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Don’t Booze Right Before Bed (And What to Do Instead)

Sure, that glass of pinot sounds like a good idea right before bed, especially when you typically have trouble transitioning to shuteye. But beware bedtime drinker: While that vino (or vodka, whatever your pleasure) may “take the edge off” and make you drowsy, and help you ease into sleep–it won’t keep you there. Why Alcohol […]

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Stop Feeding Your Inner Hoarder

The term “hoarder” has, you may have noticed, become subject to word inflation. And why? Because it’s catchy and current and everyone who shows even the slightest hesitation at parting with any single item or collection of items risks being called one. We may, half jokingly, eye our own piles and worry that maybe there […]

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Screw the Resolutions. Just Start Doing Something (I’ll Give You 6 to Start)

Well hello there. You made it. Over the rickety holiday bridge into the vast tundra of the new year, possibly the last year, if the Mayans have it right. I’m not all that worried about it. In fact, more of you are likely dreading something else–weight gain, or rather, a failure to lose weight gained […]

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Got Stuck…in a Very Good Way

I’m a wimp around needles, but no stranger to acupuncture. I black out when I have blood taken, sure, it’s happened. But put me on an acupuncturist’s table, and my fear, like my stress, all but evaporates. And until you experience it for yourself, you probably won’t believe me. That’s fine. I have had a […]

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Don’t Fight with Granny at Christmas: How Family Tensions Take Us to the Dark Side

I truly believe that every holiday begins with the best of intentions: To be kinder, more open, more interested, more engaged, more communicative. We go in thinking THIS is the year it’s going to be really wonderful. We produce Norman Rockwell-ized images in our minds of what our family could be, peering in at all […]

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I Don’t Wish You a Perfect Holiday. Here’s Why.

Hear that ringing? It’s the jingle jangle of holiday headaches. Ah, just listen to it all, the cacophony of nervous systems lit up like Christmas trees. Now, let’s figure out how to calm it all the F down. The best decision I’ve made so far in this holiday season is one I try to make […]

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Choose a Flat Belly Over Flatbread

Don’t ask how I did it. But I did. Had my first ever g-free Thanksgiving. Thanks are largely due to my mother, who agreed to make a portion of her famous stuffing with gluten-free croutons. I’ve been GF for months now, on and off at first, and now fairly steadily with few (and regrettable) exceptions, […]

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Spend a Little QT with a Canine (or Two)

I used to work in an office where dogs roamed free. At one point, we had two rescued greyhounds who kept their post in the office of the production manager, an aging Boston terrier who held court in the art department, and a Bernese mountain dog who lolled at the feet of our editor in […]

Fuck Fate & Date Like a Grown Up

You want to believe that if you’re a good girl, the world will deliver unto you the Perfect Guy. That Fate or God is the ultimate matchmaker, pulling the strings of your life to make shit happen. “We’re soul mates!” is the rallying…
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How You Met Doesn't Fucking Matter

In his recent post on The Date Report, Ryan Dodge pokes fun at the tendency every couple feels to schtick-up their how-we-met story. He admits that his first date with his current girlfriend was forgettable at best. He asked her out again…

Just Say No to You-Go-Girl Advice

  The day 50-year-old white suburban women started throwing around the phrase "you go girl" was the day that the phrase ran out of cultural gas. (Actually, I'm pretty sure it lost pop culture potency when this company used it to name…

PDA Will Save Your Relationship

You're sitting at a bar when you look over and see this couple. Or should I say THAT couple. You can't miss them. Their roaming hands and mouths and sultry stares. Their dinners untouched as they practically consume each other whole. You…
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Get Rejected More (You're Not Doing It Enough)

If you're weeping into a glass of sherry and wondering why the world is so cruel and your life is so loveless, well, you have no one to blame but yourself. Yes, I said that. Because if you're like a lot of women, you wait. And wait. You…
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She Who Hesitates Is Lost (Lessons from The Bachelor)

Ah, shit. I wasn't going to blog about The Bachelor. And while I hardly hold it up as the shining and global example of all romantic relationships, it's a pressure cooker wherein all cliches rise to the surface quickly, so let's pluck a few…