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Alyssa Shelasky

  1. hairy situations
    People Have Some Pretty Complicated Relationships With Their Hairdressers Cheating, lying, abandoning, befriending, and sexting with the people who do our hair.
  2. friends forever
    Both Sides of a Friend Breakup: She Said No to Being a BridesmaidChildhood friends pulled apart by adult expectations.
  3. you can’t sit with us!
    ‘Why Is She Sooooo Mean?’: 11 Women on the Cruelest Things a Friend Ever DidViolence, heartbreak, fat-shaming.
  4. brain-dead fortnight
    Cool Whip Compost, Expired Hummus, and 17 Other Delicious Hangover MealsYum.
  5. first person
    I Love Men, But I’m Thinking of Having a Baby Without OneSex and the single girl in the time of the ticking clock.
  6. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: First Comes Pregnancy, Then Comes CocaineEverything was perfect until his addiction showed up.
  7. partylines
    The Affair’s Ruth Wilson Is Morally Okay With Affairs“There is so much gray. So much gray!”
  8. How to Find Love, the Matchmaker WayThe best pros to consult when you’re done swiping right.
  9. escapes
    Which Post-Breakup Vacation Is Right for You?From Watsu to wilderness exploration, ten indulgent ways to heal after a split.
  10. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: Girl Friends Who Made Bad GirlfriendsFrom best friends to lovers in record time. 
  11. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: She Moved in, He DisappearedHe worshipped her back in high school — in their 20s, reality set in.
  12. How to Redecorate After Your Ex Has Moved Out When home is where the broken heart is, here’s how to start moving on.
  13. hair today
    What Your Hairstylist Knows About Love The juiciest stories from the people who’ve heard it all. 
  14. breakups
    Are You an Exaholic? Better than an alcoholic; worse than a chocoholic.
  15. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: Caught Cheating at Trader Joe’sWhatever could come between two lawyers in love?
  16. language lessons
    12 Ways to Say ‘Screw You’ in Italian Words are weapons; just ask an angry Italian.
  17. 5 Spots to Detox After Eating Your Weight in PastaIf you must.
  18. life alla moda
    Italian Fashion Blogger Gresy Daniilidis Loves Drugstore Lip Balm, FedorasPlus: She never says no to pizza.
  19. mother loving
    How to Love Your Mother Like an Italian Hint: Let her think you’re Jesus.
  20. ovaries week
    10 Men Explain Why They Became GynecologistsBecause we’ve always been curious.
  21. life alla moda
    Diesel Heiress Alessia Rosso Loves a Good Tan, Will Serve You BeerPlus: She’s a master flirt.
  22. love italian style
    I Did Laundry for Love, and Other Tales From My Roman Romance Gone WrongLove conquers all, unless he’s Italian.
  23. the dedicated
    Advice From Italian Women: Chill Out About Carbs AlreadyMeet Antonella Rana: Principessa of Pasta.
  24. life alla moda
    Designer Violante Nessi Adores Pasta, Hates Gyms“Only dogs like bones.”
  25. counter culture
    Ditch the To-Go Cup: How to Caffeinate Like an ItalianTalking all things espresso with the owner of Milanese café Sant Ambroeus.
  26. oui
    J’aime Tinder! A Dating Experiment in ParisBoy do the men there like to right-swipe.
  27. le nightlife
    French Women Don’t Get Wasted (and 8 Other Rules for Partying Like a Parisian)Do be the granddaughter of the Shah of Iran. Don’t do MDMA.
  28. Which Dish in Paris Is Better Than Sex? The first taste of a new macaron flavor — or an impossible question?
  29. true stories
    My Boyfriend, the Pot FarmerHe told me he worked in ‘sustainable agriculture.’
  30. true stories
    My Boyfriend Used a Penis PumpHe took out a contraption that looked almost like a bike-tire pump, with a small vacuumlike tube attachment.
  31. true stories
    ‘Is Your Crotch on Fire?’ 15 People on Unsafe SexBroken condoms, bad decisions, and awkward conversations.
  32. true stories
    My Boyfriend Went on a Spirit Quest and (Temporarily) Swore Off SexHis ayahuasca-cleansing experience requires giving up booze, drugs, pork, masturbation, and “exchange of bodily fluids.”
  33. 20 People on SextingSext and subtext: the stories behind the naked selfies.
  34. true stories
    My Two Nights Impersonating Anna Nicole Smith“I’m pretty sure some people thought I was a drag queen.”
  35. confessions
    20 People on Their Best Wedding HookupsAnd we don’t mean between the bride and groom.
  36. mating behavior
    Fucking on the First Date? How It Worked Out for 8 WomenAre the chances of relationship survival really the same, legs open or closed?
  37. smell ya later
    How I Turned My Persona Into the Perfect PerfumeIt involves a woman who knows exactly what I want to smell like.
  38. both sides of a love story
    True Stories: She’s Marrying Her Sorority Sister“I know, it’s the stuff wet dreams are made of.”
  39. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: The Virgin Who Became a Porno Rapper“I had friends fucking at their bar mitzvahs.”
  40. adventures in sex
    Sex With Sandy: Seven New Yorkers on How the Hurricane Tested Their Love LivesDeath-defying sex beneath midtown’s falling crane; ex sex; text sex.
  41. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: ‘I Took Him Hostage’Luke and River were wildly in love — and wildly reckless.
  42. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: ‘F*ck Him and Feed Him’Their first date was on Valentine’s Day. So was the last.
  43. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: He Dumped Her While Surrounded by DiapersShe was a successful engineer. He was a brainy jack-of-all-trades. They dated for a year.
  44. interview
    The Plastic Surgery DealerBeauty consultant Melinda Farina raises eyebrows.
  45. party chat
    Tyra Banks ‘Likes to Nibble,’ Always Eats Nigel Barker’s Dessert“I’m the only person at the [judges’] table who drinks. You need to drink to get through it!”