Posts tagged "life advice"

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 saying these are the…

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 "Chopped" you've already seen three times,…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2013

True Story: I’m Doing An Online Detox To Save My Sanity

A couple weeks ago, I clicked on a Twitter link from a website I follow that used to be an interesting mix of entertainment and weird news stories, but has recently devolved into link-baiting sensationalism. The link said something like, "Chinese woman dies in freak accident with runaway shopping cart. Watch the video here!" It…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 23, 2013

The 8 Most Awkward Ways To Beat The Heat

Until yesterday, I had been enjoying this summer from the comfort discomfort of my un-air conditioned, fourth floor walk-up apartment. In May I was all, “I can totally do this! It’s not even hot out yet!” but by July my tune turned to, “I just want to take a cold shower and sit in the dark i…

By: College Candy / July 19, 2013

12 Relationship Tests (And How To Pass Them With Flying Colors)

When we hear people talk about "testing" their significant other's commitment or devotion through various underhanded tactics, we can't help but shake our heads. The fact is, any long-term relationship is going to be tested in many ways, some of which we can control, but most of which we can't. Life challenges like moving i…

10 Ways To Make Your Mornings Suck A Little Less

I am not a morning person. Never have been. Ever since elementary school, I've been incapable of getting out of bed in a timely manner, let alone having anything resembling hand-eye coordination or a good attitude before, you know, noon. But in recent years, through a seemingly endless series of trials and errors, I've discovered…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 15, 2013

19 Daily Rewards To Get You Through Mercury Retrograde

You'd think after a million kazillion years in existence, Mercury, the planet of communication, coordination, thought processes and travel, would figure out how to get moving in the right direction. But alas, it's started moving backwards in its orbit yet again, which means lots of chaos for us mortals. From now until July 20th, you…

Life-Improving Tip Of The Day: Try Gmail’s Organized Inbox (Seriously, Do It Now)

This morning I woke up before my alarm went off and started mindlessly surfing the web on my phone. A few random clicks led me to this article about how Gmail's Organized Inbox feature will literally change your life. I read through it, thought, Huh, that sounds kinda cool, and then fell back asleep, relegating…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013

10 Ways To Make Your House Guests Love You Forever

My brother and his girlfriend are visiting me in Nashville this week, and I'm so excited (and honestly, a little nervous) to host my first real live house guests. I mean, I've had friends crash on my couch for a night or two at various apartments, but I've never really had people fly to a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 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

12 Types Of A**holes & How To Deal With Them

Ami had a friend in college who taught her the acronym PAFU, which stands for People Are Fucked Up. At the time, she thought it was funny. More than 15 years later, she's adopted it as her life motto. It's the truth, people can be major assholes. Sometimes they don't mean to be -- and…

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 ears to the knowledge…

By: Kate Wadkins / May 30, 2013

A Guide For Dealing With Casual Racism

I am biracial, borne of a Taiwanese mother and American father. My features are decidedly not Caucasian, but hard to pin down to one specific category, a tiny frustration that gets at the heart of humans, because subconsciously, we all live to categorize. I deal with a host of questions pertaining to my background from…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 22, 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

How To Come Back From Vacation Without Being A Jerk

We all know the trope: a young college student leaves the country for the first time and then returns home acting the part of a world-weary jetsetting dilettante. We all also know that that person is annoying. While there’s nothing wrong with going on an awesome vacation and coming back feeling relaxed and happy, there’…

By: Lilit Marcus / May 3, 2013

How To Move Across The Country Without Having A Nervous Breakdown

So, huge news: my boyfriend Nick and I are moving from Portland to Nashville, Tennessee! Remember when we visited last year and were totally smitten with the city? Well, our lease is up at the end of this month, and we've decided it's the right time to give southern living a try. Neither of u…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2013

7 Rules For Dealing With Difficult People

A few things are inevitable in life: death, taxes … and dealing with difficult people. From work to friendships to romantic relationships, difficult interactions can hit us from all angles and can take a heavy toll on us. A few days ago, I was doing some much needed reorganizing and I found this packet from a…

By: A New Mode / February 28, 2013

16 Tips To Make Your Life Not Suck

Ladies, I’ve got some life tips. Cheat codes, even. I don’t know much about life, but what I’ve learned is that blah blah blah “Wonder Years” episode whatever. Let’s just get to it. Here’s what I have to offer...

By: Almie Rose / January 23, 2013