Ah, pregnancy. It’s a beautiful time, isn’t it? The little life you have growing inside of you, the glow you get, the skinny jeans and generous glasses of pinot noir you have to eschew. Okay, so perhaps what I should have said is pregnancy is both a beautiful and frustrating/ugly/weird time. Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying a baby inside me — and a healthy one at that — but, I cannot tell a lie: There are some real pain-in-the-ass things about being knocked up.
Here are 20 things that really suck about being preggers. Read more…
Seasonal depression is very, very real. For once I am not joking.
The cold creeps in and consumes us all with ABC Family “25 days of Christmas” marathons and home delivery. Social lives are forgone at the risk of wearing open-toed heels in thirty-degree weather.
Although watching “The Grinch” 15 times in one week does sound fun, I’m here to remind you that while you’re in college you’re obliged to solider through the blizzards and natural disasters and drink.
Here are eight good reasons why you shouldn’t stay in this winter. Read more…
Every year older brings new privileges. The obvious perks are voting, drinking, growing boobs and losing our curfews. However, with these new privileges consequently comes the loss of old privileges. There were many things we took for granted as kids that cause us to look back on our carefree lives and think “I wish I was a kid again.” The obvious childish perks that have left our daily schedules are things like homework and nap time, but here are six more things that we once had as kids but wish we had now. Keep reading »
The bad news: tonight, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means it’s about to get cold and dark for the foreseeable future. As someone who is prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I am determined to look at this from a glass half full perspective! Which brings me to the good news: by setting the clocks back an hour tomorrow, we get an extra hour tomorrow! An extra hour to do anything you want with. Here are 35 ideas for how to spend it. Share yours in the comments! Keep reading »
Heading off to school for the first time is an exhilarating experience. Most of us probably know that by now. College is jam-packed with a goodie bag full of firsts: our first test, first hangover, first boyfriend, first affair, first time away from home… you get the point. Just like we were hundreds of years ago in kindergarten, we’re first-timers once again!
While Ms. Jones might have taught you how to reluctantly share your crayons or recover from your first fall on the playground, there aren’t very many teacher-pick-me-ups once you reach the higher ed world. Yes, mom and dad are always just a phone call away, but when you’re stuck in the library at 4am cramming for your first big exam, those words of encouragement don’t really work. Damn. Keep reading »
SEX MYTH: It is possible to break a penis.
FACT: There is no actual “bone” in a “boner.”
If you believe a single one of these 15 supremely dumb sex myths, then please kindly refrain from fornicating, bumping uglies, banging, knockin’ boots, doing the horizontal dance, playing hide the salami, shagging, injecting the hot beef, doing it, sticking it in and basically anything that could remotely lead to passing on your dumb gene.
Not only are these myths completely common urban legends, but some poor, uneducated sex-haver out there is currently swearing by their validity. This person is probably hoarding all the green M&M’s, avoiding public toilets and installing five hot tubs as you read this. Read more…
At some point in time, “gamers” got a bad rap. Let’s stop stereotyping the “gamer” world as a place exclusively for basement dwelling social pariahs in dingy underwear who subsist on Hot Pockets microwaves with love by mom. Those of us — yes, women game too! — who play video games also enjoy socializing with friends (outdoors even!) during the daylight hours and have other hobbies besides completing the “Braaaaaaaaaaaaains!” mission in Borderlands. In fact, we even date! Keep reading »
I love men, I really do. I’ve been boy-crazy since my first love, Adam, in pre-school. But there are things about them that drive me mad. While these “issues” are somewhat grating on my nerves, the romantic in me — the part of me I hide away like a deep dark secret that no one should ever be privy — actually finds a beautifully endearing quality in their behavior, habits and all-around lack of attention to detail… in some cases. But since we’re keeping my romantic side in the closet, let’s cover my top 10 pet peeves about that gender, or rather the men in my life whom I’ve adored with an all-consuming, hopelessly, unapologetically deep love. It’s National Pet Peeve Week … seemed as good a time as any. Keep reading »