Tag: Advice (page 1 of 22)

Awesome Advice Central joins the gifted class

Dear Awesome Advice Team,

For years I’ve been attending parent-teacher meetings, plastering a fake smile on my face and acting like I’m happy with the marks my kids have been getting, when in fact all I want to do is put my head in the oven when I get home.  Some nights, I actually start up the oven before I get my car keys:  that’s how much I hate parent-teacher meetings. Continue reading

Awesome Advice Central goes all vintage

This week, one half of our Awesome Advice team is off gallivanting in Toronto, so we’re bringing you a vintage bit of advice from the estimable column’s earliest days. Enjoy!

Dear Awesome Advice Central,

This is an unusual problem, but I can’t go to my boss for help because I don’t have a boss.

I own my own store, selling miniature owls that I make from moss and discarded birds’ nests. I spend hours making my little creations, using my own spit to render the birds’ nests the right consistency to blend properly with the moss. As I’m sure you can imagine, the results are stunning. Continue reading

Awesome Advice Central: The Gala Affair

Dear Awesome Advice Central,

I have a problem. Well, of course I have a problem, or I wouldn’t be writing to you, would I?

Do you want to know what my problem is? Well, never mind, I’m going to tell you anyway. After all, you’re supposed to be in the advice business, so this is kind of your job. Continue reading

Awesome Advice Central: Monkey business

Dear Awesome Advice Central,

Why are my parents so cruel?  I’m only 10 but already I’ve decided they’ve thwarted me one time too many—it must be that they don’t want me to succeed in life, it’s the only reason that makes sense. Continue reading

Awesome Advice Central: Called on the carpet

Dear Awesome Advice Central,

I’m writing to make a complaint about your column. 

Having read them all yesterday (I’m a dedicated amateur insomniac), I’ve noticed a downward trend in your answers to people who need genuine help and counseling. Continue reading

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