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I have a confession. I’m kind of in denial about my hearing loss. It’s not that I think I’m NOT hard of hearing — I definitely am! I wear hearing aids. I say “What?” about 300 times a day, or on particularly harried days, “Wha?” It’s not that I think I don’t […]

Hilarious and terrible advice for people with hearing loss


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Not too long ago, a woman named Joanne decided her most sincere wish was to be a writer. But each time she started to write her first book, it seemed like forces were conspiring against her. First her mother died when she was 25. Then she found herself in an abusive marriage. […]

10 ways to hate yourself a little less


A little while ago, I wrote about how to freelance like a boss, which offered tips for writers starting out in the wild world of self-employment. Invoice2go then turned that advice into a handy infographic, with insights from several successful small business owners, including m’self. Give ‘er a read below, and, in the […]

Starting out as a freelancer? Read this advice



We’ve all been victims of awkward small talk. The guy who won’t stop talking about his labradoodle. The gal who answers every conversation question with a one word reply. The cheese platter you refuse to leave because it’s more engaging than your party companions. Many of us even actively AVOID […]

Make Small Talk Suck Less: 10 Ways to Become a ...


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I’ve been freelancing for about a decade. It started as a side gig to make my full-time job seem more bearable. I told myself that if I could get paid to write essays about dating a girl who wanted to be Harry Potter, then sitting in a cubicle 40 hours a week […]

Freelance Like a Boss: 6 Tips for Emerging Writers


A while back, a guy wrote in to my advice column, wondering how often anal sex led to pregnancy. My answer ended with a limerick: I once met a dude on the ‘net, who wrote to me very upset. When you ride the caboose and some sperm is knocked loose, a […]

Dating and sex advice in limerick form