Topic: bad advice

12 Dating Tips You Should Never Listen To (Trust Us)

12 Dating Tips You Should Never Listen To (Trust Us)

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The Internet is full of information, and while some of it is great and super useful (like everything on Gurl! #ShamelessSelfPromotion), some of it is also just bad. Really bad. I’ve seen some pretty terrible advice while skimming through all of my favorite websites when I’m bored on a Sunday morning, but this latest article made me a little more angry than usual. More »

Illustrated Guide: How To Become A Hugely Successful Fashion Designer

Illustrated Guide: How To Become A Hugely Successful Fashion Designer

Everyone wants to join the exciting world of fashion: it’s chic, it’s fun, it’s glamorous. And the very best job in the industry? Fashion designer. Fashion designers can do whatever they want, dress however they want, behave however they want and treat people like complete shit without any real consequences because everything they do is an act of self-expression! In fact, being a fashion designer is easily the most fulfilling and creative job in the world. It’s way better than being, like, a social worker or something lame. However, if you want to be a fashion designer, you have to make it first. This week’s Illustrated Guide will teach you how. More »

Party Favors: Leave MJ Alone

Party Favors: Leave MJ Alone

The politics of looking at Michael Jackson‘s corpse. -DoubleX

“Why I Got A Buzzcut.” -The Frisky

I want a beetlejuice plant. -StyleList Home

Famous people talk about the… benefits… of infidelity. -YourTango

Techniques for transforming your relationships with men. -The Hairpin

Black and white and floral all over. Like Kate Moss. -College Candy

Vogue‘s Hamish Bowles auditioned for X Factor and it was delightful. -Styleite

Wedding beauty prep begins a whole year before the big day?! -Birchbox

Concerning Fall denim. -Refinery29

Burberry is releasing a single…? -The High Low

It is possible to eat healthy on the cheap. -YouBeauty

And wear tuxedo blazers. -The Budget Babe

Sarah Jessica Parker knows a lot about shoes. -StyleList

Technology x Beauty. -Betty Confidential

Real Talk: Things We Thought Men Liked In Bed (And Were Wrong About)

Real Talk: Things We Thought Men Liked In Bed (And Were Wrong About)

Before one becomes sexually active, one has a couple years fraught by hyper awareness of sex and a preoccupation with being attractive. In this time, one develops a lot of ideas about what sex will be like. Most of them turn out to be absurd. A large portion of our ignorance can be attributed to 1) terrible sex advice from magazines and 2) the professed knowledge of our equally clueless friends. This kind of thing leads to the (still widely propagated) myth that, while performing oral sex on a man, one should hum “The Star Spangled Banner” for that… little… something… extra. This exact piece of horrible advice and much more ahead… More »

Bad in Bed With David DeAngelo

Bad in Bed With David DeAngelo

Welcome to Bad in Bed, where we discuss sex and relationship advice that we don’t want, and the people we don’t want it from. Today’s subject is David DeAngelo.

Ladies, I have to be fair here. I’ve been known to be pleasantly surprised by the advice doled out on AskMen.com. For instance, their tips for being communicative and enthusiastic during sex.

But right now, there’s a grievous offense going on over there at the hands of one David DeAngelo, who’s doling out advice that might make you vomit up your morning danish. More »

Bad in Bed With Cosmo

Bad in Bed With Cosmo

Welcome to Bad in Bed, where we discuss sex and relationship advice that we don’t want, and the people we don’t want it from. Today’s subject is Cosmopolitan magazine.

Women’s magazines are notorious for attempting to choke us to death with bad relationship advice. Be coy, don’t be coy. Speak your mind, but only in the ways laid out in August’s issue, not July’s. Be a bitch, but be nice. Really, it’s enough to make one’s mind start to spin.

Well, the latest advice, courtesy of Cosmo, is to try to get comfortable with the idea of your partner checking other people out in front of you: More »

Video: ‘The View’ Has Advice for Dealing with Neighbors Who Have Loud Sex

Video: 'The View' Has Advice for Dealing with Neighbors Who Have Loud Sex

I don’t know if the ladies of The View are people I would take sex advice from – Elisabeth has repeatedly said on national television that the only form of birth control she uses is “taking a long time to brush her teeth and hoping her husband falls asleep” and Sherri never misses a chance to complain about how she hasn’t gotten laid. That said, what is the proper way to deal with neighbors who have super loud, annoying sex? More »