Halloween is a great occasion for reminding us how important looks are. Whether or not you dressed up in a costume, your appearance gave messages to the people around you. Our appearance is ALWAYS talking so it is important that you pay attention to it and make sure it gives off the messages that you want to be communicating. I strongly recommend that you always present yourself in the best way possible because you never get a second chance for a first impression and you just never know when you will meet someone great.
It’s you crazy lovebirds who drive me up a wall and through the ceiling. It’s couples like you who’ve been dating for all of three weeks and think you are “so in loooooveee” because you both have “like everything in common” that make me absolutely bat shit crazy.
It’s not just because I’m “jealous” or “excruciatingly bitter” or “unpleasant” that makes me want to jump into Sarah Palin’s back yard dressed in a bear costume whenever I’m around you; it’s because when we hang out, I hear you throw around words like “marriage” and “love” as though you are talking about the weather.
Well, let me tell you something kids, love and marriage aren’t things you should be bringing up after dating each other for a few months, let alone a few weeks. And bringing these heavy subjects up so early in the relationship isn’t really doing you any favors, let alone actually going through with it and actually getting married!
Oh boo-hoo. Summer is a wrap and your surf lessons, barbecues, and flip flops are gone almost as quickly as they showed up. Although fall is upon us, that is no reason to throw in the towel, curl up at home in a blanket and watch your favorite reality shows. Autumn is a season to celebrate!
Ask a woman what she looks for in a man whom she’d like to date and most women would say that they find success, among other things, as an attractive quality in a potential partner.
But what if the man happens to be more successful than the woman? Well, that would not be perceived as an issue. In fact, some women would see this as an added bonus. Luckily for us ladies, the notion that you should find a man who can support you is drilled into our heads via our parents, religions, and Disney movies
By: Tracey Steinberg with introduction by Natalie Bencivenga
We all go on first dates. And (let’s be honest) sometimes these first meetings go really well, and sometimes you want to feign food poisoning and abruptly end the date. So, what exactly can you do to “wow” someone on a first date? Tracey Steinberg has the answer:
Ever had a couple of pals of yours who started to date? It’s not totally out of left field. Your guy pal likes you and so does your female friend, so why wouldn’t they like each other? They’ve got at least one thing in common. But when they suddenly discover they have more mutual interests than just you, the situation can indeed become a slippery slope.
Here are five tips to navigate this tricky situation:
Get-Rich-Quick schemes are not a new concept. After all, isn’t the “American Dream” the hope that one day, through hard work and determination, we will become so disgustingly rich that we will be able to afford to buy our dream house, and then turn around and sell that dream house for a profit?
If we get to skip the hard work and determination part, well, that’s even better now, isn’t it? Unfortunately, there is usually some kind of shady business attached to these get schemes.
Said “shady business” can be a number of things: from stealing your four-year-old’s identity (giving them bad credit before they are even able to pronounce “life ruining debt”), to soliciting your dog to buy the latest and greatest Frisbee (it smells like a squirrel AND it throws itself!), these get rich schemers will stop at nothing to “make” a quick buck.
But perhaps no business is shadier then that of the extortionist. Their goal is to blackmail you into giving them money, and lots of it. The tricky thing about these extortionists is that they can at first appear to be many things, an employee, a pal, or even a lover.
Meet Tammy. Tammy loves to wear dresses, play with dolls and is a seemingly happy 11-year-old. Tammy also happens to be a boy, whose birth name is Thomas. Thomas was adopted at the age of two and his parents, Pauline and Debra (yes, he has lesbian parents), noticed him identifying as a female from a very young age. At the tender age of seven, Thomas became severely depressed and threatened to mutilate his genitals. It was then he was diagnosed with gender identity disorder.
Let me get this out of the way. I’m a nerd. I’ve had a fascination with video games since I was old enough to write “Nintendo” on everything in the house so my parents would know exactly what I wanted for Christmas.
Recently, I thought I’d try online gaming. I have always been hesitant because I heard how addicting it was. I decided I’d follow the old addict cliché of “I can quit whenever I want to,” and gave the game Order and Chaos Online a try on my iPad. The game is basically a World of Warcraft (or WOW as it’s known in the industry) clone. WOW is a massive multiplayer online fantasy game where you create a character who is charged to do various quests in which you can team up with, or fight, other real life players.
It’s a fascinating concept. You are socially interacting with real people from all over the world, yet are doing so behind the safety of a self-created avatar. With only short bits of text as a way to interact, all my study in voice inflection, body language and pretty much all forms of nonverbal communication were useless. I’m a huge fan of real world interaction so this was a social experience unlike any I’d had. Imagine my surprise when I found myself in a life and death situation. A REAL life and death situation...