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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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THREE’S COMPANY: HOOKING UP WITH YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE



THREE’S COMPANY: HOOKING UP WITH YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
SEPTEMBER 5, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

At a university where 90 percent of the student body lives on campus, “Your place or mine?” should really be, “Your double or my triple?

Yeah, I know.  Just doesn’t have the same ring.

College hook-ups are rife with this irony. Technically, we have the freedom to make out whenever and wherever we want. But unless we’re one of the fortunate (or unsociable) few who have singles, there’s a large obstacle stopping us: our roommates.

Yep, there’s nothing worse than waiting for [read more...]

HOYA SEXA-ED 101 *FOR FIRST YEARS ONLY!*



HOYA SEXA-ED 101 *FOR FIRST YEARS ONLY!*
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
AUGUST 22, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

In the fall of my freshman year, I read a little book called Making the Most Out of College.  It featured a lot of upperclassmen and recent grads giving advice on various topics: grades, professors, dating, extracur-riculars.  They all echoed an identical sentiment: “If I had only known then what I know now.”

News Flash: You will feel this way in four years no matter what you do. The question is, how much will you suffer in the meantime?

The key to minimizing [read more...]

CAUTION: ENTERING THE LAND OF MONOGAMY



CAUTION: ENTERING THE LAND OF MONOGAMY
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
APRIL 25, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

As Sex on the Hilltop 2002-03 draws to a close with this final column, it’s fittingly ironic that I find my dating life in opposition to almost every article I wrote in the last eight months.

Oops.

Echoes of columns past have come back to haunt me as I find myself in a previously unimaginable situation. 1) I have a boyfriend. 2) He’s not older. 3) He’s a lot younger. And 4) Julia’s Foolproof Rules of Dating have been bulldozed by our courtship.

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