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By Michelle Prather

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If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Overused by recess monitors for years, this advice to rise above it all didn't just induce eye-rolling--in a lot of cases, it wasn't that helpful. Now a slew of entrepreneurs are giving the finger to goody-goody social tactics and embracing a more aggressive (but fun) way to unleash steam.

Co-owners of Venice Beach, California, virtual and print card manufacturer The Original Insult Card Company , sisters Ilana, 33, and Sharone Levinsky, 30, turn on their wit where your nerve stops. From dealing with a "wicked mother-in-law and spineless ex-husband," the elder Levinsky has endured experiences rivaling any soap opera, complete with custody battles, a private eye and being thrown in jail. Now card material (like "Last night was not as good as I expected. Good Bye.") comes quite easily.

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