Posts tagged "advice"

Stressed? 5 Ways To Avoid A Holiday-Fueled Freak Out

The holidays are good times — everything is sparkly and Mariah Carey is blasting wherever you go. But they also create the perfect storm of getting-to-the-airport, gift-giving, bring-on-the-crazy stress. The good news: Your body has your back. “The way the body responds to stress is the same during the holidays as during any other time…

By: Refinery 29 / December 17, 2012

5 Ways To Eat As You Want This Holiday Season

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother makes two different kinds of dip. One is an onion dip, made by combining a tub of sour cream and a packet of onion soup mix. The other is a beef dip which I think is just warm pastrami all chopped up and combined with uh, another tub of…

By: Rebecca Jane Stokes / December 9, 2012

Amy Poehler Stops Pint-Sized People Pleaser

“Ask Amy” is back! This time, Amy Poehler is stopping a pint-sized people pleaser in her tracks. “Maybe you can stop trying, turn that energy back on yourself, and you become more attractive when you love yourself. You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are,” Amy advises. “I know…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2012

11 Simple Rules For What To Do When Your Parent Dies

I turned 20 years old this year, and with that birthday came the 10th anniversary of my father’s death. This past decade has given me plenty of space and time to orchestrate my thoughts about losing a parent.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a magical secret to healing. I wish I did. Still, what…

By: Talena Lydia / November 26, 2012

5 Tips For Setting Healthy Boundaries At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be one beautiful holiday, but depending on your situation, it can also be a lot of condensed family-filled time. Since your family is obviously interested in your life and what you’ve been up to, lots of questions are bound to pop up. Some will be easy to answer, but others you may not…

By: Tres Sugar / November 22, 2012

10 Ways To Make Holiday Travel A Little More Fabulous

The phrase “holiday travel” instantly conjures up images of endless lines, delayed flights, cranky babies, and even crankier adults. We know that taking a trip during the hectic holiday season will never be the easiest endeavor, but there’s no reason you can’t make the experience a bit less hellish, and a bit more fabulous (yes, really!).

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2012

5 More Pieces Of Relationship Advice I’d Give You If We Were Friends

You guys, I’m so glad you liked my first installment of relationship advice! That’s good, because I have a buttload more advice to share. Basically, even though I am generally a wreck and mess up on the daily, I hope you find these words of wisdom helpful. And don’t forget to share your favorite advice…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2012

Style 911: “What Is Business Casual, Anyway?”

“I just got a job that requires ‘business casual’ attire, but I have no idea how to make that look fashionable, so I either end up over-dressing or just wearing boring slacks and a button-down.  I work in the recovery field with mostly men, so I also need to stay on the conservative side.  The…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 15, 2012

Don’t Get Mooched! The Four Types Of Boyfriends To Avoid

So many men, so little time. That’s why you’ve got to figure out which ones to avoid right off the bat. Thankfully, comedienne Sarah Colonna has teamed up with Benefit to guide us through the murky world of dating. Pro-tip: If he’s stealing your makeup, he’s probably not worth your time. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2012

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice I Would Give You If We Were Friends

Okay, so I would never claim to have it all figured out, but I can say that I’m pretty good at solving other people’s problems. That’s always the way, isn’t it? My friends come to me for love and support and advice, and I can usually give them a little nugget or two of truthy,…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 26, 2012

18 How To Books That Will Solve All Of Your Problems

Do you have problems pooping at work? Are you venturing into the wild world of gay anal sex? Do you fear that a large ship is secretly stalking you? Then there’s a how to book for you! We’ve found 18 unbelievable how to books that’ll help you become better at virtually everything. Like, seriously, everything.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 16, 2012

Amy Poehler Explains It All: Dealing With Your Parents

Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” advice series is never not amazing and this week’s segment on how to deal with your parents is no different. Even though “Ask Amy” is for teenaged girls, Poehler’s super-smart advice works for daughters of any age … including those of us in the “why aren’t you married and giving me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2012

Idea I Wish I Had: A Website To Help You Decode Confusing Dude Messages

Have you ever gotten a text from a dude and had no idea how to respond? Like, something vague like “what’s up” or “thanks for last night” or “stop calling me, you’re creeping me out”? There’s a new website called He Texted that helps take the mystery out of dude messages. Girls post texts they’ve…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2012

The Pros And Cons Of Dating A Divorced Man

Two years ago, I met a gentleman I shall henceforth call James, because his name was, well, James. James and I had a first date for the books. It lasted a full 10 hours (we’d met up for coffee at 3 p.m. on a Saturday), and we discussed everything from the rudeness inherent to chronic…

By: Shoshanna Beren / October 3, 2012

7 Essentials For A Perfect Fall Road Trip

Last week, I wrote about a Pendleton plaid satchel that had me yearning to pack it up and hit the road for a fall road trip, and as the leaves have started changing colors, my road trip excitement has increased exponentially. Fall is the perfect time to take a long, lazy drive, because the weather…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 3, 2012

Style 911: Help Me Find The Wedding Dress Of My Dreams!

I’m getting married soon and I found the perfect dress on someone’s Pinterest board. The only problem? I don’t know who made it, and I’m not sure I could afford it. I’d like to only spend a few hundred dollars on my dress. I just really love the knot detailing on the bodice. Got any…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 14, 2012

A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

I’ve always had good skin. It’s not the best skin in the world, but it’s good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and even now I rarely have more than one pimple at any given moment. Thanks in part to my fastidious skincare routine and borderline obsessive refusal…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Frisky Original Video: Almie Rose On How To Land An Older Man

You’ve always wondered what it might be like to get with that older, distinguished dude in your office, right? You’re all, “What was life like before the Internet?” And he’s all, “Shut up and help me boot up my computer.” You’re so clearly meant for each other, if only he could see it! Our friend

By: Almie Rose / September 4, 2012

Richest Lady In The World Says Poor People Need To Stop Having So Much Fun

Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart is really concerned about your welfare. That’s why Rinehart — who is considered the richest woman in the world, with an inherited fortune of $30.1 billion — helpfully offered her unsolicited advice on how to be stupid-rich, just like her. She says that the poors are just having too much

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Dating Don’ts: He’s Not Your Ex

This past weekend, I had brunch with a single guy friend and, as I tend to do when I’m in these situations, I took advantage of the opportunity to ask him questions about dating.

“So, what’s the your least favorite thing about dating?” I asked.

“When I’m on a dates, I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2012
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