Recently, Dr. Andrew Weil appeared on Dr. Oz to share some of his expertise into the field he has arguably pioneered in this country: holistic and integrative medicine. I’m a fan of Weil’s, of course–having worked with his staff at the now-defunct Self Healing newsletter, when it was a sister pub of Body+Soul (now Whole […]

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day. Good for you. Fear not–I won’t patronize you with ridiculous advice that 1) presumes you need pity, 2) insults your intelligence, or 3) suggests that you need a bubble bath and a new pair of shoes because you don’t have a boyfriend. Ok, so maybe some ladies LIKE to […]

I hesitate to even tell you to drink green tea because you may fall immediately asleep out of boredom because you’ve heard people touting this beverage for at least a hundred years. Or so it seems. But I’m sorry. Some things are just worth repeating. The research keeps piling up. What you may know already […]

Did you know that you eat way, way more when you dine with other people? Funny, because so often I hear people say they honestly think they eat LESS when they’re out with friends or colleagues because they’re “so busy talking.” Well, I’ll tell you right now that’s a load of bull. Most of us […]

So…you’re mad. You got an inexcusable, dismissive, or disrespectful email that you are ready to smack right back across the digital fence. It’s easy, right? Too easy. And THAT perhaps may be one of the most temptingly dangerous fruits that instantaneous communication lays at our feet. Because it’d be a whole different story if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instant Stress Relief: When You Realize No One Notices or Cares

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…
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Pull Yourself Together: Get a New Bra

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…

Kill Your Wish List: Stop Telling Online Daters Who They Should Be

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…

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…