Posts tagged "life advice"

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 Upworthy]…

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

5 Steps To The Perfect Apology

No matter how incredibly awesome you are, sometimes you’re going to do something wrong, and people are going to get upset. That’s when you need to do this little thing called ‘apologizing’. It’s when you admit that you made a mistake and then say sorry for it. But sometimes just saying a quick ‘sorry’ isn’t…

By: College Candy / September 16, 2012

Girl Talk: How Being A Control Freak Ruined My Life (And How I Learned To Let It Go)

This piece is part of The Frisky's How To Deal Week, in which we're tackling mental health issues. I suppose in some ways I was destined to become a control freak. I was born into a proud dynasty of control freaks. My family is Italian, and growing up it was made very clear to me that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 24, 2012

5 Methods For Surviving Your Younger Sibling’s Wedding When You’re Single

This summer, my younger brother is getting married. (I would like, before going any further with this subject, to state in no uncertain terms that I very much like the young lass he’s chosen for his bride.) When he got engaged, I immediately started working on my plan for what I’d do if I were…

By: Sara Barron / June 25, 2012

How To Negotiate: 12 Steps To Negotiate A Zillion Times Better And Get What You Want

I wasn't always good at negotiating. As a writer, I was usually just delighted to be getting paid anything at all, so if I was told a freelance rate or a starting salary was standard or set in stone, I took it and I liked it, with the kind of deranged enthusiasm that you only…

By: Diana Vilibert / June 14, 2012

21 Important Lessons From Mom

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? No? Here are a few gift ideas if you need some last-minute help! Thank you for tweeting and emailing us the lessons your mother taught you — but don’t forget to tell her this Sunday!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2012

12 Easy Ways To Cure A Bad Day

So you’re in class and receive a text (yes, a TEXT) that your boyfriend no longer wants to date you. Minutes later, your test is passed back with a giant “C” plastered in red writing across the page. Well, cheers to passing, but the day isn’t exactly going in your favor. What’s a girl to…

By: College Candy / April 10, 2012

17 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do In Her Own Home

As we wrap up Every Woman Needs month here at The Frisky, let's talk about some of the most basic -- and often overlooked -- things every woman needs to be able to do in her own space. Whether you live in a teeny tiny apartment or a sprawling estate; coupled or single, here i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 31, 2012

8 Things I Learned From Going To Mardi Gras

I was not much of a party girl in college. Though I could certainly put away bottles of Budweiser and added a little hair to my chest with the occasional shot of Jack Daniels or Southern Comfort and lime, I was not one for attending massive house parties or dancing on bars. However, for three…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 21, 2012

8 Ways To Be Happier Right Now

I have a theory. Happiness isn’t about the situation we’re in. It’s about how we see and feel about the situation we’re in. And this is awesome news. Because that part is completely in our control. Which means you don’t have to change your life to get happier—you don’t need a bigger apartment, more expensive…

By: Amy Spencer / February 14, 2012

How To Talk To Teenage Girls

My senior year of college I mentored a group of teen girls at an alternative high school outside of Portland, and it was one of the most powerful and moving experiences I've ever had. Not only did I meet my best friend in the process (she was my co-mentor), I saw what an amazing impact…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 13, 2012

8 Life Lessons From A 52-Year-Old Prostitute

Last month, The New York Times profiled Barbara Terry, a 52-year-old prostitute living in the Bronx section of New York City who's been working as a lady of the night for more than 30 years. As a woman in her 20s, Terry was left alone to care for four young children and needed to find…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

6 Tips To A Cleaner Closet

You have too much stuff, girl. And worse than that, you don't even know what you have. Figure that out, and declutter your life, by cleaning out and organizing your closet. Don't worry! We'll show you how!

By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

7 Tips For Finding The Right Therapist

There’s nothing quite like spilling all your secrets to a complete stranger. It can be liberating ... or it can be terrifying. Plus, going through your HMO's provider book isn’t going to tell you what you want to know about the therapist you’ll be working with. I’ve been seeing therapists on-and-off for a decade and…

By: Angie Jackson / January 10, 2012

Dear Wendy: “I’m Ostracized For Keeping My Maiden Name”

My husband and I have been married a little under a year and we’re starting to actually feel married. However, in all of the adjustments I’ve made, there’s still one giving me a hard time: telling people that I’ve kept my maiden name. It’s a decision I made long before I met my husband; we

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 6, 2012

Girl Talk: How To Dump A Toxic Friend

In high school, one of my best friends was a girl we'll call Tara. Tara and I had been close since middle school, but as we got older we developed an unhealthy dynamic: Tara demanded so much of my time and energy, and I wasn't good at putting up boundaries. She had a mean streak,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 5, 2012

15 Skills Every Woman Should Master

The internet is littered with posts about a ladys must-haves (LBD!  The perfect boyfriend jeans! Matching silverware!) and while all that is lovely, we know we are not what we own. Right? Right.  So, in honor of The Frisky's "New Year, New You" series, let’s devote some internet space to the important skillz that…

By: Sarah Von Bargen / January 3, 2012