life advice

Make It Stop: “My Ex Isn’t Remorseful For Treating Me Badly”

How can you get over being treated badly when the person isn’t even sorry? More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Deal When Life Hits A Plateau

Ever feel like your everyday life is akin to wading through molasses? Like you’re on the cusp of something great, but totally stumped on either what that thing is or when it will finally arrive, trapped in a holding pattern? Perhaps you’ve been working feverishly toward a goal, and know exactly what big changes are… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Find Extra Time In Your Day

Sometimes it feels like no matter where I go or what I do in my downtime, I can never escape the heavy weight of the “shoulds” on my shoulders. I should be getting some work done right now. I should be cleaning the apartment or paying that bill or running that errand. A frame of… 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 »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m Afraid My Parents Will Hate My New Boyfriend”

Introducing a new relationship to the folks is nervewracking as it is, but especially so when they didn’t like the last guy you brought home… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m The Worst At Staying In Touch”

So. Much. Effort. More »


Make It Stop: “I Hate Being Described As ‘Cute'”

Cute isn’t really a compliment when you’re a grown woman and not a baby or a puppy… More »


Make It Stop: “My Self-Absorbed Friend Treats Me Like Her Therapist”

She goes on and on and on and on… More »


Make It Stop: “My Crappy Job Has Its Perks, But It’s Also Ruining My Mood”

Work: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Sigh. More »


Make It Stop: “My Rich Roommate Is Cheap About Paying His Bills!”

Nothing worse that a rich person who hates parting with their dough… More »


Make It Stop: “Ugh, Getting Older Is Depressing”

No way, dude, like a fine wine, life gets better with age. More »


6 Things I Learned Meeting With A Life Coach

When T.J. Maxx reached out to me about meeting with a life coach and photographer, their pitch seemed so in tune with the current season of my life – my obsession with building happier routines, my renewed focus on the tiny joyful moments of each day as the bigger picture of my life took a frazzled turn — I had to give it… More »


Make It Stop: “My Roommate Wears My Clothes & Eats My Food Without Asking”

Dude, if it’s not yours, don’t touch it, don’t put it in your mouth and don’t stretch it out. GAWD. More »


Make It Stop: “I’ve Lost All My Ambition”

“Where do I start to regain ambition? How do I make the apathy stop?” More »


Make It Stop: “My Twin Brother & I Took Separate Paths In Life — But He Still Resents Me For It”

Make It Stop is a 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.More »


Make It Stop: “My Dude Is Having A Rough Time And I Want To Encourage Him — But Without Sounding Like His Mommy”

The dude in my life is going through a rough time — career-wise, financially, etc. — and I think it’s starting to impact his sense of, like, manliness. I’m a super nurturing person and I really want to encourage him to keep at it and basically tell him I’m proud of him, but I… More »


Make It Work: How To Tackle The Job Search Without Losing Your Shit

Losing your job sucks. There’s no two ways around it. It’s a really shitty feeling to go into work one Wednesday, sit down at your desk, answer three emails and then be summarily dismissed. Regardless of whether you were fired or let go, it still stings. After you leave the office for the last time,… More »


Make It Stop: “My Best Friend Won’t STFU About Her New Boyfriend”

My best friend is in a new relationship. I’m really happy for her, but it seems like she ONLY wants to gab about this new fella, who I’ll call Louis. We talk about Louis for—I’m not kidding—hours on end. She doesn’t even ask about how my day’s going, she just talks endlessly about this… More »


Make It Work: How To Quit Your Job

There comes a time in everyone’s career when you will quit your job. You will stand in your boss’s doorway, cock your head and say, “Do you have sec?” You will quietly shut the door. You will sit down in that weird chair reserved for guests and your boss’s jacket, palms sweating, and tell him… More »


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