Taryn Brooke
Taryn is a 20-something born and raised Queens, NYC gal trying to navigate life, love and relationships. Once set on going to law school,life happened, chaos ensued and she discovered her love for writing. Follow her: @tazbrooke, tarynsturn.com

7 Things To Avoid Doing During A Breakup

Being in love with someone can feel like a drug, and when you break up, you’re cut off from that drug, so to speak, you’re left with a craving and intense feelings of withdrawal — and sometimes inexplicable pain. Studies have shown that heartbreak…
By Taryn Brooke

6 Things To Know Before You Hook Up With Someone At Work

Workplace romances can be exciting, or they can lead you down a total path of disaster. After all, you're probably spending more time with your co-workers than with anyone else in your life. And workplace romances probably happen more often than you…
By Taryn Brooke

5 Things To Do On A First Date When It's Freezing Outside

There's no need to let freezing cold temps and snowy conditions put a damper on your love life. Sure, first dates can be tricky, and involve some trial and error, but no matter where you end up going or who you go with, relax, be yourself, and take…
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The Best Places To Have Sex While You're Home For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is essentially the start of the holiday season. It’s a time for family or friends, unapologetically listening to holiday tunes, and sometimes, an unnecessary amount of stress. Luckily, one of the most fun cures for stress is...lots and…
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What An On-And-Off Relationship Is Really Like (And Yes, Red Flags Are There From Day 1)

No roller coaster ride could ever prepare you for the roller coaster ride that is an off-and-off relationship. The emotional highs and very low lows could make even the sanest and and most logical person feel like they’re losing their mind. Why…
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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Favorite Sex Positions

There's no doubt that to spice up your sex life the general consensus is to try new things and be as adventurous as you can. However, sometimes your tried-and-true simple favorites will always beat the pressure of trying to contort your body to fit…
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Why I Only Date Offline

Even though dating apps are most popular among Millennials, according to a recent Bustle survey with dating app Happn of over 1,000 dating app users, 78 percent of women and 85 percent of men still want to meet people IRL. That's why for the second…
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6 Effective Ways To Get Over Your Ex

If Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Carrie Underwood and any post-breakup scenes from your favorite TV shows are any indication, pop-culture loves to perpetuate the image of the scorned ex who breaks car windows or the sad one who's hysterical and hasn't…
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When To Consider Getting Back Together With An Ex

I'm the kind of person who gets back together with her exes. Case in point: My current relationship. We've broken up and gotten back together so many times that not only have I lost count, but it has become a ritual every few months or so to hash…
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Should You Reveal If You've Cheated In The Past?

During the early months of dating my current boyfriend, he revealed to me that he had cheated in a past relationship. I still didn't know him very well and because we were still in our early months of dating, his revelation didn't faze me. He told…
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9 Weird Things That Happen With Your First Love

After all the swipes, all the OkCupid dates, and after the confusing un-definable hookups, you've finally found someone that you love and who loves you in return. It's your first relationship and it's real. You did it against all the odds and…
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5 Types Of Toxic Relationships To Avoid

There is no particular year or time when it occurs, but a lot of people get into toxic relationships in their 20s. In the beginning it's usually great, but eventually you start to see the cracks and things begin to seep out. You literally get a…
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Should You Be With Someone Who Loves You More?

I can't remember where I had heard this old adage before or just how far back the saying goes, but it always seems to resonate no matter your view on it, even going so far as to say it might be an interesting thought to contemplate as we trudge…
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What To Say if You Think Your Partner Is Cheating

So what do you do if your significant other is cheating on you? I have been cheated on, but I have also cheated on someone myself with the same man that I am still with. Don't judge me or us. I guess you can say, we were both bad and maybe call it…
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10 Signs That You'll Grow Old Together Well

When my grandpa passed away recently, leaving behind my grandma, his partner of 66 years, I heard her describe his loss in the most simplistic yet heart-wrenching way: "I feel like I lost my right arm." At some point, the two became one entity. I…
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5 Things Not To Feel After A Breakup

It's totally normal to experience a wide variety of feelings after a breakup. After a horrible split (when is a breakup actually not horrible, even if it's amicable?), I have been known to cry buckets for a few days. I unceasingly think about what…
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The Best Sleeping Positions For Big Boobs

As a big-boobed girl, since before everyone else had them, I love my big boobs. I wouldn't say I've never hated having big boobs, but there were times that I wished I could just take them off for a while, put them in my gym locker while I run…
By Taryn Brooke