Author: Sam Siman

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Shit Women Do With Their Best Friends

Hint: It’s not all pillow fights in cute panties. Only sometimes.   1. Pee with the door open. When you’re mid-conversation, no walls should be built. All communication must continue to flow as easily as possible. Restroom breaks aren’t even allowed.   2. Send the same semi-racy photos that they are sending to a dude. Because you need someone that… Read more →

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Adulting: How to Host a Rad Party

You’re an adult. Stop throwing college parties. I’ve thrown together some super basics to make sure your guests don’t feel like they’ve arrived to a campus house smelling like last week’s beer pong tournament (although, I’m not against hosting an adult beer pong tournament. For real. Can we do that soon?)   Include all of the needed details on the… Read more →

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If You’re Struggling Through the Holidays

You are not alone.   Naturally, we all feel different about the holidays as we grow older. When we were young, our world was filled with magic at every turn. Glistening snow with a perfect texture for snowman-building, The North Pole filled with elves feverishly working to build our toys, playing in the basement with our cousins during family parties. Worry-free… Read more →

Christmas for Her

Gift-giving is hard, right? Gift-giving is even harder when you’re trying to make it personal. But if you’re like me, it’s so satisfying to watch someone open a present followed by a spark of “wow, this person really thought about what would make me happy.” Yeah, a list isn’t necessarily going to solve that problem, but hopefully it’ll give you… Read more →

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Know When to Fold ‘Em

It’s cliche to bring Kenny Rogers into this, but c’mon. We all know that beard has magic powers.   I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people about what makes them happy. Career-wise, personal life-wise, and just in general. I’ve talked to people in their twenties and thirties, mostly. So, yeah, it’s a bit skewed. But common themes… Read more →

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A Lesson In Learning To Disconnect

We all need to learn to take a day off and disconnect from work. A day free of checking work emails, scheduling meetings, and calling in for just one meeting (I swear. Just one. Fine, I’ll pop into the office for it. It’ll be easier that way. Oh, just let me quickly do that while I’m in the office too. Here, I got… Read more →

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Maybe This Life Is Enough?

This is going to be a hard one to write. It’s a post I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but writing it means it’s more reality than I want to admit.   We all have moments of, “Oh shit, is this my life? How did I get here?” It’s natural. It’s normal. In that moment, we start to… Read more →

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That One (Short) Time I Dated A Sociopath

Listen. We’ve all been burned. Things go wrong in relationships and often you’re left without solid closure. It sucks, but it happens.   But this is different. This is that mystifying, “wtf?”-inducing, “did you die?”-questioning kind of shit. I’m talking, “wait…whaaaa?” stuff.   I started dating a dude that was a bit older. After a few months of this dating… Read more →