Topic: advice

Helen Mirren’s Advice To Hypothetical Daughters Reminds Everyone She’s The Best

Helen Mirren's Advice To Hypothetical Daughters Reminds Everyone She's The Best

Besides wearing some of the most wonderful red carpet looks in the world and simultaneously not giving a licorice stick what anyone thinks of her “stripper shoes,” Dame Helen Mirren has some pretty great advice for young women. It’s not polite and it’s not pretty, but it is absolutely perfect because it is more than necessary for every woman to learn. More »

11 Things You Should Never Tell A Couple In Their Late 20s Or Early 30s

11 Things You Should Never Tell A Couple In Their Late 20s Or Early 30s

My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly four years, have lived together for three, have parented a beloved dog for two, and have avoided engagement conversion for one. We’ve been through just about everything together — sickness, health, countless jobs, friends’ weddings, family funerals, a couple lawsuits, and a bunch of awkward holiday parties. Here are the things I’m tired of hearing. More »

What Should You Do When Your Friend Is Cheating On His Or Her Significant Other?

What Should You Do When Your Friend Is Cheating On His Or Her Significant Other?

Dear Jamie: So I have this friend. I love this friend a lot, but maybe he (let’s call him a he) is a little immature where relationships are concerned. He’s still “figuring things out,” as they say. This friend has been cheating on his girlfriend with other women; it’s happened a few times now. And no, they’re not in an open relationship. What, if anything, should I do? More »

Rejection, Moving Home & Minimum Wage: Advice For Grads Based On My First Year Out

Rejection, Moving Home & Minimum Wage: Advice For Grads Based On My First Year Out

I was hungover when I walked across the stage of my graduation last year, as I had been much of college. All these speeches about how we were the future, how we’d be changing everything in the coming years, how our ideas and lives and actions affected everything more than anybody else’s (a claim I am still unsure of) were designed to make us believe in ourselves, or something. But inside, I was shaking with the knowledge that I would soon be released into the world with zero idea of what I wanted to do with my stupid little 22-year-old life. More »

What His Style Says About How He Will F**k You Over

What His Style Says About How He Will F**k You Over

So I was talking to my friend recently about the kinds of guys she likes, and attempting to explain to her why she needs to expand her horizons beyond the tall, long haired, seventies-loving, Jesus-esque warlocks she loves so much. “The more rings and necklaces a guy has on, the less likely he is to text you back after you blow him,” I said, and she laughed and protested, because obviously there’s no math in love…OR IS THERE? In an attempt to quantify the science of heartbreak, I have assembled an exhaustive list of how various kinds of men are going to hurt your feelings, based purely on their deceptively pretty exteriors. Read and learn, ladies. More »

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

As frequent readers of The Gloss know, I (as well as many of my fellow writers, I’m sure) am terrified of the future. It’s difficult to know what direction we’re all going on, let along how to get to the destination we want, let alone whether that destination is actually what we want anyway. But one thing is for sure: we are going get older, and we can only choose how to face that fact. If you, like us, are a bit utterly confused as to how to go about becoming an adult, then you should absolutely pick up Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown. More »