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8 Epic Holidays Every Friend Group Should Start Celebrating Now

Life's always a party with our people. You've probably already had a handful of adventures with your besties. Truth is, nobody is quite down for a late night drive to the diner or a spontaneous slumber party quite like our crew. They're the best ones…
By Marisa Casciano

The Reason People Have A Lot More Sex Over The Holidays Is Actually So Sweet

Ah, the holidays. They're the loveliest time of the year. You get gifts from your loved ones, incessant questions from grandma about either 1) why you're still single, 2) when you and your partner are getting married, or 3) when you and your spouse a…
By Candice Jalili

When You and Your BFF Are Apart For The Holidays

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By Jorja Hudson

I Gave My Mom Control Of My Tinder Over The Holidays & It Changed How I Swipe

My mom and I have always been exceptionally close. In high school, I'd tell her every detail of my AIM convos with crushes, she was the first call I made anytime I met a cute stranger while studying abroad in college, and she's always up-to-date on t…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Sephora Gifts Sets Are Half-Off Now, So Feel Free To Cry Your Mascara Off

There are only two days until Christmas, which means last-minute shopping is in full effect. Yes, I am speaking from experience, here. (Is "Happy belated Christmas" a thing?!) Luckily, I saw the Sephora gift sets sale, which I'm taking as a sign from…
By Ariana Marsh

You Can Get 50 Percent Off Your Next Flight With This Airline's Holiday Special

As the new year creeps up on you, you might find yourself hurriedly throwing together some resolutions to ensure that you live your best 2018 life in the upcoming 12 months (like, say, travel more?). Or maybe you're more focused on the present and sc…
By Collette Reitz

I Went On 10 Tinder Dates Over The Holidays & It Led To The Most Unexpected Relationship

When my two-and-a-half year relationship with my partner ended, I immediately bounced back with a whirlwind relationship. Just one problem: my ex and I were still living together. When my live-in ex moved out the same day my new guy moved back to San…
By Jen Kirsch

This Girl Wished For A Boo To Spend The Holidays With Last Year & 2017 Delivered

What would you wish for this holiday season if you could be 100 percent certain that it would come true? Personally, I like to keep my wishes practical, but if I were to wish for literally anything, I'd probably go for a fantastic idea for a novel an…
By Candice Jalili

My Boyfriend's Best Gift Was Dumping Me Right Before The Holidays

Last year, my boyfriend of a month called it quits the first week of December. Just like that, I was set to be single during the holidays. We had just had a very successful meet-the-parents weekend in his hometown of Niagara Falls. He brought me up t…
By Jen Kirsch

9 Gifts That Give Back, To Make The Holidays Brighter For Everyone

Is it just me, or is December flying by faster than I ever thought was possible. We've found ourselves in the throes of the holiday season, with Christmas fast approaching at just six (!!) days away. So if you're still scrambling and shopping around …
By Bernadette Deron

8 Winter Solstice Cocktails To Make Your Holidays Warm & Bright

If you haven't heard, it's damn cold outside for us out here in the Midwest and the North. Winter is right around the corner, and we can very obviously feel it. But that's not all bad; winter brings sweater weather (Although, we often have to bundle …
By Alani Vargas

This Creative Couple Made A "Winter Punderland" & Literally Just Won The Holidays

What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta. Want to hear a joke about paper? Nevermind, it's tearable. Ha! Get it? Because paper TEARS. Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged. So funny, because, like, coffee mugs and getting mugged! I…
By Candice Jalili

3 Ways To Be Less Lonely Over The Holidays & Meet New People By Using Tinder

This year, I'll be spending Christmas alone, which has given me a really bad case of the holiday blues. Seriously, I walk around half-heartedly crooning Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" at least three times a week now. To be fair, this isn't my first…
By Sydnee Lyons

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & It Really Is "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"

Can you believe that we are actually almost finished with the year 2017? It seems like just yesterday everyone was moaning about how awful 2016 was, and that year feels like a distant memory. It also seems like, "What were we even b*tching about?" Bu…
By Rosebud Baker

Your Tarot Card Horoscope For Dec. 18, 2017 Is Here To Guide You Into The Holidays

Welcome to your tarotscopes for the week. What is a tarotscope, you ask? It is a mini tarot reading for your astrological sun sign aimed to give you a little energetic edge for your week. Your tarot card horoscope for Dec. 18, 2017, is read along wit…
By Ethony

7 Texts To Keep Your Hookup Going When You're Apart For The Holidays

Well, look at you, Miss America. You finally downloaded dating apps, asked the cutie with the funniest response to "If you were a breakfast food, what would you be?" to get drinks, and had a lovely date. You started hooking up — as one does — and now…
By Kimmy Foskett

My First Time Celebrating Christmas With My Boyfriend Completely Changed How I Felt About The Holidays

When I was three years old, my babysitter Amy took me to Bloomingdale's on the Upper East Side to meet Santa Claus. My parents were unaware of our field trip, and I waited in line with bated breath, bursting with excitement to meet the big man in red…
By Sophie Vershbow

Me Trying To Adult During The Holidays

All I need to throw a classy party is my best friend... and a bunch of money #PayPalCanDoThat
By Jorja Hudson

35 Steamy Texts To Send Your Partner When You're Apart For The Holidays

Before you get into another political debate with your aunt who's visiting for the holidays, why not find a better way to pass the time in between family meals? There are so many other things you can do like build a snowman, watch Home Alone 2: Lost …
By Sydnee Lyons

Ho, Ho, Ho, It's Time To Try These 7 Holiday Sex Positions

Baby, it's cold outside. So why leave the house at all? Skip the flirty snowball fight and get right to cozying up by the fire. You and your yuletide cutie can celebrate another year on the naughty list by trying these Christmas sex positions. Don't …
By Jamie Kravitz

How To Survive The Holidays When All Your Friends Are In Relationships & You're Single AF

If I were allotted only one adjective to describe the holidays, I would settle on "complicated." Of course, words like "joyous" and "indulgent" come to mind, but so do words like "depressing" and "contentious." No matter how much you love your family…
By Kimmy Foskett

8 Romantic Texts To Send Your Partner When You're Apart For The Holidays

I remember when my best friend got her first real boyfriend. It was our freshman year of high school, and it was right before winter break. I had barely been kissed at that time, and I had maybe gotten my period. I was a little jealous, and a lot cur…
By Kimmy Foskett

Twitter Is Roasting Ivanka Trump’s “Happy Holidays” Message & It’s So Ironic

President Donald Trump's goal to bring back "Merry Christmas" is, by all accounts, going well. His Christmas tree lighting ceremony featured huge names like Kathie Lee Gifford and, uh, the Texas Tenors, and a bunch of scrappy people got together and …
By Lisa Dunn

I Was Too Scared To Break Up With My Boyfriend During The Holidays, But It Was The Right Choice

When the music is merry, the drinks are flowing, and the calendar is filled with holiday parties, it's hard to step away from a toxic or negative relationship, or just a relationship that’s not working for you. I’ve been there. I’ve put off breaking …
By Jen Kirsch

How To Keep A Conversation Going With Someone You Swiped On & Haven't Met With Yet

All right, it's mid-December. You've spent all of cuffing season furiously swiping through dating apps, chatting with duds, and nodding-and-smiling your way through sub-par date nights. And then, you matched with the person you're pretty sure is your…
By Genevieve Wheeler

The Man Repeller's Guide To Holiday Style & Gifting On A Budget

Fashion influencers are a dime a dozen these days, but few possess the writing talents and unique, take-no-prisoners style acumen of Leandra Medine, otherwise known as the Man Repeller. Beloved for her dry wit and sparkling outfits, Medine has become…
By Alison Turka

2017 Book Releases That Are Perfect To Read While You're Home For The Holidays

The holidays are no joke, friends. By the time you've finished decorating, cooking, wrapping presents, and so on, you'll be in need of a little r&r — good book and a mug of eggnog required. Here are 2017 book releases that are perfect to help calm th…
By Danielle Valente

Give Your Christmas Tree A Fierce Female Touch With These Toppers

How do you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? With your favorite ladies, of course. Female Christmas tree toppers not only make the perfect accessory, but they support a powerful message as well. Women To Look Up To (WTLUT), a UK-based n…
By Danielle Valente

3 Easy Tips For Getting Over Someone Who Dumped You Right Before The Holidays

Getting dumped is always harsh, but perhaps no more than during the holidays. It's particularly hard to figure out how to get over someone when your Great Aunt Flo is sitting across from you at the Christmas table, asking how a nice, cute person like…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

How To Handle 4 Awkward First Date Problems That Pop Up Around The Holidays

If you haven't coupled up this cuffing season, it makes perfect sense for you to keep swiping on dating apps, talking to people at bars, and going on first dates. You can find love during any month of the year, but for some reason, navigating a first…
By Jamie Kravitz

How To Spend Your First Holiday With Your Partner's Family & Make It Out Alive

The holidays are the single most stressful time of the entire year for me. Having to spend money on presents for people to prove something about how much I love them just doesn't do it for me. The cold seriously gets me down. And especially when you'…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

5 Best Experience Gifts For Couples If Material Objects Aren't Your Style

A few years ago, I made a conscious decision to tell my friends and family that I'd much rather have experiences than get presents under the tree. This request has led me to some of the best experience gifts for couples and family members alike. For…
By Sydnee Lyons

6 Little Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During The Holidays, According To Experts

Here’s the thing no one talks about in regards to the so-called most wonderful time of year: For a naturally anxious person, it can actually be super overwhelming, which is why it’s vital to figure out how to take care of yourself during the holidays…
By Julia Guerra

What To Buy Your Partner's Parents For The Holidays If You Wanna Stay On Their Good Side

Holiday gift shopping is one of the few drawbacks of the season. No, it’s not because I’d rather buy gifts for myself — although this is not untrue — but because every year, there’s always at least two people on my list I have no idea how to shop for…
By Sydnee Lyons

10 Gifts For The 'Riverdale' Fan In Your Life This Holiday Season

If you have a TV fanatic in your family or friend group, then chances are they are hooked on Riverdale. The CW's dark, campy murder mystery adaptation of the Archie comic book series has pretty much everyone hooked, which is what makes it the perfect…
By Dylan Kickham

9 Creative Puns For Your Tinder Bio If You're Feeling Festive About The Holidays

If the only thing you're asking Santa for on your Christmas list this year is a little help with your dating life, then you might want to make some holiday puns for your Tinder bio. Everybody knows that the big man in red likes to laugh a lot, and th…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

You Can Avoid Long Security Lines At The Airport During The Holidays By Doing This One Thing

With the holiday travel season in full swing, it's important to plan ahead to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The airports will definitely be crowded with people traveling to see family and friends, so you'll want to do your best to steer cl…
By Collette Reitz

Applebee's Is Selling $1 Long Island Iced Teas & Here's When You Can Buy One

Well, it's officially December, which means the holidays are nearly upon us. I don't know about you, but I'm really excited. It's finally time to deck the halls, blast your favorite Christmas tunes, bake an absurd amount of cookies, and of course, tr…
By Amanda Fama

This Is The Nicest Way To Break Up With Someone Right Before The Holidays

Holiday breakups happen — just ask Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, or Wham! (to name a few classic examples). If you've decided to break up with someone before the holidays, there's no need to panic. According to Anita Chlipala, licensed marriage and fa…
By Jamie Kravitz

Is It Better To Dump Someone Before Or After The Holidays? An Expert Weighs In

The fall and winter months are commonly referred to as "cuffing season" among millennials, because for some reason, when the weather gets colder you suddenly feel the need to be in a relationship. The alternative to this phenomenon, however, is talke…
By Jamie Kravitz

Trump's Holiday Card Has One Very Important Difference From Obama's

Good news, President Donald Trump's hated "war on Christmas" may officially be over. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Trump family kicked off the holidays by signing the official White House Trump Christmas card with "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Hol…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

'Riverdale' Will Return After The Holidays, So You Have Plenty Of Time To Theorize

It's that time of year again, when your favorite TV series start going on their holiday breaks. Though it may be cold outside, with lots of vacations scheduled over December and holiday specials to squeeze in, this is the point in the broadcast netwo…
By Ani Bundel

Sophia Bush Has Some Advice For Dealing With Your Nonsensical Relatives During The Holidays

If you spent the better part of the week racking up Cyber Monday deals and buying one too many crop tops, you might be wondering how to restore some good vibes into the universe and take the time to do something for the greater good of the world. Aft…
By Brittany Leitner

The Ultimate Christmas Decorating Playlist That'll Have You Rockin' Around The Tree

Christmas tree decorating would be incomplete without those satisfying tunes that have you sashaying around that glorious blue spruce. Music is great for every occasion, but for the holidays, it's extra magical. Streaming this playlist of Christmas s…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

6 Cyber Monday Sex Toy Deals That'll Definitely Heat Things Up For The Holidays

Anyone who's ever gone shopping for a little somethin' to spice things up in the bedroom knows that sex toys can really break the bank sometimes. Thankfully, there are tons of Cyber Monday sex toy deals out there today that you won't want to miss out…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Unique Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas That Are Anything But Basic

Now that you've totally nailed the job of Santa Claus and picked out the perfect gifts for your family and friends, it's time to start wrapping it all up. It's true that a fun wrapping paper print can go a long way, but if you want to switch up the b…
By Rachel Chapman

Your Weekly Horoscope Pins Down What You Should Take Care Of Before The Holidays

Thanksgiving is over, and I don't know about you guys, but mine was fantastic because I didn't visit my family. Self-care never fails, baby! Anyway, I'm excited to bring you a Nov. 27, 2017 weekly horoscope either just in time to heal your holiday wo…
By Rosebud Baker

7 Things That Stress You TFO When You're Single During The Holidays

Christmas carols are slowly making a comeback, and as you're humming "Jingle Bells" in the comfort of your bed, you turn over to the other side for a duet, and it's empty. Damn, not even an uplifting, jolly song can rid you of your singleness. When y…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

How To Split The Holidays Between Your Family And Your Partner's Family

The holidays are filled with festive music, baked goods, and, of course, familial obligations. From November to December, airports and train stations are packed with crowds of people trying to make their way home in time to see family and friends. If…
By Sydnee Lyons

Trump’s Christmas MAGA Hat Is Double Price, Because The Holidays Are A Time To Give

Jesus, as they say, is the reason for the season. Which is why some people are puzzled by a Christmas-themed MAGA hat being sold by President Donald Trump. For the Trump supporter-slash-Christmas warrior in your life, you can buy a Christmas-themed "…
By Lisa Dunn