We weren’t flattered when the Observer listed us as one of New York’s Media Power Couples. In fact, we consider it link bait, because we happen to be masters at link bait. A forty-something-page slide show of pasty writers may excite Gawker, but we find it all totally gauche.
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a breeding ground for bad ideas. The leftover sugar cookies are devoured with abandon. The guy you hooked up with at your company holiday party is suddenly your prime choice for a New Year’s Eve date. But the worst idea is public: You post some awful resolutions on Facebook. Lose ten pounds. Hit the gym at least four times a week. Cut down on drinking. Take them down before anyone comments. Like I said, these are bad ideas. More
I’m 26. I have a fantastic career. I have no debt. I’m reasonably healthy. I just moved in with my boyfriend. According to contemporary American societal standards, I’m doing alright. Unfortunately, my hormones disagree. See, I used to ignore babies. … More
I emailed my editor a suggestion to write a column about couples gaining weight in relationships. “Specifically,” I added, “my own.” “Yes, I love that! Go for it,” she wrote back. Um, I thought she was going to say I … More
I hate thrift stores. I do. I hate them, and I don’t care where you got your funky belt or your vintage dress. Thrift stores smell like basement and crotch. It doesn’t matter what city you’re in. They all the … More