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How to Pack for College (and the Real World)

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 6, 2011
Whether you're moving away for good or just heading off to college, packing your whole life into a handful of boxes is a frustrating chore, in part because you will almost certainly fail at it. You'll get to wherever you're going and ... More  →
How to Pack for College (and the Real World)

How To Act When You Run Into Popular Kids Over The Summer

By Jon_SkindzierJune 29, 2011
It's always awkward figuring out how to approach people from school in the summer months, though the problem is a little more pronounced with teachers. (Do they sit around all summer droning about supply-side economics to the dog? Almost certainly yes.) Other ... More  →
How To Act When You Run Into Popular Kids Over The Summer

Dorm Room Art Even YOU Can Make

By Jon_SkindzierJune 28, 2011
If you're not artistically inclined, you might assume you're not capable of decorating with artsy art, the creative kind that makes drama majors swoon and engineering majors scramble to escape out the window. But if Andy Warhol could have some guys pee on ... More  →
Dorm Room Art Even YOU Can Make

Ways To Approach Your Crush (That Will Backfire)

By Jon_SkindzierJune 21, 2011
For every creative way to approach your crush, there are at least ten ways for you to wind up with egg on your face (often literally, if you make your approach during breakfast, or inside a chicken coop). The lesson here is ... More  →
Ways To Approach Your Crush (That Will Backfire)

Ask Jono: LOLU! (Laughing Out Loud, Unintentionally)

By Jon_SkindzierJune 16, 2011
Hi Jono! So I have a little problem (but I guess that much was obvious). Well actually two. First, why don't you answer letters more often? I love your column! My naturally awful solutions take about a week to convert to actual, good ... More  →
Ask Jono: LOLU! (Laughing Out Loud, Unintentionally)

How To Make Your Body Language More Friendly

By Jon_SkindzierJune 14, 2011
You'll occasionally hear that up to 70% of communication is nonverbal. "Nuh uh," other sources will insist, "it's, um, 93%," shortly before some other source concludes that it is, in fact, one million percent. These figures are all sort of not true, but at least ... More  →
How To Make Your Body Language More Friendly

Ask Jono: Flirting With Friendliness

By Jon_SkindzierJune 9, 2011
Hi Jono! So I have a guy question. So I have this guy friend. Let's call him John. John and I are pretty good friends. As in, if he saw me walking across the quad, he would run over to give me a hug, ... More  →
Ask Jono: Flirting With Friendliness

How To Get Rid of a Third Wheel

By Jon_SkindzierJune 8, 2011
Nobody likes having a third wheel around, with the possible exception of a cyclist who is riding past a thumbtack factory. Human third wheels are even worse, as they are clueless, disruptive, and often difficult to ignore. Here are a few solutions to the third wheel dilemma. More  →
How To Get Rid of a Third Wheel

Ask Jono: Helping Someone with Depression

By Jon_SkindzierJune 1, 2011
Dear Jono, My problems a bit of a toughy: my best friend is depressed. He does a great job of hiding it, except for a post on his blog. He poured his heart out about how he feels. He cuts his wrists. He doesn't ... More  →
Ask Jono: Helping Someone with Depression

A Guide To Summer Jobs

By Jon_SkindzierMay 31, 2011
In today's economy, it's required to use the phrase "in today's economy" at least once and then cite some dire statistics before you talk about the job market. While considering your job prospects, remember that you may run into more competition for existing jobs ... More  →
A Guide To Summer Jobs