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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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HOOKING UP WITH: TWO DANCERS – OUR COLUMNIST STARTS CRASHING RELATIONSHIPS, BEGINNING WITH OLIVIA AND ABDUR-RAHM



HOOKING UP WITH: TWO DANCERS – OUR COLUMNIST STARTS CRASHING RELATIONSHIPS, BEGINNING WITH OLIVIA AND ABDUR-RAHM
TIME OUT NEW YORK
AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON
 

Olivia Bowman, 29, and Abdur-Rahim Jackson, 30, have the kind of love story you’d describe as magical, if you—a cool, jaded New Yorker—still believed in magic. Both are professional dancers—seven-year veterans of the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year—and they recently became engaged. They don’t draw distinctions between their roles as artists and as lovers, which, they say, makes both aspects of their lives all the [read more...]

BEAUX BEGONE: IS THERE A SURE FIRE WAY TO GET OVER PAST LOVERS?



BEAUX BEGONE: IS THERE A SURE FIRE WAY TO GET OVER PAST LOVERS?
TIME OUT NEW YORK
AUGUST 7-13, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” —Henry Rollins

I read that quote online the other week, on a day when I hadn’t been able to stop myself from thinking about him. Actually – more accurately – I hadn’t been able to stop myself from thinking about several hims (“him” sounds better than “ex,” doesn’t it?), two or three of them in particular, masochistic memories circling my mind incessantly, like that awful tune “This is [read more...]

TOP 5 WAYS TO BECOME AN INTERNET SUCCESS: TO SUCCEED ONLINE, YOU MUST BECOME MORE THAN A BRAND – YOU MUST BECOME A MEME



TOP 5 WAYS TO BECOME AN INTERNET SUCCESS: TO SUCCEED ONLINE, YOU MUST BECOME MORE THAN A BRAND – YOU MUST BECOME A MEME
TIME OUT NEW YORK
JULY 22-30, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON

Meme (n.) is a term coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene, in his explanation of how concepts, thoughts, learned behaviors (or, er…your brand), etc., self-replicate throughout a culture like a virus. The good news (for you!): The creation of online systems of transmission (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia), with their myriad channels for exposure—and resulting adoption and mutations—has exponentially sped up meme transmissions. We hardly need [read more...]