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Puff, the Magic Relationship

Meredith Fineman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Meredith Fineman

Are you expecting to board the platform 9 3/4 Train to Boyfriendland, where everyone looks like Javier Bardem and they're waiting for your arrival holding three bags of Louboutins and a puppy?

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

Meredith Fineman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Health and Fitness
Meredith Fineman

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 hea...

EngagementBook

Meredith Fineman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Meredith Fineman

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.

Five Reasons to Love Valentine's Day.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Meredith Fineman

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, gu...

Speed Dating 101.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Everyone should try it. It definitely doesn't make you a loser. It's just efficient. Like a sushi conveyor belt, for your pants.

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

Meredith Fineman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Fineman

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 Am...

A Few Changes Facebook Left Out

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy
Meredith Fineman

Lowercase That Promoter Modification. I am FAIRLY CERTAIN PROMOTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE CAPS LOCK KEY AND FORGOTTEN TO GO BACK TO WRITING IN NORMAL PROSE.

The (N)ot Milk Guide.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Meredith Fineman

My lactose intolerance began far ago in a long-away land known as Meredith Used to Only Eat Bread and Cheese. I have looked far and wide into milk alternatives for my iced coffee with a splash of cran, and I thought that I would share them with you.

Just Overthink It.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

It's time to pull out another sweeping generalization from my purse. This time? Chicks, and overanalyzation (not a word, is now.) The agony is often, almost always, over BBM.

Confession: I am a Pack (B)rat.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Travel
Meredith Fineman

My entire life I've had a severe condition. This disease is known as Nervous Packers and Overpackers Syndrome.

Dating & Mental Health

Meredith Fineman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Meredith Fineman

Today's issue at hand is one I've been wanting to cover for a long, long while. Something that happens often in relationships, dating, hookups, and th...

A Date with Kelly Cutrone

Meredith Fineman | Posted 07.24.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

The FFJD sat down with bestselling author and power woman of People's Revolution Kelly Cutrone to discuss her new book, Normal Gets You Nowhere.

On Surviving Wedding Season (and Allergies)

Meredith Fineman | Posted 07.03.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

It's Wedding Season, and the Royal Wedding brought up some key questions about how to behave if you find yourself at some nuptials. Here are some tips for important wedding behaviors.

Exes at the Royal Wedding: Do or Don't?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

The Royal Wedding is approaching! William, The Hotter Royal Bro Who Now Has an Unfortunate Hairline and Is the Less Hot Brother is getting hitched t...

The Love Letter: A Lost Art?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

A few weekends ago I spent some time with my grandparents in New Jersey. As we ate, and then thought about eating, and then decided what we were going to eat next, I thought about my grandparents' 56-year relationship.

Late Night Comedy: Where Are All the Female Writers?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meredith Fineman

Marie Claire magazine published this list, comparing the number of male and female writers on late-night comedy shows. Where are the chicks?

USC's Kappa Sigma: Women Are Just 'Targets'

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Fineman

An email written by a brother of Kappa Sigma gives his fraternity instructions on how to have sex with girls, encouraging treating women in a derogatory manner. The fraternity is apologizing like crazy, but let's be real: This stuff happens all the time.

Spanx You Very Much

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Lots of things get in the way of love. And sometimes, they are physical road-blocks. Spanx, the girl-world Under Armor, well, is a problem.

I Got an iPhone. (For Four Hours.)

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Meredith Fineman

I had come to a crossroads. To my left, the iPhone in all its glory -- its shiny video capacity and websurfing, its bells and whistles. To the right was my trusty Blackberry -- lonely and deactivated in my car. I knew what I had to do.

Hey Washington Post: Mean Girls Have Nothing to Do With Age

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Women putting down other women doesn't stop after high school. We're smarter, more developed, and more capable of bringing each other down verbally and psychologically.

Happy Birthday?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Birthdays are always weird. It's the one day a year when the focus is on you (unless you write about your personal life...ahem) but it happens every y...

First Date Etiquette

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

So most people have some modicum of etiquette on a first date. I'm not talking about ponies or flowers or dancing or a five-piece band playing show tunes. I'm talking about basic, basic things that apparently are lost on some.

First Dating & Dieting.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

I get a weekly email, Skinny & The City, that sort of tells me low-cal recipes and crap that sometimes I read or delete faster than you can say "I'll ...

Dating & Groupon: Can I Get %50 Off This Kiss?

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

So I know the new trend is Groupons, coupons, two for one specials, Living Social, Deals for Deeds (glad that one of these such sites has an altruisti...

Dating 101: Phone Etiquette.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

We are so caught up in texting, tweeting, twatting, twooting, that sometimes we forget to CALL each other. (Cue video of girl texting and then falling...