Posts tagged "life advice"

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…

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…
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 ear…
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…
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…
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

8 Ways To Handle The Holiday Blues

The bloating of Thanksgiving and the bloodshed of Black Friday are behind us, and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's celebrations are ahead of us. It's the most joyous time of the year, right? You're ridiculously happy and emotionally stable right now, aren't you? Not so much? Yeah, me neither. For one thing, we're down to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 29, 2012

5 Varyingly Effective Ways To Deal With Family Drama

Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren't on speaking terms. Your mom is "just concerned" that if you don't get pregnant soon she'll never have grandkids. Your uncle genuinely believes that a covert team of communist Kenyan hackers stole the election for Barack Obama. Oh sweet mercy, how are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

The Shy Girl’s Guide To Confidence

As a shy and insecure girl, I know that those traits have totally hindered me. Combined with an acute case of social anxiety, they made my adolescence and most of my college years a horrific blur of self doubt and thwarted potential – from missing out on friendships to not applying to the colleges I…
By: College Candy / October 26, 2012

Watch This: Three Minutes Of Beautiful Inspiration

Feeling down? Struggling with body image issues? Stuck in a cycle of self criticism? Just generally in need of a potent dose of inspiration? Check out this video, "On Real Beauty," a collection of gorgeous portraits paired with 10 simple, powerful pieces of advice for the beautiful, unique woman you are. [YouTube via…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 19, 2012

Travel To-Do List: 7 Trips Every Woman Should Take In Her Lifetime

Travel is good for us. Leaving familiar surroundings pushes us out of our comfort zone, introduces us to new cultures and experiences, and allows us to view the world--and our own life--with a different perspective. Basically, any time you get a chance to travel, take it. As you check things off your travel bucket list,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2012