communication

Nov 5, 2019

This is How Your High School Friends Can Affect Your Career

From our friend groups to what we did in our free time, a lot of us made some questionable at best decisions in high school.

Jul 18, 2013

On Self-Judgment and What You Really Want [Dear DBN]

We are our own harshest critics, judging ourselves for harmless actions and run-of-the-mill human emotions. This week, ease off on the self-judgment and give yourself the room to think about what you really want, and then act on it.

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Two [One Month Challenge]

It’s interesting what you’re willing to share when there won’t be a record of it. I called a boy, and I told him he hurt me. I told him he embarrassed me, he made a fool out of me.

Dec 16, 2012

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week One [One Month Challenge]

On December 1, I swore off texting. I figured giving up texting meant I would spend more time on the phone. What it actually did was make me crafty.

Dec 8, 2012

No Texting, No Exceptions! [One Month Challenge]

So there’s this guy. (Isn’t there always?) The last thing he texted me was some inside joke about avocados. I fell asleep before I texted back. That was pre-Thanksgiving. And now I’m left wondering the obvious - what the hell do I text back to avocados two weeks after I fell asleep?

Dec 1, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

Want A Better Sex Life? Speak Up!

My inner monologue is usually along the lines of, "What...are...you...doing? I'm not a jack hammer. Stop that. Ew. That was a weird noise..etc."

Sep 1, 2012

Communication Mediums Ranked: From Face Time To Pokes

As someone who spends her days studying communciations, I've spent a lot of time contemplating the ways we get in touch with one another. It used to be simple. A phone call here, meeting for coffee there. Maybe an e-mail or an AIM chat if you were feeling adventurous.

May 10, 2012

Chemistry Is Overrated [Sexy Time]

Sometimes it's purely physical, sometimes it's deeply emotional, and sometimes it's just a sense of warmth and amorphous attraction. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with craving sparks, but I think a little too much significance is placed on chemistry.

Jan 19, 2012

Sexy Time: Entering the Booty Parlor with Dana B. Myers [INTERVIEW]

Booty Parlor is a line of products that were created with women's sexuality in mind, whether she's single or in a relationship. It is a brand that encourages women to indulge in their sexiness, free of shame or self-consciousness.

Jan 12, 2012

Sexy Time: Selflessness Is Overrated

I know, giving is just as important as receiving. Sex is about all parties involved, and I absolutely believe that no one should feel deprived of pleasure after a hook up. But everyone has their limits, their deal breakers, their things that they're just not that into.

Oct 14, 2011

How To Communicate Without Your Phone

In light of the recent Blackberry outages, which just so happened to coincide with the day before the iPhone 4S was released (conspiracy alert!), it's come to our attention that we are obsessed with our phones. We can't go five minutes without checking our phones to see if we have texts, emails, tweets, or Facebook messages.

Sep 1, 2011

Sexy Time: 5 Things That Shouldn't Happen In The Bedroom

I usually make a conscious effort to keep this column as sex-positive and judgment-free as positive. There's already enough negativity and unnecessary stigma surrounding sex, and I try not to perpetuate it. That said, some things that may happen are a little uncool. There's just no way to sugarcoat it.

May 31, 2011

A Few Reasons Why He Won't Call You Back

It's happened to the best of us. We go on two or three seemingly perfect dates with the guy we've been obsessing over for the longest time, and then...nothing. No phone call, no texts, no anything! All communication ceases, and we're left wondering what the hell happened?