Trying to sleep while you are awake and want to speak or move about in common areas.
Beginning a sentence with “You know what we should start doing…” while you are within earshot but not in the same room.
Parking where you wanted to park.
Not being home when you really need to talk to someone about something important you’re dealing with. More
There are plenty of ways to spice up your sex life. Porn is abundant and lacy underwear seems to have become the norm. You can even find an assortment of massage oils, blindfolds, and little blue pills in the back of your neighborhood drug store. But some of the easiest ways to turn up the heat in the bedroom is simply to avoid things at all cost. You know, things like animals, children, and other human beings! More
I once had a roommate who appeared to be drinking an entire case (24 cans) of Miller Lite every single night. One night, she threatened someone with a small knife. The next day, I asked her to leave. More
A recent New York Times article on four straight guys who’ve lived together in New York for the past 18 years set off a barrage of criticism and defensiveness in the comments and around the Internet. (You don’t say!) Any man who fails to marry and have children by the age of 40, the conventional wisdom goes, is in a state of “arrested development” and needs to “grow up.” Or if he’s going to insist on being single, he should at least have the decency to punish himself with loneliness. How dare he form a non-traditional family with his friends? More
There comes a point in every girl’s relationship when her boyfriend says those three little words she wasn’t quite expecting to hear: “I’m going camping.” Even if your man has never set foot in the sticks, there will be something that urges him to take a long weekend with his guy friends and head to the country with a pair of boots and a trunk full of camping equipment. Don’t take it personally. Men need their mountain time — their own space to be alone with their thoughts, eat shitloads of burnt veggie burgers, and get filthy. Consider this a blessing in bug spray-soaked disguise.
You’ll have alone time at last, and that’s a great thing for your relationship. More
Uh, eBay data indicates women still wear bootcut jeans?! -The Hairpin
25 facts about insect-collecting superdork Anna Farris. -Betty Confidential
Does Southwest go to far with moral impositions? -DoubleX
Ridding your life of tomato stains. Is this a common problem? -StyleList Home
A handy guide to determine if you’re a terrible roommate. -College Candy
Emotional eating continues to cut a swath of heartbreak across womankind, apparently. -YourTango
Rihanna was kicked off a farm in Ireland for dressing inappropriately. -Styleite
The best hand cream… by skin type. -Birchbox
Daily deal sites killing your wallet? Help is on the way. -The High Low
Cool–but mostly pricey–iPad cases. -StyleList
Pippa Middleton pairs her leopard print with gold flats. -The Budget Babe
Let’s talk about the ethics of wearing vintage fur. -Refinery29
And sparkly shoes! Miu Miu ones! -Poshglam
Let’s end on a positive note with the moral center of the fucking universe: Jane Goodall. -YouBeauty
Let me just get this right out of the way: YES, this post is inspired by neighbors that I have right now. More
We replicated Karl Lagerfeld and have his clone locked in the basement with only one valet. We can’t guarantee that this is exactly what the first Karl would advise, but we think it comes fairly close. Feel free to direct any romantic quandaries to Jennifer[at]thegloss.com or Ashley[at]thegloss.com
There’s a well-known Rolling Stones lyric that should be rewritten for couples: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you can compromise enough so that you both end up somewhat happy with the situation.” More
I’m the Night Owl! But trust me, staying up until thee in the morning replaying the same scene out of Igby Goes Down to truly understand the significance of “The Weight/ Take a Load Off Fanny” is fun for everyone. … More
When I was in college, I had two experiences with computer-generated roommate selection. The first was my freshman year, and her name was Fran. Fran was neat and clean, and used Bath and BodyWorks raspberry lotion every day, and made … More
Do you have issues with your no-longer-best girlfriend? Is your coworker driving you crazy? Megan Carpentier is here to give you the life advice that you don’t want to hear, told in the way you absolutely need to hear it. … More
Since the offices for The Gloss are located in Manhattan and I’m from Buffalo, I am currently living in temporary summer housing while I intern with Lilit and Jennifer. I was so excited to move in and live with a … More