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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.

Writing

THE CASE OF MONOGAMY



THE CASE OF MONOGAMY
COED MAGAZINE
SEPTEMBER 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON


Cheating is a funny subject.  On one end of the spectrum is Jessica Simpson, who seems to feel that her husband looking at another woman is cheating.  On the other is Bill Clinton, who seems to feel that having sex with a woman – as long as his wife isn’t actually in the room – is not cheating.

Clearly our beliefs about the issue aren’t universal.
Of course, you’ll notice that the two aforementioned individuals do share one commonality: they’re both married.  Married as in they’ve taken a vow to forsake all others, that they will [read more...]

FRESHMAN YEAR 101: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET TO COLLEGE

FRESHMAN YEAR 101: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET TO COLLEGE
TEEN VOGUE
AUGUST 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

You’re done with the hell of applying, done with the purgatory of waiting for your acceptance, now on to  … what, exactly?  Bed, Bath & Beyond?

Getting ready for college requires far more than stocking up on cute new gear for your room (although that was always my favorite part).  You may not have been a boy scout (um, none of us were), but you know that it’s best to be prepared.  And there’s no [read more...]

SAD SACK: CRYING DURING SEX



SAD SACK: CRYING DURING SEX
COED MAGAZINE
APRIL 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

Ask any man about women crying during sex and you’ll get a strange reaction.

First, there’s The Blank Stare – they have no idea what you’re talking about.

Then there’s the silence, which lasts … and lasts …  enough time for you to rethink the three glasses of champagne you had before you brought up the damn topic.

Just as you’re planning an escape route, he gives you this look – like you’ve somehow seen into his bedroom, circa high school.  He’s astounded.  “Once,” he says.  Or maybe [read more...]