Dear Abby Runs Clearly Fake Letter From Woman Asking What Twerking Is

How many letters do you think "Dear Abby" receives in a day? Hundreds? Thousands? Enough, surely, that the advice column (now written by Jeanne Phillips) wouldn't need to run a fake letter. But you'll probably find this one in your local paper today, and we're pretty sure it's not authentic. » 5/07/14 11:20am 5/07/14 11:20am

Heads Up, Men: You Have No Secrets

A secret is something hidden on purpose — but if the "secret" is a fairly universal behavior practiced by lots of people that the average person would find utterly unsurprising ("Cats like string") then, sorry buddy, but that is not a secret to anyone but you. Which kind of makes it not a secret at all, but like a… » 4/10/14 1:41pm 4/10/14 1:41pm

What Does It Even Mean to Be a 'Needy' Girl?

Who is 'That Girl' anyway? Is she a sketchy drunk? An insecure mess? An attention whore? One thing is clear, the phrase That Girl is a stigma-laden expression. Whatever you're doing as That Girl, rest assured, you're doing it wrong. But a therapist who listens to women fret about being That Girl thinks maybe That Girl… » 12/04/13 12:35pm 12/04/13 12:35pm

Answers to '10 Questions Men Are Too Scared to Ask Women'

Question: Why do women get madder and madder as they ponder something irritating and stupid even when there's no point? Because shoes. No really, so, according to Redbook, men are terrified to talk to women, but it's not their fault: Ladies be confusin'. What with the talking and the mysterious food purchases, it's a… » 10/14/13 2:40pm 10/14/13 2:40pm

How to Be a Man: The Newly Updated Rules

Lately we've been talking a lot about men and how they are doing more than ever to embrace women's progress and challenge old notions of masculinity. But that doesn't mean it isn't confusing for them. The pressure is still there to be "men," whatever that means, and, in fact, it seems no one is sure what it actually… » 9/24/13 12:42pm 9/24/13 12:42pm

Recent Grads: Here's What You Should Know. Love, A Recent(ish) Grad

I graduated from college four years ago. I know four years probably seems like an infinitesimal blip to many readers (disclaimer #1: self-aware millennial realizes she has far less life experience than you do), but when I remember the anxious stress case I was at 21 — incapable of imagining life as a gainfully… » 5/21/13 3:25pm 5/21/13 3:25pm

Feedbag: How Do I Cook A Decent Steak Filet At Home?

Welcome to the Feedbag, where all the dumb questions about food, drink, cooking, eating, and accidental finger removal you've been embarrassed to ask can finally receive the berating they goddamn deserve. Also: answers. Send all your even-vaguely-food-related questions to albertburneko@gmail.com. All of them. » 5/09/13 5:00pm 5/09/13 5:00pm