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8 Ways To Combat Your Inner Critic

Whether we notice it or not, we all face the occasional visit of a nagging voice inside our heads that questions whether we’re good enough. You know the one –…

Claire Hannum | May 16, 2014 - 10:00 am

27 Things I’m Glad My Mom Taught Me

For better or for worse, our first impressions of the world usually come through the people who raise us. Luckily for me, the women in my family were able to…

Claire Hannum | May 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Things Moms Want Their Daughters To Know

Mother’s Day is still three weeks away, but the Internet is already getting started with weepy videos about our moms. And Buzzfeed’s video, “Things Moms Want Their Daughters To Know,”

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Two Right Answers: “It Bothers Me That My Boyfriend Is Into The Sex On ‘Game Of Thrones'”

If there are a million ways to do something wrong, there should be at least a few ways to do a thing right. In this series, Janet and Emily tackle

Janet Manley and Emily Winter | April 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

2 Right Answers: “Help! My Boyfriend Needs To Be More Discreet!”

If there are a million ways to do something wrong, there should be at least a few ways to do a thing right. In this series, Janet and Emily tackle your

Janet Manley and Emily Winter | April 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: 10 “Dumb” Fights (And What They’re Really About)

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our weekly column, Life After Dating,

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Gwendolyn Kansen | March 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 28, 2014 - 1:30 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Cracked | January 19, 2014 - 11:32 am

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…

YourTango.com | December 31, 2013 - 1:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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.

Claire Hannum | December 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

How To Avoid Becoming A Grinch This Holiday Season

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…

Claire Hannum | December 20, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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:…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2013 - 10:20 am
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