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The Drunk Girl’s Battle Cry: I Made Bad Choices Last Night

Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women everywhere should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »
I Quit Drinking
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What happens when our author quit her epic boozing. Read More »

As of late, I feel as though my friends and I are in a Doors song, specifically “Riders On The Storm.” We are making the poor decision to ride into a the perfect storm of broken hearts and alcohol, combined with the fact that we’re in our mid- to late-twenties and freaking out about it. Which also means that we should know better. Yet we continue to get knocked down, and then get up again, because you ain’t ever gonna keep us down.

We need to calm our tits.

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The Electric Charge Of A Symbiotic Power Friendship

Toxic Friendships
15 toxic friends you need to dump ASAP. Read More »
Friendship Facts
7 things we've learned about friendship since high school. Read More »
College Friendships
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Friendships at college aren't about having one big clique. Read More »

I’m reading this book called Joe Cinque’s Consolation, which tells the true story of a real life trial of two women –  Anu Singh, who injected her boyfriend Joe Cinque with heroin and watched him die, and Mandhavi Rao, Anu’s best friend who might have assisted her in the process. The story is complicated, of course, by mental illness and dependence and all kinds of other things, and you should read the book by Helen Garner if you get the chance. But what I want to talk about is Garner’s spot-on assessment of Singh and Rao’s relationship, one that she calls a “symbiotic power arrangement,” because I think we’ve all had one of these at one time or another (even if it didn’t lead to murder).

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

FB Friends To Keep
Because they're so fun to stalk! Read More »
DIY: Friendship Bracelets
A fun DIY project that'll bring you back to middle school. Read More »
Friends With Kids
Oh look, an ensemble cast that does not look godawful. Read More »

Do you find that you have just too much support? That people like you too much? That you’re just up to your eyelashes in friendships? Me too, comrade! Here’s how to destroy all of that.

It’s really important to pick fights with your friends. If there’s something that isn’t a big deal, it’s your job to make it as big a deal as possible. If they don’t see your point of view, it’s because they’re selfish idiots. You, by default of being you, will always be correct. Don’t put up with their guff. Storm out of the room. Keep reading »

We Want To Go To There: 5 Fabulous Girlfriend Getaways

Romantic trips with your lover are nice, soul-searching solo traveling is great, but honestly, it’s hard to beat a vacation with your BFFs. Whether you’re looking to relax and recharge or recreate the most ridiculous scenes from “The Hangover,” we’ve rounded up five amazing girlfriend getaways you’ll never forget. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out, and tell us: what’s your dream girlfriend getaway?

Traveling Alone
Why one woman prefers to travel the world -- solo. Read More »
Travel Diary: I Heart Italy
Hang with Winona in Italy! Read More »

Would You Use A Website To Make New Friends?

FB Friends To Keep
Because they're so fun to stalk! Read More »
Friends We Need
Six types of friends every woman needs. Read More »

Online dating is totally cool now — but would you use the Internet to find new friends? A slew of new sites–like SocialJane and GirlFriendCircles–have launched to help women make platonic connections with other women.

Why do women use these sites? Sometimes it’s that they’ve moved to a new city and are craving new friends. Other times, it’s that they’re simply hoping to widen their friendship circle. Writer Rachel Bertsche told The New York Times that she used the site GirlFriendCircles after relocating to Chicago to be with her husband. Bertsche says she definitely felt a stigma searching for new friends online. “This is horribly embarrassing. You say, ‘I’m looking for new friends,’ and people hear, ‘I have no friends.’ ” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: The Evolution Of Female Friendship

FB Friend Dealbreakers
These Facebook infractions will get you unfriended. Read More »
New Vs. Old Friends
The allure of new friendships over old ones. Read More »
Friends We Need
Six types of friends every woman needs. Read More »

When I was wee, I was best friends with the girls who were handy. Neighborhood kids, playgroup participants, and the like. In grade school, I gravitated toward girls who were brainy like me. Since book smarts were considered to be at odds with potential popularity, and since I had more going in the Brains Department than the Social Graces Department, I sought out equally bookish girlfriends. High school was pretty much the same as grade school, but in college, I ran with girls who shared classes, activities, or interests with me. And after college I befriended women who worked with me. Longstanding friendships from school and activities sometimes lingered, but new friends were drawn almost exclusively from my coworker pool.  Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Kristen Bell And Rachel Bilson’s Dynamic Duo

SS: Jennifer Aniston
We're obsessed with the outfit she wore in Paris! Read More »
SS: Taylor Swift
Her retro summer look is oh so cool. Read More »
SS: Fergie
How to get Fergie Ferg's business-like florals. Read More »
SS: Melanie Laurent
How to make black lace work for spring. Read More »

How cute are BFFs Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell? I friggin’ love that Kristen Bell is wearing jeans that are technically “ankle length,” but since she’s such a micro-mini person, they actually look long on her. We’ve found those cute jeans, along with everything else that Kristen and Rachel are wearing, and you can have it all by clicking after the jump.

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7 Life Lessons We Learned From Tubing This Weekend

Life Lessons From RuPaul
12 life lessons Ami has learned from "RuPaul's Drag Race." Read More »
Ugly Duckling Lessons
Life lessons from a former ugly duckling. Read More »
Dowton Abbey Sex Lessons
Sex lessons we learned from watching "Downton Abbey." Read More »

This past weekend, Amelia and I, plus 15 of our friends, went tubing down the Delaware River. Tubing is about my favorite thing in the world. I consider it the best “sport” for lazy people because you can be outside and on the water, but you don’t actually have to do much. And as Amelia and I found out, you can learn a lot from tubing, the river, and hanging with friends in your skivvies.

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The 6 Types Of Friends Every Woman Needs

New Vs. Old Friends
The allure of new friendships over old ones. Read More »
Every Woman Needs
30 days of the people, experiences, tips that every woman needs. Read More »
Friendship Turned Love
One writer talks about how she fell in love with her best friend. Read More »

Everybody needs friends — I love my friends! — but we need different friends for different reasons. Some friends want to party all the time (awesome!) while others are more interested in quiet nights with you on the couch. They’re all important. Here’s the top six types of friends you need in your life.
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Only 16 Percent Of Your Friends Are Seeing Your Clever Status Updates

Deleting Your Facebook Profile
This guy had better luck dating when he got rid of his Facebook profile. Read More »
Facebook Stalker?
5 signs that you're a Facebook stalker. Read More »
Facebook Turn-Offs
These Facebook behaviors turn him off. Read More »

Bad news, status update wordsmiths and chronic oversharers: turns out the average Facebook post is only seen by 16% of your friend list. A few factors contribute to this number, including the simple fact that it’s unlikely for all of your friends to be online at the same time and the newsfeed is constantly updating. More interesting, though, is the complex and mysterious algorithm Facebook uses to rank updates by relevance and importance. That post about the salad you had for lunch, for example, might not make it onto most of your friends’ newsfeeds. Says Facebook’s Director of Product Marketing Brian Boland: “There are pieces of content you create that are interesting, and there’s some that are not.” Here’s what I know for sure: 16 percent of my friends are in for some brilliant material about the grilled chicken wrap I just ate. [TechCrunch]

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