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Guilty Pleasures

Say Goodbye to Your Guilty Pleasure

Brianna Susnak | Posted 03.20.2015 | College
Brianna Susnak

While I realize world peace is a long shot, acknowledging others' guilty pleasures as genuine and valid interests -- and not something to feel embarrassed about -- may be a good starting place when it comes to improving relationships with our family and friends.

Trash Reading

Allison K Hill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Allison K Hill

While my fellow booksellers and I spent the summer eagerly awaiting the new Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, and David Mitchell novels, I was also secretly counting down the days to the newest book in the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic to the Stars.

Why Are We Embarrassed To Have Guilty Pleasure Reads?

Jessie Gaynor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Jessie Gaynor

Why are we so precious about what we read? Admitting to a guilty pleasure TV shows is the stuff of Cool Girl celebrity profiles. Plenty of brilliant women are open about the "Real Housewives" backlog on their DVRs, but loving un-literary books still feels like a shameful secret.

The Big Binge Theory

Faith Popcorn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Faith Popcorn

From food and alcohol to dating and entertainment, our consumption habits are morphing in shocking ways. The operating principle is a gleeful "gimme more!"

The 7 Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows Of All Time

Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Being a diehard "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men" or "Orange Is the New Black" fan is pretty in these days. Why? Because those shows are critically acclaim...

The Real Point Of Going Off The Grid

Kristen Noel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

It was time to unplug -- and not because I was guilted or shamed into it, but rather because it was time to seize another opportunity. The good news is that there is room for all of it, if you carve out the space. Balance.

The Two Words That Really Get Under My Skin

Ben Clarke | Posted 04.23.2014 | Teen
Ben Clarke

Recently my friend was looking through my iPod, and after looking up at me in faint pleasure, began to play "Careless Whisper" by George Michael. He then said -- over the hauntingly beautiful sax -- "Is this one of your guilty pleasures?"

10 Signs You're Addicted To The Investigation Discovery Channel

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

Call us sadistic weirdos, but we Investigation Discovery addicts just love being paralyzed with fear. The ID channel provides us with outrageous true ...

I Have Great Taste, Dammit! (Just Don't Judge Me By the Music I'm Belting Out)

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Sharon Kay Edwards

I used to feel that my love for all things Christmas music-related couldn't possibly coexist with the great taste in music that I take elitist pride in. I mean, in what brain is there a mutual respect for John Lennon and The Chipmunks?

Celebrities Reveal Their Guiltiest Pleasures

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 09.30.2013 | Celebrity

If you thought celebrities were too glamorous to eat tubs of ice cream while lying on their couches watching "The Real Housewives of Whatever" ... the...

You Are Hereby Freed From Your 'Guilty' Pleasures

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

These "guilty pleasures" are all-too-often tied to culture items that have been embraced by a mainstream audience and get erroneously filed away as "guilty pleasures" solely for their popularity.

My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

Michele Willens | Posted 05.02.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

My name is Michele and I am a binge viewer.

Editor's Guilty Pleasure Confession: McDonald's Hash Browns

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

What kind of magic holds those perfectly diced pieces of potato together?

Health Editors Confess: The Bad Behaviors We Just Can't Give Up

Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Recently, we asked readers to share the one food they couldn't resist. And our own staff came out, discussing the health foods we just can't bring our...

What's The One Unhealthy Food You Can't Give Up?

Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living

For some of us (ahem), it's energy drinks. For others, that 4 p.m. cookie looms large over our willpower. For many of the healthiest eaters, there...

A Rogue by Any Other Name

Emma Brodie | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

As my cries of protest died against our neighbors' chants of "drankkk," the truth became evident: I'd been hitting the romance novels way too hard.

My Food List

One For The Table | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
One For The Table

No story, memoir, recipe or review here...just a list. My food list. There are certainly a few people who won't understand this, like those who don'...

The Case For Cheesecake And Hot Fudge Sundaes

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The fantasy that President Obama would celebrate his Bin Laden triumph by enjoying a cigarette reminds us that an American president would sooner sneak a few puffs in some dark corner of the White House than publicly partake in such a "sinful" pleasure.

Piña Coladas, White Russians, Car Bombs & More Guilty-Pleasure Cocktails | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OK. It's time to come clean. In between nosing, tasting and discussing highbrow classics like the Sazerac and the Negroni, we admit to indulging with ...

Don't Let Shame Be Your Dinner Date

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Whatever you're going to eat, bring an element of beauty, grace and dignity to the experience.

5 "Comfort Activities" When You're Sick

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

If you re-frame it, being sick can actually be a nice excuse to relax and engage in "comfort activities" that you might not allow yourself during your normal routine.

20 Celebrity Chefs' Guilty Pleasures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some are the chefs behind the best restaurants in the world and globally admired gastronomic innovators; some are household names for their culinary a...

2009 in Review: The Guilty Pleasures, the Surprisingly Good, and the Runners-up

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Before I get to my obligatory 'best films of 2009' list, I'd like to take a moment to run down a list of films that are worthy of mention, even if they aren't the year's very best.