etiquette

Rihanna Doesn’t Want Your Shitty Bra Or Anything Else Thrown At Her

Rihanna has the best response to everything, always. More »


Emily Postmodern: Is Crowdfunding Tacky?

These days, it seems like everytime I check Facebook or my email someone I know is doing something generous and also asking me to donate money to their project.  Kickstarter, indiegogo, GoFundMe and many others allow people to ask basically anyone they’ve ever met to contribute to project expenses,More »


Make It Stop: “My Friend Is Constantly On Her Phone When We’re Hanging Out”

Must Siri be invited as a third wheel on all of their lady dates? More »


Emily Postmodern: Mind Your Manners This Thanksgiving, Chickadees

This Thanksgiving, be polite. And thankful. Don’t forget thankful! More »


Garbage Human Leaves Racist Note In Lieu Of Tip

Last week, I wrote an article about how it’s not exactly proper etiquette to leave a rude note instead of a tip when one goes out to eat. However, it appears Jason Paul Naglich of Redondo Beach, California, didn’t read it.

After eating out at the Bamboo Thai Bistro, Naglich refused to tip his… More »


Emily Postmodern: #Mourning In The Time Of Social Media

What can we learn from the Victorians? More »


Emily Postmodern: Is it Cool To Bring Booze To A Baby Shower?

Baby showers and alcohol don’t always mix, but sometimes, it’s okay. More »


This Bride And Groom Billed Guests Who Didn’t Show Up To Their Wedding

I’m all for banning kids from places (especially airlines), but if you’re going to have a wedding without children it understandably presents some challenges for any parents invited to attend your nuptials. Take, for example, Jessica Baker, who was planning to attend a pal’s wedding when her babysitter had an emergency and canceled at the last minute. Baker and her husband were left with only two options… More »


Emily Postmodern: How Do I Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Our first reader letter!
I’m constantly being told by media (The Frisky included) to stand up for myself, speak my mind, defend the defenseless, but I’ve got to tell you, I am irritating a lot of people! If I speak my mind, everyone thinks I’m being stubborn, if I tell my opinion, they thinkMore »


Emily Postmodern: How To Behave When Meeting The Parents Of Someone You Maybe-Might Love

Just be polite. You know how to do that, right? More »


Emily Postmodern: You Only Get To Have One Registry, So Use It Wisely

Certain household appliances signal one has arrived at adulthood. For me, it was a KitchenAid stand mixer. These large, highly-specialized items don’t lend themselves well to the vagabond ways of youth and are just a smidge too expensive to justify. But, when you eventually find yourself with more than one saucepan and a full setMore »


Emily Postmodern: How To Have A Wedding Without Becoming An Asshole

Get married without being a jerk! It’s easy. More »


I Have Kids And I Think It’s Selfish To Have An Adult-Only Wedding

This summer, my husband and I have approximately 10,000 weddings to attend. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. In and of itself, our plenitude of weddings are a good thing. Drinks! Dinner! Butter cream frosting!

The only problem with all these weddings this summer is that the vast majority of… More »


Is There A Nice Way To Say I Don’t Believe In Ghosts?

It’s hard to say you don’t believe people when they tell you they’ve experienced something supernatural. More »


12 Things You Don’t Ever Actually Need To Say To Anyone

You probably don’t need to know if the woman standing next to you in the checkout line is pregnant or not. More »


Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point that a lot of total fitness newbies are intimidated by the gym because they simply don’t know exactly how they’re supposed to act there. So… More »


All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit about 35 it’s pretty safe to bike.

That being said, I know so many people who are afraid either to use their bicycle… More »


Make It Stop: “My Neighbor Just Wants To Gab All The Time”

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.

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Make It Stop: “My Roommate’s Girlfriend Is Disgusting!”

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.

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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.

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