Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Can I Be Less Awkward?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Dr. Nerdlove How can I be less awkward with friends and acquaintances? My case is of awkwardness is an oddity in my mind. On one hand I have next to no problem doing long presentations in class ( last week I did a solo one that took 15 minutes) but on the other is […]

Wednesday Open Thread: Tide Pool Edition

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread in the comments, when the NerdLove Internists get to take over the conversation. Today’s suggested topic: we all tend to inhabit little literary tidepools – everyone in our group reading and loving the same books, seemingly unaware of the ocean of literature out there. […]

How To Troubleshoot Online Dating

You do, however, provide plenty of entertainment for others.

For many people, online dating is a godsend – especially if you’re the sort of person who hates trying to meet people on the bar and club scene. It offers you the chance to be as specific as you want to be in your search for for potential partners. Sites exist for every permutation of […]

Iris Allen, Laurel Lance and Lois Lane Syndrome

"No, it's OK, she figures it out eventually!"

Pardon me while I go off on a bit of a media criticism/ rant here So I’ve been enjoying the *hell* out of The Flash lately except for one thing: Iris Allen. Her character is screen death; every time she’s around, everything comes to a screeching halt. The problem is: it’s not her fault, it’s […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Should I Break Up With My Friend?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Hi Doc, I am a woman and my male friend and I have been friends for 8 years. For a few years we had fallen into a pattern of cuddling on my or his bed, something that made me uncomfortable, because I don’t really like cuddling, and I had told him that, but he didn’t […]