mallette—yes the same one Playboy was desperate to get for a spread—on stage during a show in Berlin. It was her birthday and The Bieb had gotten her a cake. He had the audience sing “Happy Birthday” to her as she blew out the… More »


Miley Cyrus Gets A Birthday Month

“I have a birthday month. I do the whole month of November. Thanksgiving, cake. All about me on Thanksgiving!”
Miley Cyrus on turning 18, today and every other day this month. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are thankful for Miley. Err. [People] … More »


What I Wish I’d Known Before I Turned 25

This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.

At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.

I’m a completely… More »


The Top 10 Gifts Facebook Has Given Us

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originallyMore »


Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Happy 75th birthday to Julie Andrews. I don’t care how old she gets or how many parts she’s played, she will always be Mary Poppins to me. Here’s a little spoonful of sugar Julie Andrews style for you this Friday afternoon. Just remember: “In every job that must be done, there is an… More »


And You Thought Your Birthday Sucked …

Sounds like poor Alber Elbaz (designer of Lanvin) had just about the most depressing birthday ever:
“Once Elbaz arrived in New York, the Mercer Hotel staff surprised him with an en suite card and cake. ‘Except I was all alone and I didn’t want to be that person eating an entire cake by myself in… More »


What Women Want On Their Birthday

“Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to Asylum’s token giiiiirl … Happy birthday to me!”

Check out our video to see a woman’s perspective on how ladies view their special day. Watch it … … More »


Girl Talk: I Love Celebrating My Birthday Alone

I have big plans for my birthday this month. BIG ones. Wanna hear them? OK, I’m gonna sit at home in my pajamas, eat chocolate cake, and watch reruns of “The Gilmore Girls.”

I love celebrating my birthday solo. Partly it’s because I’m shy. The last thing I’d want is the waitstaff at Chili’s… More »


The Good Wife: Making His Birthday Special

So, today is a big day in my household. It’s my husband’s 40th birthday! He took the day off from work and is relaxing around the apartment while I do some Frisky writing, but I plan to take him out for lunch a little later and then this evening we’re having dinner with his fam-damily. More »


Girl Talk: Going To Las Vegas For My 21st Birthday … With My Dad

When I was about 10 years old, my dad made me promise that—as soon as I turned 21—the two of us would go on a father/daughter trip to Las Vegas. The pact stipulated that it would be just him and me making our way to Sin City—it would not include any kind of boyfriend, or… More »


What’s So Special About Being 17?

I just turned 21, and to me that is the climax of birthday celebrations. I am now legally allowed to do almost anything in the United States—except rent a car, for some reason. The landmarks and rites of passage of adolescence have all been crossed out and I am now in the bright, glaring headlights… More »


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