The Frivolist: 6 Changes to Make When Your Stubborn Love Handles Keep On Stickin’

By | 2019-10-16T16:27:23-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment|

You work hard at the gym, and it can be frustrating when all that exercise and effort isn’t providing the results you want – like melting away the fat around your midsection. Part of the problem may be that you’ve gotten yourself into a routine that’s no longer working, causing your weight-loss goals to plateau. There are ways to tackle this universal issue, from obvious habit changes to more under-the-radar solutions, like planning an adventure getaway. Take a look.

Wine Tastings, Biking and More: Fall Fun in Saugatuck

By | 2019-09-18T15:24:45-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment|

The crowds are gone, Oval Beach is free instead of $10, and the weather (and water temperature in Lake Michigan) are still good. You can’t beat a fall weekend in Saugatuck-Douglas in southwest Michigan. It’s the Midwest’s only gay resort area and just a short drive from Chicago, Detroit, and many other cities. You can also fly into nearby Grand Rapids.

The Frivolist: 9 Things You Need to ‘Cleanse’ When Entering a New Relationship

By | 2019-01-30T14:28:46-04:00 January 30th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment, Features|

New relationships are the universe’s way of giving us yet another chance to get it right in the love department – and since none of us are getting younger, it’s wise not to squander it by making the same mistakes over and over. This time around, along with changing toxic behaviors that may have sent your significant other running for the nearest therapist or liquor store, consider cleansing a few areas of your life, tangible and otherwise. Here are a few places to start.

The Frivolist: 6 Reasons Eating Alone at a Restaurant Is the Best Meal You’ll Ever Have

By | 2018-09-19T12:17:39-04:00 September 19th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

Being alone and being lonely are two different things. While I don’t prefer the latter, I embrace the former. I do a lot of things by myself, in fact. Go to the movies, sit on the beach, pop into a happy hour, enjoy bikes rides, even go on vacation. I also like to treat myself to lunches and dinners out where I can sit in solitude and think, work, or catch up on odds and ends on my to-do list. For those reasons and six more, here’s why eating alone at a restaurant is the best meal you’ll ever have.

The Frivolist: 5 Reasons to Resist Tossing Out Your Ex-Relationships’ Mementos

By | 2018-09-05T11:45:12-04:00 September 5th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment, Features|

When a relationship ends, tensions run high – and the first thing many of us do to satisfy our anger and sadness is to toss or burn the photos, letters and other mementos our partners have given us. This act of aggression won’t solve anything, and, in fact, will only serve to hurt you more later. Quell the temptation to pitch your ex-relationships’ physical reminders with these five reasons to hold onto them.

The Frivolist: 5 Things to Do Before Giving Your Rocky Relationship the Kiss-Off

By | 2018-05-09T12:41:45-04:00 May 2nd, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

You can take the easy way out when the going gets tough in your relationship (and you should if you don’t love your partner anymore), but there’s plenty of value and payoff in sticking the hard times out and trying to make it work. How you do that is up to you – there’s no right or wrong way – but these tips on putting the pieces of shattered partnership back together again are a great place to start.

The Frivolist: 6 Things I’d Like to See on the ‘Roseanne’ Revival

By | 2018-03-28T13:32:26-04:00 March 28th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

Roseanne Barr knows how to keep tongues wagging. From her infamous bungling of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and my-way-or-the-highway tyranny on the set of her groundbreaking sitcom to her failed presidential bid and accusation that Ireland (yes, the whole darn country) is anti-Semitic, the self-proclaimed domestic goddess has been a controversial pop-culture mainstay for more than 30 years.