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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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PSYCHED: CAN AN ASTROLOGER TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE?



PSYCHED: CAN AN ASTROLOGER TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE?
TIME OUT NEW YORK
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 4, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

Like most New Yorkers, I’ve gone to therapists sporadically throughout my life. But before researching this column, I had only met one astrologer. Although I enjoyed astrology—in a very unserious way—I’d only used it to superstitiously check if a new crush’s love sign was compatible.

Six astrologers later (see next page), it’s not even a contest. If you never follow another piece of my advice, I’m begging you, take this one: Call one of these [read more...]

MODEL RELATIONSHIP: THE DATING LIVES OF MODELS AREN’T QUITE AS GLAMOROUS AS ONE WOULD THINK



MODEL RELATIONSHIP: THE DATING LIVES OF MODELS AREN’T QUITE AS GLAMOROUS AS ONE WOULD THINK
TIME OUT NEW YORK
FEBRUARY 20-26, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON 

Fashion Week is over, but New York is still a model’s town. And there (probably) isn’t a woman in this city who hasn’t wondered whether all of her dating problems would disappear if she only looked like Gisele. Or Jessica Stam. Or even what’s-her-name on America’s Next Top Model.

Yeah, it’s pathetic, but even the smartest among us can fall into the trap of believing that perfect looks might transform our personal lives—men would fall at [read more...]

TIME BOMB: MALE BIO CLOCKS TICK TOO



TIME BOMB: MALE BIO CLOCKS TICK TOO
TIME OUT NEW YORK
FEBRUARY 13-18, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON

Men have their own natal alarm. It’s not as insistent, but it ticks nonetheless—and when it finally goes off, they tend to want to settle and mate as soon as possible, with whichever girl happens to be around and available. It goes off between 26 and 32 for most, though Manhattan men seem to press the snooze button until their midthirties—or beyond.

“Living here gives us the illusion that we’re younger than we are,” says Sam, 38, a systems analyst. “But time does [read more...]