Posts Tagged: resolutions

Coming Out Late In the Game, Embracing the Inner Bridezilla, and Recharging Your Libido

I'm in recovery from a year and a half of sleeping with someone who manipulated me into doing things I wasn't comfortable with, told me I was worthless, decided he didn't want to be exclusive (I didn't either) but deserved to know in explicit detail about any hookups I had, and didn't listen when I said no about anything ever. So he was bad for me, and I said goodbye four months ago and haven't talked to him since.

So, he was a jerk, and also I was bad at communicating. He'd ask if I like something, and I'd say "not really," and he'd do it again and tell [...]


In the Year 2012

Good morning, and happy 2012. If you made a resolution, the odds are against it working out long-term, but maybe that can strengthen your resolve. In any case, here's an infographic — unless your resolution is to avoid infographics — of common resolution failure patterns. It gets a little preachy/vague by the end, and apparently some people's resolution is to recycle more (?), but there you go. Any resolutions you'd like to share? If yours is to find a more-perfect natural deodorant, I'd recommend Soapwalla's lavender-pepperminty Deodorant Cream, which Emily Gould likes, too, and which so far has performed flawlessly.


You Can Still Count Resolutions If You Start Them Today

…because WE'RE back, right? That's a thing, now! Resolutions are kind of great, I think. I have a resolution against making body-based resolutions, with the exception of my first body-based resolution this year:

1. To wait out the full cycle of four quadrant beeps on my electric toothbrush instead of just turning it off when I get bored or sleepy or the tile is too cold on my feet.

But the other two are totally not body-based:

2. Because of this hot mess, turning off devices before bed and reading a Physical Book a week. This week it's a shiny review copy of William Nicholson's Motherland, which has [...]


Summer Resolutions

Over on The Frisky they're asking readers what their half-year resolutions are, and mine would be to eat more cilantro.


Sam S. for President!

"I do not generally make a news year resolution because often times i forgot about it or that I don’t stick to it. I do feel like new years resolutions do work if you stay committed and have a plan to accomplish it I have never successfully completed a resolution, I have tried before but did not make one for 2012, besides living another year." —Sam S. gives the correct answer to The New York Times' call for kids' thoughts on New Years' Resolutions. Good answer, Sam! Just a few years on Earth and it's obvious you already deeply understand futility. This may make you a [...]


A Modern Lady's New Year's Resolutions

In 2011, I resolve to stop video chatting in public places. It's going to be hard, because I don't have my own bedroom or a phone or anything, but I'll just keep reminding myself that my Macbook camera adds 10 pounds and my mirror doesn’t.