Posts tagged "advice"

10 Things Your Autistic Friend Wants You To Know

Hello, I’m Gwen Kansen and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. I repeat myself a lot. If a room is crowded I try to get out immediately. It takes me longer than most people to do pretty much everything because I make slow transitions. But I’m fu…
By: Gwendolyn Kansen / March 20, 2014

11 Cliches About Life That Are Actually True — In GIFs!

Cliches. They drove your 10th English teacher crazy. But I would say they have lasted as long as they have for a reason— lots of them are true! Wisdom can actually be very simple. Below are some cliches that have stood the test of time and are actually great life advice in disguise. I feel…
By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2014

“Dear Abby” Straightens Out Florida Bigots Whining Over Social Exclusion

Is there anything funnier (sad-funny, I mean) than bigots who are completely incredulous about the fact that they are bigots? They are so unwilling to admit it. They usually have some other excuse — which only makes sense to them —  about "disagreeing with lifestyle choices," "some of my best friends are ___," "sexism/racism/homophobia doesn't…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2014

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Skiing For The First Time In A Decade

Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to my trip, I couldn't help but worry about breaking a limb or, I don't know, being crushed by an avalanche. Thankfully, the friends who came…
By: Claire Hannum / February 15, 2014

5 Things That Have To Happen Before You Fix Your Crappy Life

January seems to be the worst time of year for realizing how screwed up your life is. Everyone is talking about resolutions. You're recovering from all the money you spent on the holidays. Taxes are coming up. It's the month your parole gets repeatedly denied. It's the month that says, "Here's a shitload of enormou…
By: Cracked / January 19, 2014

5 Simple Tricks To Decrease Stress

Have you been on the magic carpet ride this month? All the hectic Christmas and Hanukah rituals are over for this year, and in the wake of all the festivities I am reminded of what’s really important in my life—my cherished relationships. Sometimes as I race from one activity to the next, I can forget…
By: YourTango.com / December 31, 2013

12 Cheesy Inspirational Quotes I Pinned On Pinterest This Year (That Were Actually Good)

2013 was a year of enormous personal upheaval for me. I met my life partner and married him just five months later at City Hall. I lost a friend to suicide. I distanced myself from people who weren't proving themselves to be interested in the caliber of friendship that I want…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

How To Handle That Moment When You Forget To Get Someone A Present

How's this for a nightmare scenario: a friend is over and suddenly thrusts a beautifully-wrapped gift in your face and you had no idea she was expecting to exchange presents. Or your family agreed to just give presents to the children this year, but your showoff-y sister just arrived with handmade DIY present…
By: Claire Hannum / December 21, 2013

How To Avoid Becoming A Grinch This Holiday Season

I loooove the holidays. But that doesn't make the lead-up any less of a bitch. The older I get, the more I find how unforgiving this season can be. When I was a little girl, I never understood why some of the grown-ups in my life seemed to dread it so much. An English professor once…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Homophobic Parent Gets Served By Advice Columnist

I've always liked The Washington Post's advice columnist Amy Dickinson, AKA "Dear Amy," but after reading her recent response to a homophobic parent, I LOVE her. Here's the letter: DEAR AMY: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

How To Find Your Way Out Of A Paper Bag

Warning: if you are literally stuck in a paper bag and can't figure out how to get out, please stop reading right now and call for help. If you are stuck in a paper bag as in you "don't know your ass from your elbow," are having an "existential crisis" or are "stuck in a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 15, 2013

Tig Notaro Does Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Woman”

Why couldn't Rookie have existed when I was a teenager? All of us screwed up 20- and 30-somethings would have had a better chance at life if we could have asked Tig Notaro for life advice. Here she is doing a segment of "Ask A Grown Woman," sharing self-confidence tips in regards to her recent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2013

3 Helpful Tips For Avoiding Spoilers (That Don’t Include Yelling “No Spoilers!” And Expecting The Universe To Listen)

In the last six years that I've worked full-time on ye olde internet, blogging about, amongst other things, TV, there is one particularly common directive I've heard in our comments section, via email and on Facebook and Twitter that drives me absolutely bat shit nuts: "NO SPOILERS!!!" I suspect that this isn't going to ear…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Worst Grandma In The World Complains About Fat 6-Month-Old

This weekend in the New York Times Social Q's column, a woman wrote in to inquire about how to handle a ruthless grandma who is obsessed with her six-month-old granddaughter's weight: My husband and I have a beautiful 6-month-old daughter. She is chubby but not overweight by any means. My mother-in-law, who obviously has a weight…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2013

Ask A Married Guy: “Should I Leave My Husband For My High School Crush?”

Meet our friend Tom. He’s a married guy with tons of relationship experience, and a skilled advice giver who’s here to answer all your pressing sex, dating and relationship questions. Have a query for Tom? Email him! All questions will be posted anonymously, unless otherwise requested. First up… I’m…
By: Tom Cowell / August 21, 2013

16 Of The Best Vagina-Related Yahoo! Answers Questions

Thank God for Yahoo! Answers. Where else would the befuddled, the curious, the totally clueless find out about life, love and sex? In today's Very Special peak into the sordid Yahoo! Answers subculture, we'll be looking at questions pertaining specifically to vaginas -- what goes in 'em, what comes out of 'em, and what happe…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Dumping A Friend

When it comes to female friendships, subtlety, nuance and innuendo are everything. We've tried to explain this to the men in our lives but they never seem to understand. They'll say something like, "Well, if Jane was a bitch to you at brunch last weekend, why are you going to dinner with her tonight?"…

How To Know When It’s Time To Break Up With A Friend

Breaking up with a friend is a very dramatic and emotionally trying process. It’s not much different than breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend, in fact, it may actually be worse since we tend to be closer and know friends much longer than many of our romantic relationships. I’ve had a few friendship breakups and…
By: College Candy / July 14, 2013

Ask A Married Guy: Moving From Friends To Lovers

Meet our friend Tom. He’s a married guy with tons of relationship experience, and a skilled advice giver who’s here to answer all your pressing sex, dating and relationship questions. Have a query for Tom? Email it to julie@thefrisky.com and we’ll make sure he gets it! All questions will be posted anonymously,…
By: Tom Cowell / July 12, 2013

How To Handle Rejection Like A Pro

No one likes rejection (duh!), but it happens to the best of us. And everyone has their own way of dealing with it. From denial to getting sassy, here are all your different options in the unfortunate case that you get let down by the person you're into. Get clicking and choose your best reactio…
By: Tres Sugar / July 11, 2013
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