Amanda Chatel
http://amandachatel.com
Amanda is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She's a regular contributor to Mic, YourTango, Livingly, and TheBolde. Other bylines include: Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, YouBeauty, Huffington Post, The Frisky, and BlackBook. Her greatest dream is to win a cheesecake eating contest while holding a baby panda.

Amanda’s Latest Articles

Here's How Much Millennials Spend As Wedding Guests

Weddings are expensive business. According to the latest research by The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in 2017 is going to be about $35,329. Just to put that into perspective, the average yearly income in the United States, per household with two people working, is $73,298, according to the most recent findings by the U.S. Census Bureau. Yes, weddings are expensive, but not just for the couple getting married. Weddings are expensive for guests, too. Surveying 591 women and 425 men in the …

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7 Small Tweaks To Make For Better Sex

It's safe to assume that many people want to have the best sex possible. Not just because it's fun and feels good, but because it's healthy. The list of benefits that come with great sex is a long one, including such gems as getting sick less and even being smarter. Basically, you want great sex in your life. Also, you totally deserve to have great sex. As with everything, there's always room for improvement, and that includes sex. Even just a few tweaks can take your sex life to a whole other …

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10 Untranslatable Words That Express Love

The fact that there are 6,500 different languages spoken in the world literally blows my mind. What blows my mind even more is that some languages have words for feelings and emotions that the English language, or other languages, for that matter, just don't have. A perfect example of this is "la petite mort," which is French and translates to "the little death" in English. What is "la petite mort?" That's what the French call orgasms. How poetic is that? Since language is so fascinating and, in…

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Why This Site Wants You To Do It In A Panda Outfit

You don't have to be a devoted humanitarian to know that number of Giant Pandas aren't what they should be. Although they were officially taken off the endangered species list in 2016, that doesn't mean that they're necessarily safe. All it means is that their numbers have been brought back from the brink of extinction, but there's no guarantee that it will stay this way. It's not easy keeping the panda species alive. Unlike humans who like to have sex a lot, pandas pretty much put the sex thing…

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11 Weird Indicators That You're Good In Bed

Everyone wants to be good in bed. In turn, everyone wants to go to bed with someone who’s good in bed. At least I’m pretty sure this is the case. I’ve yet to meet someone who has said, “I really wish I were bad in bed,” or “Ugh… why can’t I meet someone who’s a nightmare in the bedroom?” Maybe these people do exist and I’m just casting a huge generalization, but I find it hard to believe. There are just certain areas in which people want to excel and I firmly believe that sex is one of them. "A…

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5 Signs You're Unhappy With Your Sex Life 

When my ex and I first got together, I couldn't get enough of him, sexually speaking. Even before we were done having sex, I was already thinking about when we'd be doing it again. I couldn't be satiated, so much so that I actually Googled, "Am I sex addict?" I wasn't; I was just newly in love and that's part of being in a new relationship: Not being able to get enough of your partner. But then the urge to have him all the time started to disappear. Granted, it took a whole year before that lus…

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13 Positions To Keep You Busy During Stella

The Northeast is about to be hit hard by Winter Storm Stella. According to meteorologists, we're about to find ourselves smack dab in the middle of "one of the biggest March snowstorms on record." Over the weekend, it hit several cities in the South, Nashville among them, and the first few flakes will be starting in the D.C. area Monday night as it makes it way up to New York City, then onto Boston, eventually hitting most of New England by Tuesday night. Right now, we're looking at well over a …

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The Most Compatible Astrological Signs

When it comes to a successful relationship, compatibility is a must. By it's very definition, being compatible is when "two or more things are able to exist or work together in combination without problems or conflict." This isn't to suggest that disagreements suddenly mean in you're incompatible but, on the contrary, that you're not afraid to voice your differences and then, of course, work it out. There are many ways in which people can be compatible. But for those who anxiously await to read…

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The *Best* Position For Your Astrological Sign

Even if you're a bit skeptical about astrology, there's actually a lot we can learn from our astrological signs. We are, after all, linked to the Universe in which we live so it only makes sense that when we're born would have some sort of impact on our personalities, goals, love interests. And of course, our astrological sign affects our sex lives. Take Virgos and their sexuality for example: "It really surprises me how aspects of the Virgo can shock other signs," Psychic Medium Imelda Green te…

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What To Consider Before Getting In A Relationship

Although falling in love is easy, perhaps too easy, relationships take work. A lot of work. It's nice to think that you can sail through them with the same ease that you sailed through the falling in love process, but the honeymoon period eventually comes to an end and it's then time to get down to business in regards to making your relationship last. You just can't go willy-nilly into something and hope for the best. I mean, you can, no one is stopping you, but it's a good idea to have a plan o…

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