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New Years Eve can be one of the worst nights of the year. Here’s how to survive it!

Do you all hate New Years Eve as much as I do? There’s so much pressure to have a good time, to plan big, to buy a fancy dress and to find that special someone to kiss when the clock strikes midnight. However, it IS possible to have a good time on December 31st — you just have to make a serious effort NOT to put pressure on yourself. Capisce? more…

This newly opened hotspot has none of the trashiness typical of Las Vegas — and all of the glamour!

I live in fear of Las Vegas. The seediness, the aggressively short dresses, the fat old dudes wandering around smoking stogies and dropping $1000 chips like they’re Monopoly pieces all terrify me. Also, I tend to gravitate towards aesthetically pleasing locales — and the neon lights and XXX of Sin City are anything but. Thankfully, however, there’s now a hotel that — for now — is a welcome respite from the showgirl scene. Welcome to the Cosmopolitan! more…

DO follow in Leighton Meester’s footsteps and believe that everything happens for a reason, even the worst breakup of your life!

When our relationships fail, we have a tendency to shut down and sometimes even blame ourselves for the split. Leighton Meester doesn’t seem to have that problem. In fact, the Gossip Girl starlet has the healthiest take on love gone wrong that I’ve heard for ages. She believes that every romantic experience you have — be it bad or good — is worthwhile, as long as you learn about yourself, life and love in the process. Kudos to her! more…

Here are some useful tips on how to deal with your split while all your ‘friends’ are watching

Breaking up is hard enough to do as it is, but the Internet has introduced a whole new slew of problems with the creation of Facebook (damn you Mark Zuckerberg). You have to deal with the public humiliation of seeing your ex change go from “in a relationship” to “single” and resisting the urge to cyberstalk on a daily basis. Here’s how YOU can survive not just your split, but the trauma of announcing your newly single status via Facebook! more…

You may NEVER travel to San Fran looking for love after you hear this!

There are so many amazing things about San Francisco that I almost feel a little guilty for the way I’m about to diss it. Alcatraz, street cars, the Steinhart Aquarium, Haight-Ashbury and the World Series-winning Giants are just a few highlights. But San Franciscan men? I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole! more…


If you’re sure that a wave-rider is the one for you, head to Santa Cruz!

When I landed in Santa Cruz on a windy winter’s day, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Why? Just check out the above photo, and you’ll see evidence of my happiness. There were surfers. In mass quantities. Instead of riding off into the sunset on a white horse, they were riding off on longboards. BLISS. I guess I don’t have to tell you that if you dig the whole Endless Summer thing, you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Santa Cruz! more…

Watch out — nostalgia can be trouble!

I don’t know about you, but the holidays always make me nostalgic. Every single year, as I’m sitting around the fireplace with a cup of spiked cider, I’ll remember a certain ex and, although the relationship never would have worked, in my mind I sentimentally wish to see him again. If you’re the same, and Christmas makes you remember things you should forget, heed my words of wisdom here: leave the past where it belongs — in your memories. more…

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Why looking for love at the Ano Nuevo State Reserve on the Cali coast could be very, very depressing!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I want my money back. I set off in search of some sexy nature boys on Christmas Eve (I’d seen some surfers in the neighboring town of Santa Cruz and had high hopes), but all I found were some flabby gangs of male elephant seals at the Ana Nuevo State Reserve in San Mateo County, which was — to say the least — depressing. These bulls are as bulls**t as your average human guy! more…

It’s as easy as one, two, three — and you can look like a million bucks with zero effort!

Since we’re a few days away from Christmas, I’m going to throw you all a big, ol’ gift. It’s called keratin, and it will be your secret weapon come 2011…especially when you’re on the road!
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Demi Lovato reportedly thought it was acceptable to send Ashley Greene hate mail. Here’s why this is one of the dumbest things you could ever do!