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Life's Not a Rom Com, You're Not a Horse, and You Don't Need a Cowboy to Tame You

Breaking news: We’ve discovered why none of your relationships work out, and it’s not because the two of you didn’t really fit, or that either of you did anything to slowly diminish the goodwill you established early on by being selfish, lazy, or totally human in some other way. It’s because you were dating men » 8/19/15 11:55am 8/19/15 11:55am

What Shit Are You Too Old For?

At what age are you allowed to stop doing bullshit things you no longer feel like doing with the excuse “I’m too old for this shit”? I often wondered in my twenties when I could take advantage of this exciting turn of phrase used by older people everywhere, along with wondering what specific types of shit I’d be able… » 8/13/15 4:15pm 8/13/15 4:15pm

Crap, You Can Now Create Digital Scrapbooks of Relationships 

When most of us think of the story of our relationships, we recall conversations, experiences, feelings. Artifacts, too—the ticket stubs, dried flowers, handwritten letters, Polaroids. If you could digitally archive an online version of it for a kind of scrapbook of your “story,” would you? Is anyone that masochistic?… » 8/08/15 3:00pm 8/08/15 3:00pm

Women Are Still Wondering If It’s OK to Show Arm Flab in the Summer

It’s summer time, it’s hot as balls, and every woman on earth has been forced to revisit the annual question: Is it OK to wear less clothing even though you’re gross? This season gross could mean almost everything on your body, but for older women, the anxiety centers mostly around their upper arms. » 8/04/15 2:45pm 8/04/15 2:45pm

What Exactly Was it About Kaitlyn Bristowe?

Did you watch The Bachelorette? Me neither, but that won’t stop me from talking about it. Here, a cisgender ¯\_(ツ)_/¯sexual female person who has never watched the show asks a cisgender heterosexual male person who did watch the show, “What was it about this chick that 25 guys wanted to marry her?” » 7/28/15 2:23pm 7/28/15 2:23pm

It's the Little Disagreements That Tear a Marriage Apart

If you’re trying to make a relationship last, you’re probably trying to guard against the big fuck-ups when you think about keeping things together—the secret flirtations, the secret major purchases, hell, the secret other families. But what if it turns out the big things don’t matter anywhere near as much as the… » 7/26/15 1:15pm 7/26/15 1:15pm

Would You Hesitate to Marry a Person Who Was Super Deep in Debt?

Of all the things you wish to align between you and your partner—values, procreative plans, a shared love for bad reality TV—perhaps debt should be higher on that list, particularly when research shows that money conflict tends to correlate with divorce. Have you ever asked yourself: How much debt is too much for love… » 7/25/15 3:30pm 7/25/15 3:30pm

Marriage Means Accepting That It's Sometimes Gonna Suck

If you’re engaged or soon to be married, you’re already deep in the receiving line for a slew of advice about throwing all in, sticking it out, never giving up, etc. Some of this advice will be good and some will be bad; the only thing you can know for sure is that the advice will be wholly indicative of the giver’s… » 7/23/15 3:00pm 7/23/15 3:00pm

What Haunts You the Most About Your Partner’s Exes?

It’s impossible to predict what will bother you most about a partner’s exes. The beauty of this exercise in testing your own self-esteem is that you often can’t know what’ll get you until the precise moment you discover one of them was a particularly talented artist, a manic pixie dream girl, or really good at… » 7/22/15 11:40am 7/22/15 11:40am

Cancelled Anti-DUI Campaign: Drunk Driving as Scary as Banging an Uggo

Encouraging folks not to drink and drive is a good idea with many ways of implementation. You could make it harder to drink, you could make it harder to drive, you could make it easier to get home. Or, you could simply remind young men of the danger that they might fuck a girl who isn’t really that hot. That’s what… » 7/16/15 10:50am 7/16/15 10:50am

How to Talk About Your Travels Without Sounding Like a Dick

Everyone should absolutely try—if they want—to get out there and see the world, broaden the mind, expand ye olde horizons. But perhaps not everyone should talk about it after the fact, particularly if you’re just going to sound like a tone-deaf tryhard who desperately wants to appear cool/affluent/worldly. Don’t do… » 7/13/15 12:30pm 7/13/15 12:30pm

How to Get Your Kid to Do Anything This Summer Except Look at a Screen

It’s summertime, and if you have a kid, you have to fill their time with something. Your first thought is probably to stick an iPad or Kindle in front of them because you can’t sing along to “Shake It Off” one more time without murdering someone—but the trouble is, the long arm of screen addiction is robbing our… » 7/07/15 5:30pm 7/07/15 5:30pm

Google Exec: Women, Stop Saying 'Just' So Much, You Sound Like Children

Just when you finally got a handle on saying “sorry” so much, turns out there’s another detrimental phrase in your lexicon keeping you from being taken seriously as a woman: “Just.” As in, “Just checking in,” and “Just following up,” and “Just wondering if you’d decided.” A former Google exec says this “permission”… » 7/02/15 3:50pm 7/02/15 3:50pm

Why Don't Rich People Talk to Their Children About Money?

Nearly everyone agrees that children need to learn the value of a dollar, but how many parents are willing to tell their children the exact dollar figure of their own income? Turns out, not that many—and the more affluent the parent, the less likely they are to disclose their income to their offspring. The reasons for… » 6/29/15 2:45pm 6/29/15 2:45pm