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Jill Knapp, a native New Yorker, is the author of the New Adult series "What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan?", published by HarperCollins. She is a former adjunct professor of Psychology at her Alma Mater Kean University. Furthermore, she received a Masters degree in Psychology from the New School For Social Research in Manhattan.
In addition to her psychology background, she competed in and taught figure skating for over a decade

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Why Women Shouldn't Have to Justify Their Choice of Birth Control

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Dating is not easy. It wasn't easy when I was 22 and it certainly isn't any easier now that I am 29 and separated. The only good part about being separated and having to go on dates again is that I get to regale you, gentle readers, with the magnificently...

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6 Reasons Why Carrie Bradshaw Should Not Be Your Role Model

(8) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:17 PM

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Who doesn't love a good Sex and The City binge right before going out for a night with your friends, or when you're sitting home by yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon? The show was definitely one of my favorites when...

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6 Reasons Not to Let Valentine's Day Get You Down

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 4:36 PM

For the better part of my life, I thought of myself as having a Valentine's Day curse. Sounds a little dramatic, I know, but hear me out. Something -- always, without fail -- went wrong on Valentine's Day. There were little offenses, like my date forgetting it was Valentine's Day...

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Chicago PD's Sophia Bush Opens Up About Her New Role, Intense Training, and Being Princess Leia

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Have you ever wondered how much training goes into making those fast-paced, high action cop shows you see on television? The answer: a lot! Sophia Bush can fully attest to the amount of training she endured to fully capture the abilities of her character Detective Erin Lindsay on the new...

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Girls Actress Shiri Appleby Talks Balancing Motherhood, Directing and Roswell

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 4:04 PM

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Shiri Appleby has been very busy lately. On top of appearing in HBO's Girls as Adam's Girlfriend, Natalia, Appleby is also in the midst of filming a pilot for Lifetime (Unreal), and directing a one act play in Los Angeles.

Appleby says about...

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Why My New Year's Resolution Is to Let Go of My Best Friend

(12) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:02 PM

About a year ago, give or take a few months, I had a big fight with my best friend. The kind of argument where you swear you're right, and so do they. The kind that leaves scars that tattoo you for years to come.

This person and I had known...

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5 First Dates to Avoid

(3) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 10:33 AM

First dates can be wonderful. From the third outfit you try on to first kiss, the first date can set the tone for the next few weeks that follow. At the very least, you usually get a good story out of them. A delicious brunch, a happy hour drink or...

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The Surprising Thing I Learned From Being 'Too Strong'

(7) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 9:13 AM

People spend a lot of time being told to be calm. The idea is so ubiquitous, it's presented in nearly every aspect of our everyday lives. We see countless books, tweets, movies, memes, statuses and television shows about keeping control of our emotions. We are bombarded by a chorus of...

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6 Reasons Why I Hate the Term 'Personal Brand'

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 11:54 AM

I've read a lot about becoming a personal brand over the last few months (although I can find articles on it going back a few years). It all started about a year ago when a friend of mine casually mentioned to me that I should be working on making myself...

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Arrêtez de me demander quand j'aurai des enfants

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 10:14 PM

Quand ont est célibataire et qu'on a atteint un certain âge, les gens ont cette fâcheuse tendance à vous harceler avec la sempiternelle question : quand allez-vous enfin trouver chaussure à votre pied ? Puis, après des années à les écouter sous-entendre que vous ne pouvez pas être épanouie seule, que vous...

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Arrêtez de me demander quand j'aurai des enfants

(8) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 9:22 AM

Quand ont est célibataire et qu'on a atteint un certain âge, les gens ont cette fâcheuse tendance à vous harceler avec la sempiternelle question : quand allez-vous enfin trouver chaussure à votre pied ? Puis, après des années à les écouter sous-entendre que vous ne pouvez pas être épanouie seule, que vous...

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Please Stop Asking Me When I'm Going to Have Children

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 10:33 AM

When you're single and of a certain age, you are hounded by the nagging questions of people asking you why you are still single. Then, after years of people implying that you are not good enough on your own, that you must become part of a unit and justify your...

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7 Signs That Dating Won't Necessarily Lead to a Relationship

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2013 | 8:51 AM

When it comes to dating, we women think we are pretty good at telling which "signs" are pointing to a future relationship. After dating someone for a while, we begin to think we have an understanding of what actions are those of a potential boyfriend, and which actions are those...

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The Single Woman on Her New Book Life, Love and a Dash Of Sass

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM

What comes to your mind when you hear the word 'single'? Is it a desperate woman in her thirties eating a whole box of cookies alone in her bedroom and proverbially sitting by the phone, waiting for Mr. Right to give her a ring? Do you think of someone who...

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24 Questions About Pretty Little Liars That Have Nothing to Do With 'A'

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:14 PM

Every week, for the past few years, I have been tuning in to watch one of my favorite shows, Pretty Little Liars. Over the years, the show has raised many questions concerning a mysterious individual who is seemingly everyone. Who is A? What is their endgame? But what about the...

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Relationship Advice: 6 Serious Signs It's Time to End It

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 9:16 AM

We've all been there. You meet someone new and they seem amazing. But after a few months or even years of dating, they change. For some people, these changes are minor. For example, you find out they don't really like romantic comedies, or they're not the biggest fan of your...

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Are You Too Afraid of Change?

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 3:37 PM

"I wish we could move," I said to my boyfriend, for what had to be the hundredth time that year. I'd look around New York and know that while part of me was comfortable, I didn't want to live there my whole life. My name is Jill, and I'm afraid...

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Iron Man 3's William Sadler Talks About His New Film, The Onion News Empire and Roswell

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:34 AM

Between playing President Ellis in Iron Man 3 and the fast talking Ed Musgrove in the pilot of The Onion News Empire, actor William Sadler has not slowed down. The actor, who in his free time loves to draw as well as play the...

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Charisma Carpenter Talks The Lying Game, Charity Work and Surviving Evil

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 3:57 PM

Charisma Carpenter is very busy these days, and I had the opportunity to sit down with the actress on her recent trip to NYC. Best known for playing Cordelia Chase on Buffy The Vampire Slayer (the role she tells me was her favorite to play!), Charisma talked openly about her...

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The Murtaugh List: 28 Things A 28-Year-Old Woman Can No Longer Do

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:17 AM

A few years ago, "How I Met Your Mother" aired an episode called "Murtaugh," in which one of the main characters, Ted, lists things he's too old to do anymore. With my birthday just around the corner, I got to thinking about growing up and what's expected of you at...

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