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ex·pert [n., ek-spurt]   Noun: “A person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” I consider myself an expert in many fields. ;-)

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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CARRIE-D AWAY: SEX AND THE CITY BRIDGES THE AGE GAP



CARRIE-D AWAY: SEX AND THE CITY BRIDGES THE AGE GAP
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

My grandmother is 84 years old. She’s never voted outside the Republican party, was married to my grandfather from the age of 20 and can count the times she’s missed church on one hand. She does not own a DVD player or have cable.

But my grandmother watches Sex and the City.

Not only does she watch it, she talks about it frequently. Like little TBS bombs, she’ll throw aSATC anecdote into conversation, which she did on the phone with me [read more...]

CAUGHT IN THE WEB: BEFORE BLOGGING ABOUT YOUR EX-REMEMBER – THE DELETE BUTTON DOESN’T EXIST ONLINE 



CAUGHT IN THE WEB: BEFORE BLOGGING ABOUT YOUR EX-REMEMBER – THE DELETE BUTTON DOESN’T EXIST ONLINE 
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MARCH 12-18, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

Ever since I saw Avenue Q a few years ago, whenever anyone starts a sentence with “The Internet is for…” I automatically fill in porn and then hum the tune, off-key, for the rest of the day. It’s an annoying habit, not only because I don’t know the rest of the words, but because it’s outdated.

The Internet is still for watching folks diddle, but it’s also for Googling your one-night stand, IMing your mistress, blogging about your [read more...]

DARK HEARTS: MOST LIKELY, EVERYONE YOU KNOW HAS A SECRET LIFE



DARK HEARTS: MOST LIKELY, EVERYONE YOU KNOW HAS A SECRET LIFE
TIME OUT NEW YORK
MARCH 5-11, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

A girlfriend of mine moved to Manhattan after graduating from college a few years ago. She began dating a guy who claimed he was separated from his wife. Except he, uh, forgot to let his wife know about their little status change. It didn’t tip my friend off that he never asked her back to his apartment—he wasn’t wearing a wedding ring, so he must be separated! Oh such sweet naïveté. Six months later his unlocked cell phone dialed his marital [read more...]