Agony Aunt

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Agony Aunt

A general term for an advice columnist for a periodical or media program. "Agony” refers to personal problems and "aunt” refers to a trusted person who offers comfort and advice.
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A lot of the other items coming up were awards, medals, and honorary degrees that Landers had been given over the forty-plus years that she wrote her advice column. Awards from the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the American Society of Social Workers, and so on.
The Ask Uncle Slash advice column will begin running June 2013 on howdoidate.com.
NEW YORK -- Dolores Prida, a writer who chronicled Hispanic life on stages, on opinion pages and in advice columns until her death last week, is being remembered as a voice that illuminated a community to both outsiders and Hispanics themselves.
Adding fuel to the fire is the speculation by (http://gawker.com/5959398/did-paula-broadwells-cuckolded-husband-write-a-letter-to-chuck-klosterman-aka-the-new-york-times-ethicist) Gawker and others that Broadwell's husband may have written a letter to the (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html) "The Ethicist" advice column , written by Chuck Klosterman for the New York Times.
Her advice column becomes more specific, filled with real-world health and training insights ("Congratulations on being a fit, young grandmother.
Regular features in the magazine include an advice column written by a college admission counselor, a column from an FEA national student officer, and PopCult, a look at how teaching is portrayed--correctly or incorrectly--in popular media.
ONE distant provincial newspaper, which I will not name, runs an advice column with a difference.
Chicago-based Harlan Cohen is a best-selling author of four books, including The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College (Sourcebooks), and the author of a syndicated advice column, "Help Me, Harlan," which can be read in local daily and college newspapers across the U.S., Canada, and around the world.
Aunt Marty is also Marline, Goddess of Love, who writes an advice column for Fabrique magazine--who better to advise Ruthie on making Marcus see her differently?
As such, the site features relevant articles, story sharing, an upbeat advice column, gabbing with the friends and shopping with fun must-haves.
HBO is considering a show based on "Savage Love," the sex advice column syndicated in alternative weeklies.
"Misbehaving 4-year-old may have a disorder" headlines an advice column in a major metro newspaper ("Ask Amy" Philadelphia Inquirer 10-22-07).