Introduction: not your mummy's advice column -- Getting ready -- When good hygiene goes bad : dog breath and B O and snot, oh my! -- Beauty experiments -- or, who died and made you Estée Lauder? -- If the shoe fits, it's ugly! : on fashion crimes and misdemeanors -- Getting there -- The court of public transportation : Judge Judy for a day! -- When strangers get a little strange : on sidewalks, at Starbucks, and just waiting in line -- Car(tastrophes) : see the USA in your own damn Chevrolet -- Getting down to business -- "Who's the boss?" : handling yours like they do on TV -- Taking the "woe" out of co-workers : just because you sit together doesn't make you besties -- Free at last! : after you've quit (or let's face it) been fired -- Getting online -- Step away from that keyboard! : e-mails, texts, and the three commandments for e-living -- Facebook, Twitter, and other social media : it's your party (but you still can't diss your sister) -- Online dating : when true romance is just 10 million clicks away! -- Getting along (with the folks we're stuck with) -- Neighbors and roomies : how can we miss them when they won't go away? -- Kids and parenting : when there aren't enough time-outs in a day -- If it's not one thing, it's your mother : finessing family friction -- Getting nickeled-and-dimed -- Money isn't funny : why do you think we call it "cold, hard cash"? -- Getting lovey-dovey -- Crushing hard! surviving your infatuations -- Break-ups (and how not to) : learning from slaphappy Scarlett O'Hara -- Getting through our big days -- In the spotlight (at last!) : weddings, bar mitzvahs, and our other big moments -- Surviving the holidays : the gifts, the grannies, and all that booze! -- Afterword: so, what do we do now?.