A week or so ago, I had four inches cut off my hair. Just like that. I was itching for a change. When the stylist asked me if I was “attached to the length,” I said no, and waved her off in my best impression of the most well-adjusted woman on the planet. When I […]

When I feel like I’m all over the place, literally and figuratively, I know it’s time to get a new bra. Maybe two. I’m serious. Don’t overlook this vital piece of your wardrobe–though I’m guessing you do, since, like me, you probably get dressed on autopilot and never realize how tired your titslinger has become. […]

An old friend of mine moved back to New York and before he found an apartment, the guy has dates out the wazoo. Here’s a man who knows how to make it happen. You know how? He asks. He asks a lot of people. He shows interest in lots of ladies online and doesn’t hang […]

I don’t look or feel that much different than I did two, five, even ten years ago. In fact, I look better now, thanks to having grown out some questionable haircuts and dropped gluten from my diet. Certainly, no worse for the wear. I still get carded (wherein I blush and make a fuss). But […]

Everyone mourns the end of summer. I always did, too. I’d get nostalgic and weepy as a kid, watch horrible VHS tapes of a family trip to the beach, make mix tapes of songs that I could sob over in September. Ah, summer, so delicious, fleeting, and sweet. But was it? No, it never was. […]

Many young women think that hook ups with dudes they can’t stand sober is a great way to save time and energy while staying focused on career goals. Fact is, hooking up will leave you hungry–especially if it’s with a guy you wouldn’t care to share a meal with. Kate Taylor’s piece in the New […]

  You might know exactly what you’d do if your partner cheated on you. So did Richard Cohen of the Washington Post. But when his wife Linda cheated on him, that’s not what happened at all. He didn’t want it to have happened, but it did. And what he realized is that what he wanted […]

You may be single, and unable to eat wheat, but there’s hope for you yet. Why? Because now there’s glutenfreesingles.com! Why would you ever bother with another bread-eating boyfriend again when you can rule them out altogether? Quinoa lovers only, please. I’m kidding of course. Because if you’re going to start limiting your selection of […]

What Your Response to The Dress Says About You

Well, I learned more about rods and cones this week than I'd planned to. But the most fascinating thing about #thedress controversy wasn't just how wildly different our color perception is, but what the response to this bit of viral lunacy…

How to Get Past Your Fear of Self-Promotion

You can't run a business, even the smallest of businesses, if you can't promote that business. And if you're like many people, selling yourself can feel...icky. Like, so icky you don't do it. This doesn't bode well for your business.…

Give It Away Now: 3 Ways to Free Up Your Time

I never considered myself a DIY kind of girl: I don't hang my own shelves or put up preserves; I derive no greater joy from painting a wall or doing my taxes than paying a professional to get it done right the first time. But what I do…

3 Ways to Own the Crap Out of Your Personal Brand

I help people become better presenters of their own ideas. It's what I do. And the brunt of that work has less to do with technique (saying "um" too much for example) than it does psychology. Because once you feel more confident, it's…
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3 Things to Do (and Not Do) on Valentine's Day

It's easy to pile on poor Valentine's Day. And if it makes you feel any better, a rather small slice of the population is really psyched about it. If you're single, chances are you roll your eyes, flip couples the bird. If you're in…
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The Catch-22 of Being Tough & Single

There are two reasons why you loathe dating: You've been out of the game too long, or you've been in it too long. When you've been out of the game, you're wary and wily and nervous as hell, because you think there are new rules, and you…