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11 Pieces Of Advice I’ve Received About Grief Since My Dad’s Death

On the first Saturday of August, I woke up to a perfectly sunny sky and the news that my vibrant, youthful dad had abruptly passed away of a heart attack in the middle of his kitchen. There are lots of things to be said about the days immediately following that, but to put it lightly, it was the worst. There was nothing I could do to bring my dad back no matter how much I wished for it, and on top of it, I suddenly developed a slew of new responsibilities I never knew existed. As his only child, I was the final decision-maker for everything that happened to his remains, his personal possessions and the plans for his funeral. Luckily for me, several family members stepped in to help me out, but most every plan or legal document needed my signature to move forward, and that was scary. It was like a dark comedy film come to life. Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “Get Me Off My Friends’ Group Text Messages!”

Make It Stop: "Get Me Off My Friends' Group Text Messages!"

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, how to get out of group text-messaging hell:

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Stephen Colbert Does Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man”

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Stephen Doles Out Some Dad Advice

Okay, I love Stephen Colbert, but I’m not totally down with some of his answers for Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man” series. While answering a question from a 19-year-old whose father won’t let her sleep at her boyfriend’s house because he’s squicky about sex, Colbert suggests that maybe her dad just knows what’s better for her. (Err, why does this young woman think she needs her dad’s permission to do any of this?) And while answering a question about boys and men making misogynistic jokes, Colbert says “No, I don’t think they know that it’s harmful,” instead suggesting that the jokers just want attention. Some of these answers may be true, but I would have hoped for more empowering responses for Rookie Mag’s teen audience. The “Ask A Grown Man” series can be pretty insightful into how individual men think about certain issues, but this one has parts that come off as kinda man-splain-y. [Rookie Mag]

5 Tips for Working From Home Without Going Insane

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Working from home has all the advantages of supervillainy: You set the rules, no one can stop your monologues, and Internet access will cause your contempt for humanity to grow. Most online “tips for working from home” are softballing participation trophies for toddlers. Their idea of advice is “Remember to do some work” and “Try to be conscious for a few hours each day.” If you need that kind of help, you’re the reason most jobs treat adult humans like naughty schoolchildren who have to be bullied into homework. Read five tips for grownups working from home on Cracked…

Make It Stop: “Strange Men Won’t Stop Calling Me ‘Baby’!”

Make It Stop: "Strange Men Won't Stop Calling Me 'Baby'!"
Make It Stop: Bathroom Blues
Make It Stop: "Should I Leave A Sign In My Office Bathroom?"
"The office bathroom is foul -- should I leave a sign?" Read More »

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, how to cope with strange men who call you “baby.” Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “Should I Leave A Sign In My Office Bathroom?”

Make It Stop: "Should I Leave A Sign In My Office Bathroom?"

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, we have a woman whose coworkers use the office ladies’ room like their own personal telephone booth (yes, that’s our own Amelia above, gabbing away)… Keep reading »

Pooping Etiquette
10 bathroom rules that couples should abide by. Read More »
Pooping At Work
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Poop happens. We want to know if you poop at work. Read More »
10 Poop Bandits
The Top 10 Poop Bandits
Some criminals leave behind a smelly surprise. Read More »
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