Katrina Hillsten

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Carolyn Hax: Friend asks for sympathy, receives a bill

<b>Dear Carolyn:</b><p>Three of us ladies planned a trip to New York for two nights to see shows. We reserved a hotel room to share among us. Train and theater …

Divorce

The latest wellness trend will make you feel zen AF in three simple steps

Whether we're relaxing with some yoga, trying a spot of forest therapy or testing the 'pick three method', we love a new wellness trend here at …

Self-improvement

Here’s What Vets Say Every First-Time Dog Owner Should Know

Getting a dog is all about embarking on a brand new, exciting adventure. A big part of that adventure? Plenty of surprises…like, a favorite sandal …

Pets

A Pain Scale for Mental Health

—The recent celebrity suicides have many people talking about mental health, which is a good thing the comes from such horrible circumstances. I like …

Mental Health

Don’t Put Dogs in the Back of Pick-Up Trucks! | Whole Dog Journal

Don’t Put Dogs in the Back of Pick-Up Trucks!<p>Posted at 05:03PM - Comments: (28)<p>This morning I got up super early, so I could feed the foster puppies …

Pets

Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Girlfriend’s Guy Friend Is Trying To Sabotage Our Relationship

Hello all you glorious Twitternet pervert herds, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column to be ported to the Switch.<p>This week, …

Relationships

Drug-Sniffing Police Dogs Are Overdosing On Opioids

'This is a really big issue,' said one veterinarian.<p>Drug-sniffing police dogs may be the latest victims of the opioid epidemic sweeping the United …

Pets

16 Of This Week's Best Dog Posts Guaranteed To Make Your Friday Even Better

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Pets

Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession.

(Trigger warning: If abuse, sexual assault, or anorexia makes you uncomfortable, you might want to avoid this one.)<p>Over the years, I’ve attempted to …

Relationships

Stoneman Douglas school guard had sexually harassed massacre victim, family says

<b>PARKLAND, Fla.</b> -- An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for …

Crime

A Stubborn Dog Becomes Nearly Immovable While Playing Dead To Prevent His Humans From Leaving

A wonderfully headstrong beagle named Flash, who lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland hilariously plays dead whenever his humans try to leave the room …

Pets

Clarinetist discovers his ex-girlfriend faked a rejection letter from his dream school

Eric Abramovitz was 7 years old when he first learned to play the clarinet. By the time he was 20, the Montreal native had become an award-winning clarinetist, studying with some of Canada’s most elite teachers and performing a solo with Quebec’s finest symphony orchestra.<p>During his second year …

Los Angeles

Ten Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Miserable At Work

In Gallup’s latest report on workplace engagement, Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO wrote that “16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable in the workplace.”<p>If you are absolutely miserable at work, you are one of the lucky ones. Let me explain.<p>When you really, really hate something, …

Happiness

Eurydice Dixon: Tributes and anger as Australia mourns murdered comedian

<b>Melbourne, Australia (CNN) —</b> The murder of a 22-year-old Australian comedian has ignited a debate in the country about the safety of women and the right to be able to walk home at night without fear of attack.<p>Eurydice Dixon was raped and killed as she walked home from a performance Tuesday night …

Australia

If You Have This Type Of Personality, Then You Might Need More Sleep & Here’s Why

At the risk of sounding like an 87-year-old granny, I’ll be honest with you, friends: Socializing tires me TF out. Maybe it’s because I spend the …

Psychology

Ask E. Jean: Will He Leave His Wife for Me?

I know it's wrong, but I still want to be with him.<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> Recently my friends and I flew to Vegas to celebrate my twenty-third birthday. While we were drinking and dancing, I met a guy. We hit it off right away. I went back to his hotel, and one thing led to another. The next day we hung out …

Relationships

Good@Work: Did I sell myself short when I negotiated my salary?

<i>When you’re stuck in a tough spot at work—you’re *this close* to burnout, you’re wondering whether your job is the right fit, your office culture</i> …

Employment

People Love What This Guy's Dog Walker Did When He Was Laid Off From His Job

“It just seemed like a nice thing to do."<p>Ehren told BuzzFeed News that they adopted their pup about four years ago.<p>Ehren said that Calli LOVES her time out with the other dogs during the day because she is very social and likes to play.<p>“Calli definitely gets more excited to see Jon than she does to …

Pets

26 Secrets Pet Groomers Wish They Could Tell You

Think all we do is sit around and play with cute puppies? Think again.<p>“When the pets arrive, they’re all nervous, but once they’re with me, they do …

Pets

She was a sex worker in her 20s with the health of an 80-year-old. Were we right to section her to stop her drug abuse?<p>We found our patient lying on a mattress on the floor of her room, naked and intoxicated with ketamine. Her speech was slurred and confused, her eyes roaming aimlessly, but she …

Paedophile

German Shepherd ditches dog night to take part in Minor League warmup

A German Shepherd was on the loose, chasing a ball around the infield during a Tulsa Drillers and Northwest Arkansas Naturals Minor League Baseball …

Baseball

Psychiatry’s Medical School Comeback

Don’t look now, but psychiatry may be getting cool again among graduates of U.S. medical schools, as more and more of them each year choose the …

Medical School

The conversation about suicides in the U.S. needs to include guns. Here's why.

<b>Not all suicides are completed with a gun — but in the U.S., most are.</b><p>Each time a high-profile celebrity dies by suicide, we seem to start a fresh …

Mental Health

This Is How To Secretly Signal To Your Bartender That You Feel Unsafe On A Date

The scariest date I ever went on was actually at a Starbucks, not at a bar. It started off perfectly normal, but about halfway through my macchiato, …

Relationships

Creatives are finally telling manbabies to stay home

This has been a long time coming<p>Some very aggressive Battlefield fans are upset that the game includes women, or has a woman on the cover. Some of them are convinced that women didn’t exist during the past, so putting them in a game set in the past is wrong. It’s all kinda muddled. The general …

Feminism

My Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is a form of mental illness marked by “an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior,” per …

Mental Health

Surrogate for Jeff Lewis Sues Bravo for Broadcasting Birth on Flipping Out

On Tuesday, the surrogate for Bravo’s <i>Flipping Out</i> star Jeff Lewis and his partner, Gage Edward, sued the network for broadcasting the delivery …

Pregnancy

The rape threats and racism are vile. But women won’t be trolled into silence

There is a weird greeting ritual that takes place these days when women who are well known and outspoken meet. It’s a kind of troll-off. “How are your trolls this week?” I often ask those who, like me, have the audacity to be both female and opinionated on Twitter. “You have so many!” I say. “Oh …

Feminism

6 Ways to Stay Focused When Working from Home

When you work at home, the demands of both may compete for your attention. Here's how to sharpen your focus and increase productivity.<p>Dirty dishes in the sink. Friends and family calling or stopping over all hours of the day. A barking dog. Running a home-based business has its obvious benefits, …

Time Management

How Many Times A Day Should You Walk Your Dog? Here Are The Factors To Consider

Few if any animals serve as a better companion to human than dogs do. Dogs are so loved they have earned the informal title of being humans' best …

Pets