I’m delighted to hear that they’ve made teaching about birth control mandatory in Illinois public school sex ed classes, for I went to public schools in Illinois. This is what I remember about my sex-ed class: More
There is an inadvertently hilarious, extremely earnest article on the EliteDaily – “The Voice of Gen-Y” – detailing “20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In Your 20′s.” It’s by Adam Hayes, who, in addition to being, “A true innovator of journalistic delivery” seemingly just went through a terrible break-up. More
Hello again! It’s time once more to take a trip into the dark recesses of my sexual past and tell a story that may or may not make me want to die of embarrassment, for closure and for lols. This is something I’ve literally never thought to write about until now, but nigh a decade has elapsed since it happened, so I’m starting to think it’s more funny than mortifying. Also, if it were going to pop up on the internet, I’m pretty sure it would have by now. Although I might be tempting fate by writing this post. More
Did you know that there is a phenomenon that exists in which men who are about to become fathers have parties that are like bachelor parties, but they’re cleverly called “dadchelor” parties? More
I know you want to hear a number, but I’m not going to give one because numbers are part of the problem. If I say, “I lost x pounds in a month, and this is how I did it,” I might mean it in a cautionary way (“This is how I fucked up my body,”) but when I was fucking up my body, I would have seen it as a how-to. I judged everyone by how much they weighed, and I took what people had to say about health less seriously the more they weighed. So I’m not saying anything about numbers.
I thought it was an exceedingly busty Gwyneth Paltrow, but I was wrong. More
We were pretty inspired by The Hairpin’s take on how your favorite American Girl doll shaped the rest of your life. (Felicity). (I was. Ashley was a Kirsten.) (I also had a Samantha.) (You?) But ultimately, we feel like we know a lot more about you based on whether you were an Eloise or an Anne. Who were you? Find your favorite childhood heroine and let us make all kinds of assumptions about you! And if we forgot yours (we probably did) let us know what it was. More
Because we’re sick of “made for each other” or “under the sea” or whatever other dumb stupid prom themes they came up with in Never Been Kissed. Here are some prom themes that TheGloss staff thinks offer something different. More
Lots of questions arise as a result of this watching video, like: is she our new hero? How cool is it that there’s a WASP women who has nothing to do with Lily Pulitzer? But I think the most important question to ask yourself after watching the trailer for the 1959 classic Wasp Woman is “good idea, yes or no?” She gets to be eternally beautiful! She only has to turn into a bug at night! Being a bug could be really fun! Though, admittedly, being a giant bug could put a damper on your nightlife, unless you’re a club kid, and it’s 1995, in which case Michael Alig will kill you anyway. But, I mean, beauty is all about compromises. – via Five Feet of Fury More
There are some things in life that age well — wine, scotch, or a delightful cheddar.
But I’m not here to talk about those gastronomic joys. I’m here to talk about things a bit more nebulous…things that sneak up on you with each passing birthday, until one day you’re sitting at your computer blogging and you suddenly realize, “I’m older…and shit’s better.” 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
I guess there are some hairstyles you can only do when you’re young. You know, like, 11 or so. Would you try this at an age that was not “11 and a pop star?” More
Welcome to a new column, Chasing Thirty by Andrea Dunlop. Throughout she’ll share her attempts to check off the items in her pre-30 bucket list in this, her 29th year. More
I was picking up my boyfriend from the nursing home and he mumbled, spittle and applesauce flying “why don’t you do a piece on how great it is for you lovely young ladies to date nice older men?” At least, I think that’s what he said. It’s hard to tell sometimes, what with the dentures. Anyhow, here’s some input from lovely young ladies (names changed to protect all identities) who are dating older men: