Posts tagged "advice"

Hitched: What To Say To Wedding Busybodies

What’s the kindest thing you can do for someone who’s getting married? Keep your mouth shut. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. If you’re asked for advice? Give it, judiciously. If you’re not? Please, please, please for the love of cummerbunds, hold your tongue. That goes for anyone, whether we’re talking parents of…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 10, 2013

7 Incredibly Deep Life Lessons From Candy Crush Saga

My name is Amelia and I am a Candy Crush Saga addict. After months of getting invitations to play on Facebook, I finally succumbed to curiosity. Dear God, WHY. I haven't been this addicted to a game since I entered rehab for my joint Mine Sweeper and Pipe Dream addictions over a decade ago! I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2013

Amazing Sorority Girl Rebecca Martinson Pens Dating Column And It’s The Best

Rebecca Martinson, modern study in leaning in and sorority girl extraordinaire, has penned an advice column for BroBible called "A Guide To Getting A Guy To Text You The Morning After," and surprise! It's full of really solid advice! Rebecca's like that friend we all have or definitely need -- one who…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 3, 2013

Tips For Enjoying A Sample Sale From Someone Who Really, Really Hates Them

I love a bargain as much as the next thrifty gal, but sample sales are one of my personal nightmares, somewhere between being trapped in a room full of writhing snakes and living in a world where "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is the only song I hear for the rest of my…
By: Megan Reynolds / June 24, 2013

45 Things We Thought We’d Accomplish By A Certain Age (And Didn’t)

In the movie "Singles," -—and this sticks with Ami because she first saw it at the age of 14, so it made a big impression — Janet Livermore (played by Bridget Fonda) gives a monologue about where she thought she'd be by the age of 23. She laments: “I’m 23. Remember how…

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person

2013, motherfuckers. Yeah! LET'S DO THIS. "Do what?" you ask. I DON'T KNOW. LET'S FIGURE THAT OUT TOGETHER, MOTHERFUCKERS. Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you're thrilled with your life and you're happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You're…
By: Cracked / June 15, 2013

Father Knows Best: Our Dads Solve Our 8 Most Pressing Dilemmas

We're always running to our moms for advice and wise words, but you know what? Despite their mysterious, often silent presences, our dads possess loads of wisdom too. We rounded up some of our most pressing existential queries and asked our dads to give us their takes. First, let's meet the dads: Megan's dad DAVID…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 13, 2013

50 Things That Are A Total Waste Of Energy To Feel Guilty About

Winona was raised pseudo-Catholic and I was raised Jewish, which means we understand the feeling of guilt intimately. Mostly, we feel it all the time about pretty much everything. And we were wondering, what would be able to accomplish in life if we weren't constantly paddling in an Olympic-sized swimming pool of guilt? Existentially speaking,…

Ask A Married Guy: “Should I Get A Brazilian Wax?”

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, unle…
By: Tom Cowell / June 12, 2013

6 Tips For Having Deep Convos With Dad

My dad can shoot the shit for hours with strangers at Starbucks about pretty much any topic. Why blonde roast is better than French roast. He can have a full on conversation with the TV screen during a basketball game. Why the hell did you do that, you idiot?! He can even carry on a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 10, 2013

How To Make (Almost) Any Mom Love You

"Mona wanted me to tell you that she'd really like to spend more time with you the next time she's in town," Ami IM'd me the other day. Mona is her mom. "She's, like, obsessed with you." "I would love to see more of your mom next time," I wrote back. "We should all go…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2013

Courage, Risks, Yes, Go, Now: 15 Totally Necessary Life Tips From Amy Poehler (In GIFS!)

As a jobless Master’s graduate swiftly approaching 30 years old, I’ve been seeking whatever sage advice I can get (Susan Miller of Astrology Zone is my most frequent source of guidance). When Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” video in response to the Boston Marathon bombing went viral, I decided to perk my ear…
By: Kate Wadkins / May 30, 2013

Awful Woman Complains She’s “Too Pretty” To Marry Her Fiance

Love, sweet love -- it's basically a transactional agreement between two people who believe that they've successfully traded upon their skills and abilities to find a suitable mate. No? That's not your definition of love? What about if you're really, really pretty? And maybe you think you could find a richer, more successful man by…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 30, 2013

Dad Writes To Advice Column For Permission To Date His Daughter’s Friend

Amy Dickinson is the advice column for the Chatham, Ontario, paper Chatham Daily News. The other day she received the following letter from a "divorced dad" I've been divorced for four years. My daughter chose to stay with me. Her friends and her school were here; she is also closer to me than her mother.
By: Julie Gerstein / May 24, 2013

10 Simple Tips That Might Save Your Relationship

My boyfriend Nick and I recently made a new relationship rule: as soon as either of us feels any inkling of a bad mood coming on, we tell each other ASAP. Just a quick heads up, like, "Hey, I'm feeling a little irritable right now." Announcing your bad mood before it causes a problem let…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 14, 2013

5 Simple Steps To A Sexier Bedroom

Many of us are focused on self-growth and self-reflection when it comes to enhancing our sex lives — and there's nothing wrong with that! But most of us aren't even aware of the importance that our environment plays in having a better sex life. Sadly, we often neglect the place where most of the actio…
By: YourTango.com / May 13, 2013

5 Easy Ways To “Win” Any Fight (And Feel Better About Yourself)

When I was in middle school, I was picked to become a peer mediator. At the time, I was just stoked to get out of classes for two days for program-mandated training, but it ended up being some of the most useful stuff I learned in school. The theory behind peer mediation is that kid…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2013

10 Pieces Of Insane Advice Our Mothers Gave Us (Along With Some Equally Insane GIFs)

Usually our mothers give us sound advice, like we need to use shaving cream and lotion to prevent razor burn. Or that that we should swallow our pride and apologize if we've done something wrong. We're on board with this stuff. But sometimes, the things our mothers tell us are just really bizarre. In honor…
By: The Frisky / May 10, 2013

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich Of Atoms For Peace Adorably Dole Out Relationship Advice

This morning, I opened Facebook to see that, like usual, I only had one notification and it was from my mom.  No complaints!  My mom is actually a lot cooler than me and her posts are generally worth a look.  This one was no exception. It was Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Atoms for Peace, appearing…
By: Sarah Gray / April 11, 2013

5 Life Lessons From A Former Mean Girl

Have you ever woken up with the lingering remnant of a once-forgotten memory? Usually it's a repressed trauma, like an alien abduction or the knowledge that your middle name is Gaylord. In other words, they're memories that require years of therapy to forget again. One day this repressed memory phenomenon happened to me. Only…
By: Cracked / April 3, 2013
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