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Ask Jono: When To Break Up

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 23, 2011
Hi Jono! I'm a big fan of your super awesome advice-giving powers. :) I was hoping you could help me on this one. So what exactly are the "general guidelines" for dumping a guy? What are the factors a dumpee (yay John ... More  →
Ask Jono: When To Break Up

How To Be a Snooty Film Person

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 21, 2011
Welcome to Jono's SparkLife Academy class! Prepare to become pretentious. —Sparkitors Due to a series of increasingly bad decisions, the thing I am most qualified to talk about is film studies, which is the discipline of explaining why no movies are any good and then ... More  →
How To Be a Snooty Film Person

Ask Jono: Dating a Sibling's Ex

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 16, 2011
Dear Jono, I come to you with a question of social acceptability. You see, there is this boy. He is a senior, and I am a junior. We've gotten to know each other somewhat recently; we've been talking a lot and he has asked ... More  →
Ask Jono: Dating a Sibling's Ex

Horrible Things That Will Definitely Happen To You When You Have To Start Booking Your Own Flights

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 14, 2011
Plane travel is like doing the laundry; it seems pretty simple as long as your parents are in charge of the details. Clothes go in here, something about detergent, blah blah blah the end. Then you get to college and finally have ... More  →
 Horrible Things That Will Definitely Happen To You When You Have To Start Booking Your Own Flights

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