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Take My Advice: Why Date a Cheapskate?
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I've been dating this guy for about 6 months, and last week, for the first time, he asked the waitress to split our check. I was shocked--so far he's always been a gentleman and picked up the bill when we go out. I'm totally turned off by it, but he seems like a great guy in other ways. Should I tell him how much this upset me, or just dump him? Cheapness is a total deal-breaker for me.  More
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Thanks to Boomf, You Can Now Eat Your Instagrams
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Everybody knows that, if you eat something, you attain it's power. That's why that dude from "Red Dragon" tried to eat that William Blake painting and why Chinese men have been scarfing tiger dicks as a cure for impotence for thousands of years. It's science, okay? More
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Take My Advice: Keep it Clean, People
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One of my coworkers doesn't get kitchen etiquette. She always brings in foods that smell: fish (that she warms up--eww), broccoli that she'll steam in the microwave, cheeses that make the whole fridge smell like feet. Once she left refried beans from takeout mexican in the fridge so long we thought a small animal had died. She's also careless--besides leaving food around, she never really cleans up after herself. She'll wash the pan she used, but when you go to use it, you realize there's still food stuck in the corners, or she'll spill something sticky over the counter and just...leave it there.  More
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Pop Culture Kickstarter: Baby Goose Off the Market and Britney Spears Off Key
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It has been another crazy week in pop culture, so we're perfectly happy selling our souls via Kickstarter and pawning off some saucy celebrity dirt for the right price. The Pop Culture Kickstarter is a regular round-up of all of the wild stuff you've missed on the Internet in the past week if you don't spend as much time on Facebook as we shamefully do. If you haven't heard which celebrity hunk is off the market or which actual Kickstarter campaign is making millions in the name of food, read on and get your pennies ready. 
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Union Protests MBTA Cleaning Cuts with ‘YMCA’-Style Flash Mob
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Local SEIU District 615, the union that represents contracted cleaners on the MBTA, has been fighting recent staffing cuts that will reduce the number of MBTA janitors by 29%. The union has been protesting publicly since June, but their most visible demonstration came in the form of a flash mob in Government Center where various protestors gave a spirited (though disjointed) rendition of the Village Peoples' "YMCA." More
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Experiencing Gloucester’s Famous Greasy Pole Competition
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St. Peter's Fiesta, better known by locals as simply 'Fiesta' is Gloucester, MA’s holiday extravaganza. Being America's oldest seaport, our hometown of Gloucester has fishing in its blood, so Fiesta is a five-day festival at the end of June celebrating the Patron Saint of Fishermen, St. Peter. More
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Take My Advice: That’s Not What I Meant-or
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I work in marketing for a mid-sized company, and I'm the youngest person on my team. One of the older guys  has been kind of a mentor for me, and we get along well. The other day, a bunch of us went for drinks after work. I told him how I was disappointed that a couple of my ideas were rejected, and he told me, with this pitying look, that maybe they just weren't good ideas. As the night went on, he started telling me how I was the "total package"--brains, beauty, talent--and as the night went on LONGER that got whittled down to just "you're so gorgeous." Nothing happened, and neither of us has said anything about it since, but now I feel weird around him. Should I tell somebody? He has more pull here than I do by a lot.  More
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US Exchange Student Rescued After Being Stuck in Vagina Sculpture
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The viral news just keeps getting stranger. On Friday, as you were enjoying the sunny weather and soaking in the World Cup spirit, an American exchange student, abroad in the German town of Tübingen, managed to find his way into the tight quarters of a stone sculpture in the shape of a vagina. Unfortunately, he didn't have as much luck finding his way out. More