• On Calling It What It Is…And Finding Out What It Isn’t [Dear DBN]

    Humans are a curious breed, always seeking explanations to questions that don't have definitive answers: What's the meaning of life? Is there life outside our universe? Are we exclusive, or what? This week, what role do labels play in relationships?

  • The Perfect College Hoodie

    I am not a leisure wear person. I only wear hoodies out in public when running errands or at the curling rink. I do dress for comfort when I'm at home, but people rarely see me like this. Want proof? A couple of weeks ago a friend came to my building to grab something and her boyfriend told me he had never seen me dressed casually before (I was wearing a hoodie and jeans). After receiving my UNCL hoodie, this might change.

  • The Starting Line: Label-less Me

    In high school, I had a clear label. I was Ms. Student Government, Ms. Good Grades, Ms. Overachiever. And even though all of our years of primary schooling have told us that labels are totally, totally terrible and that we should define people by their true selves and inner lights, etcetera, Oprah wisdom, etcetera...

  • The Forbidden Words of Dating

    I’m just going to be blunt here: why do we feel the need to pretend we don’t know what we want? I’m serious. Whether we’re looking for friends with benefits or a one night stand or - worst of all - an actual relationship, we’re terrified to openly admit it. We don’t want to be viewed as clingy or slutty or any other label that will send the guy running for the hills.

  • 6 Tips for Picking Up Dudes

    I picked my last boyfriend up at the grocery store. Bing, bang, boom—some eggs, some bread, and a new dude. Sure, there was some out-of-store courting involved, but who would have thought you could actually meet nice guys at the grocery store? Or that guys even went to the grocery store? Not me...

  • Hoes, Whores, and Double-Standards

    In the words of Salt N Pepa, “the difference between a hooker and a ho ain’t nothin&…

  • Hey, I’m (Not) A Crazy B*tch

    Three nights ago, as I’m spooning in bed with my ex-boyfriend/current fling (the lines are a lit…

  • Letting Go of the Labels

    Who I was in the third grade does not define who I am today, and who I slept with two weeks ago doesn&…

  • Kate Spade Online Sample Sale! Sign Me Up!

    I may not be one of those girls who are into labels, but I am the kind of girl who is into bags. Call me…

  • An Ingenious Way to Make Money, If Only I Didn’t Have Morals

    If I put all the clothes I’ve ever given away into one place, it could probably fill up my entire be…