Dating & Love: Is Debt a Deal-Breaker?

My friend C had a secret love that was destroying her relationships. That love went by the name of Marc Jacobs. "Confessions of a Shopoholic was basically my life," she told me. After years of stocking her closet with the latest must-have shoes, clothes, bags and jewelry, she amassed more than $20,000 in debt. Her college boyfriend wasn't pleased. He was planning to go to medical school one day. But if he wanted to be with C, he knew he'd have to be with her credit card bills, too. ...more

It would be a deal-breaker for me if he had no plan or motivation to get out of debt. ... more

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. In many ways, it led the way for Asian American writers. ... more

Wedding Dress Envy

I bought my wedding dress — ahem, The Dress — a few months ago and I do adore it, but of course, being a girl who falls easily in love (with stuff, not humans), it was bound to happen at some point or another. I have dress envy. Yes, I know, the moment I purchased my dress, people advised me to STOP LOOKING. And I have. I do not actively look for dresses. But sometimes you just stumble upon the loveliest of lovelies and you’re like, WANTWANTWANT! Sigh....more

I'm so excited for two new bridal collections to launch next spring: Vera Wang for David's ... more

How to Write (Better): How to Make Your Words Carry More Authority

Writing about writing with authority is really hard. Because that insinuates that I know what I'm talking about, and you might all be sitting back, slurping your coffee and thinking you know, that Rita is pretty full of herself. And therein lies the rub. ...more

As a reporter, I learned to cut out "I feel" and "I believe" in the quotes I use. It made all ... more

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