Thanksgiving is coming. Are you ready to deal with your significant other’s family? When you meet your significant other’s family, you win or you die. Just saying!
Here is a story about the first time I met a significant other’s parents. Not to spoil anything for you, but I did not win. Here are some other stories: More
Recently, Justin Bieber set parental tongues a-waggin’ by dropping the f-bomb without saying a word. More
You know what I want to do? Pop out 700 babies. When? How about next Tuesday? More
I can’t stop laughing at this video clip. Am I just really immature, or what? More
We want to know if you’ve ever been caught in the act — by your parents, by your partner, by an ex, by a roommate, by a cop… More
In honor of Father’s Day, editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff struggle to debate gay dads, despite the fact that they’re both pro-gay dads. Luckily, it manages to devolve into stereotyping and namecalling. And unicorn-riding. More
The first time that you meet your partner’s parents can be a time of great joy and anticipation, and also a time of gastrointestinal-havoc-wreaking anxiety. More
Last week we observed “I Regret Everything Week” at TheGloss, where contributors shared their greatest regrets. In case you couldn’t get enough, here’s one more. More
Recently, Deadline reported that Will Smith is going to film a movie with his son, Jaden. Now, Jaden is 12, so working with his dad is different than it would be for you or I. But there are plenty of other, older celebs who’ve teamed up with their parents on projects ranging from clothing labels to albums to collaboratively destroying other people’s self-esteem: Beyoncé and Tina Knowles, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, and Melissa and Joan Rivers. More
Salon is featuring a fascinating article about how a woman’s father embraced Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, as Ashley points out, subsequently began to suck at Dadding. He suggested his daughter file for legal emancipation so she could pay to live at home as a teenager, and now communicates with her mostly by forwarding on objectivist e-mails. The author offers a definition for objectivism which runs: What is objectivism? If you’d asked me that question as a child, I could have trotted to the foyer of my father’s home and referenced a framed quote by Rand that hung there like a cross. It read: “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” As a little kid I interpreted this to mean: Love yourself. Nowadays, Rand’s bit is best summed up by the rapper Drake, who sang: “Imma do me.” More
I’ve never been very good with people. I was shy growing up, and I have always been tentative about building relationships. Sometimes, I make snap judgments and I often come to the wrong conclusion about people’s intentions. Most of the time, these judgements are relatively small and harmless, and I’m able to carry on with nothing but my pride injured. Other times, the results can be much more damaging.
One particular event in high school forced me to realize this. More
Well, they’re not all horrifying. Some of them are.
Yeah, most of them. More
Sometimes, we find ourselves waking up after a one-night stand and feeling a little tongue-tied. Should we ask the person in our bed to stay? Should we grab our clothes and run, run like the wind? Or should we exchange pleasantries all morning until one of us has the balls to make a decision? More