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Dec 30, 2011

New Year's Eve: Expectations vs. Reality

The truth is, New Year's Eve is never what we expect. Like the ball that drops in Times Square, New Year's Eve is usually insignificant and overrated.

Oct 25, 2011

Last Minute Halloween Costumes That Don't Look Last Minute

Halloween is here and it’s time to get a costume.

Sep 27, 2011

Sex in the News: Bossy Women Don't Get Laid

Well apparently, as women, we’re not the only ones that lock it up when we’re feeling put down. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that women who “wear the pants” at home lose out on sex – and sometimes have to wait 100 times longer to get some! In other words, the minute a woman emasculates her mate (or you know, makes any of the decisions), she’s hung up to dry.

Sex in the News: A Reaction to a Reaction to "Sluts"

This month, Lisa Belkin, a writer for The New York Times’ Motherlode blog, wrote about her own disbelief and utter shock towards the following message sent by the Sigma Nu fraternity of Duke University: “Hey Ladies, Whether your dressing up as a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl or just a slut, we invite you…” Lisa Belkin admitted to being stunned by the message.

Sex in the News: Your Boyfriend Watches Porn

I don’t know this because I saw his Internet history or his collection of Girls Gone Wild: College Edition DVDs. I know this because new research shows that all men do. Let me repeat that: All men watch porn. And that includes yours.

This Blog Will Change Your Life: Week 10

There comes a time in every girl’s life, (usually after a third or fourth martini), when she realizes “Damn, I need to do something… travel to Europe, take up Chinese, get married…someeeething! I need to change my life.” Finding myself in one such rut and without the cash-flow for a capricious jet-set to France, I decided to live by the book, take the plunge, and tackle the Benrik challenge.

Sep 6, 2011

Sex in the News: What does your profile picture say about you?

This single snapshot imposes a strong impression on the rest of the world and whether you are going for the fun-party-girl look or the sensitive-animal-lover facade, the right profile picture can be the key to conveying any desired impression. So how do you take the best profile picture to impress others and inspire conversation?

Sep 5, 2011

This Blog Will Change Your Life: Week 9

There comes a time in every girl’s life, (usually after a third or fourth martini), when she realizes “Damn, I need to do something… travel to Europe, take up Chinese, get married…someeeething! I need to change my life.” Finding myself in one such rut and without the cash-flow for a capricious jet-set to France, I decided to live by the book, take the plunge, and tackle the Benrik challenge.

Aug 30, 2011

Sex in the News: How do you want it?

According to OkCupid, a start-up dating site complete with in depth statistical analysis, it is rather easy to figure it out. Certain words found within online personalities (Facebook, blogs, about.me profiles) can indicate whether your date likes it rough or wants it gentle. These words can help you plan better for the big night.

Aug 29, 2011

This Blog Will Change Your Life- Week 8

Day 220: A huge meteorite is about to hit the Earth, blasting it into smithereens. The world’s main governments left weeks ago for a secret base on Pluto, leaving their look-alikes to keep the populace placid. Only owners of the Book are allowed to be in the know, so please keep this information to yourself.

Aug 9, 2011

Sex in the News: Not Another Teen Mom

Take away the lights, the camera, and the millions of viewers and wonder what it would actually be like to go through senior year of high school with a baby bump. Would you feel anxious and excited or alone and scared? Would your family and friends support you or leave you and your growing belly behind?

Aug 8, 2011

This Blog Will Change Your Life – Week 7

I always knew there was a risk of getting up on the wrong side of the bed, but I didn’t know that I had to deal with a “wrong foot,” as well. And so, to begin this journey, I decided to put my right foot down first, instead of my left.

Aug 2, 2011

Sex in the News: Sex, Depression, and College Students

A more recent study published in the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, found that depression is closely linked to risky sexual behavior among teen girls. Dr. Puja Seth and colleagues at Emory University found that depressed girls were “less likely to ask a partner to use a condom, were much more afraid to talk about condoms with a partner, had more sexual partners and were more likely to have intercourse while high on drugs or alcohol.”