Hello! I am studying esthetics at an Aveda Institute after spending years in retail. I am proof that nothing turns out how you think it will, and that's a good thing. When you think you've got it figured out, you don't. Life would be boring otherwise, right?
Makeup, skincare, and psychology are my passions and I'm also happy to give advice on relationships, particularly for teenagers (so many things I wish I could have told myself a decade ago!) I'm happy to help fellow abuse survivors as well.
I'm a diehard SF Giants fan and also enjoy watching the Sharks and Niners. Addicted to music, especially The Gaslight Anthem. Oh, and my name is Krista. :)


If anyone has Internet Explorer, please help me..

You know how you click the arrow on the right side of the address bar, and all the sites you've recently been to show up?? Well how do you clear it? My friend told me how to "Clear the History" on it, but I forget and I forget who told me. But if anyone knows please tell me, thanks!!

Hehe...god knows how many times i've desperately tried to remember.

You know where the File menu is? If you keep looking to the right, you'll see the Tools menu. Open it up and click on Internet Options, all the way at the bottom. A window will pop up. The last option at the bottom is History. Right next to the box where you can put how many days your computer keeps history, there's a Clear History button. Click on it and you're done!

Hope I helped!


iight umm my bf is 15 and i'm 13 and we've been going out for say bout...a month or so,maybe a lil longer.okay and i really dont get to c him often but when we do c each other we make the best of it! and well like each time we c each other we kinda get more involed{ya no grabin and touchin,more kissin,and biting} okay i'm still a virgin and well hes not,but besides that i mean when we could have the chance to have sex,i dont no if i'll be....good or bad or somethin and i mean i no he really shouldnt care if i'm good at it or not but it'll be my first and i no some of the things that'll happen like:u'll bleed,and it'll hurt,and stuff but how much will u bleed? and actually how bad will it hurt!? and also do u think that i should have sex with him the next time we can have the chance?

and if u respond i will rate 5!

I think you're a little young and maybe should go out with him for another month or so. That's just my opinion though- it's your choice.
If you really are nervous...
- Clitical.com has tips (make sure to clear your internet history!)
- Use a condom!
- And birth control, if possible.
Also, it will hurt a little bit, and you'll bleed about half a tablespoon- not very much.

Like I said, it's your choice, but I think you should wait a month or so.

Good luck!


Hey this is the same guy who wanted to ask that girl to Homecomming, well yeah I guess she already had a date, her used to be ex from a different school, because I waited too long to ask her. Oh well, these things happen lol. I never really did ask her, because I was too scared, but I still went to Homecomming alone. But yeah, thanks for your advice anyways, I'll use it in the future.

Oh god, I'm sorry- that really sucks. I guess all you can do is not wait to long next time. Maybe she'll break up with him; maybe she won't. There are lots of great girls out there though! Best of luck- it was brave of you to go to homecoming alone.

You saw me at Homecoming? How weird...lolz...Can you really tell that much about me from my pic or are you in one of my classes? (Sorry if I'm nosy...just curious).


hey..i was wonderin does anyone know of any self-tanners that aren't too expensive and work really well? my homecomings in a week and i dont wanna look pale white with my open-back outfit!

Try Coppertone Endless Summer, available at Walmart and drugstores. They also make one for faces.

Have fun at your homecoming!


ive been with my boyfriend for just a week or so and he wants to have sex, and i want to too...and he told me he loved me but i dunno to belive him or not, what do i do?

Wait a bit- I don't know how old you are but you really can't know this guy that well if you've only been going out with him for a week, and he doesn't really know you either. Honestly, wait at least a month. Even with a condom and/or birth control, you can still get pregnant and/or get an STD.

Hope I helped!


im 14 and i get erections quite a lot i was with a girl when i got one it was abit embarrissing
is this normal? My penis is about 5.5 inches long is that about average?

Of course, all guys are embarassed about stuff like that- in your teen years you can get erections because of the most random things. Just realize that the girl probably didn't even notice. I mean, I wouldn't, and even if I did, it's not like I'd tell anyone, and neither would most girls.
As for the size, I'm not a doctor so I can't give you a professional opinion, but that sounds about average to me. Every guy is different!

Hope I helped!


well ok i have a friend thats a gay guy and i know it wrong that i hang out with him juts to make my crush mad!!but i think its fun bc we check out guys together and and we even shop together!! is this soooo wrong??????

No, a lot of girls actually prefer having gay guy friends cuz u can do fun stuff like that and he won't try to make a move on you.


Hey im going to my first football game wut should i wear got any ideas or how i should do my hair?

It depends on what the weather is like where you live, but a poncho and jeans is cute and autumn-ish. For your hair, try a messy bun or ponytail. Just keep it natural and scream really loud for your team! Have fun!


Hey, theres this girl in my pe class and I think she might like me. Well, I kinda like her too though. She acts kinda like it and gives me hugs sometimes and stuff and jokes around with me and stuff, and she seems like she always brings the topic of Homecomming up to her friend, lets call her Jenny. Anyways so she always says to Jenny that sits next to her when we sit on numbers for role call that she needs a date for Homecomming. But... I'm kinda scared to ask her to Homecomming because I don't know what to do.. I mean I know you go out to dinner and stuff and the guy drives the girl... but I don't have a car yet do I have my dad or mom drive us to the restaurant and then to the dance? I know to get her flowers or a corsage... ugh I don't know what to do! Someone tell me what to do about this and what should I get her and pretty much walk me thru the date! I mean like I could go with my friends or her friends because she says to her friend that all her friends are going to this fancy restauraunt with their dates and she wont get to go unless she has a date... so who drives and stuff? What do I do.... Help, I'm 14/m.
Sorry if this was a little long.

Aw! It sounds like she likes you and is trying to hint about homecoming. For asking her, almost every girl LOVES it when a guy gives her flowers, so I'd recommend giving her some and asking her. A lot of guys at my school have been doing that and it really works! Maybe you can ask her to be your gf at the dance near the end.

As for the actual date, have your mom or dad pick her up, then you guys could go to the restruant with her friends. When you pick her up, get out, open the car door for her, and give her the corsage- I recommend the pin-on kind. Basically treat her well, do polite things like opening the door for her, girls love that. HAng out with her and her friends, maybe introduce her to your friends at the dance (it'll make her feel special). Then at the end of the night ask her to be your girlfriend.

GooD LucK!

Edit: You go to Amador too? That's soooo weird...Are you a freshman?


I just heard of a friend that if you cut your pubic hairs it heightens the chance of getting lice down there. This has shocked me because I myself cut them because of their length, and I am getting concerned about this. I was wondering if anyone knew any information about this, or any good sites where I could find out some information. Im totally flippin out about this lol. I'm a 17 year old male by the way. Any advice would be good. Thanx :-)

Nope, you can't get lice down there and cutting it won't make a difference.


i asked this question already but i didnt get the answer i was looking for. i have naturally frizzy wavy hair. after i straighten it looks perfect but once i step outside where it is really humid ( i live in PA) my hair turns back into a friz ball. the only way it stays nice and straight is if i leave it in a low ponytail till around 11 then i put it down and it ussually stays straight till i get home from school. i tryed hairspray but it doesnt work well enough and i dont have the money for expensive shampoos

It's hard to keep your hair nice in the humidity, I used to live in New Jersey so I know what it's like, but here are some ideas:

- Try straightening your hair at night then leaving it in a low ponytail while you sleep.

- Garnier Fructis Smoothing Milk works really well for me to keep my hair smooth and flat. It's available at Walmart at most drugstores. It's about $3 but will last a long time. You can use it whenever your hair starts to feel frizzy, I usually do it at lunch and after school. If the container's too big, you can put it in a travel lotion bottle.

- If you want to splurge, try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=43356&catid=3562&trx=PLST-0-SRCH&trxp1=3562&trxp2=43356&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SRCH). If you can't afford that some drugstores sell sample packets of it.

- Try a mousse after you straighten, I like L'oreal (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=14361&catid=3562&trx=PLST-0-SRCH&trxp1=3562&trxp2=14361&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SRCH). Make sure to spread it EVENLY on your hair not putting too much on the top, otherwise you'll get "triangle hair syndrome" (lol).

- You can always try a stronger hairspray, Walmart has travel sized bottles for a buck each, so you can afford to experiment.

I hope I helped. Bonne chance!


If you've never gotten your period and you have sex, then you can't get pregnant, am I correct?

Oh, and I'm not that young, so don't be like if you haven't gotten your period, then your not old enough, lets just say I'm in High school

You're right (and lucky). However you CAN still get an STD.


I have 2 change schools in 2 weeks and i wont no any1 @ my new school and + ive never been 2 a public school before. What should i do?

Just be friendly and be yourself and people will like you. A lot of times you'll have to say hi first, take the initiative. Bonne chance!


I know that I might sound a little jealous or over protective but just put yourself in my shoes for a minute.... Ok my boyfriend cheated on me a couple weeks ago and I gave him another chance, but I can't trust him anymore, Well tonite he is goin over to his ex-girlfriends house to help her with her "homework", i am really worried and I am also scared.. I was messing around and asked him if I said it was ok if he would do something with his ex and he said hell ya and I said well im not giving you permission. But do you really think that is going to stop him? Any ways i am really confused.. if you help me I will definetly rate you!! thanks

You need to confront him and let him know you're uncomfortable with the situation. He sounds like a jerk, to tell you the truth, and he might brush you of. If he does this, I'd recommend breaking up with him. You deserve a better guy than that. Bonne chance!


I might fail one of my classes because my teacher doesn't explain the work or go over it. The class i'm in is so behind on work what can i do.

Ask your parents about hiring a tutor, or ask your teacher for some after-school help. Bonne chance!


ok well i got my first period almost 2 years ago and i had it some what regular for the first 6 monthes or so, but ive only had it twice in the past year and a half. what should i do?

Actually, your period can be irregular for the first couple of years. All girls are different though; you could just be lucky and not get it very often. If it keeps up, I'd recommend seeing your doctor. Bonne chance!


can girls call boys their "baby" like they call us that?? what other names o you call them besides .. 'babe...ect..'

Okay here are some ideas:
~ Babe/Babes
~ Handsome
~ Cutie
~ Sweetie
~ Hottie


If your a virgin (( girl )) then how can you get pregnant?

You can't.


im 15 year old male.

okay i got a prob. I like this one gurl and she asked me to go to the movies with her. When i went to her housr to pick her up her friends were wit her. i kinda wanted to be alone wit her. well in the movies we were about to kiss wen her friend intterupted. 2 weeks later we go alone i try to kiss her but she shyly pulls away saying not here. I no she lkes me.

Wat do i do? WAt do u think hapened in between those times.

She sounds really shy. I think you guys need to go on a date alone. Mention to her that you'd like to go to the movies, just the two of you, and try to be as gentle and understanding as you can. Good lucK!


I don't know where to put this. Anyway, when I wash my hair I just use normal shampoo, whatever is in the shower. But my hair is sensitive, I have this scalp...thing and it makes my hair look really dirty really easily. If I use too much moose, gel, or spray, it looks oily and dirty and makes my scalp flake. Nasty, I know. But I was wondering if there are any shampoos or products I could use that aren't that strong, but would give my hair a really straight, sleek, shiny look without making my hair look greasy? Thanks for any help.

Try Suave Clarifying Shampoo, which you can probably find at your local drugstore- it's only a buck and works really well. If that doesn't do it, try looking for shampoos that clarify. Good luck!


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