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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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SHOPPING FOR HOLIDAY LOVE: THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE



SHOPPING FOR HOLIDAY LOVE: THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
DECEMBER 6, 2002

BY JULIA ALLISON

Recently, a friend and I were discussing the relationship of a guy she liked.  Unfortunately for her, he had been dating another girl since last August—almost five months.  “That’s not really that long, though,” she said, “after all, they’ve never been through any of the gift-giving holidays.”

She has a point.

There’s nothing like a good gift-giving holiday to break a couple up—or bring them closer.  Along with birthdays and Valentine’s Day (of course), the trinity of Thanksgiving, Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanza and New Years are the final [read more...]

“THE RULES” FOR GUYS



“THE RULES” FOR GUYS
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
NOVEMBER 22, 2002

BY JULIA ALLISON

Women think of relationships the same way they think of dieting — they’ll try just about any advice on either subject.  Men?  They stick to whatever they’ve always done and wonder why their dating life (or their waistline) doesn’t get any better.

Ultimately, all they want to know is, “How can I get some?  Like, right now?”

While I am loath encourage this single-minded goal, there are definitely guidelines men can follow to increase their dating success.

Rule #1: Be Forthright, But Be a Challenge

1. Determine Single [read more...]

“THE RULES” FOR LADIES



“THE RULES” FOR LADIES
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
NOVE
MBER 15, 2002
BY JULIA ALLISON

Today I broke the Rules.  Specifically, Rule #8: Don’t Call Him. I called him … twice.  Okay, that’s a lie.  Three times.  In the eyes of Rules Girls’ everywhere, I am now officially a stalker, and worse yet—a rule breaker.

Yes, I’m a Rules girl.  I’ve been known to say, in a voice filled with stern indignation: “That’s against the Rules!” and “That’s SO against the Rules! and “Oh my god, do you not know the Rules!?!  Because what you did was totally against them!”

Unfamiliar with the concept?  [read more...]