Topic: Advice

8 New Year’s Resolutions Inspired By Amy Poehler’s Ask Amy Web Series

8 New Year's Resolutions Inspired By Amy Poehler's Ask Amy Web Series

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 »

College Life: A Letter To My Freshman Year Self

College Life: A Letter To My Freshman Year Self

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: Jealousy Isn’t Allowed In This Hook Up

Lost In Translation: Jealousy Isn't Allowed In This Hook Up

(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 »

Gallery: The Worst Relationship Book Covers

Gallery: The Worst Relationship Book Covers

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 »

25 Tips Before Turning 25

25 Tips Before Turning 25

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 »

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

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.
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