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11 New Texting Abbreviations We Need to Start Using

James Napoli | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live life in shorthand, but so far the field has been fairly limited. And there is so much out there that can benefit from being reduced to a handy acronym for our convenience.

OMG! TMP!

Roz Warren | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I'm not talking about women who wear a tantalizing hint of fragrance. I'm talking about ladies who wear buckets of perfume. The gals who drench themselves in "their" scent before heading out the door each morning, resulting in an olfactory wallop so powerful you can smell them coming blocks away.

27 Things Men Do In Bed That Women Hate

Barstool Sports | Posted 05.09.2014 | Weird News

We threw the question out to Facebook, what things do men do in bed that us women hate? The answers we got back were sometimes funny, sometimes ridicu...

5 Things Driving Me Crazy Now That I'm 60

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Gerdy

It has been said that with age comes wisdom, but that is not always the case. Some people are shortchanged, and they get only the age part. My history and 60 years have helped me gain a touch of wisdom and maybe even a bit of profundity. I have decided that being around for the past six decades gives me license to point out stupidity, craziness, and injustice.

What This Husband And Wife Love To Hate About Each Other

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Magee

When something really annoys me, I'll say that it makes my ribs itch. I'm lucky, because all things considered, Sean understands what annoys me. He'll get a wicked grin and say, "You itchin' yet?"

The 5 Most Annoying Trends We Want To Go Away

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trends and fads come and go -- some so fast that you may even miss them. Here are five things we hope will end soon:

The One Thing I Refuse to Share

Roz Warren | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Say no and you're a killjoy. But say yes and you've given the entire table the go-ahead to share your sirloin. I just want to enjoy my own dinner. All of it. I don't like to share my food. Is that so terrible?

Business Etiquette: 8 Office Personality Pet Peeves

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

4) The Perpetual Borrower. Staplers, phone chargers, publications, reports, loose change for the meter -- it's always something.

5 Things That Should Have Improved By Now -- But Really Haven't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

There are many things that have become easier or better through the decades. But then there are some stubborn harbingers -- things that are pretty muc...

My Top 10 Pet Peeves at the Gym

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

My fellow gym goers assume their mothers will come by to remove their used tissue, gum, nutrition wrappers and caked-on, stinky sweat.

Survey Finds That British People Couldn't Be More British About The Holidays

Posted 12.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

You've got crowded stores and unexpected guests and social-media-obsessed college kids, and yet none of those top the list of things some 2,000 Brits ...

5 Everyday Things That Can Drive People Crazy

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I'm sure there are other little things I routinely say or do that make my friends and co-workers want to strangle me. It would probably take a small miracle for any of us to get through a day without inadvertently annoying the hell out of somebody.

5 Recipe Pet Peeves

Food Riot | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Fussy amounts of spices, recipes that require other recipes...

21 Bad Cliches That Just Make You Sound Old

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to language, clichés are almost never a good idea. Not only do they indicate laziness, but they are rarely used correctly. Even worse, ...

Dear Luxury Hotels, You Are Almost Perfect, Except...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.19.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I have stayed in thousands of luxury hotels ( From 5 to 7 star) over my years in travel and they are usually wonderful -- but most with some small exc...

11 Commonly Used Made-Up Words That Drive Us Insane

Shelley Emling | Posted 12.15.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

When it comes to words, people have all sorts of pet peeves. Here are 11 made-up or misused words that drive us insane.

6 Common Punctuation Mistakes That Drive Us Crazy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

Happy National Punctuation Day! In honor of this very important holiday, we decided there's no better time to reveal our biggest pet peeves when it...

People and Their Behaviors: Sometimes, It's Just Crazy!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

When all else fails, just laugh. Laughter sends a message that no words can ever quite match. And as long as it isn't done as a put-down, sharing a laugh is always a positive, feel-good way to communicate without words!

10 Questions Everyone Needs To Stop Asking Pregnant Women

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

The only thing pregnant women hate more than forced temporary sobriety is forced small talk with strangers but it seems that as long as there are pregnancies, there will be strangers demanding to know all about them.

7 Things That Are Making Me Seriously Grumpy

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I have curmudgeon days now. Nothing hurts, nothing worries me; I'm just cranky, set off by the petty annoyances of life. Before you go there, this isn't a product of old age. Old age is at least 25 years away from where I sit. I am not in the proverbial fist-waving 'get off my lawn' state of elderliness. No, in my case, this is just the life-balance dance.

The Language Trend I've Finally Embraced

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

I am a lover of words. It says so in my bio and it has been going on for a very long time. I even made up the word ollymollymento somewhere in my sixth year of life. I'm not certain of its meaning, but I always liked the way it rolled off my tongue and sounded to my ear.

How To Translate A Pet Peeve Into A Winning Business

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

For those of you interested in breaking out of cubicle life and starting your own thing, I highly recommend tapping into your biggest pet peeves. But before you do, consider the following words of advice.

The Most Annoying Thing You Can Do In Bed

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

If you're looking for the perfect wedding gift for your friends, you might want to consider buying them a mattress. In a recent survey conducted by...

Dad vs. The Dog Lobby: See Who Won and Why

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My first mistake was taking them to the local pet store "just to learn about different pets." Unless you plan on getting a pet, don't do this.

Enough Already! 3 Overused Phrases That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

In 2012, everyone seemed to have 'a bucket list' or issue 'a spoiler alert' or argue that something or other 'isn't rocket science.' Unfortunately there are more overused terms to replace them in 2013. And, as always, they tend to drive me up the wall.