Posts tagged "life advice"

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…

By: Sarah Von Bargen / January 3, 2012

7 Reasons You Should Compliment Total Strangers

Ours is an increasingly insular society. Hop on the subway and you’ll see dozens of people plugged into their phones. Sit down in a cafeteria and you’ll observe dozens more absorbed by e-readers and magazines. Head to the mall and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who wants to talk with, look at,…

By: Sally McGraw / January 3, 2012

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all…

By: Jenni Miller / December 21, 2011

7 New Ways To Ring In The New Year

New Year’s Eve is completely overwrought with expectation, isn’t it?  Will your party be hip-hop-video-caliber awesome? Who are you going to kiss? And most importantly, are you wearing enough sequins?

It’s enough to make a girl throw up her hands and stay in watching re-runs of “Breaking Bad.”

Never fear, friend.

By: Sarah Von Bargen / December 20, 2011

How To Be Organized: What The Average Purse Weighs And How To Organize It

“Do you have a pen?” my friend asked.
“Yeah sure, just go into my purse,” I said.
But what my friend found wasn’t a pen, but approximately 5 handfuls of receipts, a small notebook and 4 lipsticks/lip glosses. There was at pen, at some point, in this fashionable garbage pail that I call…

By: StyleList Home / December 17, 2011

Holiday Survival Guide: How To Respond To The Annoying Questions Relatives Always Ask

We’ve all been there. An uncle you haven’t seen in 10 years decides to make conversation by asking if you have a boyfriend. Your grandmother says you look too skinny and asks if you’re eating. Your super successful and wealthy cousin asks about your career when you know she’s heard it through the grapevine that…

By: The Frisky / December 9, 2011

Quick Tip: Bash Flower Stems So Blooms Last Longer

The show came to an end in 2005, but I just started watching HBO’s critically acclaimed “Six Feet Under” for the first time. In addition to being just wonderful entertainment, the show has also been informative on topics like mortuary science and floral design. Floral design? you’re probably thinking to yourself. Let me explain! …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2011

Hot Links: 10 Things You Don’t Want To Say When Having Dinner At Your Boss’s House

Having dinner at your boss’s house? Here are 10 things you probably shouldn’t say. For my employees, I’ll add an 11th: “I hate dogs.” [The Grindstone]
Can telling your significant other that they’re fat be a sign of true love? What if your SO is seriously obese and giving it to them straight…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011

Girl Talk: I Quit My Job

As long as I can remember, I haven’t liked change. I preferred to be unhappy or uncomfortable in routine rather than try something new because I was scared or didn’t know the outcome.

In 2009, after two years in non-profit media, rather than look for something new that put my journalism degree to…

By: Sara-Rivka Davidson / October 24, 2011

9 Better Applications Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Than To Military Personnel

Woo hoo! At exactly 12:01 a.m. this morning, the Pentagon repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Clinton-era policy that said gays and lesbians could serve in the military as long as they kept their personal life a secret. Finally, the military has let go of this ridiculous policy—which led gay military personnel to have to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 20, 2011

11 Ways Ladies Can Prepare For Hurricane Irene

Come on, Irene! If you live on the East Coast, you have no doubt been hearing nothing but OMG A HURRICANE IS COMING!!! for the past 24 hours and are kinda sick of it already. Alas, you should probably be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this weekend. We know ladies who read…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2011

The Most Important Things We Learned In College

In college, you learn many things. A smattering of organic chemistry principles and formulas. An assortment of historic dates, and what exactly happened to lead to the events that went down on them. Not to mention the plots to, oh, 10 or so books per semester of an English class. Those things are awesome. But…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 25, 2011

Taylor Swift Lives Life Likes She’s 80

“Live your life like you’re 80 looking back on your teenage years. You know if your dad calls you at eight in the morning and asks if you want to go to breakfast? As a teenager you’re like no, I want to sleep. As an 80-year-old looking back, you have that breakfast with your dad.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 8, 2011

Michelle Williams Says She Has Just Enough

“I have a house. I have a car. My daughter goes to school. I can buy my friends birthday presents. I can go out to dinner from time to time. I read to my daughter from this book called Just Enough and Not Too Much. It means something.”
Michelle Williams explains to the Arizona Republic

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 1, 2011

100 Things To Do When You Feel Like You’re Losing It

Burned out? Exhausted? Stressed? Whether you’re overwhelmed by work at the office, pulled in all directions by your kids at home, or are still learning the ropes of getting through college, every woman has had one of those days when she’s on the verge of going bonkers. Here are 100 things you can do to…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 15, 2010

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Learn In School That You Really Need To Know

By the time you’re 30, you’ll be hit with the crushing truth of just how much the grownups didn’t teach you when you were in school. And, while liberals and conservatives haggle over whether public schools need more funding or more lessons on the Ten Commandments, we think all can agree there are some very…

By: Cracked / June 26, 2010

Here Are Some More Words Of Wisdom

A couple weeks back Susannah shared some words of wisdom she’s gained over the “many years” she’s been alive. Well, I’ve been alive a good many years, too, and I am Dear Wendy after all, so I figured I had a few pearls (OK, maybe a few beads) of wisdom to pass along as well.

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 30, 2010
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