Posts tagged "life advice"

50 Things You Will Absolutely, Positively, Never, Ever Regret

In the past few weeks, Facebook and Twitter have been overflowing with "inspiring" articles focusing on regrets.  We've seen "The Top 10 Things Elderly People Regret," "20 Most Common Regrets People Have On Their Deathbed," and more. We found all of these articles interesting, if a bit morbid, but there was something we thought…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 3, 2014

7 Delicious Pieces Of Life Advice From Julia Child

One of my best talents is reading buzzed-about books 5-10 years after they come out. If you're ever browsing at a bookstore and a woman nudges you in the arm to whisper conspiratorially about a great new author she just discovered named David Foster Wallace, well, that's probably me. In keeping with my late-to-the-literary-party theme,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 7, 2014

11 Books For All The Issues You’re Tackling In 2014

The new year has officially begun, which means that self-improvement starts today, right now! That's where it gets tricky -- putting all your lofty ambitions in action. Endeavoring to eliminate kettle cooked potato chips from your diet is hard, especially when your office manager keeps them fully stocked at all times. But at least you…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 3, 2014

Astrology 101: How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever

We don't know about you, but the dawn of the new year always makes us feel all introspective and excited to make life changes that are a bit deeper and more complex than starting a juice cleanse. This is a great time to look inward and make a commitment to bringing out your best qualitie…

8 Painfully Obvious Life Lessons I Learned This Year

2013 was a pretty big year for me. I turned 28. I moved across the country. I started doing art again. I got a Twitter reply from Wynonna Judd. But most importantly, 2013 was the year that a shit ton of really important, embarrassingly simple life lesso…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 18, 2013

40 Scientifically Unproven (But Totally Effective) Ways To Boost Your Creativity

According to a new study, people who exercise regularly are more creative than those who don't, and hitting the gym can measurably boost your ability to think outside the box. While we certainly don't disagree with these findings -- who hasn't experienced a creative breakthrough in the middle of yoga class? --…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2013

50 Little Truths That Will Make Your Life Easier (Just Accept Them)

As difficult as it is to admit, there are some things about life that will never change. Politicians will always do shady things. Your mom will always be slightly passive aggressive at the dinner table. Your feet will always hurt after an hour in high…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 5, 2013

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide

We here at The Frisky have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving. We love the food, but hate the stress of cooking. We love our families, but hate the awkward things they say. We love going home, but hate traveling. We have so…
By: The Frisky / November 28, 2013

9 Occasions In Which It Is Totally Okay To Channel Stassi Schroeder From “Vanderpump Rules”

I love a reality TV villain. Going all the way back to the first season of "Survivor," when I rooted for Richard Hatch to win, my favorite reality TV stars have always been the conniving and backstabbing ones, who toss out razor-edged insults without fearing the consequences. Remember how much I loved Courtney Robertson during…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2013

7 Advice Acronyms That Will Change Your Life

Adages, platitudes and mottos can be a little off-putting, not to mention cliche, when applied to real-life situations. The last thing thing you want to hear when you get laid off is, "Everything happens for a reason." Does it? Well, maybe it does, but keep that…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

15 Ways To Make Friends In A New City

Making friends as an adult is always a bit tricky. You can't rely on the instant bonding powers of living in the same dorm or loathing the same chemistry teacher to create your social circle. People are super busy with jobs and relationships and kids. It seems like everyone is happily ensconced in their current…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

Your Holiday Season Emotional Bootcamp Starts Today

Now that Halloween is over, the festive tidal wave of Thanksgiving and Christmas is beginning to build. It might seem a bit early to be discussing the holidays, but it's never too soon to start preparing for the emotional onslaught they bring. Your mom is already calling to guilt trip you about…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2013

How To Give Your Partner Advice Without Being Super Annoying

Here's the conundrum: the person who you love most in the world wants to talk about an issue. You're honored, of course, that they're coming to you with their dilemma, but at the same time, it's challenging because you know them so well that you can cut straight through the BS and tell them that…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2013

7 Brilliant Pieces Of Life Advice From Your Favorite Childhood Characters

Winnie The Pooh turns 87 today! 87 long years of Pooh and honey and you know what it made me realize? I want to be five again. Five was the perfect age. Anything looked good on you, and you were basically forced to take naps. What more could a person want out of life? Whe…
By: College Candy / October 14, 2013

Random Question: What Happened When You Were 28?

It was recently brought to my attention that age 28 is often a big, crazy, life-changing year for people. Reasons range from Saturn return to cell turnover to psychological development to societal expectations, but I'm not as interested in the specific explanation as I am in people's unique experiences at this age.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2013

Perfectionists, You Should Probably Watch This Video

Yesterday I tweeted that I was taking an abstract painting class in an effort to cure my perfectionism (more on that later!). I got a reply from a woman I didn't know with a link to a video. At first I thought it was spam (if you use Twitter, you know that…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2013

15 Ways To Be A Slightly Better Version Of Yourself

Last week, I dropped my boyfriend off at work at 6 a.m. and took a long walk through the city. I watched the sun rise over the river and pondered the meaning of life. I sipped a coffee and brainstormed some story ideas as I smiled at strangers who passed me on the nearly empty…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 5, 2013

30 Things We Never Thought We Could Do … Until We Did

Lately I've been thinking about the things we believe we can't do, and how many of them we actually end up doing at some point in our lives. For me, moving across the country and dealing with my brother being deployed are two things that fall in that category. I'm not…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 26, 2013

14 Life & Love Lessons From Madonna (In GIFs!)

Before Beyonce, before Britney, before Mariah and all the others, there was Madonna Louise Ciccone. She's done a lot through the years, some questionable, some awesome, but all unique and great. Without Madonna, we wouldn't know about La Isla Bonita or the empowering effect latex has on your sex life. Without Madonna, we wouldn't have…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 16, 2013

8 Signs You’re Suffering From Vacation Envy

We've all been there. Your sister is sunning herself in Hawaii, your bestie is exploring Europe, your Facebook friends are checking in to luxury hotels in faraway lands, your Instagram feed is full of high-contrast pictures of airplane wings, and you're ... sitting at home watching an episode of…
By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2013