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How To Flirt Online

By Jon_SkindzierApril 6, 2011
Flirting via instant messaging is a tricky business, fraught with peril and emoticons, but mostly peril (often caused by emoticons). On one hand, it's easier than the in-person variety of flirting, at least for those of us whose closest thing to a romantic experience this ... More  →
How To Flirt Online

How Not to Misuse Your Confidence (Pants)

By Jon_SkindzierApril 1, 2011
Confidence is an admirable quality, assuming you know what you're doing with it. If you don't, you'll be just as bumbling and hopeless as when you lacked confidence, only louder. Know your boundaries, or else your confidence pants may as well be something classless and awkwa More  →
How Not to Misuse Your Confidence (Pants)

What You Should Have Done To Celebrate The Supermoon

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 24, 2011
Oh no, you guys, the supermoon! We forgot about the supermoon! The one time in 18 years when you can strike up a conversation about the phases of the moon without being an astronomer or wizard, and we missed it. Of course, the event did fall ... More  →
What You Should Have Done To Celebrate The Supermoon

How To Be a Mad Scientist

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 15, 2011
Lots of kids are drawn to science because they're naturally inquisitive; they want to better understand the natural world, and to do something that benefits humanity as a whole. These kids are dorks. Real science can only be pursued one way: madly. This has been the ... More  →
How To Be a Mad Scientist

Ask Jono: A World of Holden Caulfields

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 11, 2011
Dear Jono, First I have to say I like your name. It makes me think of Yoko Ono. Or Dear John. I don't actually like either of those things, but you're still cool. Ummm. Anyways. I guess my problem is kind of a toughie. Well, it was a ... More  →
Ask Jono: A World of Holden Caulfields

March Madness Terms

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 8, 2011
If you really hate sports, we feel for you. It seems there's always some Large Sport Thing coming up that you have to pretend to care about. As soon as the Super Bowl is over, people are looking forward to March Madness, and after that ... More  →
March Madness Terms

Ask Jono: "Just Friends"

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 3, 2011
Hello Jono! I have a question for you that isn't that serious, but I would still appreciate your input, especially since you're a guy. One of my guy friends isn't really the happiest person in the world, and he could do with some understanding close friends. ... More  →
Ask Jono: "Just Friends"

How To Enjoy a Bad Mood

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 1, 2011
Some people just can't abide seeing you in a bad mood. As soon as they detect your aura of crankiness, they feel obligated to talk you out of it. "Life is as beautiful as hugging a bunny!" they'll gush. "Rainbows and gumdrops and look outside, ... More  →
How To Enjoy a Bad Mood

Watson's Online Dating Profile

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 25, 2011
If for some reason you don't drop what you're doing and sprint home to watch Jeopardy! every night, you may have missed the robot named Watson soundly annihilating humanity's two Jeopardy! champions. And if you're wondering why this matters, well, here's why: soon the computers ... More  →
Watson's Online Dating Profile

How To Talk To Strangers

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 22, 2011
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to converse with someone you don't know, but no matter what you intend to say, something stupid shoots unexpectedly out of your mouth like a springy snake launching from a can of mixed nuts? ... More  →
How To Talk To Strangers