Guest Post: An Introvert’s Guide to Navigating Parties

"Hello? Um... anyone dead in there?"

(Doctor’s Note: On occasion, I’ll have an idea for an excellent topic that I am completely unsuited to write about. Fortunately for me, I have some excellent friends who are. This week, we have a guest post from Beth Campbell – event planner, professional social butterfly and secret introvert – to talk about the skill of navigating [...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Plan

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread in the comments. This week’s suggested topic: the zombie apocalypse. Every nerd has their plan as to how they’re going to survive, so let’s hear yours. And if yours is especially good, you might need to make room in your bunker for your fellow [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Get Better At Meeting Men?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Doctor’s Note: Occasionally I’ll get a question that I don’t feel qualified to answer. For example, a reader wrote in looking for some some advice about picking up men – not my area of expertise unless you want tips on how to pick me up specifically. So instead, I’ve reached out to my friend and fellow dating [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Talk About My Past With My Boyfriend?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Hello Doc, I have a question regarding the appropriate time of disclosure pf past sexual trauma in a new relationship. I was molested as a very young girl: the appropriate timing of sharing my story with new friends and more-than-casual acquaintances is apparent to me in the moment, but I have struggled over when to [...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Saturday Morning Cartoons Edition

Y'know. For kids.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for this week’s open comment thread. Last Saturday marked the first time in nearly 40 years that there were no Saturday morning cartoons. So in order to mark the end of a fundamental part of all of our childhoods, today’s suggested topic is: what cartoons got YOU up early on [...]