The glass-half-empty-or-full dichotomy never really expressed the issue for me. If you’re all like, “I am very grateful for this half-cup of water,” you are less likely to get off your ass and turn on a fucking faucet. More
Sappho did not rule Lesbos. She was a poet. Poets have never ruled anything. More
A teenage student of mine has a problem – she is involved in the worst unpaid internship in the world. More
Maybe I’m a little late to this party, but maybe I’m years early — so, comedian Daniel Tosh recently quipped from stage that “rape jokes are always funny.” A woman disagreed! More
I’m getting married, as I announced in Bullish Life: How I Met My Soon-To-Be Husband on OKCupid. Wedding planning remains up in the air, but I have compiled a helpful list of things I think modern engaged people can safely skip if they want to.
Most of the time we have twenty minutes to think about whatever we want without interruptions, we just daydream, or we think about nothing, and lots of things; after, we can’t remember what we thought about. But sometimes, we have revelations, or we prepare for action. What makes the difference? More
What if your dreams are awesome and achievable? Great! Maybe you are a special snowflake. More
Most people’s dreams are dumb. Or, at least, most people’s dreams are provisional. Based on fleeting whims and momentary circumstances. After all, where do “dreams” come from, anyway? More
Let us hear today from a writer I have renamed Donna Summer, singer of the 1983 hit, “She Works Hard for the Money.”
Should you slow down your career and prioritize your man? I have been on both sides of this conundrum! More
Most of the things you’re worried about don’t kill you or put you in jail. Also, no matter how your early twenties go, you can always explain them away (I was young and stupid! Oh, my wild and crazy youth!), because, while 21 seems old to you, to other people, it’s basically still childhood but with sex. Here are some ways to cope with your post grad freak out. More
Virtually every woman I know regrets having wasted time on some puerile man-child when she could have been getting better grades, improving her career, writing a book, etc. So, the more directly you can achieve your version of romantic contentment, the more time and energy you’ll have for the rest of the components of a gentlewomanly life. So, here are some online dating tips from experts and happy people!
Free perfect boyfriends and husbands and ice-cream sandwiches for everyone! And also magic pandas! More
Oh look, I got engaged! I’m happy and all, but if you talk about that too much, half the women you know are all like, “Bitch.” So, let’s talk about the fact that it is now normal in our society to date for twenty years or more before marrying (or the equivalent). More
A day on the beach feels a lot better when you remembered to vote, when you know where your chemotherapy’s coming from in case the Sun gives you cancer, and — ideally, when you’ve built up an empire — that the people you manage, or your proteges, or your children, are furthering your life’s work in your absence while you relax. More