Archive for the ‘ Advice ’ Category

What Would Betty Do Logo Not Your Usual Holiday Gift

I don’t know about you, but I think most of us have reached the point where the holidays roll around and we’re all absolutely stumped. It’s rare that a fiend of family member actually asks for something that they specifically want or need, so we’re left stumbling blindly, trying to figure out something useful to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Asks: I Want Your Advice

I’m doing the format a little bit differently this week. I’ll be traveling a lot in the coming months, and need book recommendations. Fiction, nonfiction… nothing is out of the realm of possibility. Except for political books. No offense, but I really don’t want to hear either side’s partisan rant. If possible, I’d prefer it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo One True Fit

Review of True & Co. This week, Betty is going to step away from the regular format and do a product/service review that is utterly useless to the male portion of our readership. For the rest of you, I introduce you to True & Co., which is an online service that will help you find […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The 10 Commandments of My Kitchen

Kitchen Commandments 1. Thou shalt not put anything in the freezer unlabeled. Failure to follow this commandment means will result in some very strange meals in the future. 2. Thou shalt not stack dishes in the sink because you don’t feel like unloading the dishwasher. Don’t be lazy. 3. Thou shalt not complain that the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Safeway Just for Who?

Safeway Just for U Oh, supermarket affinity card, you just don’t get me. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t do the bulk of my shopping at Safeway, but over the course of the past decade that I’ve had my club card, I would think that they’ve gleaned a good bit of information […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Random Post: Marco

Having Fun at the Race When John “The Penguin” Bingham speaks to us at the annual Team in Training Inspiration Dinner, he always makes the same point: the people at the front of the race are taking things really seriously. If you’re running and you’re not having enough fun, run slower. You can guarantee that […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo A PSA From Your Supermarket Cashier

Wash Your Reusable Grocery Bags Last night, I went to the supermarket and my cashier was really excited about my reusable bags. They’re enormous and made of canvas, so I thought she was talking about their size and capacity. “NOOO!” she practically shouted. “I like them because you’ve WASHED them sometime this decade.” “People don’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Running While Traveling

How Do I Make Time To Exercise When I Travel? This question is an easy one! Dear Betty, I travel a lot for work, which makes it hard for me to stick with my regular workouts. How can I make time to exercise when I’m traveling? – Slacking in St. Louis This one is easy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: An Open Letter to Kids’ Footwear Manufacturers

Kids’ Cleats Need Velcro Dear Shoe Manufacturers, I’m the parent of an active, athletic kid. He’s 6 years old now, the age where all athletic shoes have laces. I’m begging you: please change this. In every single U6 soccer game or practice, there’s at least one kid who ends up kicking his shoe off. Sometimes […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: My Supermarket Test

Testing Supermarket Bagger Competency Dear Betty, Who are these inept kids that bag my groceries at the supermarket? Shouldn’t there be some sort of competency test before you’re allowed to put a bag of potatoes and a dozen eggs into the same reusable bag? – Crushed in Concord If I ever open a food retail […] Read More