• Lauren Martin on Just The Way You Are

    11 ‘Weaknesses' Creative People Have That Are Actually Their Strengths

    11 ‘Weaknesses' Creative People Have That Are Actually Their Strengths

    If you live long enough, you'll realize that life boils down to a distinct number of choices. Life isn't about fate, destiny or divine intervention; it's a stream of conscious decisions. For creative individuals, life is making the choice to be cold and uncomfortable while your contemporaries are warm and well-fed. It's the choice to deny the desk job in the pursuit of […]
  • Lauren Martin on Just The Way You Are

    Why I Have More Imaginary Friends In My 20s Than I Did As A Kid

    Why I Have More Imaginary Friends In My 20s Than I Did As A Kid

    My sister is 16. She thinks that because she's in high school and just about to get her permit, she knows a thing or two about what it means to be a human. In my eyes, she's not an actual human until she's taken LSD, had a lesbian thought and given a blowjob for something […]
  • Lauren Martin on Love Hurts

    Why Every Relationship Should Have One ‘Thinker' And One ‘Feeler'

    Why Every Relationship Should Have One ‘Thinker' And One ‘Feeler'

    People are random and unpredictable. We spend our lives trying to figure them out, to calculate their moves and guess their feelings. Yet, while there will always be a sense of mystery, there are consistencies in the randomness of human behavior. According to the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences […]
  • Lauren Martin on Love Hurts

    Love Is A Balance: If You Keep Me Safe, I'll Keep You Wild

    Love Is A Balance: If You Keep Me Safe, I'll Keep You Wild

    What makes a healthy relationship? There are a lot of theories out there, but none have yet to be proven. We go by judgment and gut feeling. And if that's still working after a while, we compare our two different personalities and assume we're the perfect combination. While we're not exactly sure what combinations work […]
  • Lauren Martin in Life

    Drunk Advice From A Mom I Babysat For May Be The Realest Sh*t Yet

    Drunk Advice From A Mom I Babysat For May Be The Realest Sh*t Yet

    Let me paint a picture for you. There's a 17-year-old girl sitting on a couch late Saturday night. She's watching TBS, maybe an old “Sex and the City” re-run. There's some forlorn plastic tractors and Barbies strewn around the room. Then she hears the front door open. Then, footsteps — slowed, Louis-Vuitton footsteps — so […]
  • Lauren Martin on Just The Way You Are

    People Who Sleep Late Are Actually Smarter And More Creative

    People Who Sleep Late Are Actually Smarter And More Creative

    Is there any worse feeling than waking up late? Whether it's your mom screaming for you to wake up or your iPhone buzzing with messages from work, there's no worse way to experience the light of day than with a swelling pit at the bottom of your stomach that drops at the moment of consciousness. The worst part is, you […]
  • Lauren Martin in Dating

    The Sexiest Thing About Each Zodiac Sign

    The Sexiest Thing About Each Zodiac Sign

    Horoscopes are fun because they're all about you. But they're even more fun when they're about someone you know. I mean, don't you often know the people you love better than you know yourself? What's more fun than reading about why your Pisces man is the perfect date? Or about why exactly you're having problems with […]
  • Lauren Martin in Life

    Your Inability To Orgasm: 26 Things Men Never Think Are Their Fault

    Your Inability To Orgasm: 26 Things Men Never Think Are Their Fault

    If responsibility was a burrito, men would eat it and still blame someone else for the smell. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, in an article for The Atlantic, talk about the confidence gap between men and women. One of the main reasons women are less confident than men, according to Kay and Shipman, is because […]
  • Lauren Martin on Love Hurts

    Break Down My Guard: I'm Only Hard To Love Because I Love Too Hard

    Break Down My Guard: I'm Only Hard To Love Because I Love Too Hard

    I like people too much, or not at all. — Sylvia Plath There are many different facets of women. If I had to boil them down to just two, however, it would be the women who are loved and the women who love too much. It's a sad dichotomy. The woman who is loved is […]
  • Lauren Martin on Lean In

    Why Women Are So Hard On Themselves And Men Don't Think Twice

    Why Women Are So Hard On Themselves And Men Don't Think Twice

    Show me a woman who doesn't doubt herself and I'll show you a liar (and the woman who feels bad about lying). Whether it be our looks, our thoughts or our performance at work, there's always something we wish we could change. There's always something we think we could do better, something we wish we were […]
  • Lauren Martin on Love Hurts

    The Difference Between Needing A Man And Wanting One

    The Difference Between Needing A Man And Wanting One

    “Always be the woman a man needs, not the woman who needs a man.” There's a divide out there. It's not noticeable until you get close enough to the center of the land of single women and you make your way toward the rows upon rows of first dates, second dates and breakup dates. Once […]
  • Lauren Martin in Humor

    What Your Old Slutty Halloween Costume Says About Your Dating Habits Now

    What Your Old Slutty Halloween Costume Says About Your Dating Habits Now

    Adulthood is all about honesty. And if we're being honest with ourselves, we were little sh*ts once upon a time. And not just sh*ts, but sh*ts and whores. Now, there's nothing wrong with being a whore, especially on Halloween. What was wrong with it was that we were just so lame. We wore those slutty […]