A former staff writer at People Magazine and Us Weekly, I have covered everything from hero pets to hurricanes to the secrets of celebrity slim-downs (which is basically avoiding carbs and anything else that you might actually enjoy eating). My work has also appeared in Essence and Self Magazine. Now an editor at The Stir, I spend my down time hanging out with my hubby, toddler and Shih Tzu in New York City. My other favorite pastime -- reality TV. I swear I've learned everything I need to know to survive this life from Snooki, Kim K and NeNe Leakes.
Sipping on: a soy latte... but on weekends, mama definitely needs a mimosa!
After 9 years of Bridezillas, I figured I had seen it all. Who could forget Candice's church-steps brawl, Megan's boozy, epic breakdown, or Vanessa, who treated her future in-laws like lepers. These were the most overly dramatic and insane brides in the history of marriage -- or so I thought. Turns out WE tv has been saving the best for last. In the 10th and final season of Bridezillas, you will meet the scariest women of all time. Check out The Stir's exclusive sneak peak of the madness:
All of those other "how to land a man" lists have got it wrong. They tell you to go to certain places, wear certain things, flirt a certain way, laugh at his lame jokes. But none of that is really going to make you stand out in the desperately overcrowded dating scene. Every single woman knows it's brutal out there. So here are the 9 things that will actually help you find your future husband.
What do you think a woman needs to find a good man?
I try to lead a healthy lifestyle. "Try" being the operative word. I exercise. I eat right ... well, most of the time. I just can't seem to resist pizza day at work or the occasional burger from Shake Shack (arguably the best burger joint in New York City). Problem is, all those indulgences have left me feeling run down, bloated, and have wreaked havoc on my high blood pressure (a lingering vestige of preeclampsia during pregnancy).
So what's a busy mom to do? Oh, I know, deny myself any and all food. But not in the model-munching-on-tissue-paper-to-stay-skinny-for-the-catwalk kind of way (yes, they do that!). I opted for a juice cleanse. I wanted to detox. Rid my system of all those impurities and preservatives caked in every delicious morsel of yummy treats like microwave popcorn (my daily 4 p.m. snack). So I signed up for a four-day fast from American Yogini, which provided me six juices per day. Here is my detox diet survival story.
Buying a used car is always a gamble. You could be driving off with a total lemon. If you are lucky, next time you are in the market for one, you will come across an ad like the one recently spotted on Craigslist. Not only does it detail all the dings and various other crappy parts, but it offers something that all parents of teenagers will appreciate: it guarantees no one will ever have sex with the car's owner!
The roses from season 17 of The Bachelor have barely wilted and the world is already dying to know who the next sexy single looking for love will be. Admittedly, Sean Lowe is a hard act to follow. He wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but damn was that dude hot. Among the names being tossed around as a legitimate candidate? Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough. As much as I love seeing Derek bust a move on the dance floor, I can't imagine watching an entire season of him making the moves on 25 women. In any case, his reps laughed off the idea. Though there are plenty of other high profile guys who would make perfect rose bearers. Take a look at our top picks for the next Bachelor.