self help

  • On Self-Judgment and What You Really Want  [Dear DBN]

    On Self-Judgment and What You Really Want [Dear DBN]

    We are our own harshest critics, judging ourselves for harmless actions and run-of-the-mill human emotions. This week, ease off on the self-judgment and give yourself the room to think about what you really want, and then act on it.

  • 5 Self-Help Tips That May Actually Work Against You

    5 Self-Help Tips That May Actually Work Against You

    I think that whatever gets you through the day (that is healthy and legal) is good! And I support it, but what happens when that self-help tip because a self-hurt tip?

  • This Blog Will Change Your Life: Week 4

    This Blog Will Change Your Life: Week 4

    As a writer, I have always beaten myself up about perhaps not being able to make it in such a difficult field. Who am I? Who would want to read my work? However, all of this changed the day that I was asked to analyzed the poem known as an “American Masterpiece” by William Carlos Williams. This poem gave me hope that absolutely anyone could become a writer.

  • The Weekly Ten: Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

    The Weekly Ten: Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

    Christmas is fast approaching. (Five days, but hey, who's counting?) While I’m sure you’ve already picked out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, I bet you haven’t given much thought to what you’re getting this holiday season. Well…I have.

  • Ten Things Every Girl Needs to Know

    Ten Things Every Girl Needs to Know

    It's time to man up, ladies, and empower yourselves to live life without the aid of Prince Charming. Not only does this make our lives a whole lot easier (hello, do you really want to wait around for someone to jump-start your car?), but sometimes it's safer to take matters into our own hands (instead of asking some rando to do it for us).

  • Go Ahead, Be A Negative Nancy!

    Go Ahead, Be A Negative Nancy!

    Lately, it seems like the whole freakin' world has been on a self-help kick. In recent years, the $11 billion dollar industry has flourished. It's provided us with "miracle" books like The Secret and an array of self-proclaimed internet self-help gurus (or trust fund babies with pink hair and Daddy's cash?) like Gala Darling.

  • The 7 Best Self Help Books I’ve Ever Heard Of

    The 7 Best Self Help Books I’ve Ever Heard Of

    A few years ago, if someone mentioned a self-help book around me I would have cringed... and laughed in their face. I didn’t understand how people could pay money for books that any idiot with a computer could write and try to pawn off as good, sound advice.

  • Saturday Read: Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov

    Saturday Read: Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov

    I'll admit it: I've got a thing for relationship self-help books. When I'm working the floor at my local bookstore, I can't help but skim through the latest additions to the section.

  • Pssst! Wanna Get the Old Facebook Back?

    Pssst! Wanna Get the Old Facebook Back?

    For those of us (everyone) who hates the new Facebook… [Just don’t tell ‘em we told you…we hear they send snipers out after all dissenters]...

  • Crappiest Blog Ever Gives Women a Bad Name

    Crappiest Blog Ever Gives Women a Bad Name

    I’m a student. I get bored in class. Really bored. So, I take advantage of the free wireless and spend most of my time in...

  • Crap Gifts: This Year, Don’t Be the Idiot Who Gives One

    Crap Gifts: This Year, Don’t Be the Idiot Who Gives One

    Every year, some of us are guilty of giving sh*tty presents. Maybe we forget a relative until the last second, maybe we really don’t like...