Category: Advice

Let's Retire the Word,"Evil", Like the Intellectual Grown-ups That we are

Let's Retire the Word,"Evil", Like the Intellectual Grown-ups That we are
Sometimes when a person uses just one word, you can tell a lot about them just because they used that one word.  When I hear someone describing a bruise as a “hematoma” for instance, I reflexively think that person has had some medical training. Similarly, when I hear someone pronounce New Orleans as, “Nawlins”, I... Read more »

10 Substitutes for True Love

10 Substitutes for True Love
Back in 1967, the Beatles declared to the world, “All you need is love.” Given the fact that they were decades away from streaming on Netflix or eating a Pizza Hut P’zone, who can blame them for their simplistic ignorance? And maybe if the Fab Four had ever experienced the true love of spellcheck, those... Read more »

6 Ways to Make Your Job More Like College

6 Ways to Make Your Job More Like College
A few words of advice to the graduating class of 2012 from Dan P, the assistant professor of partying all/some of the time. I’d like to congratulate the class of 2012 and welcome them to the work world. As much fun as college was, you unfortunately cannot make a career out of chugging booze, creeping... Read more »
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Advice for the Graduating Class of 2012: T.R. Slyder Edition

Advice for the Graduating Class of 2012: T.R. Slyder Edition
As college graduations draw near we at Lists That Actually Matter would like to serve as the tour guides to success for our recent graduates. Because, like Whitney Houston, we believe children are our future. But that is not all- we also do cocaine,   marijuana,  Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and Benadryl in bathtubs... Read more »

A Few Words of Advice for the Graduating Class of 2012

This week, the distinguished faculty of Lists That Actually Matter offers their advice to the graduating class of 2012. Today, a few words from Tony, Professor of Whatever Subject Would Impress You Most. Graduates, Congratulations, you’ve made it. By which I mean, you’ve made it to this post. Way to go. I’m proud of you,... Read more »

8 Things to Do If You Forget Someone’s Name

Have you ever found yourself talking to somebody and then suddenly realize you can’t remember their name? Whether it’s your blind date, your new coworker, or the man urinating next to you in the drunk tank, it’s always embarrassing. So rather than admit you forgot their name (and risk looking foolish), here are a few... Read more »
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10 Ways to Avoid a Physical Altercation

If you’re like me, then one of your least favorite activities is a physical beat-down. And if you’re also like me, all of your Star Wars wristwatches and Pacman T-shirts make you a common target for them. Rather than flee (and risk spilling a fresh Big Gulp), here are a few time-tested ways to avoid... Read more »