Last week, I went to a magazine party at this lounge that - to my delight - was just a few blocks away from my new apartment. Dressed in an over-sized man-shirt, cinched at the waist with a black belt over some pencil jeans and patent leather peep-toe stilettos, I gave myself a once over in the mirror. Not bad. I spritzed on my signature scent and headed out so I could make it within that "fashionably late" gap. Now I usually don't waste people's time to describe my outfit in a blog, but let's just say that I haven't really been orchestrating my ensembles lately - just throwing things on - and it felt nice to actually look nice. It's that time of the year in New York where it's supposed to be getting warm, but it's not and frankly, I'm really desperate for spring. Spring weather, spring clothes, spring fever...basically anything I can get.
A recent study by the University of Richmond shows that pregnant women are inundated with various positive hormones. These hormones are thought to make mothers mentally quicker than non-mothers. Researchers see great application of this knowledge for Alzheimer's studies.
Cheating has been big in the news lately. And revenge is always a popular topic. So it's only natural that they be talked about together. And pop culture is ready for an answer to the question "Is revenge sex a good idea?". Our answer? Yes... and no. But maybe David Paterson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Valerie Bertinelli, are onto something
There has been a lot of Owen Wilson news lately. He's got a new movie. And he may or may not be in a love triangle with two other people. One of them may be Kate Hudson and one may be Jennifer Aniston. This is all getting to be too much. He's a simple guy just trying to make it with these Hollywood sharks.
A pair of studies at Harvard are reinforcing the point that being nice is actually a pretty good thing. Study one shows that people that give are generally happier than those that don't. And the second study shows that cooperating is a better long-term strategy than selfishness. Good to know. Or it could be a smokescreen for the Harvarders to keep the world taken over.
I broke the silence. Alex and I hadn’t spoken since January—the longest we’ve gone without talking in over two years. We didn’t have a big fight or anything, just no reason to contact each other. For a while I hardly noticed the silence. But of course, as soon as I realized it had been as long as it had, the questions started mounting. Why hasn’t he called? Is he mad at me? Should I call him? What’s he been doing for the past two months? It’s an uncomfortable feeling when you realize the man you used to speak to daily has no idea what’s been going on in your life—and likewise, you have no idea what’s happening in his.
So, I flipped through an old magazine in the doctor’s waiting room and came across an interview of Dr. Phil and his wife Robin. I can’t remember the title, but it referred to the couple dishing out Five Secrets to save your marriage. I didn’t write down the title, but I did write down their categories: Unrealistic Expectations, Money Miseries, Meddling Family Members, Kid’s Who Won’t Listen, and Career Concerns. So I guess these were the big marriage-breaking problems and they had the answers. And they did have some solid common sense advice. It was all good. But. They left something out. I try to scan a lot of articles like this – as research for this blog (and for my marriage, why not?). I’ve found that most of the guidance-givers leave it out. In fact, I can’t remember reading even one article mentioning this when presenting a list of marriage how-to’s or divorce busting suggestions.
What happens when you're attracted to someone: Is it really his cute nose, or something going on deep inside both of your nostrils? According to this article, it's more likely to be the latter. That inexplicable pull you feel toward your new crush has more to do than with the way he ruffles his feathers. While looks and personality are significant initially, true attraction is biological.
Snooping—reading his email, logging into his Facebook account—is generally a recipe for disaster. But for one woman, find out her husband's secrets was the key to getting over her divorce. "The pain of reading his diary was oddly liberating. Once I got past my disgust, I couldn't lose what I didn't have. And if that was the man I was married to, I thought, I didn't lose much. In actuality, reading his diary may have been one of the best things that have happened to me. It made me see that he was never really there for me to begin with. I didn't have to worry about how I was going to make it alone. I'd been alone all that time and just didn't realize it."