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Why Everyone Seems to Know the Same Urban Legends

You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here’s why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Uber’s Sign Language Feature Helps You Learn Basic Phrases, Directions

Everyone’s got their preference when using a ride-sharing service. Some love a chatty driver or some talk radio, while others would prefer complete silence until they reach their destination. If your Uber driver happens to be deaf or hard of hearing, communication might be more difficult or potentially awkward. But…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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 What to Do When Your Kid’s Homework Is Too Hard 

Helping with homework is part of everyday life once your kid hits school age. For the first couple years it isn’t hard stuff, but you know that one day your kid will have an assignment that stumps them and you. Luckily, you have other options besides furtively googling the answer while your kid isn’t looking.Read […]

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How to Handle Personal Feedback During a Performance Review

Performance reviews can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not sure what you’re going to hear from your boss. And if your manager has feedback for you that is more about your personality than your work, it can be tough to know how to respond. Here’s how to handle personality-based feedback so you can move onto…Read […]

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How to Lose an Accent, According to a Dialect Coach

Actor and voice coach Amy Jo Jackson has consulted on productions of Venus in Fur, Henry IV, and the Broadway production of Kinky Boots. An experienced actor herself, whose credits include The Laramie Project, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, and The Rocky Horror Show, Jackson teaches actors and non-actors how to reduce…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Change Your Voice to Sound More Confident

We all know that being seen as confident, but not cocky, at work can have a positive effect on our careers. From one-on-one meeting with your boss to giving a presentation to the whole team, your voice is one of the most important parts of project confidence. Here’s how to adjust your voice so that […]

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Here’s What Phrases Like “Highly Likely” and “Probably Not” Mean to Different People

Just how likely does “probably” sound to you? Redditor zonination asked users of the polling subreddit /r/samplesize to assign percentage values to a range of common phrases about probability, and graphed the results. The sample size is tiny (just 46 respondents), but the data still looks clustered enough to be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Survive Panel Job Interviews

A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough, add to that three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people’s worst nightmare. It’s no one’s idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate…Read […]

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How to Survive Panel Job Interviews

A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough, add to that three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people’s worst nightmare. It’s no one’s idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate…Read […]

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How to Split a Vacation Rental with Your Friends without Ruining Your Trip

Sharing a vacation rental with friends is a great way to cut down on accommodations costs and have a space to relax together after a long day sightseeing. But splitting a vacation rental doesn’t always go smoothly — we’ve all had that one friend who hogs the bathroom getting ready, spews their stuff all over […]

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How to Use Nextdoor to Get to Know Your Neighbors

Not all of us have an easy time getting to know the people who live above, below, or next to us. When you’ve only exchanged brief hellos, it can be tough to ask your neighbors for help or advice. Just like Facebook facilitates connecting with far flung friends and family, social network Nextdoor makes it […]

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