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Embarrassing Moments

The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What if you gave a party and no one came? It's almost worse than getting stood up for a date. At least on a no-show date, there's only one person re...

Dear Teenage Me, I'm Sorry for Embarrassing You

Christina Shoemaker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Christina Shoemaker

I can tell you want an apology. You worked so hard blending in during those junior high and high school years. And here I've gone and become a parent. This naturally means I've done many things you'd find cringe-worthy. Are you seeing this? I'm sure it's pretty painful to watch.

Teen Totally Freaks Out When Her Parents Show Up At School Dance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty

To teens, parents can be a bit embarrassing. So you can only imagine a 14-year-old's horror when both her mom and dad show up at her high school dance...

'Awkward Age' Can Be a Beautiful Thing

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.30.2016 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

College graduation. I was busy shaking hands and shaking envelopes for money when I spotted my friend-slash-brother's-girlfriend-slash-future-sister-in-law across the room acting oddly.

8 Things You Never Want to Hear... Behind You

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 02.25.2017 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Apparently there is some sort of 'giant elevator decorum' wherein people basically hold their collective breath and remain mute when packed into a colossal box hurtling toward the ground, hundreds of feet per second.

7 Parents Share Wildly Embarrassing Moments With Kids At Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 01.26.2016 | Parents

Taking little ones out to eat is no easy feat. And with a captive audience of fellow restaurant-goers, things can get very awkward when, say, your kid...

Americans Are Embarrassed By Farts, Says Least Surprising Poll Ever

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2016 | Weird News

The human body is remarkable in many ways and remarkably disgusting in many others. That's the straight poop of a new survey by Wrangler that asked 2,...

Feeling the Music

Curtis Rogers | Posted 01.21.2017 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Apparently the 'Sprinkler' isn't an appropriate dance move for Reggae. It isn't really my fault I broke into dance while listening to my new favorite music. I was just feeling the spirit of the sound of the islands.

5 Fixes for Saying the Wrong Name in Bed

Em & Lo | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Em & Lo

We feel your pain. And so do a lot of other people! It's a common mistake many people make with new partners, especially if they're coming off a long-term relationship. Here are 5 fixes for this kind of mess up, some of which are inspired by our own readers' responses to previous advice questions on this exact topic.

An Embarrassing Moment Taught Iyanla Vanzant Something Spiritually Profound

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.17.2015 | OWN

Iyanla Vanzant may be a spiritual teacher and life coach with her own TV show, but that doesn't mean she always looks as put-together as she does on t...

JLaw's Most Embarrassing Moments Put All Her Falls To Shame

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment

You'd think falling on your face at the Academy Awards would be pretty high on your list of most embarrassing moments, but, nope, not for JLaw. Jennif...

15 Things I Never Want to Hear the Gynecologist Say

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.26.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

The worst is when the doctor is elbow deep in uterus and they continue the conversation. My biggest fear is that the doctor will point out my imperfections while buck naked on the examination table, shooting a V in the stirrups.

19 Ways Little Children Can Completely Embarrass Their Parents

The Huffington Post | Melissa Sher | Posted 04.03.2016 | Parents

Parents get a lot of bad PR from teenagers. The most common complaint is about how “embarrassing” we are. The irony is that 10 or so years ago, our teenagers were plenty embarrassing to us -- here's why.

Bathroom Betrayal: Bleeders Not Welcome!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 08.20.2016 | Women
Lee Gaitan

When I stood up to grab another pair of sandals -- whoosh -- I felt my internal floodgates fly wide open, and I realized I was dealing with much more than a sweaty undercarriage. "Oh, my God, I think my period has just returned."

Embarrassed About Your Finances? 3 Reasons to Let Go!

Zoë Foster | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Zoë Foster

Have you ever had that sudden panic at the supermarket checkout that you've forgotten your purse? Or worse, you realise once you've started bagging up your items that you don't have quite enough cash to pay the bill?

Manger Tarte au Humble (Eating Humble Pie)

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.

What I Never Told Anyone About The Way I Got My Period For The First Time

Christine Wojdyla | Posted 07.10.2016 | Women
Christine Wojdyla

Like the good little Catholic girl that I was, I said my prayers every night. And I prayed to God, begging and pleading with everything I had to bargain, to get my period and be just like the other girls.

10 Times Your Dad Really Wasn't THAT Embarrassing

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

No matter how well you get along with your father as an adult, dads mortify their children at one point or another growing up. In fact, there was prob...

Don't Fart in Front of Hot Paramedics

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.06.2016 | Comedy
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I decided to sit up, run some fingers through my matted hair, and, at the very least, cross my legs delicately at the ankle -- even if it felt like I was giving birth to Balrog triplets. And that's when it happened. A fart with the supernova velocity and resonance of the Hella Supertone Air Horn unexpectedly erupted from me.

We Are All Brooklyn Beckham Cringing At His Embarrassing Dad

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.20.2015 | Teen

You'd think David Beckham would be a cool dad. But turns out he can embarrass his kids with the best of them. Brooklyn Beckham, 17, posted an Inst...

30 Days of Online Dating: Sweaty Palms and Cold Sores

Stacie Corliss | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Thanks to some excellent navigation, I make it to the theatre just five minutes behind schedule. OkCupid Taylor is nowhere to be found. Well, this is entirely odd and uncomfortable.

25 Embarrassing Things Every Parent Has Done And Denied

Joe DeProspero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Every parent, regardless of his or her values or disciplinary strategy, is guilty of pulling an occasional fast one, doing something a bit out of character in order to maintain their sanity throughout parenthood. And, I'm sorry to say, I'm about to expose you all -- or at least myself.

Look Out, I'm Hugging

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

As my mom sits in a Philadelphia area hospital recouping from open heart surgery, I now see these as the many small moments that gave me strength, a deep sense of loyalty, and a hearty appreciation for the odd.

Mom Scolds Pundit Sons On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Media

We've all been embarrassed by our mothers at one time or another. But chances are our moms never called in to scold us on live national television. ...

5 Questions I'm Sick of Hearing

Heather Risinger | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

Yes, I do. I DO put a leash on my kid. He runs off crazy and doesn't completely comprehend the English language at the ripe old age of 1.