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Don’t Marry Yourself. Period.

There once was a woman from Fargo who married herself. It’s true. She’s not the only one, either. But let’s stick with Nadine, who was featured on the Anderson Cooper show a while back. She did what she thinks was a cute, quirky thing that I’m sure she knew would get a lot of attention, […]

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A nice post

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Smoothies Made Simple: Put Stuff in a Blender and Drink It

Smoothies are huge. Easy to see why. How else can you get down several servings of fruits and veggies first thing in the am? I record these tips for Martha radio on Sirius XM, and what’s the one that elicited emails across the country? The Drink Your Greens tip–about how to make a green smoothie. […]

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Indulge in Some Mommy Porn: Fifty Shades of Grey

No, I’m not kidding. Why not? Reading some juicy bits may be the best decision you make all day. In fact, I’m sure of it. Not only is the sexy series by British mum E.L. James on fire, it’s just plain fun. It’ll get all pistons firing in the biggest sexual organ of all: Your […]

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What the Today Show Missed (and I Love) About Living Alone

So, not too long ago (a few weeks?), I was featured on the Today show for a piece on the joys of living alone.  I’ve been living that way for about a decade, and loving it–and I’m certainly not alone in that respect. One of the experts showcased for this segment was sociologist Eric Klinenberg, who […]

G-Free Bread, Beer Shampoo, & Arousal Oil: What was Hot This Year at the Natural Products Expo

Want to know what’s new and noteworthy in the exploding universe of consumer products and services all geared toward the health-minded shopper? Me too. And not just because I’m one of them. I spent last weekend at the famously gargantuan Natural Products Expo West out here in Anaheim, CA–I’ve been coming here more years than […]

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Gluten-Free Dating. It’s a Thing.

I was just featured in a story (“Single, Sexy, and Gluten-Free”) that made the front page of DNAinfo.com for a spell (second to the breaking news about the prostitution ring) on a topic so seemingly miniscule that I can’t even believe it merited a whole story: Gluten-Free Dating. I was like, is that even a […]

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Laugh Your Ass Off at an Improv Show

If you’re looking for a fun and unpredictable night of live performance, one in which there are no spoiler alerts or reviews because the show doesn’t exist yet, go see a professional improv group perform. That’s what I did this past weekend, on a chilly, rainy night, pushing along with the crowd into the Upright […]

Don't Lose Focus on the Details (or, If You Do, Get New Glasses)

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…

Summer Can Kiss My Ass

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,…

Hook Ups Will Leave You Hungry

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…

Why You Want Huma To Leave

  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…
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Um, Gluten Should Never Be a Dealbreaker

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…

3 Worst Reasons to Stay in Your Dead-End Relationship

There’s one thing holding you back from a fulfilling, fun, exciting new relationship. Your old relationship. I know, I know. You care(d) about this person a lot, and you haven’t found the right time or opportunity to do the breaking…