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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.

4 Common Mispronunciations That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's no shortage of words in the English language that are consistently mispronounced. Here are just three of them.

3 Common Language Errors That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There are common language mistakes that provoke the same response in me as fingernails on a blackboard. Here are just three of them. Feel free to add your own pet peeves in comments.

An Open Letter to the People Posting Spam in My Comments Section

Graham Milne | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy
Graham Milne

Next time I sweep my spam filter clean of your sometimes awkward observations, please know that I do so with a heavy heart and an understanding mind.

Blowing Bubbles? Meet Gum, My Pet Peeve

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Julie Gerstenblatt

My mother, a mostly easy-going person, made it very clear when I was a child that there were three things she would not stand for in our house. Loud gum chewing; hair twirling, twisting or curling; and declaring that something is "so fun." Living with mom was so much fun.

Our Least Favorite Bad Habit: Open-Mouth Chewing

Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

We're not sticklers for etiquette, but we are committed to the enjoyment of our eating experience.

Who Triggers Your Emotional Allergies? 5 Ways To Cope With Pet Peeves

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

So what can we do about our "emotional allergies"? Can we do more than avoid them or weed them out of relationship landscape altogether? I mean, even if you're allergic to roses you might not want to eradicate them from the world's gardens, would you? Grab a tissue and let's see what we can do.

7 Ways I Will Show Restraint In 2013

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The ability to show restraint is a virtue and I'm trying hard to practice it more often. It's my new anti-stress mantra: Don't get mad and don't get even. Just let it go.

7 Things I Don't Want To Be Asked About In 2013

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty

I've enjoyed holiday parties, baby showers and even a One Direction concert with my pre-teenaged daughter. But as we enter 2013, there are a few requests -- or questions -- I hope not to hear.

PHOTOS: 7 Winter Style Pet Peeves & How To Fix Them

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.06.2012 | Style

Including: wash those tights, gurl.

7 Ways Women Annoy Men -- and How to Avoid It!

The Stir | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
The Stir

When you're dating someone, you're bound to piss him off. In turn, he's bound to piss YOU off! Unless you're dating yourself (which would indicate severe problems), it happens and it's okay.

Why I Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

We don't often take notice of the things that make our lives easier, but they are silently there, providing a balance for all those little annoyances.

Literary Pet Peeves Are Counterproductive

Greg Zimmerman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Greg Zimmerman

My literary pet peeve is readers who have pet peeves. That's a statement that surely won't make me popular, but stay with me for a second. Hopefully I can get you to see things a little differently.

'I Can't Stand When My Parents...'

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2012 | Teen

Most of the time, you're probably grateful for Mom and Dad. Whether they're offering advice on sticky situations or making your favorite meal for dinn...