22 Signs You’re So Totally From New York!

NewYorkers

New Yorkers take being from New York pretty seriously as evidenced by the never-ending lists on Buzzfeed that give New Yorkers a platform to agree on how New Yorkey they all are. It’s probably because being from New York is really hard and the more opportunities we get to pat ourselves on the back for having what it takes to make it here, the better. This is why I’ve devised yet another list for all of us New Yorkers to go “Oh my God, that’s so true!“ to, because there can Read More…

Five Things I Would Do Differently If I Was Younger

YoungKelly

Ah, hindsight. Is there anything more useless? You go and do a bunch of nonsense and then say to yourself “Well in hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done that” yet there you are anyway, having already done the bullshit you weren’t supposed to do, so what’s the use? I try to avoid hindsight at all costs. Reflecting upon my mistakes only stresses me out. It gives me those creases you get around the eyes from cringing too much and I feel like if I’m in a perpetual state of having Read More…

Just Say No! To Bridal Showers

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Every year around February it starts. The invites begin to roll in. The elegantly scripted notes that remind you to “Save the date” or the carefully crafted Etsy birds perched on branches that chirp at you to “Join in the revelry”. One after another, they pile up, a virtual “cha-ching” sounding off as each is deposited into your mail box. Your mouth goes dry. You begin to sweat as the dollar signs start adding up in your head. And then there are more. By June, you’ve attended a number of Read More…

I’m Turning Off The News

News

Warning: This post is kind of a bummer. I’ve given up a lot of things over the last decade or so, starting with drugs, then meat and most recently smoking and diet sodas, kinda. For sure there are times when I miss all of them, however I find that the peace of mind I get from abstaining from my former vices is slightly more satisfying than the instant gratification I would get from indulging in them. It’s a thin line to be walking but generally I manage to stick to Read More…

Let’s Get Rheel – A Conversation With My Boss

MyBoss

There have certainly been times over the last year when I’ve worried that my dalliances online would affect my ability to hold a job, specifically when I’ve written about the spa industry. However, I’ve always done my best to keep my job separate from my blog, never mentioning my laser gig by name and making sure to keep my distance from co-workers on things like Facebook and Twitter, for fear that anything I might say on this site would reflect poorly on my place of business and subsequently get me Read More…

Can We Give Sexy Back?

PregantPoleDancing

Did I really just see this? Pre-natal pole dancing classes? Forgive me. Normally, I couldn’t be less interested in writing about women’s business because the people who do, can’t help but come off as irritating, or irritated rather, like how Jezebel seems to be in a perpetual state of being offended over the way Lena Dunham gets treated but I was just at the gym and nearly fell off the treadmill when I saw an excerpt on TV about heavily pregnant women, dressed like strippers, working a pole. I can’t find Read More…

Employee Of The Century

Disgruntled Employee

I did something the other day that I have never, in my almost twenty years of being in the work force, done before. I covered a shift on my day off. And not like one where a co-worker asks me to cover weeks in advance for a vacation they’re going on. I’ve done that before, but I mean like on the day of, my day off, I agreed to do my bosses a favor and go into work. OK, so perhaps this doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. Read More…

Be Your Guest? Uh, No Thanks. I’ll Just Take My Women’s Everyday Printed Khaki Capris And Go.

OldNavy

I hate anything too corporate. Even when it doesn’t apply to me directly. Just watching the staff at a movie theater or a waiter at an Applebee’s having to repeat what is obviously an employee script when they’re greeting me or taking an order, gives me the creeps. I picture company meetings filled with uninterested new hires who are forced to do team building exercises and get excited about the latest Ultimate Trio appetizer options. It’s not like I don’t get company protocols. Surely there has to be some modicum Read More…

I Hate Groupon

Groupon

Talk to anyone who runs a small business; a cafe, a boutique, a pet groomer’s. Speak with anybody who offers a service; pilates, eye exams, custom framing, teeth whitening, a booze cruise. Gather all of these people in the same place and I promise you one word, and one word alone, will inspire the most exhaustive of collective groans: Groupon. I remember when Groupon first started. It was a cute little service that would email you daily deals and if enough people bought them, the deal was on! Yay! You Read More…

I Have A Really Low Tolerance For Bullshit

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Twice in one shift last week, I had clients say to me after some major theatrics, like hyperventilating for six straight minutes and nearly jumping off of the table while I was lasering them, that “This is so weird, because I normally have a really high tolerance for pain.” It made me wonder. How on Earth does someone know that about themselves? Nothing really hurts anymore. At least not enough to be confident that you could rival Mel Gibson in Braveheart under agonizing circumstances. There are drugs for everything. Going Read More…