This Marital Behavior Is Not Only Annoying, It’s A Sign You Might Divorce

Experts say it’s one of four major red flags that a marriage won’t last.
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This Marital Behavior Is Not Only Annoying, It’s A Sign You Might Divorce

Experts say it’s one of four major red flags that a marriage won’t last.
Divorce

Need to File for a Divorce!

Top 10 Most Annoying Kids to Have Over for a Play Date

Play dates are a vital part of every parent’s handbook. Over the course of 12 years of motherhood, I’ve hosted my fair share. The vast majority were wonderful. They were nice kids who played well with my kids. But then there are the others. This list is about those. Keep an eye out for these annoying kids and save your sanity.

Sadly I am sure my kids have been these kids from time to time. For those who have hosted my annoying kid, I am sorry. Really. If you find your kid is on the list take heart. You are in good company.

1. The friend: This kid wants to hang out with you — and only you. He doesn’t grasp that he earned an invitation to your home for one main reason: So he can distract your kid while you get stuff done around the house. Nope — l’il Samantha doesn’t get it. You send the kids off to play on the trampoline, and Samantha wants to know if you’ll jump, too. You set the kids up with an art project on the dining room table, then retreat to the kitchen to start dinner. Two seconds later, Samantha is tugging on your apron, asking whether he can pour the macaroni.

2. The snacker: I like when a child comes over, chomps on some popcorn, then goes about the business of playing with my kid. That’s not going to work for the snacker. He wants a handful of grapes, a bowl of Goldfish, a bag of pretzels and a cheese stick. Ten minutes later the snacker is back for some peanut butter sandwich crackers. The snacker is like the very hungry caterpillar, but considerably more annoying. True story: I once had a kid who ate me out of house and home, then — with her mother present for pick-up — opened up my cabinets and checked inside for a snack-to-go. The mom simply shrugged her shoulders and asked for sandwich bag. Neither was invited back.

3. The tornado: This is the kid who, five seconds into the play date, has transformed my daughter’s Barbie Dream House into an “after” photo from Hurricane Sandy. Turn your back for a second and all the puzzles are pulled out. The Lincoln Logs are dumped and crayons are strewn. Incidentally, this is the kid who doesn’t clean up, either. Nope, the tornado chews on books and rips out pages; carries toys from the basement and deposits them in your upstairs bedroom. It is almost like the tornado is mocking you because he knows you will go insane until every freaking piece is back where it belongs.

4. The talker:You know the Peanuts teacher? The one who only says, “mwa mwa mwa mwa mwa“? That’s the sound you hear when the Talker comes over. The kid never shuts up. She talks about fairies and butterflies and flowers. She talks about books and plays and after school classes. She has to tell you about her camping trip with her grandma and oh-so-funny Uncle Jim. Then it’s on to world hunger. And Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. And her daddy’s trip to Milwaukee. The talker talks from the moment you pick her up at school until –three loooong hours later — her mom arrives at your house. As you bid farewell, the talker’s mom offers that exasperated I-know-my kid-doesn’t-shut-up look, and you realize you only had the talker for a few after school hours. This parent has it far worse. The talker is her kid.

5. The indecisive kid: This kid doesn’t know what she wants. Which smoothie would you like? Radio silence. Do you like Oreos? She’s not sure. Would you like to stay for dinner? “Umm.” Want to play in traffic?

6. The one who doesn’t want to play anything:

Me: “Would you like to play a board game?”
Johnny: “No.”
Me: “How about painting rocks?”
Johnny: “No, thanks.”
Me: “Oh, I have a good idea. Why don’t you both make a huge fort in the living room with every pillow and sheet in the house? Go ahead a make a mess. I don’t mind.”
Johnny: “Nah, I did that yesterday.”
Me: “Lego? Ping Pong? Foosball? Baking? Basketball? Juggling? Dress up?”
Johnny: “Nothing sounds that fun.”
Me: “Then why the F#$ & did you come over to play?”
(Admittedly, that last line was in my head)

7. The crier: I have no problem with kids who show emotion and cry when they feel genuinely sad. This is not the crier. The crier cries all the time. He cries when he can’t go first. He cries when he gets softly knocked down by your excited dog (a wallet-sized cockapoo in my case). He even cries when the ice cream man is out of his favorite pop. As soon as you resolve one issue, another rears its head.

8. The precocious kid:Ah, a real gem. This is the one who teaches your child about tampons and sex. This kid knows about kissing — with tongue. From this little darling your child learns words you have painstakingly kept out of the family vocabulary and euphemisms that would make a pimp blush. In one short play date the precocious kid exposes your dear and innocent child to the great big adult world out there. Now, at age 9, you have to schedule an endless list of reparative conversations about the birds and bees, how babies get here and why you can’t get pregnant from sharing a swing in the playground.

9. The messy toileter:This kid couldn’t find the center of the toilet bowl if you put up a landing strip with flashing lights and sunk neon Cheerios to the bottom. He dribbles pee around the toilet and leaves little brown smears around the rim when he wipes. He may or may not wash his hands, but he definitely doesn’t use soap. He probably doesn’t remember to flush or put the seat down either. Might be a nice kid, but he needs some home training, STAT.

10. The squatter:
This is the kid who won’t leave. Ever. The parent has said 15 times to get her shoes on and she just runs around the house. She can’t find her socks. She left his backpack in the car. She thinks her super special bouncy ball is in your son’s room. She has to go and check but that would mean taking off her shoes again. On and on and on and on.

A version of this blog previously appeared at The Family Coach.

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If Your Friends’ Annoying Vague Facebook Statuses Were Said In Real Life

“Well, that was interesting.” WHAT WAS?

Is everything okay? What’s happening? These are just a few of the questions that usually arise after one of your friends post one of those vague, rather ominous Facebook statuses, providing absolutely no information and worrying the hell out of everyone.

Comedy writer Jason Horton imagines what real life conversations would be like if people spoke to each other the way they post Facebook statuses. HINT: It’s just as effing annoying.

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The 12 Most Annoying Thick Hair Problems (and Fixes!)

Our fine-haired sisters think we’ve got it easy just because we can do a doughnut bun without wearing a sock on our head, but having a mess of hair is sometimes, well, a mess. Here, finally, the solutions to the biggest thick-hair problems — except for clogging up your drain. Alas, we can’t help you there.

By Kate Sullivan, Allure

THE PROBLEM
No Comb Can Tackle Your Tangles

If the smell of Johnson’s No More Tangles triggers PTSD flashbacks to your childhood, you know what’s up. Thick hair means knots that are tied with Boy Scout-level strength. Forcing a comb or paddle brush through it is time-consuming and hair-ruining.

THE FIX
Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush

Try the Tangle Teezer once and you’ll never use a comb again. Short, flexible bristles have give to them so they won’t pull out fragile hairs, says hairstylist Mia Santiago of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger. You can even detangle wet hair: “If I used a paddle brush on my wet hair, I could make a voodoo doll of the hair that comes out,” she says.

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THE PROBLEM
There Is Not Enough Conditioner in the World

We large-haired ladies run out of conditioner so much faster than shampoo. For every quarter-size dollop of shampoo you use on your scalp, you gotta use a palm-full of conditioner on your many, many ends.

THE FIX
A Conditioner That Works Better

It’s not the size of your conditioner bottle that matters, but its contents. “Choosing a highly concentrated conditioner means you won’t need gallons of product,” says Santiago. She likes Kératase Cristalliste and Kérastase Chronologiste conditioners, which are so rich that you only need a dollop. “Avoid any conditioners that say ‘volume’ on the bottle — they’re not for the big-haired,” she says. Adding a deep-treatment mask to your routine is also key. If your ends are extremely damaged, use a mask once a week or every third shampoo, depending on how often you wash, says Santiago. If your ends aren’t too damaged, once a month will do.

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THE PROBLEM
Humidity Makes Your Big Hair Even Bigger

The weather is warming up and the air is thick with the promise of summer — that’s great, right? Yeah, not for your giant-ass hair.

THE FIX
Keratin Products and Some Serious TLC

Keratin-based products fill out the hair cuticle and defrizz, says Santiago. She likes Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray for year-round use, plus a little extra styling time in summer. “I know that’s when everyone wants the ease of wash-and-go styles, but for women with thick hair, it’s worth taking the time to really work in the product to avoid a bad hair day.”

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THE PROBLEM
Brushing Causes Next-Level Pouf

Headed to an ’80s costume party? Nope! You simply used a hairbrush on your already huge hair, thus making it…huge-er.

THE FIX
Add Hair Spray to the Brush Before Pulling It Through

“Just dampen it a little bit, not so much that it’s supersopping wet — you don’t want There’s Something About Mary stiff hair,” says Santiago. “But a small amount of spray helps seal the cuticles, takes away some of the static and keeps all the hair together. Start your brushing underneath your hair, as opposed to the top of your head — that will help you avoid crunchy-looking strands too.”

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THE PROBLEM
Round Brushes Are Scary Hair Traps

In seventh grade, we had to go to a babysitting job with a round brush stuck to the crown of our head. The experience scared us off of using them for the next 15 years. But ladies, there is a way.

THE FIX
Take a Smaller Section

“You never want the section of hair you’re brushing to be wider than the brush,” says Santiago. A little serum — Santiago likes Oribe Smooth Style Serum — will also make the brush go through your hair more smoothly. “Apply it to the midsection of the hair, not at the roots.”

THE PROBLEM
Blowouts Take a Hundred Hours

If giving yourself a blowout works your arms more than kettlebell class, you probably have really thick hair. (We’ve considered buying the Blo and Go from that infomercial strictly because of arm fatigue.)

THE FIX
Rough-Dry First

“Rough-dry your hair until it’s about 80 to 90 percent done,” says Santiago. “That’s superimportant for people with really thick hair; otherwise you’re going to be there forever. Once it’s almost dry, then attach the smoothing nozzle to your dryer, making sure it’s always facing the end of your shaft to smooth it out.” Rough-drying does work better for straight- and slightly wavy-haired gals though. “If you’re prone to a lot of frizzing or your hair is supercurly, rough-drying can open up the cuticle too much. Get the nozzle on a little faster if that’s your hair texture.

THE PROBLEM
Your Hair Is Never Fully Dry

In your 9 a.m. meeting, you look like you raced to the office fresh out of the shower. Ditto at your 2 p.m. meeting, because fun fact: Your hair is always still a little wet

THE FIX
Shower at Night — and Fake a Morning Blowout

After washing at night no less than 30 minutes before bedtime, let your hair air-dry overnight. “In the morning, you can achieve a blowout-like effect using a half-barrel curling iron,” says Santiago. “Split your hair into 12 to 14 sections. When you quickly swoop the iron through them to the ends, it’ll look like a salon blowout done with a big round brush but takes way less time.” You’re not going to have the same volume as you would with a real blowout, but you will look polished. And not like you just got caught in a rainstorm.

THE PROBLEM
Your Bed Head Is Scary Big

When your baby niece wakes up from a nap with a cowlick, it’s so adorable. Your bed head looks like a tornado hit your sheets.

THE FIX
The Topknot

“There’s something magical about it,” says Santiago. Flip your head upside down and gather your hair into a ponytail, then twist into a coil. (Need more guidance? Check out these tutorials.) Santiago seals down flyways with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Edge Control Smoother. “It’s so amazing and works on every hair type,” she says.

THE PROBLEM
No Elastic Is Mighty Enough for Your Ponytail

Your scrunchie-busting hair can be a hazard: One of our editors had an elastic fail dramatically while on a date. Her cascading waves would have had that sexy librarian-letting-her-hair-down vibe if the errant hair tie hadn’t ended up in the dude’s wine glass.

THE FIX
Up Your Hair-Tie Game

“Obviously, if you have thick hair, regular elastics aren’t going to cut it,” says Santiago. But you also need to stay away from anything with a grip or plastic that will get caught in your massive hair and pull it out. Thin and flat fabric hair ties, like Emi-Jay’s, are going to have more staying power and won’t break or dent your giant hair. “Those fat Heathers-style scrunchies would work too, and I wish they were cool — but they’re not,” says Santiago.

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THE PROBLEM
Heavy Hair Has No Bounce

Santiago puts it best: “If you have really thick hair and no layers, your hair can look like a blanket.” Not cute.

THE FIX
Lose the Weight

Talk to your hairstylist about a layered midlength cut that will lighten up the weight on the roots and add some movement. “Just don’t overlayer, then your hair will become a triangle,” she says.

THE PROBLEM
Midlength Hair Looks Like a Helmet

Thick hair looks luxe long and is great for a pixie, where a stylist has a lot to work with. But that of-the-moment choppy bob? Not so much. “Thick hair that’s shoulder-length can very easily get big,” says Santiago.

THE FIX
Again, a Lob With Layers

Layers on a chin-length cut will give dimension to unwanted fluffiness and a silky wax or balm, like Shu Uemura Art of Hair Touch of Gloss, weighs down the hair a little bit to anchor the pouf while still letting the hair move, says Santiago.

THE PROBLEM
Thinning Razors and Shears Damage Your Hair

Didn’t we tell you to be careful of layers? They can hurt as much as they help. Case in point: In an attempt to take out some of your massive hair’s weight and girth, a stylist chomped at your locks with one of these tools, leaving them frizzier and damaged.

THE FIX
Talk to Your (New) Stylist

“Your hairstylist has to have really good thinning shears to not cause damage,” says Santiago. Tell your stylist how your hair has reacted to thinning shears or razors in the past. Shears aren’t the devil, but if you’re prone to frizz, they’ll work best for you if used only on the ends of your hair. Your stylist can use a different method to thin out your hair that doesn’t scrape your hair shaft as much.

(Photos: Roger Cabello)

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The 12 Most Annoying Thick Hair Problems (and Fixes!)

Our fine-haired sisters think we’ve got it easy just because we can do a doughnut bun without wearing a sock on our head, but having a mess of hair is sometimes, well, a mess. Here, finally, the solutions to the biggest thick-hair problems—except for clogging up your drain. Alas, we can’t help you there.
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