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Meredith Fineman is the CEO of FinePoint digital PR. You can read more of her writing here and follow her on twitter.

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Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

(44) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 1:24 PM

We're all just so "busy" these days. "Slammed," in fact. "Buried." Desperately "trying to keep our heads above water." While these common responses to "How are you?" seem like they're lifted from the Worst-Case Scenario Handbook, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how...

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Your Decisions Don't Cut It: Enough With the Media Telling Women How to Divide Their Time

(4) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Relationships are more important than ambition.

Women can't have it all.

Nonstop, there are articles telling us how to divide our time. Last week, in the Atlantic, came another one -- this time, that relationships are "more important" than career. It's as if someone is trying...

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Dear Taylor Swift, Stop Talking About Your Damn Love Life.

(42) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:47 AM


We need to chat. I wrote a similar letter to our friend Lindsay, but it was under very different circumstances and she wasn't ruining dresses or hanging out with James Deen yet, so I feel like my words fell on deaf ears with a huge tab at...

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Dear 2013 {A Letter and Some Suggestions}

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:36 PM

Dear 2013,

Hey there. It's so nice to finally meet you. I've heard a lot about you from your predecessor, and I'm sorry I was so out of commission yesterday. Today is the first day I can see you clearly without the haze. So I'm sorry to have missed your...

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Breaking Up, Digital Style: Learning to Forget

(5) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 12:09 PM

Last week Huffpost Tech Editor Bianca Bosker wrote about a friend of hers who flaked, two years in a row, on her birthday party. Peeved, she went through old text messages to prove to her friend that her behavioral patterns were being noticed. Noticed, and recorded.


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In the Chaos, Hurricane Sandy's Surprises

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:52 PM

We've all learned a lot over the course of Hurricane Sandy -- how many items in your refrigerator you can consume before you realize that you weren't really hungry in the first place; that a lot of people's stuff got lost and ruined and a lot of people got hurt....

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Olympians in Hollywood: Stop Peeing in the Pool

(6) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Ryan Lochte is about one more bad cameo away from losing my respect. And he's not alone in the pool.

We've seen amazing American Olympians come back from London to unparalleled fame and fortune.

Endorsement deals, laying awkwardly in a bathtub for Louis Vuitton (Michael Phelps), Wheaties, an...

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I'm a Bully, and So Are You

(81) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 4:34 PM

I think we're all bullies.

After reading about the harassment and subsequent video of Karen Klein, a bus monitor in Greece, New York, whose taunts from a group of kids went viral and has led to interviews, money for Karen to take herself on vacation,...

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Dear Lindsay Lohan

(71) Comments | Posted June 17, 2012 | 10:22 PM

Dear Lindsay,

We need to talk. For all of us.

Legions of girls, such as myself, idolized you. And we miss you terribly. You were the only ginger I've found attractive. Besides Prince Harry, and maybe this one girl, Jeanine, at summer camp.

You fostered...

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Puff, the Magic Relationship -- Dating in Fantasyland

(11) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 8:39 AM

While waiting to be seated for drag queen Mother's Day Brunch (literally), I overheard two girls talking (complaining) about their love lives. I can't tell you how much I enjoy listening in on conversations, especially when the topic is men. I've heard things like, "Why can't he just say I...

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What I'd Imagine a SoulCycle Class to Be Like Even Though I've Never Been to One.

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 10:35 PM

Today I saw a tweet about @SoulCycle looking for a new social media manager. Which got me thinking, I'd probably have to try the class first. I've heard great things - from Kelly Bensimon's legs to the yoga pants they sell with their logo, which manages to marry soul and...

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(23) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 10:00 PM

We need to talk. About Facebook. Or rather, EngagementBook.

It's Spring, the birds are chirping, and everyone is engaging the crap out of each other on my newsfeed.

I'm trying to remember the first day I got Facebook. I couldn't sign up until I got my .edu email. I...

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Five Reasons to Love Valentine's Day.

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 10:00 AM

I know it's on your mind already, and has been since it turned February/Groundhog Day/Homigod it's almost Valentine's day.

Let's be real here. So, guys mostly dislike Valentine's Day, am I right? (Amirite?) I think that they probably think it's a silly, made up holiday like Reindeer Day and Dress...

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Speed Dating 101.

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 9:56 AM

Let us not forget, FFJD is a dating-centric bloggy wog (not dissimilar to a booky wook). I'm often forgetting this after long sessions on the elliptical, where I'm the girl who sometimes falls off and/or rips her headphones out after accidentally hooking them in the stupid channel changer, or I'm...

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I'm a Jew Who Celebrates Christmas. So What?

(469) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 12:02 PM

I have a confession to make: I'm a Jew who celebrates Christmas. I just didn't realize what a confession that was until recently.

Every year, my family convenes in what I can only describe as a gift-giving brunch (pajama dress code) and with a piece of nature that probably...

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Holiday Party Survival 101.

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 10:28 AM

In case you haven't noticed, everybody and their grandmother, aunt, cousin's boyfriend's pedicurist's podiatrist's best camp friend, is having a holiday party.

Omgggg another look at how ugly this christmas sweater is but hee its kind of funny and sexy!!! party, office party, latke party by the National Association of...

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TheFFJD Interviews Rapper KREAYSHAWN: Clueless, Celebrity Crush, and "Music For Women."

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 2:30 PM

So unless you live under a rock or haven't been near a computer in a few months, you know the internet sensation that is Kreayshawn. She's one part Amy Winehouse, with three tablespoons of Lady Gaga, and a twist of BAMF. Shaken and stirred. I had the pleasure of interviewing...

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A Few Changes Facebook Left Out

(5) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 10:14 AM

If you don't know what I'm talking about and/or don't stalk The Book of Face with a religious propensity similar to someone like myself, ignore this.

Or read about the F8 announced Facebook changes. There's something called a timeline, and you can get it early...

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The (N)ot Milk Guide.

(16) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 3:02 PM

See what I did there? That was actually supposed to be a play on the Got Milk? Ads that I used to rip out of magazines and wallpaper my room with. Seriously, they were like gold. Am I the only one who would trade them with friends, or try to...

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Just Overthink It.

(16) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 3:35 PM

It's time to pull out another sweeping generalization from my purse. This time? Chicks, and overanalyzation (not a word, is now.) I store lots of things in my purse (but that's another question for another time, along the lines of POR QUE J.Lo, everything was going so great and your...

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