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15 Ways To Make Friends In A New City

Moving Across The Country
Ami gives Winona advice for her big move! Read More »
Long Distance Friendship
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Taking The Leap
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How to make friends in a new city

Making friends as an adult is always a bit tricky. You can’t rely on the instant bonding powers of living in the same dorm or loathing the same chemistry teacher to create your social circle. People are super busy with jobs and relationships and kids. It seems like everyone is happily ensconced in their current friend group and not open to new members. Making new friends as an adult in a new city where you know no one is even trickier. But it’s not impossible! As a Nashville newbie myself, I’m still in the process of making friends. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way and some awesome tips collected from friends who have successfully done the whole “making friends in a new city” thing before… Keep reading »

15 Positive Side Effects Of A New Haircut (In GIFs!)

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Sephora Madness (In GIFs!)
Sephora Gifs
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New Haircut Side Effects

Anyone who’s experienced new haircut euphoria will tell you that getting your hair done is never just about your hair — it’s about getting your whole world view shampooed. You walk into the salon feeling like a dirty cockroach who just crawled out of her cubicle and you leave there thinking you might actually bear some resemblance to Marion Cotillard. Just feeling like a French goddess sets off a whole chain reaction of positive side effects that ends with you drinking scotch and cleaning your bathroom until the wee hours of the morning. Really, it’s miraculous. But it doesn’t last for long. So, it’s essential to capitalize on your new haircut high while it lasts. Don’t ever take these wonderful side effects for granted… Keep reading »

25 Totally Acceptable Ways To Respond To Catcallers

20 Totally Acceptable Ways To Respond To Catcallers

Yesterday I was taking an early morning walk around my neighborhood before work. It was still pretty dark out, and as I shuffled groggily past a gas station a guy got out of his car and whistled at me. “Hey sweetie! Where you going?” he said. I kept my head down and kept walking. “Where you going?!” he asked again, getting noticeably irritated at my unresponsiveness. I picked up my pace a bit, trying to appear aloof and very sure of myself, but inside I felt anything but. Maybe I should have been more assertive, I thought as I turned the corner. And then I started questioning my own instincts: Maybe I was too rude. Maybe I should have at least smiled or waved or something. It’s embarrassing to admit that I was worried about not being polite enough to a strange man who demanded to know where I was going, but it’s true. Getting catcalled or harassed on the street always makes me feel this way: insecure, nervous, unsure of myself and my reactions.

I thought about something my dad told me awhile ago: “When someone violates your boundaries, they forfeit their right to politeness. You get to set the tone.” So as a reminder to myself and every other woman who isn’t sure how to deal with street harassment, here is a list of totally acceptable ways to respond to catcallers. Take your pick:

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10 Reasons Women Hate Their Birthdays

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A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he’d had a good birthday. “It was great!” he said, “I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched a movie.”

“Wait, that was a good birthday?” I asked, trying to communicate my confusion without being rude. “I’m glad you were into it, I’m just not sure I would call that a good birthday.”

His response was quick and to-the-point: “That’s because women always hate their birthdays.”

At first I got a little offended by the generalization, but when I thought about it, I have indeed hated my birthday every year for the past decade or so, as have the vast majority of my friends. Why do so many women greet their day of birth with “UUGGGHH” rather than excitement? Why have I cried myself to sleep with a belly full of birthday cake on more occasions than I can count? Why do men seem immune to many of these birthday issues? After some self-reflection and polling a ton of lady friends, I’ve settled on these 10 reasons: Keep reading »

20 Ways To Pass The Time During A Layover In A Horrible Airport

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Ami's practical guide to picking up dudes at the airport. Read More »
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Airport Layover

Over the weekend I found myself enduring a 3-hour layover in what may be the worst airport in the world. I’m not going to name names, but it’s in Chicago and rhymes with “Bidway.” I mean, it might have been bearable if it weren’t for the sweltering concourse, the long lines for every bathroom, the astonishing lack of coffee, and frequent last-minute terminal changes that sparked frantic human stampedes. As it was, I felt like I had been banished to a particularly unpleasant section of hell for a never-ending afternoon. Here are a few ways I passed the time, and a few ways I wish I would have passed the time. Feel free to use this list next time you find yourself stuck in a terrible airport for a terrible layover…  Keep reading »

How To Give Your Partner Advice Without Being Super Annoying

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Relationship skills are different than the ones you use dating. Read More »
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These tips might save your relationship! Read More »
Your Problem Or Our Problem?
Your Problem Or Our Problem?
How to answer this crucial question. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Fighting
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How to give advice to your partner without being annoying

Here’s the conundrum: the person who you love most in the world wants to talk about an issue. You’re honored, of course, that they’re coming to you with their dilemma, but at the same time, it’s challenging because you know them so well that you can cut straight through the BS and tell them that this isn’t really about their boss, it’s about their control issues with their father and they better address those first. But you can’t say that because they’ll probably want to punch your in the face for being so right. Being right — rather than empathetic — can be awfully annoying when your partner is having a vulnerable moment. But they need your input. What to do? Tread lightly and carry a tiny stick. Meaning, it’s all in the delivery. Here are some tips to help you master one of the most important relationship skills: how to give your SO guidance without pissing them off. Keep reading »

7 Of This Halloween’s Most WTF Headlines … So Far

It’s Halloween. Most of us are sitting at our desks in our Sexy Pizza costumes, pounding Candy Corn and drinking as much spiked apple cider as we can without getting wasted. Perfectly normal behavior for October 31st. Sadly, this holiday seems to bring out the bat shit insane in so many. I’ve rounded up some of the dumbest/weirdest/most bizarre things that have gone on so far this Halloween. And the day is still young… Keep reading »

10 Reasons Straight Women Check Out Other Women’s Boobs

Big Boobs Rule
Why big boobs are awesome -- and why they're not. Read More »
Squeeze Your Boobs
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Small Boobs Rule!
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10 Reasons Straight Women Check Out Other Women's Boobs

If one rule holds true about human sexuality, it’s that everyone goes hogwild for boobsbig bazoongas, itty bitty titties, sideboob, underboob, nip slips, boob tricks, cleavageTits, tits, tits! chants the human race. Although we’ve known this forever because DUH, a groundbreaking new study published in the journal Sex Roles confirms once and for all that all human creatures love to ogle boobs. After hooking people up to eye censors and forcing them to look at boobie pics (the horror!), researchers discovered that “both sexes fixed their gaze more on women’s chests and waists and less on faces.” Yep, science has officially proven that it’s not just straight dudes who love to stare at boobs; gay men and straight women are also guilty of ignoring the “my eyes are up here” rule. We love to look tits, too. Why, you ask? Here are some reasons we might get caught checking out other women’s boobs. [Gawker] Keep reading »

7 Apple Picking Lessons Worth Applying To Real Life

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Apple Recipes
The yummiest ways to use your apples. Read More »
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Ami finds peace with the help of her bike and some tacos. Read More »
Fall Dates
Fall In Love Dating Ideas
We bet you haven't tried these ones before... Read More »
Country Music Lessons
Ten lessons Winona has learned from country music. Read More »
7 Apple Picking Lessons Worth Applying To Real Life

Not to sound like a fall cliche of a human being, but this weekend I went apple picking on a small farm in New England. And as these activities which snap you out of your everyday routine tend to, apple picking led to my own mini-spiritual awakening. As I was harvesting my bushel of fruit and feeling one with nature, I had a few bite-sized revelations: Keep reading »

10 Signs It’s Time To Leave A Halloween Party

Halloween Hookups
Why Halloween hookups are different than all others. Read More »
Halloween Party People
9 people you'll meet at every Halloween party. Read More »

If you’re not planning to hand out candy or take your niece trick-or-treating, chances are you’ll be spending this Halloween at a party. Whether your soiree of choice is a crazy frat party, a high-end fundraiser, a random house party, or a costume contest at a bar, the signs that a Halloween party has run its course are always the same. Here are 10 indicators that it’s time to pack up your broomstick and head home… Keep reading »

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