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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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FOR LOVE ADVICE, BROTHERS ARE PRETTY WORTHLESS



FOR LOVE ADVICE, BROTHERS ARE PRETTY WORTHLESS
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
NOVEMBER 14, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

What do men really want?

Hell if I know.  They don’t usually like to say.  And whenever I force one to grudgingly enlighten me, I’m pretty sure most of his response comes out of his … well, not his mouth.

Lying to members of the opposite sex isn’t solely a male idiosyncrasy.  Women fib just as much — and about a wider variety of subjects — but we’re usually better at it, perhaps because we like smaller, more subtle fabrications.

Men, on [read more...]

REAL WORLD STARS: HOT BUT PROBABLY NOT BOYFRIEND MATERIAL



REAL WORLD STARS: HOT BUT PROBABLY NOT BOYFRIEND MATERIAL
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
NOVEMBER 7, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

We of the MTV generation have a curious relationship with the stars we mythologize.  Some of us put pictures of Justin Timberlake on the wall.  Some of us score backstage passes to 50 Cent.  And some of us — well, me — ask a “Real World” cast member to drop his drawers for a shot of tequila at McFadden’s.

He did. It was nothing new to him — he’d done it on national television.  And probably not for sex, either, [read more...]

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: A PLAN FOR RECOVERY



BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: A PLAN FOR RECOVERY
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
OCTOBER 31, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

Last Christmas, my stereotypically-older-and-wiser cousin Andrea gave me a book called It’s Not Me … It’s YOU!: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Breaking Up.  I wasn’t dating anyone at the time, and I really didn’t feel the need to prepare for an unpleasant hypothetical, so I put the fuzzy purple volume away on my shelf in between A Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex and The Monks of New Skete — How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend. (Just can’t get enough [read more...]