Posts tagged "advice"

Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Stay Afloat When You’re Surrounded By Conflict

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached a brutal boiling point, and a conflict erupts with a magnitude that rivals an earthquake. Now you may find yourself in the unenviable position of…

By: Claire Hannum / June 29, 2015

Thom Yorke Is Living Secret Lives In Iran And Russia, Apparently

Would you take sex advice from Thom Yorke?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

Help! “Can You Recommend A Sophisticated Bong?”

Do you have a recommendation for a grown-up bong? Husband and I have had to jettison them in recent moves and I want to get him a nice one for his birthday now that we will be stationary for the next few years. Other than just going to a head shop and buying the blue…

By: The Frisky / April 20, 2015

31 Insanely Specific Ways Men Can Impress Their New Woman, As Written By A Woman

I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men. Because I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men, I assume that my preferences and ideations are universal to all women who are oriented toward men as sexual partners. I also assume that because I’m a woman and I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 9, 2015

Watch Ad-Rock Of The Beastie Boys Give Excellent Advice On Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” Series

While MCA will forever have legend status (RIP), Ad-Rock has always been my favorite Beastie Boy. (No disrespect to Mike D, BTW, who is awesome as well and it’s not like I would ever call him my least favorite Beastie, there’s no such thing.) His rhymes were my favorite, he’s been married or involved with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2015

Here’s The Only Rule You Need On How To Say Hello To A Woman

Spoilier alert: It’s not this complicated, guys. …

By: Megan Reynolds / March 11, 2015

6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve been deleting all of my activity on Facebook so that there’s just nothing there. Briz’s web site offers codes that you can plug in to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Ex Won’t Stop Liking Every Thing I Post On Social Media”

My ex, who I’ll call Tom, favorites all my posts, tweets, and Instagrams and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t know if he’s doing it to get my attention or what. I told him we could be friends when we broke up six months ago, but I didn’t mean, “Feel free to inundate my…

By: Anna Goldfarb / February 13, 2015

Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear Blush

Don’t fear the blush, even though it is intimidating and weird. It’s the a product many write off as completely unnecessary. but is actually really, really important. Think about it this way: Once you’ve done all that you need to do to your face, you’re left with a beautiful, even-toned canvas — but it’s all the same color.

By: Megan Reynolds / January 14, 2015

Make It Work: Update Your Resume, Please

Updating your resume is on par with doing your taxes and cleaning your bathroom — a task that is unpleasant and irritatingly time-consuming, but absolutely necessary every once in a while. Chances are, your resume hasn’t been updated since the last time you were looking for work. I should update my resume, you think to yourself. Real adults have

By: Megan Reynolds / January 12, 2015

Make It Work: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Work

Most of us enter the working world pretty ill-prepared for the harsh realities of office life. Even college isn’t much of an education in that regard; hell, arguably the most valuable thing one learns in college is how to bullshit your way through a class you didn’t do the reading for — a life skill with many…

By: Megan Reynolds / December 1, 2014

20 Ways To Change The Topic At Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving has arrived, and there will be turkey; There will be family; There will be uncomfortable conversations likely involving something political, racial or downright inappropriate. If you’re like any of us here at The Frisky, you’d gladly prefer talking about how you’ve gained weight or why you’re still single over having to endure others’ ignorant…

By: The Frisky / November 26, 2014

7 Rules For The Best Friendsgiving Ever

I’ve made Thanksgiving dinner at my house for the past three years, eschewing the hell of Grand Central on Thanksgiving eve for staying quietly in my own home. I spend this blessed event with my three sisters and a ragtag group of friends who are still around. The first year was a blur, due to…

By: Megan Reynolds / November 26, 2014

Get Motivation From Tough Luv Bun, The Best New Tumblr

Last Friday night I had to sift through my Other inbox on Facebook, and I found out that it had accumulated a few spectacularly short-sighted messages from anti-feminists. I tweeted about a few of them, and then I got this reply from the Twitter user @ToughLuvBun:
@RebeccaVBrink fuck him u r a feminism bae…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

Make It Work: Handle The Interview, Don’t Let It Handle You

Like online dating and stopping to talk to people you haven’t seen since college at Urban Outfitters while shopping for underwear, job interviews are a necessary evil. If you have a job, you got that job because you put on your fancy “interview pants,” took a long lunch and went to an office somewhere to…

By: Megan Reynolds / November 24, 2014

Make It Work: How To Write A Cover Letter That Doesn’t Suck

We all have to work, whether we like it or not. It doesn’t have to be the worst thing, but it’s not always the best. Let’s tackle work issues as they come, when they come, together. Join me every Monday with The Frisky’s new column, Make It Work. Also, follow me on Twitter and holler

By: Megan Reynolds / November 17, 2014

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others’ hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who’d already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went o…

By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

Make It Work: How To Tell If You’re In The Wrong Job

We all have to work, whether we like it or not. It doesn’t have to be the worst thing, but it’s not always the best. Let’s tackle work issues as they come, when they come, together. Join me every Monday with The Frisky’s new column, Make It Work. Also, follow me on Twitter and holler

By: Megan Reynolds / November 10, 2014

Oh Yeah, Well I: 5 Ways To Deal With A Serial Upstager

Have you ever dealt with a serial upstager? A one-upping, attention-grabbing, spotlight-stealing individual who never quits? Have you forgotten what it feels like to tell a story about work/the crazy man outside of your apartment/that time you were in Africa teaching kids to read and write/anything in its entirety? Have you’ve become all…

By: Elizabeth Ritonia / November 7, 2014

16 Pieces Of Advice From The Women’s Bathroom At This Café

I don’t know what inspires people to not just graffiti bathroom walls, but actually write commands. And it’s ubiquitous — at least half of what you’ll read in any bathroom is a command of some sort. Bathroom graffiti-ers know that you’ve got nothing else to look at while you’re on the john (I mean, presumably),…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014
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