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Humor

Things You Can Do with Your Friends*

*According to my roommate Tired of those ladymags with their crazy suggestions about how to dress or what’s trendy or what’s cool? Well just in time for summer, this ladymag has some suggestions for fun things you can do with your friends, as my roommate has attempted all of these activities with me.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Opening Some Christmas Gifs

No, that’s not a typo. GIF PARTY!!!

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: FMK – “Friends” Edition

Difficult decisions lie ahead, Persephoneers. Difficult decisions indeed.

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Ladyguides

LadyGuide: How to Make Friends

[Original publication date: March 29, 2012] Mouth-breather I am not. I’m socially adept, I have a quick wit, and I can flit around a party with the most social of butterflies. I have online dated, been to meetups, and taken classes. And you know what I’ve learned? Making friends is difficult. Post-college, post-breakup, post-new city, […]

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Uncategorized

Remedies for Loneliness

I’ve been spending a lot of alone time lately, partly by choice and partly involuntarily. I suppose I can blame it on the recent chaos that’s occurred in my life, or maybe to the summertime sadness I’ve developed, a la Lana Del Rey (also, damn you Lana). But as I slowly try to get myself […]

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Humor

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Making friends as an adult can be tricky. It doesn’t have to be!

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Life

The Weight Of Friendships

Throughout the years, I’ve learned the most about life from the friendships that have come and gone, but especially from the friends that remain permanent fixtures. I may not always be the greatest friend, but I think I can safely say that I’m a friend that will be loyal to you forever, unless you fuck […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Prepping for Turkey Day

Yeah, Thanksgiving is still a week away, but I’m already planning. When to drive down to Trader Joe’s to get my brined turkey? When to start prepping? Do I try to make challah stuffing for Thanksgivukkah or stick with the same one I make every year? Should I make apple pie again, or go easy […]

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Pop Culture

Saluting the Best TV Writing in History

Good television writing should be a given, but let’s face it; a lot of the programs on TV right now are not filled with wonderful dialogue. However, great writing does exist, and over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America unleashed upon the world its list of the 101 best-written series in history. 

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Perspectives

Distance Friendships — Sometimes, Add Effort?

Ever since my father put me to the Internet, I have been figuring out how to make, and maintain, long-distance friendships. I can tell you now that the first distance friendship I had some semblance of control over started in third grade. I can also tell you that in ten years, I still am no […]

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Open Thread

Monday Flashback Open Thread: First Friends

A conversation with my daughter got me to thinking about my childhood friends this weekend. She was pining for a friend from preschool,  and asked me if I had friends that I missed.

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Ladyguides

LadyGuide: How to Make Friends

Mouth-breather I am not. I’m socially adept, I have a quick wit, and I can flit around a party with the most social of butterflies. I have online dated, been to meetups, and taken classes. And you know what I’ve learned? Making friends is difficult. Post-college, post-breakup, post-new city, making friends is sometimes way harder […]

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Open Thread

That’s What This Open Thread Is For

Guise, srsly. Srsly guise. I have been overwhelmed with the love and support I have received in the last two weeks from Internet friends and real life friends alike. Not only that, I have been overwhelmed with the love and support I have seen my friends give other people and each other. For most of […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Grown-Up Friends

So, friendship. Awesome until you move, right? In today’s LTP, I want to hear about making new, grown-up, non-classroom friendships.

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Perspectives

The Struggles of Being in an Inter-faith Relationship

It’s hard for me to put into words what it’s like to be in an inter-faith relationship. In some respects it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and in other ways it’s completely natural. If you had asked me 6 years ago if I would ever consider dating a non-Christian guy, I definitely would have […]