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How To Deal with Political Conversations

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 8, 2011
Political conversations are like pterodactyls; you can't escape them, so you'd better just learn how to deal with them. It would be nice if the same solution (clawing at the sky and exclaiming "I am a tyrannosaurus") worked for both situations, but ... More  →
How To Deal with Political Conversations

Ask Jono: Inadvertent Flirting

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 2, 2011
Dear Jono, Since you are a male, I was hoping you could help me figure out what my friend is thinking. He is a really good friend to me, and we hang out often. I will admit, I do have feelings for him and ... More  →
Ask Jono: Inadvertent Flirting

What To Do If Your Roommate Hates You

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 30, 2011
Every roommate experience takes some tact to navigate, but sometimes you and your roommate are so obviously mismatched that you are more likely to win the Space Olympics—which is not a thing that exists—than you are to finish the semester with both of ... More  →
What To Do If Your Roommate Hates You

What To Do If You Have the Worst First Day of School in the History of the World

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 23, 2011
The first day of school always starts off with such potential. You get on the bus full of exuberance and waffles, your backpack full of shiny new school supplies and also waffles, for emergencies. Your binder has an intricate color-coding system, ... More  →
What To Do If You Have the Worst First Day of School in the History of the World

Ask Jono: Getting Over a Crush

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 19, 2011
Dear Jono, So there's this girl that I met at a summer camp, and I really like her. But while we were at camp, my cabin mates told me that they heard her say that she wasn't interested in dating, but I can't know for sure ... More  →
Ask Jono: Getting Over a Crush

Creative Ways to Save Money

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 17, 2011
For a lot of us, money is tight these days. People everywhere are implementing stricter budgets, frantically grabbing handfuls of pennies from wishing wells, and going to the park to reverse-feed the ducks, which is the act of stealing the breadcrumbs that a ... More  →
Creative Ways to Save Money

Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 11, 2011
Dear Jono, May I have your autograph? No, seriously, you never fail to make my day with your columns! Oh yeah, and I have a question that I hope you wouldn't mind answering. See, I'm a tomboy and everyone in town knows ... More  →
Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

How To Act When You Run Into Your Ex

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 9, 2011
Stop us when this scenario sounds familiar: You're minding your own business at Starbucks, trying to think of a word that contains like 5 Es for Words with Friends, when suddenly your ex strolls right in the front door like (s)he owns ... More  →
How To Act When You Run Into Your Ex

Ask Jono: How To Be a Wingwoman

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 4, 2011
Dear Jono, May I start off by saying I very much enjoy your column? Seriously. It rocks. However, there is a another matter at hand, for which I seek your wisdom. It seems that I have been chosen by one of my guy friends ... More  →
Ask Jono: How To Be a Wingwoman

Franchise Reboots Hollywood Is Bound to Make

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 3, 2011
Movie reboots are nothing new. They're often made when a beloved character becomes a campy embarrassment (the 1966 Batman involved Batman fighting an exploding shark with shark repellent), or when a series grows stale and dated (all James Bond used to do was joke ... More  →
Franchise Reboots Hollywood Is Bound to Make