How to Deal with a Racist Relative Over the Holidays

Do you have the misfortune of spending the holidays with one or more of your racist relatives? Are you not sure what to say when they unleash their casual, subtle or overt racism at the dinner table? If so, Franchesca Ramsey—creator of Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls—has you covered with this thoroughly helpful… » 12/23/14 5:40pm 12/23/14 5:40pm

How to Get Anything You Want for Christmas — Guaranteed!

Christmas is only a few days away, Hanukkah is almost over and you've only got a week until New Year's (if that's when you receive presents under your pillow) to get your shit together and make certain you're making the most out of the holiday season — receiving everything on your list. Think you're out of time? Think… » 12/23/14 3:20pm 12/23/14 3:20pm

A 100% Foolproof Guide to Not Having Your Nudes Leaked Online

Hard to believe that only a short week ago, the vast majority of online masturbators hadn't seen private photos of Jennifer Lawrence stolen by hackers. But, we live in a post-fappening world, and there are lessons to be learned from it. Take heed of them, celebrities and non-celebrities alike, or inevitably find your… » 9/05/14 1:30pm 9/05/14 1:30pm

What Your Power Lunch Says About You

Power lunches! Lunches that give you powwwwwer! Did you know that — as we speak — there are women out there who are lunching and becoming powerful and making business deals at fancy restaurants across the globe (but particularly in downtown Manhattan)? You do now thanks to this exposé by the New York Times, the one… » 9/04/13 3:10pm 9/04/13 3:10pm

An Easy Guide to Fending Off Pick Up Artists

Pickup artists are not going away. As long as there's a planet (or at least an OKCupid) for them to meet women on and a Reddit where they can swap tales of sexscapades that probably didn't actually happen, the PUA will continue to exist among us — at the club, on the street, maybe even at work. They are the Gollum to… » 6/21/13 11:50am 6/21/13 11:50am

How to Roll Out the Welcome Wagon for Your New Cicada Neighbors

As you probably know by now, the East Coast is on its way to being hit by a massive cicada invasion. They've already started crawling out out the earth in Staten Island and won't stop crawling out of the earth until the sky is darkened by billions (literally billions) of them. If you live in this part of the world,… » 5/26/13 12:00pm 5/26/13 12:00pm

The Lady's Guide To a One-Night Stand

Pseudonymous GQ sex columnist Siobhan Rosen, herself A Lady, just penned The Gentleman’s Guide to a One-Night Stand, which, while covering some doy-level basic rules for guys (Use protection! Don’t get so drunk that your parts don't work!) assumes that there are certain things that Ladies—as an amorphous, tank-topped… » 4/13/13 3:00pm 4/13/13 3:00pm

The Under-the-Influence Guide to Friendship

Friends can be a lot like drugs...sort of. Or maybe drugs are like friends? Listen, all I know is that I just came out of a lengthy Ambien haze and, while I was out, my hair somehow got french braided and I managed to play a few rounds of MASH so whether friends are like drugs or drugs are like friends — again, I… » 3/06/13 2:05pm 3/06/13 2:05pm

How to Talk to a Woman Without Being a Creep

With more and more women speaking openly about street harassment, a straight man can get a little confused about approaching a lady in public. "You mean a woman doesn't like it when I pull off her headphones on the subway?" he might say. "What if I stand too close? She doesn't like that either? It's like you can't… » 2/05/13 3:05pm 2/05/13 3:05pm

‘Doin’ It’ in Downton Abbey: A Guide to DTA Erotica

Call for your smelling salts, fellow Downton Abbey enthusiasts! A lucky few of us have peered into the future and, propriety be damned, seen glimpses of Season 3 before its official PBS premiere on January 6. It saddens both my heart and loins to report that in this newest Downton era, even the steamiest plots have… » 12/31/12 3:30pm 12/31/12 3:30pm

A Ladies' Primer on The Best Weapons for Self-Defense

Like most people who have watched too many episodes of Law & Order, I'm acutely aware of the danger of being a lady walking alone at night, especially if I'm in a neighborhood frequented by C-list former TV stars. But when I looked into the best ways to protect myself, I was overwhelmed by my options. So you don't… » 1/13/12 6:30pm 1/13/12 6:30pm