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Nine Fashion Rules That Are Out of Style

My mother has given me some great (and critical) fashion wisdom over the years—don’t mix denims, wear what feels comfortable (note: this does not mean wearing pajamas in public), dress for the season (i.e., no flip-flops when it’s snowing), and never let your underwear peep through your clothes. Oh, and always wear underwear.
By: DivineCaroline.com / August 9, 2009

Thinking Vs. Feeling: Which Is Better In Relationships?

A funny thing happened on the way to a party recently. It was a work party for my friend Dave’s venture capital firm. He was going with Mary, his longtime girlfriend who, just a few weeks earlier, he had asked to marry him. As the couple was about to enter the party, Mary stopped, turned…
By: DivineCaroline.com / August 1, 2009

Is Gossiping Ever Good?

America is a nation obsessed with other people’s lives. A visitor glancing at our magazine and newspaper racks or flipping through TV channels immediately knows where our priorities lie, and it's not with dissecting world politics. Instead, we hunt for news about the latest troubled starlet and watch other people’s lives unfold via reality TV…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 31, 2009

Yo, Dude! The Origins of Common Slang Words

Slang is defined as an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. In other words, slang can be “a dope spin on a sick word that deserves props for being mad fly, yo.”…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 26, 2009

Nine Things You Should Figure Out Before Moving in Together

So, that’s it. You’ve decided to move in together. You’re excited, in love, and ready to go for it. People are warning you that it’s a big deal, but you are different and so is your relationship. Is it such a big deal, though? Yes. After all, it’s like marriage without the standup mixer and…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 25, 2009

Three Tips for Beating the Sunday Night Blues

It’s Sunday night at 8 p.m., and your heart is: a. Fluttering because someone special just fixed you a sumptuous and romantic supper. b. Thumping with anticipation because "Desperate Housewives" is about to come on and you can’t wait to find out what’s happening on Wisteria Lane. c. Pounding because you are totally freaked out…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 19, 2009

Paddling The Pink Canoe

Buffin’ the muffin. Tiptoeing through the two lips. Five knuckle gusset shuffle. Coochie cuddling. And, if you’re Irish, Tickling me Elmo. We all do it and we all have our favorite euphemisms for it—so why can’t we talk about it?
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 19, 2009

The Not-So-Crazy Origins Of Bachelor And Bachelorette Parties

Bachelor and bachelorette parties have become synonymous with wild and reckless nights, the details of which are slightly obscured when describing it to significant others later. Movies like "Bachelor Party" and "The Hangover" paint the occasion as a shame-inducing free-for-all of alcohol and bawdiness, but it hasn’t always been that way. The origins of bachelor…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 15, 2009

Seven Compliments That Won’t Get You Laid

If you’ve thumbed through an issue of Maxim magazine or Men’s Health anytime in the last twenty-five years, you’ve probably read a few pointers on how to properly compliment a woman. Personally, I think these lists can be a little too vague, and quite honestly, a little lame. For example, one list I read recently…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 9, 2009

Modern-Day Popeye And Olive Oyl

I’ve only dated a few men that are shorter than me. And when I say “a few” I mean one. Maybe two if I really dig—deep into the Dead Sea perhaps. I have definitely dated a lot of guys that are within an inch or two of my own height. Being in a relationship with…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 30, 2009

Gay Rodeo Clown

I knew that I was a lesbian very early on. As I reached my twenties, it was clear that I was a butch lesbian, with more “male” energy than “female.” But my long hair and curvy body was not supporting my self-image. That had to change. It’s not that I wanted to be a guy…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 30, 2009

Please Don’t Tell Me How Great You Are

A long time ago, right before I met the man who would become my husband, I dated a guy named Gary,* a new-age rocket scientist who excelled in many things, including the art of self-promotion. I remember that cold February night, a week before Valentine’s Day, when we were driving in his car. He had…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 27, 2009

Revenge of the Nerds: Four Reasons Women Dig Geeks

When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing—one of those obscure attributes that immediately attracts me to somebody, no matter how brutish or repelling the rest of his personality may be. For one of my girlfriends, it’s large veins on a man’…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 24, 2009

Is It Hot Or Cold in Here Or Is It Me?

Dating to find the right person, i.e. kind, mentally healthy,and moderately good-looking, can be real challenge. So many nicely wrapped packages end up holding a lump of coal. Or a big pile of poo. I thought I’d share several types to watch out for in the dating lottery game. Warning: not all bad ‘uns come…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 21, 2009

Haute Germs: Are Handbags Making Us Sick?

With all the recent swine flu hoopla, even the most hygienically-lax of us have begun giving second thoughts to our cleanliness—soaping up for at least fifteen seconds, coughing into our elbows, and using antibacterial gel every time we enter a new room. There are endless opportunities to sterilize and re-sterilize, and it seems that we…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 21, 2009

What If I Don’t Want to Get Married?

This afternoon, I was at my parents’ house for a family friend get-together. I always enjoy these “parties” because they are both low-key and you are able to receive an update on the lives of people that you haven’t seen for years! But, slowly the conversation always dwindles to a certain sensitive topic, or one…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 19, 2009

Eight Conversation Killers to Avoid

Recently, I was taking in a rare sunny day on my lunch break, when I ran into an acquaintance. The first thing she said to me wasn’t “Hi” or “How are you?” but “Wow, you look so tired!” I don’t even remember my immediate response because I was too focused on my depleting self-esteem levels.
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 17, 2009

Seven Ways To Make Your Boss Love You

In this economic climate, everyone wants to avoid getting laid off. The number one way to do this is to have a strong relationship with your immediate manager. Here are some strategies that have worked well for me over the years.
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 7, 2009

10 Simple And Sexy Spots To Elope

While choosing bedazzled table linens and lacy garters can be stimulating, wedding planning can also be pure misery. Every day I fantasize about telling my mother and future mother-in-law to take a hike so my fiancé and I can hightail it to Vegas, or even better, Paris, or some exotic, beachy location, but unfortunately, that…
By: DivineCaroline.com / June 5, 2009

Survive The 9 To 5 After A Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do especially when you have to go to work the next day. After spending an entire evening arguing with your, now ex-boyfriend, the last thing you want to do is deal with the idiots in accounting or the crazy client who can’t make up her mind. Unfortunately, business doesn’t cease…
By: DivineCaroline.com / May 31, 2009
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