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How To Show Your Appreciation for an SO

By Jon_SkindzierMay 13, 2011
Compliments are like parking tickets: if you don't pay them from time to time, you deserve to have your car impounded. Be forewarned that guys often have difficulty with this, so give them partial credit for at least trying. More  →
How To Show Your Appreciation for an SO

How To Choose Between Colleges

By Jon_SkindzierMay 10, 2011
Unless you have a part-time after-school job as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a college is likely the biggest decision of your life so far. Before you make your final choice, look past the obvious stuff each college has to offer, and ... More  →
How To Choose Between Colleges

Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

By Jon_SkindzierMay 6, 2011
(Subject line: You are brave young dragon. But mine is the stronger gung-fu) Dear Jono, I hope you enjoyed the subject line. It is probably the most entertaining thing about this email. Anywho, I have a question! There's this guy (I bet >99% of emails you receive ... More  →
Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

How Awkward Are You?

By Jon_SkindzierMay 4, 2011
So let's say you're talking to your friends and gesturing wildly, and because you're not paying attention, you manage to honk some part of a passing stranger's anatomy that is traditionally covered by underpants; spinning around to apologize, you instead topple down a staircase and ... More  →
How Awkward Are You?

How to Convince Everyone Your Parents Are Spies For The Government

By Jon_SkindzierApril 28, 2011
If you ever used to play the Comparing Parents Game when you were a kid ("My dad can beat up your dad," "Well my dad is faster than, um, a space ship," ) then you long ago realized that most dads can't beat up any ... More  →
How to Convince Everyone Your Parents Are Spies For The Government

12 Things You Can Do To Make The Earth Better (Or At Least Not Worse)!

By Jon_SkindzierApril 22, 2011
The message of Earth Day is a simple one: the Earth is our friend. That, or the Earth is prepared to kill everybody if we don't knock it off. Take your pick. Either way, here are some simple tips to stay on the Earth's good side. More  →
12 Things You Can Do To Make The Earth Better (Or At Least Not Worse)!

Oh No, Everyone! We Are All Fat.

By Jon_SkindzierApril 20, 2011
The sudden realization that you have somehow become Jabba the Hutt comes to everyone differently. Maybe you're going through your closet and puzzling over why someone has replaced all your clothing with what is clearly a bunch of children's clothes. Maybe you wander past a ... More  →
Oh No, Everyone! We Are All Fat.

Ask Jono: Friends With... Not Benefits

By Jon_SkindzierApril 18, 2011
Dear Jono, I've got a bit of a sticky situation.  I like this guy at work, and he has told me he likes me back (yay!), but, despite the fact that he is eighteen and I am seventeen, he is not allowed to date due to ... More  →
Ask Jono: Friends With... Not Benefits

How To Weasel Out Of Doing Chores

By Jon_SkindzierApril 14, 2011
Between school, studying, part-time jobs, and household chores, many teens are left with some negative number of hours in any given day. You could try to get around this deficit by multitasking (eating tacos in the shower, mowing the lawn while asleep) or cutting back ... More  →
How To Weasel Out Of Doing Chores

Ask Jono: Tall Girls And Short Boys

By Jon_SkindzierApril 8, 2011
Dear Jono, You.Are.Hilarious! I love your posts! About my question...I've been wondering about this for a while and I'm still confused... My problem is I'm really weird around guys. Look I'm really tall (5'11) and 90% of the guys are shorter than me, so when a guy shorter ... More  →
Ask Jono: Tall Girls And Short Boys