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The Mormon Church Made Me Hate Myself

Abby Van Buren | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Abby Van Buren

The LDS church can be incredible for many people, I believe that. But I also believe that when you search your own heart and allow yourself to be one with the universe (or some may say the spirit) and something doesn't feel right, it isn't.

Meet The New Generation Of 'Cool' Advice Columnists

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts

Slate has a mobile app that has graced my iPhone for years. It ensures I have at least a little fresh reading when I’m stuck in a waiting room or on...

Prolific Facebook Poster

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

My intention always is to provoke thought, open minds and hearts, as well as to make the world a kinder and more loving place, collectively. Are there times when people's comments push my buttons? Sure. If I find myself wanting to react viscerally, I take a step back and breathe, asking myself how I want to respond instead.

May Means Hope for Mental Health!

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.

'Dear Abby' Has The Perfect Response For The Mother Of A Queer Teen

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Dear Abby" is back again with the perfect advice for the mother of a queer teen. "Modern Mom in Maryland" recently wrote to the advice columnist a...

Dear Abby Offers Perfect Response To Gay Granny With Homophobic Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We would all be so lucky to have someone like Dear Abby in our lives. The famed advice columnist went viral again this week with her response to a ...

Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.

My Response to Dear Abby on an Overweight Woman

Tony Posnanski | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Dear Abby, Yesterday a woman wrote to you asking advice about wearing a bikini. She was a plus-sized woman (about 60 or 70 pounds overweight), who wore a one piece bathing suit in public and a bikini top/shorts at home. You responded, and you did something that bothered me.

David Alan Grier Talks Race, Comedy, And Leslie Jones Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier knows a thing or two about mixing race and comedy. From his breakthrough days on the hit series "In Living Color," to his recent skit...

Dear Abby Awesomely Shuts Down Anti-Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Beloved advice columnist "Dear Abby" received a letter this week from an anti-gay couple who have a pressing question: "Who is the true bigot here?" ...

Gwissues: One-on-One With Dear Abby (VIDEO)

Howard Bragman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Howard Bragman

Founded in 1956 by current author Jeanne Phillips' mother Pauline, the advice column offers advice on a multitude of topics. Check out this episode to learn why Jeanne and her mother have long been supporters of the LGBT community and what advice Jeanne stirs up for me!

If 'Dear Abby' Gave the Girls of HBO's 'Girls' Some Advice

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

Imagine HBO's 'Girls' coming to Dear Abby for advice, self-involved and dealing with their problematic Brooklyn lives and needing a bit of her most uncommon common sense...

The Death of Dear Abby and the Power of Common Sense

Michael Drew | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Michael Drew

I'm not one who's given to reading self-help columns, though I'm up for a good piece of advice now and then (people around me say I need advice more t...

A Belated Letter To Dear Abby

Carol Weston | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Carol Weston

I trusted Dear Abby, heart and soul, questions and answers. I was a suburban kid, and Dear Abby was teaching me about the wider world, about sex and pettiness and alcoholism. She taught me that everyone has troubles. That no one is alone. Her common sense was anything but.

Dear Abby:

Jade Walker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media
Jade Walker

You were an icon, but a quiet one. You were famous without reveling in celebrity, and you never forgot your mission, which was to help people. Like the best writers, you used your wits and talents and common sense to serve your readers.

LOOK: How Women Are Remembering 'Dear Abby'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2013 | Women

Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as the columnist "Dear Abby," passed away at the age of 94 on January 16. Phillips began writing the "Dear...

Dear Abby's Words To Live By

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.18.2013 | Fifty

The late columnist's words of wisdom on marriage, kids and cooking naked.

Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side?

Monique Honaman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

I've seen many people think the grass is going to be greener on the other side, only to find themselves landing on a chunk of dead grass.

Dave Astor: A Journalist's Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Don McNay

Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.

Once, Shame on You, Twice, Shame on Who?

Agi Smith | Posted 07.31.2011 | Divorce
Agi Smith

Dear Agi, For the past two years I have been embroiled in an emotionally gut-wrenching divorce after twelve years of married life.

"Bankrupt & Clap-Ridden": The Ultimate 'Dear Abbey' Letter From Jack-Ass America

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Dear Abby: I am so confused and I don't know what to do.

Robert C. Byrd & Dear Abby: Van Buren Suggested He Do Male Modeling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Late Senator Robert C. Byrd could have had a different career if he'd listened to Dear Abby, the Washington Post reports. While cleaning up Byrd's off...

Ten Features that Are Dying with your Newspaper

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jason Notte

Here's a fun game: Spot the difference between "Partly sunny" and "Partly cloudy" icons. There isn't one.

Dear Abby, America Is Recovering From A Bad Relationship

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawna Vercher

How do I show my "friend" that it's not naive to hope? That she doesn't need another man to "take care of her" but one who will embrace who she is and encourage her independence?

Dear Abby Under Attack For Support Of Gay Marriage

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In 2007, "Dear Abby" author Jeanne Phillips publicly -- and controversially -- spoke out in support of gay marriage. Since that time, she has become a...