I don’t know if you’ve been stalking Amy Poehler as much as I have lately, but I am IN LOVE with her web series called Smart Girls Ask Amy. In case you aren’t familiar, the show is an advice segment from her Smart Girls at the Party series where Amy takes a big sister approach to give advice to teen girls. But let’s be honest, even in our 20’s we could use her advice. More
A new episode of Amy Poehler‘s web series “Ask Amy” is out today, and it continues Amy’s practice of giving good advice in a straightforward, well spoken, and relatable manner. More
Ms. Norbury, Tina Fey’s character from Mean Girls, once famously asked, “who here has ever been called a slut?” Just like the girls in the movie, I bet a lot of people can raise their hand to this question, mine included. More
A friend recently told me that as an incoming college freshman, she thought that “college was going to be all eating Indian food in the dorms.” What does this mean? Frankly, I’m not really sure, but it speaks to the fact that when we come into college, we don’t really have a clue what to expect. As we begin to look back, chicken tikka didn’t have much to do with our experience – but as we started to think about our one-time expectations, we recognized how off-base we had been about so many things four years ago. More
(Lost in Translation is our weekly column from a college guy’s perspective.)
Jealousy is getting to be a problem in my life. I’ve never been one of those guys who doesn’t understand or appreciate jealousy. You know, the guy who seems all confused when his current hook-up hysterically storms toward her friends huddled around a table of kamikaze shots after seeing you talking with Emily, the girl you hooked up with long before ever meeting your newest squeeze. Actually, I happen to have a very formidable jealous bone myself, and I’ve learned to ignore it. You should too. More
Do you remember that anti-drug commercial where the little kid blames his dad for his drug use? Of course you do. Practice this refrain for the next time one of your parents tries to give you a lecture about your slutty behavior or shoots you a derisive look: I learned it from YOU, DAD!!
Dear Cat Lady, OMG OMG OMG I just found out that the boy I like can see EVERY TIME that I’ve visited his online dating profile and he wasn’t even supposed to know that I knew about it in the … More
I cannot stand self-help books for single women. I find the whole industry built upon our insecurity that we won’t get married and knocked up by the time we’re 30-ish pretty loathsome in general, because they seem to claim one thing (“You’re perfect the way you are!”) while not-so-subtly implying another (“You’re not good enough, that’s why you need our help!”). But mostly, I just hate the covers of dating advice books. More
This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.
At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.
I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Like the following: More
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I love perusing campus blogs, because believe it or not, you darn kids usually are who we look to as trendsetters and taste-makers. I routinely call up my sister and ask her what’s “in” at her college (and yes, it’s Spirit Hoods), and what her class is talking about. So keep up the good work, you guys! Key demographic!
But while we highly encourage blogging about school news, fashion, how much midterms suck, and dating, there is one arena that you guys need to STFU about. That’s right: stop giving “tips” about how other students should handle their first real-world job if you’re still a student. We don’t care if you had a summer internship, or if you took a year off to work abroad. If you’re still in school full-time and on your parents’ insurance plan, then you do not get to write advice to your peers about what to wear on the first day of their post-collegiate job. This counts double for people writing for college sites but are out of school, yet still talk down to their readers while giving terrible advice. It’s ignorant, a tad condescending, but most of all, just plain wrong. Sorry to make examples out of some of you well-meaning individuals, but here are our 5 “favorite” collegiate posts about life after college.
We just ran across this article on YourTango.com, declaring the five things that men don’t like about single women. The list — which included flakiness, over-the-top independence, biological clock, hypocrisy and treating a pet like a boyfriend — reminded us … More
Welcome to The Problem Solver, Crushable’s crowd-sourced advice column. You submit questions to us via formspring, we’ll give you our two cents here and then you can add advice of your own in the comments below. This week’s formspring submitted … More
Oh, Jessica Simpson. You make it too easy, sweet cheeks. In a recent interview with ‘Extra’, Jessica decided that she would do a little matchmaking. FOR HERSELF. Here’s her idea of the perfect guy: “I definitely love a spiritual man … More
Jennifer Aniston, who is a well-respected actress in the industry and has a pretty good slew of films under her belt, seems to think that the only way she’s going to stay relevant is to talk about her love life. … More