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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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THE SAD TRIUMPH OF UGLY MEN



THE SAD TRIUMPH OF UGLY MEN
COED MAGAZINE
JANUARY 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON


Watching football – involuntarily – with The Boyfriend last week, I found myself bombarded by beer commercials during the breaks.  Now, given that I don’t much drink beer (real women drink straight tequila), I wasn’t interested in the actual brands.  Still, I found myself transfixed by the appearance of the women. No, scratch that.  The couples.
It’s almost a cliché to have model types hawk alcohol to the average guy – but the men pictured weren’t gazing at what they couldn’t have – they were married to them.  All I could [read more...]

BOOTY CALLS



BOOTY CALLS
SEVENTEEN
JANUARY 2004
BY JULIA ALLISON


Tuesday morning, 3 am, my roommate was rudely awakened by an obnoxious suitor texting her cell: “Gettin’ late. Lemme know.”
She was more than half asleep, but she still had a good idea of what he wanted to know. Would she be coming over that night for a little nooky?

The answer was no. Still, “if he’d had more tact about it, I definitely would’ve been up for something,” she admitted.

Think you’ve never been booty called? Think again. It’s not always obvious. Phone calls, text messages, emails, [read more...]

HOW TO GIVE & GET THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFTS



HOW TO GIVE & GET THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFTS
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
DECEMBER 5, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

My roommate and her boyfriend just celebrated their one-year anniversary, a time of intense stress for many guys, given that they’re forced to, well, produce a perfect evening.

He came through with flying colors, surprising her with a horse and carriage, a lovely dinner out and, yes, a robin’s-egg-blue box from Tiffany’s.  She was practically floating when she came home (ahem, the next morning), and I’m sure he wasn’t doing too badly either — she had just given him a [read more...]