Just Because His Name Is Sexy Doesn't Mean He Is

I know what you'll say: Yes, there is such a thing as a sexy name. Names can be sexy, just as words can be sexy! But after many long, serious minutes of thinking, I have concluded that it is not so. People are sexy. The sexiness of a person's name is an afterthought, assigned in retrospect after seeing, hearing or… » 8/27/14 1:30pm 8/27/14 1:30pm

Fair-Skinned People Are FINALLY Beginning to Embrace Being Pale

Finally, at long last, it seems people who once flocked to tanning beds for a ritual equatorial bronzing have begun to accept that there is no such thing as a healthy tan, and that achieving the color + texture of a buckskin jacket is not worth all the future skin cancer, wrinkles, and newly acquired shame it… » 8/26/14 3:30pm 8/26/14 3:30pm

This 100-Year-Old Sex Therapist Is Just as Wise, Awesome as You'd Hope

Sex is totally different now, because we are different, except it's really not different at all, because it's still just sex and we are still (mostly) humans. This is precisely what you'd hope and expect any 100-year-old, still-practicing sex therapist to confirm for you in her own delightful way. » 8/21/14 5:40pm 8/21/14 5:40pm

Men Are From Bacon, Women Are From Lemons

Did you know men and women are different, because they are. They are so different that they even like different things. Men like meat, visual stuff. Women like lemons, feelings. It's a wonder it ever works, because meat and pictures and lemons and feelings go together like a tornado in a teacup without any good smells… » 8/20/14 1:00pm 8/20/14 1:00pm

Parenting: Are You Doing It Right? Depends on Where You Live.

Parenting is hard, no newsflash there. Know what can make it harder? Having too much information about various approaches, all with conflicting supporting data. Add to this that our entire sense of community has shifted, and many parents live nowhere near their families of origin, leaving most of us to wing it in a… » 8/19/14 1:40pm 8/19/14 1:40pm

Get Pissed: You're Still Paying More Than Men Do for Deodorant

Dear Faceless Overcharged Everywoman: Did you know you are still paying as much as 30 cents more per stick of deodorant than a man "version" for no good reason, when, if anything, a dude's deodorant needs more of the anti-pit stink stuff in it? Seems fair, huh? And don't get me started on what you're squandering on… » 8/12/14 11:10am 8/12/14 11:10am

Would a Woman Ever Track Down a Lost Crush on Twitter? Probably Not.

They met on a flight from Barcelona to Dublin and hit it off instantly. Then they were separated at customs, and she waited for him, but he never showed. Both were smitten, but only one of them could launch a social media campaign searching frantically for the other without looking desperate. That would be the dude. » 8/09/14 4:00pm 8/09/14 4:00pm

Meet the Assholes of Bravo's 'Extreme Guide to Parenting'

There are two kinds of parenting approaches: Yours, and everyone else's. There are reasonable parents who set boundaries and give love (like you), and then there's the crazies: the hippies, Tiger moms and assorted nutjobs who fill us with the warm glow of self-righteousness. Lucky us: The latter now have a reality… » 8/08/14 1:20pm 8/08/14 1:20pm

​Why Is There Poop on My Thong? An Investigation


If you are a woman who wears a thong, perhaps you have encountered a moment wherein upon removal of said thong, there is something which appears to be poop-like on the string. You know how to wipe; hygiene is a priority to you. This is no doubt poop-plexing. What is causing this scourge? And how to avoid it? » 8/07/14 1:00pm 8/07/14 1:00pm

​You're Probably Thinking About Soul Mates All Wrong

Did you know that if love is a motivational poster — and obviously it is — then how you imagine that poster is pretty key, whether it's a cat hanging in there or soul mate scrawled in cursive on a scroll of destiny-weathered papyrus? And that if you believe in the latter, you're probably kinda screwed? Because maybe. » 8/05/14 2:40pm 8/05/14 2:40pm

Let's Pour One Out for the Gals Who Can't Find Good Birth Control

You know who you are. The Pill made ya crazy. Mirena gave you horrible cystic acne. The Patch gave you a blood clot. And so on. So it goes for women who, for whatever reason, just cannot find a good birth control for their particular body and sitch that doesn't make them feel like some kind of shit. This one is for… » 8/04/14 4:20pm 8/04/14 4:20pm

How Can You Possibly Love an Adult Who Eats Like a Toddler?

She's a meat-eater; he's vegan. She likes salads; he lives on hot dogs and Cheez Whiz. These are examples of real-life couples whose pairings make no sense to me. Because I could not love a person (romantically) who would never eat vegetables. Or if I did love them, I would consider it star-crossed. Uh,… » 8/01/14 2:40pm 8/01/14 2:40pm

The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

What is a new day except a fresh opportunity to discover new uses for coconut oil? From beauty aid to bathtub scrub, oil of coconut will make you prettier, thinner, softer, suppler, and a better lover on account of how it will do all those others things. Soon, it will unlock the mystery of all diseases and the world… » 7/29/14 3:30pm 7/29/14 3:30pm