Let’s all congratulate Seattle-based blogger Beautiful Existence (yes, that’s her legal name) for fulfilling her 2013 New Year’s Resolution. While most of us abandoned our goal to “eat less sweets” somewhere around the first week of February, Existence succeeded in her pursuit to eat nothing but Starbucks products for 365 days. When she had completed her challenge, the 40-year-old mother of two (don’t worry, her children were allowed to eat non-Starbucks) racked up more than a $4,000 bill, a wicked craving for anything fried and a blog to commemorate her Starbuckian year. Keep reading »
Let me divulge a well-known secret; I am a type A homebody. By definition, I love to spend time at home, but can’t sit still long enough to make a dent in the couch. Don’t be fooled: if you find me cuddling with a blanket, I’m still budy making a mental checklist of all the tasks to do that day. I often start with baking and quickly find myself moving bookcases. This year, my New Year’s resolution is to challenge myself to take on 10 domestic projects (some more glamorous than others) that I’ve yet to tackle. Keep reading »
So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.
This time of year it’s natural to think about starting fresh and making changes, and not just because of the ubiquitous “New Year, New You” ads for Weight Watchers and laser hair removal. If you’re in a serious relationship, it’s a great time to think about doing a State of the Union on your relationship and reflecting on the little ways it can be improved. I’m not talking about cheesy crap like “spend 20 minutes a day staring deeply into each other’s eyes” (although that’s nice, I suppose), I’m talking about using the new year as an excuse to check yourself and make sure you’re doing what needs to be done to keep the old relationship machine well-oiled and running smoothly. And yes, that does include accepting his ear-cleaning habits, as weird and compulsive as they might be… Keep reading »
“Absolutely. I believe in love, always … [But] I’m not looking … [I plan on being] a new me in 2012.”
– Kim Kardashian on the state of her love life. This is coming from a woman whose New Year’s resolution last year was to stay single for 2011. A woman who went public with her relationship with Kris Humphries on New Year’s Day. A woman who got engaged seven months later and divorced 72 days after that. So much for 2011. Her 2012 resolution sounds much more attainable. [People]
The end of 2010 is but a few days away and I’m doing some reflecting on what the last year has been like for my love life. I didn’t have a boyfriend. The longest I dated someone was for, oh, a month and a half. I had some sex. I had some more sex. I online dated. I finally, finally scored with not one, but TWO people whom I had crushed on for years. All in all, Amelia’s year in hookups was a grand old time — and I also learned what I DON’T want to do in 2011. Keep reading »
There’s something a little special about this new year. It’s not only a fresh start, but it’s also a brand-new decade. Many people are taking the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives, jobs, and current situations. Alicia Kan was one of the brave souls who quit her job in order to pursue her passions — and now her closet is taking a hit. Over the years, she’s accumulated designer pieces like Hermès scarves and Donna Karan dresses, but now it’s all for sale, as her dream for the years to come includes dressing “like Blondie in the ’80s.” Random? Yes, but there’s an interesting idea to take from her initiative. With the new decade, it’s time to release the ties that bind us to the past, and one way to do that is a closet purge.
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