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Will You Blab Your Secrets Under Anesthesia? 

Today’s Burning Question deals with deep, dark secrets, and I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly what those secrets are, because I don’t know either. Our question came in anonymously, and the letter writer asks:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Pick My Brain

Each time I write about how to ask for free advice or how to give free advice, I get perversely jealous of the people who get bombarded with that one gross question, “Can I pick your brain?” So for the month of February, I’m asking Lifehacker readers: Can you pick my brain?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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10 Things I Told My Teenage Son About Women

My son, Aidan, has just entered high school. He’s smart, slim, tall, good looking, and an accomplished musician. Like me at his age, Aidan doesn’t know jack about girls. My father was straight out of the Silent Generation; you know, the dudes who survived the Great Depression and beat the Nazis in WWII. Other than this observation, he never […]

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How to Handle a Request to ‘Pick Your Brain’

We’ve covered how to ask, or not ask, for free professional advice: Don’t say “Can I pick your brain?” and do make a specific, realistic request. But when you’re on the other side of the tiny café table, take Quartz’s thoughtful advice on how to get your brain picked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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