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My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.

The English definition for “outrage” is “an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation” or “an action or event causing anger, shock, or indignation.” It originated from the French word “oultrage,” which has a subtly different meaning: “a wantonly vicious or cruel act; a gross violation of decency, morality, honour, etc.; or profound indignation, anger, or hurt, caused by such an act.” Keep reading »

Blogger Fulfills New Year’s Resolution To Eat Only Starbucks For A Year

Blogger Fulfills New Year's Resolution To Eat Only Starbucks For A Year
That's a lot of Frappuccinos.

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 »

10 Domestic Resolutions For 2014


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 »

Life After Dating: 22 Realistic Relationship Resolutions

Never Getting Married
Life after dating: What Don't You Understand About We're Not Getting Married?
"We're never getting married," means exactly what it sound like. Read More »
High School Sweethearts
Life After Dating: 8 Unexpected Downsides Of Staying With Your High School Sweetheart
There are some downsides of staying with your first love. Read More »
On Crushes
Life After Dating Crushes
Crushes are a reality...even when you're coupled. Read More »
Holidays With His Fam
Life After Dating: 6 Unsung Benefits Of Spending The Holidays With Your Partner's Family
Spending the holidays with his family might not be so bad. Read More »
Life After Dating: 22 Realistic Relationship Resolutions

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 »

Guess Who Still Believes In Love?

Kim's Dating Timeline
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From Ray J to Reggie Bush to hubby Kris Humprhies. Read More »
Kardashian Divorce
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After 72 days, Kim Kardashian is divorcing Kris Humphries. Read More »
Kim's 2011 Resolution
Kim's 2011 resolution was to stay single. Read More »
Kim's Butt
Kim Kardashian butt photo
Kris Humphries is supposedly claiming that Kim's booty is fake. Read More »

“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]

6 Dating Resolutions For 2011

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 »

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