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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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Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

Ask A Married Guy: “He Texts Me All The Time, But I Want More!”

Ask A Married Guy: "He Texts Me All The Time, But I Want More!"
Texting Rules
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I have been talking to a guy since February (I’ve known him for over a year). He texts me sweet messages and basically texts me all day long every single day. We have hung out a few times and we did get intimate, as in, we went all the way.

I have asked him what I mean to him but he completely dodged the question yet continues to text me every day. Another issue is that he’s busy almost every single weekend and we don’t see each other too often.

Am I rushing this as we have only been talking for about two months? Should I just keep it cool for a little bit? I don’t want to scare him off, but I don’t know how to proceed. I do like him and can potentially see myself with him. Help! – Nuthin’ But A Text Thing

You’ve been talking for “only” two months? What era do you live in, where two months is NOT a long time? Was your last boyfriend a 19th century squire, wooing you only by pony express mail?

You two have been hanging out way long enough to know the truth: he’s not that interested. I’m sorry. That hurts. But it’s  the truth. Keep reading »

Are Millennials Really Having Less Sex?

Millennials, What's The Deal?

According to a recent UK study, definitely. It appears that British twentysomethings are banging less than prior generations did — but is that representative of the rest of the world’s millennials too? University College London conducted a National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (“Natsal”) and found all kinds of fascinating facts about Britain’s sex lives, which are highlighted in this nifty video. One of the more surprising results is the discovery that 16- to 44-year-olds’ sexcapades have decreased steadily throughout the past 20 years. It found that men were having sex an average of 4.9 times per month, and women, 4.8 times per month. This is compared to last decade’s figures of 6.3 and 6.2 times per month, respectively. Keep reading »

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

Because the real world is more fun than cat videos.

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a fake product that is basically a cone of shame, makes it impossible for a person to look down at their phone and instead, forces them to look up at the world. It fights social media addiction one over-Tweeter at a time and will help you “take the ‘social’ out of media and put it back into your life.” Somebody sell me a real-life version of this please! [Laughing Squid]

Study: Yes, Texting While Walking Is Horrible For You

Study: Yes, Texting While Walking Is Horrible For You

We’ve all been guilty of texting while walking, and potentially running into our fellow pedestrians as a result. The nightly news stations love to dissect this habit on the regular, and it’s hard not to wonder what it means for us as a species. In the future, will public sidewalks be dotted with as many “Don’t Text And Walk” signs as highways are with “Buckle Up” signs? Will humans evolve into creatures with slouchy spines that are perpetually hunched over in a typing position because so much of the time we spend walking is also spent hunched over our phones (science folks, humor me, I studied the liberal arts, is that a thing)!? Keep reading »

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