How To Quit Worrying About Being Bitchy and Actually Assert Yourself

When you're a lady — even if you're smart, together, and tough — standing up for yourself can be pretty difficult. Women are supposed to smooth things over, be nice to everybody, and defuse conflict rather than cause it — so asking for anything at all controversial can seem transgressive or even bitchy. Here's how to… » 1/19/12 3:30pm 1/19/12 3:30pm

How to Help a Friend Through an Abortion

After we discussed helping a friend deal with a miscarriage, a reader asked us for tips on how to support a friend in the similarly sensitive situation of going through an abortion. From the decision process to the aftermath, abortion can bring up complicated emotions — but we have some advice on helping your friend… » 1/05/12 4:00pm 1/05/12 4:00pm

How To Keep Your Social Life Alive In A Long-Distance Relationship

Especially now that jobs are hard to come by, a lot of people find themselves in long-distance relationships. And there's a lot of advice about to manage such relationships. But what about the rest of your life — how do you keep up with your friends when you're always jetting off to see your partner? Below, some tips… » 11/10/11 3:40pm 11/10/11 3:40pm