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In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

I don’t like the concept of New Year’s resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they’re unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our…

Claire Hannum | January 2, 2015 - 9:00 am

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we’re “doing just fine” and…

Claire Hannum | October 16, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Oops! A Checkout Error Scored My Friend Two Free Dresses!

This weekend, I went shopping with a friend of mine, doing what I do best, i.e. encouraging her to buy everything she looked cute in (and vice versa, although I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 24, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Guy Talk: Learning To Be A Husband, Not A Son

Not so long ago, my wife and I were talking to a recently-divorced friend of ours. She’s younger than we are, in her early thirties, and as far as she’s…

Hugo Schwyzer | September 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm

15 Times You Should Always Tell The Truth

Today is Tell The Truth Day and while we’ve covered — exhaustively, some might say — the top lies women tell men, men tell women, and we tell ourselves and…

Wendy Atterberry | July 7, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Honesty — Did I Do It Wrong?

I consider myself to be a pretty honest person, save the occasional white lie — “Oh yeah, I’ve read War & Peace. Thought-provoking!” However, I think telling the truth is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “Should I Confess I Slept With My New Friend’s Guy?”

About a month ago, I had a one-night-stand with a guy I met through some friends. Soon after, I found out that he was actually casually dating a girl I…

Wendy Atterberry | May 17, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Guy Lied To Girlfriend About Graduating From College

You know how sometimes little white lies snowball out of control? It’s usually when you say something dumb, like, “Oh, yeah, I watch “Gossip Girl.”” Then the girl who sits…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Relationship Novice: Sexual History 101

Revealing the number of people you’ve fooled around with is a lot like calling your grandmother. It’s one of those things you feel like you should do, but you really…

Lindsay A. | February 15, 2008 - 4:00 pm