I followed internet advice for how to overcome my shyness and this one thing worked

I can’t afford therapy so one of my favorite hobbies is perusing the net for…


I followed internet advice on how to flirt, you can probably guess what happened next

There are several times in my life where I’ve flirted unsuccessfully: -Age 5, when I…


Songs to Make You Feel Great About Yourself NOW!

I’ve been feeling down about myself lately. Why are we sometimes our own worst enemies,…


The delicate art of “subgramming” on Instagram

Hi, my name is Ali, and I am an Internet expert. Okay, not really. But…


It’s OK to cry in public — like REALLY cry

The other day I cried so hard in front of a group of people someone…


14 Unconventional Questions to Ask on a First Date

I’m a bit of a dating expert. Whoops, sorry, had a typo there. I meant…


I’m Afraid of the Bug in My Room (and Other Reasons Why I’m Not an Adult Yet)

I need to confess something to all of you. I’ve been sleeping on my living…


The Art of Decoding Tricky Texts

I’m not trying to brag, but there are a few things that I’m an expert…


When Parents Become People

Growing up, my mom picked me up at the bus stop at 3:15pm, every day,…


I’m Happy Being Single!

I love being single.  There, I said it.  Is that okay?  Why do I sometimes…


“How Meditation Made Me Less Bitchy”

I’ve always been more bitchy than blessed, more frozen yogurt than yoga.  I’ve scoffed at…


Songs That Define Womanhood: Girl Power Anthems

I express love through mix CDs. I think it’s a really thoughtful (and easy) way…


I Dare You To Date Yourself

It dawned on me the other day that I’ve been single for nearly an entire…

Food & Drink

Have The Urge To Surge? Think Twice Before You Uber

How great is Uber? There is something that makes me feel cool about hopping out…


Date Traumatic Stress: How To Avoid It

Money & Career

Office Romances: Should They Be Totally Off Limits?

“I just think you cool, full of life.” My best girlfriend received this email from…


What I Learned About Friendship From 5th Graders

I spent five years of my life teaching elementary school, and not to sound cliché…


Do Babies Cuddling Puppies Make You Feel Some Kinda Way?

My uterus is freaking out. Have you all seen the pictures of this adorable blonde…

TV Shows

Did Your Childhood Icons Make You Weird? Mine Did

I’m from the TV generation: the ’90s. As soon as I got home from school…