Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Opinion | Mar. 20 8:12 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: Things you did not need to just ask Emily

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Welcome back from spring break! As always, we begin by reminding you that you (and you! and you!) can submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. And now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, in the spirit of spring, Emily has decided to assure you that she really has thought up answers to all of your questions this semester. Yes. All of them.

Dear Emily,

Why are you doing this?

Sincerely,

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Opinion | Mar. 6 2:13 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: More than a feeling

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Before we begin, we’d like to remind you to submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. And now: in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, our readers just have a lot of feelings.

Dear Emily,

So there’s this girl (isn’t there always?). Long story short, we were good friends, then we were friends with benefits, then it all fell apart.  We both want to be friends again, but how do I get over her? We’re in a lot of the same classes and activities, so it would be awkward to stop seeing her for a while, but I’m not sure how to get over her while in continued contact. And I really do want to be her friend.

Sincerely,

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Opinion | Feb. 28 11:11 am EST
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Just Ask Emily: How to succeed in midterms without really whining

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As always, we begin by reminding you that you (yes, you) may submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries to Emily right here. And now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wants to know how to get through exam season with both GPA and self-worth intact:

Dear Emily,

I am really stressed about midterms this year, and I’m worried that that stress will come through in how I interact with other people. How can I get through midterms without being completely miserable?

Sincerely,

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Opinion | Feb. 21 11:11 am EST
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Just Ask Emily: So you think you want a boyfriend

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As always, we begin by reminding you that you, too, may submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries to Emily right here. And now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wonders if the hour is growing too late to find a boyfriend.

Dear Emily,

I am totally interested in having a boyfriend right now, but afraid of the time commitment it may involve. School work alone keeps me crazy busy, but at the same time, if I don’t start dating now, am I destined to be alone forever? After all, school work (and life) is always going to be busy. What should I do?

Sincerely,
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Opinion | Feb. 14 12:12 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: Break that ice, ice baby

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As always, we begin by reminding you that you can submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries to Emily right here. And now: in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader wants to know how to break the ice.

Dear Emily,

There’s a girl in my CC class who I’ve hopelessly had a crush on for the past six months. However, we’ve only talked after class approximately once, and it’s far past the point of introductions since we’ve been in the course since September and never really chatted. Any tips on how to break the ice?

Sincerely,

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Opinion | Feb. 7 4:14 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: Suite dreams are made of this

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As always, we begin by reminding you that you (yes, you) can submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader is wondering if it’s not where you are, but who you’re with that really matters.

Hi Emily,

I need some advice on housing. Not how to beat the lottery or anything, just how to find a great group of friends to live with. More »

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Opinion | Jan. 31 4:44 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: Say anything

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As usual, we begin by reminding you to submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wants to say anything, and one reader wants to talk about personal space.

Dear Emily,

What do you do when you kind of know someone, but not really? At what point do you say hi? At what point does it become too late to introduce yourself when you’ve been sitting next to someone for a long time and talked but have never introduced yourself?

Sincerely,

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Opinion | Jan. 23 11:18 am EST
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Just Ask Emily: Where them girls at?

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And we’re back! First, as a reminder, please submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader feels he’s looking for love in all the wrong places.

Hi Emily,
I’m a single guy in CC who’s wondering where to find a date. This is an amazing school, and there are tons of smart, cute, funny, etc. girls at Columbia and Barnard. And I think a good number of them must be looking for guys (unless @MyLifeIsBarnard is lying to me). So why is it so tough to meet them?

I’m not a shy guy, but I can’t seem to find the girls who are looking for guys. After class/in cafés, I run into good female friends. At the bars and random parties, I do the whole hook-up thing, which is fun but ultimately unfulfilling. I’ve also tried the whole “get a friend to introduce you to her cute friend” thing, but that didn’t go well—way too much drama.
I just can’t seem to find that nice girl who’s looking for a date. Any advice?

Sincerely,

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Spectrum | Jan. 17 6:16 pm EST
Beating the traffic

Long lines and how to avoid them

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The first day of a new semester means that you need new textbooks. (Or you can be a slacker and not buy books, I don’t know.) Now, there are two popular ways to get what you need. Check after the jump to see them, and our recommendation. More »

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Opinion | Dec. 9 9:42 pm EST
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Just Ask Emily: Everything’s going down the drain, including grapes

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As always, we begin with a reminder that you (yes, you) can submit your comments, questions, concerns, and queries right here. In this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wants to stick up for her friend, one for her heart, and one for her sink and suite sanity.

Dear Emily,

A friend of mine—I’ll call her B—has a crush on this guy in our group of friends. Recently, when B wasn’t there, another friend in our group started talking about how she has a crush on our guy friend—in front of him. When he brought her up, the first thing he mentioned was that she has this crush. What should I have done? What can I do if this happens again?

From,

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