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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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Kate Wadkins |

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…

Megan Reynolds |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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.

Lilit Marcus |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

A New Mode |

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…

Almie Rose |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

College Candy |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

College Candy |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Sara Barron |

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…

Diana Vilibert |

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 —…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |