Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie (Lady Edition)

Sometimes your best friend is the easiest person to buy for, and sometimes they are the hardest. Being the one person you know better than almost anyone else can be a blessing and a curse. Read More Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie (Lady Edition)

Rules for Being a Plus One (with Additional Commentary)

I knew about this wedding since last year, but because my luck with finding a romantic kind of date has had a 0% success rate, I had no doubt in my mind about who my plus one would be. I knew that it had to be my best friend. I asked her before the invites were sent out. I figured, it’s not my family, I don’t really know anyone, why not invite the person I’m most comfortable around?* Read More Rules for Being a Plus One (with Additional Commentary)

Lunchtime Poll: Besties

I met my best friend the first day of eighth grade. My family had moved a few months before, and I had to change schools. I was terrified. But in typing class, I met a girl who became one of the constants in my life for the next 20 years (which makes me feel a little old saying that).  Read More Lunchtime Poll: Besties

F#!@ing Female Friendships, How Do They Work?

Like many of you, I’m pretty excited about Mindy Kaling’s new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Last week I read an excerpt that included her “Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities,” all of which are very reasonable, I suppose, if you have that kind of relationship with someone. Read More F#!@ing Female Friendships, How Do They Work?