When people offer their guidance in a genuine manner, it can be one of the most valuable gifts you’ll ever receive. Therefore, we’re going to share the best advice we’ve ever received in the categories of “Career,” “Love” and “Self.” These may explain some of the methods to our individual madnesses, but mostly, we just hope one (or more!) of these tidbits helps you, too. More
So you’re ready to find a boyfriend by setting yourself on fire! Good for you. You may have questions, like “how do I know that he likes me for me, and not just because I’m on fire?” That is a … More
I love throwing parties. Ever since I moved into my first tiny apartment on 121st and Amsterdam, I’ve endeavored to bring people together and make them have as much fun as space and noise ordinances will allow. Since then, I’ve graduated to larger and more elaborate productions, from dance parties in my giant loft apartment I shared with five other people, to full-on dirty basement after hours decadence. I’m far from perfect at it, and I’ve made a ton of mistakes, but I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two since that first crowded party nine years ago during which my male friends decided to play “touch the pipe” with the exposed heating element in my kitchen. Hence, I give you: 14 road tested tips for throwing a party people will remember for the rest of their lives. More
Every day, The Daily Mail finds a new way to make me sad. They report:
A third [of women] view traditional radical feminism as ‘too aggressive’ towards men, while a quarter no longer view it as a positive label. One in five describe it as ‘old-fashioned’ and simply ‘not relevant’ to their generation.
Look. I am only going to say this one more time.
If you believe men and women deserve to be paid equally for equal work, you are a feminist. As a feminist, here are some things you can still do: More
Do you ever get a blow-out in the morning and then realize that you have to skip your work-out so as not to destroy it? Does it lead into a glorious spiral of skipping work-outs forever, and just lying on the couch eating thin-mint cookies like some sort of 19th century harem lady? That sounds fabulous. I admire that.
However, if you actually feel inconvenienced that you have to skip that work-out, well, I have solved that problem for you! Or rather Gregory Patterson, a stylist at Blow (a New York blow dry bar) has that problem solved. Here are his tips for keeping your blow-out intact: More
The other night, a friend of mine told me he’d met a girl he really, really, really likes. He doesn’t want to fuck it up, so he asked me for some advice. (I wouldn’t have tried to tell him what to do otherwise, honest.) One of the topics we covered was “when do I need to stop banging other women,” and the answer I gave him was surprisingly conservative, for me. More
Are you suffering from a case of WEDDING FEVER? Here’s my take on where it comes from and what you can do about it. More
Are you obsessed with Gallery Girls? I am. Not, apparently, because I care about art or “women being really mean to one another.” I just want people to take my picture for Japanese magazines and go out in weird things made out of feathers. I have absolutely no idea how to do that. I have a closet full of clothes that look like I stole them off the set of All About Eve. I have precisely one item of clothing that might qualify as cool and downtown, and it is a pair of high waisted pants that was a gift from Alvin Valley.
Fortunately, Alvin is also a huge fan of gallery girls, and, after listening to me babble about it for while, came up with some great tips on how anyone can get a chic-downtown-to-uptown-in-the-course-of-a-day style. More
Tell me what you fear and I’ll tell you who you are. More
There are few events as stressful in a relationship as meeting the family. Unfortunately, most couples make the mistake of putting off a casual meeting until it’s too late. The next thing you know you’re spending Christmas with your potential in-laws or, even worse, sitting side by side at one of their funerals. More
Part of why I hated covering fashion week last year (and why I’m fleeing the state during most of it this year) was because my name was frequently not on the list when it was supposed to be. This was annoying because I was not there for fun, but work, and it forced me to scramble to make up for lost time/money. Eventually I gave up and just started writing about shows I hadn’t even gotten into, which was actually more fun, to be honest. But let’s say that you, unlike me, still want to go to events you’re not on the list for. Perhaps you’re not even supposed to be on the list! Here are some tips on how to do that, courtesy of a real, live PR person who would prefer to remain anonymous. More
Attention sluts! More