Elizabeth Nolan Brown
http://elizabethnolanbrown.com
Elizabeth is a semi-nomadic writer, lover, feminist, libertarian and nutritionist. She comes from southern Ohio, but her heart belongs to Brooklyn, Sicily and anywhere with palm trees. She's been putting words on the Internet professionally since 2005.

Latest Articles

When Your Sex Drive Is Higher Than His

One of the quickest ways to frustrate me is to disparage women's sex drives. My female friends are a libidinous bunch, with sex drives to rival those of male friends and, not infrequently, their own b...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

10 Good Things About Leaving Your 20s Behind

"Being a grown woman is damn fine," wrote artist Molly Crabapple, 30, in a recent Vice essay. I concur. In fact, most of the 30 to 32-year-old women I know are pretty well pleased with where they are ...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

I Moved Back In With My Parents at 31

For the past five months, I've been living with my parents in Cincinnati, Ohio. A confluence of circumstances led me back here for a while, by far the longest stretch at home since I left for college ...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

7 Ways to Stop Wasting Time at Work

I am the last person who should be writing about ways to stop procrastinating at work. Procrastination has been my operating principle since high school, maybe earlier. I think I went into writing as ...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Is Your Apartment A Dating Dealbreaker?

My my, what a bunch of clean freaks we are! A new Rent.com survey of 1,000 single Americans found a date's dirty apartment was a major turnoff for 78 percent. And 82 percent said they've got their eye...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

The Nancy Kerrigan Clip Everyone Got Wrong

Having not watched Olympic figure skating since the early 1990s, Nancy Kerrigan and Kristi Yamaguchi are, like, It for me. They are U.S. women's figure skating in my mind. And because most of what I r...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Let's Talk About This Junk Mail Fail

A new customer service low for Bank of America? A recent credit card offer from the bank came addressed to "Lisa Is A Slut McIntire." The Golden Key-branded Visa offer inside started by announcing "Li...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

10 Wonderfully Gross 1970s Betty Crocker Recipes

Greetings from the land of processed cheese and jello molds. I have in hand my mom's 1978 edition of the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook. Many things we think of as Mad Men-era dishes — chicken liver h...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Your Fave Hangover Foods Are All Wrong

Like many people who made it through their 20s, I consider myself a tireless and intrepid researcher into the art and science of hangover cures. There was the greasy foods and Sunny D phase. The Pedia...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

The App the Transgender Community Needs

This app is long past due: Refuge Restrooms, which helps identify the nearest safe public restroom for transgender, intersex, and gender-nonconforming individuals. The ability to easily find a bathroo...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

8 Things You Didn't Know About Heart Disease

Today marks National Wear Red Day, a campaign organized by the American Heart Association/Go Red For Women to raise awareness among women about heart disease. For a long
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Is An Equal Marriage A Total Turnoff?

The New York Times Magazine is trolling us again, with a cover story this week that asks provocatively: "Does a more equal marriage mean less sex?" There's been no shortage of evidence linking greater...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

You Probably Need More Whole Grains

Despite what diets like Atkins and Paleo may lead you to believe, some carbohydrates — the complex, unprocessed, whole grain kind — are not just compatible with a healthy diet but associated with a ra...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Proof That Rhythm Has No Body Type

I'm digging this "Fat Girl Dancing" video series from blogger and radio producer Whitney Thore, whose No Shame Body Campaign advocates for self love and shows that you don't
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

What It Means to be a Single Woman in 2014

Stop condescending to single women, says Sara Eckel at Salon, in a plea to end the Sex and the Cit
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

How Most Feel About Sex on the First Date

Answering the really important questions: A new survey finds out how single Americans feel about first dates, friends with benefits, sexting, and the propriety of married friends. From market research...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Feminist Library Porn?

If there was ever a time to use the phrase "I can't even...", it's with this silly new video "Initiation," which the New York Daily News described as topless women filming a "feminist secret society" ...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

You Weigh the Least On This Day of the Week

People naturally tend to lose weight on weekdays and gain weight on weekends, and instead of blaming those weekend nights out dining and drinking with friends, you can maybe just chalk it up to your n...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

5 Ways to Up Your Flirting Game

What advice would you give people on becoming a better flirt?, I asked a female friend recently. It's for an article. "I don't know... become a smoker?" she said. "The only way I know how to talk to s...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Get An Ugly, Nice Guy to Marry You

Unlucky in love? It probably means you're too picky, according to University of Maryland psychology professor Ty Tashiro. In his new book, The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the...
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown