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Save Your Battery and Sanity By Modifying Your Android Notifications

Setting up a new Android phone means you’ll be spending more than a few minutes in the Google Play Store, downloading apps. It also means you’ll be dealing with more than a few annoying pop-ups in the form of notifications from all these new apps. It’s easy to deal with the overwhelming amount of vibrations, […]

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Literally Email Like a Boss

If you’re buried under unanswered email, and find yourself constantly starting your replies with “Sorry for the delay,” do what BuzzFeed reporter and creative miscreant Katie Notopoulos did: Answer your emails right away, with just a couple of words. She calls it “emailing like a CEO,” the same phrase used in a 2001 …Read more… […]

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This Interactive Tool Helps You Craft Better Apologies

Anybody can spew out some half-assed apology to save face, but a real apology takes serious introspection, sincerity, and focuses on helping the victim heal. It’s not easy to do, but this simple interactive tool can help if you’re struggling. “It’s good that you’re here,” the first screen reads when you load it up.…Read more… […]

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How to Stop Being an Interrupting Asshole

Nobody likes someone who interrupts people all the time. It’s rude and it actually thwarts clear communication from happening. Some of us interrupters, though, are aware of our problem and tired of being the jerk who cuts people off. Here are a few tricks for shutting yourself down.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You 

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and paltering, where someone uses true facts to mislead you. It’s not always easy to detect, but there are a few telltale signs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Time to Yourself When Visiting Relatives

Even if you’re not someone who normally needs a lot of “me time,” visiting family can be overwhelming. In a packed house, you need specific strategies to get some time alone without coming off as distant or uninterested in spending time with your family.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Politely Get Out of Eating Food You Don’t Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event—whether that’s minimizing awkward conversations or finding the right way to pass on a dish that makes your stomach churn. If you’re headed to someone else’s home for the holiday feasts this year, here’s how to turn down food…Read more… […]

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What Would Actually Be Helpful to Hear When You Ask “Do I Look Okay?”

Oh, that awkward question before a big night out. We’ve all either asked or been asked “Do I look okay?” or “How do I look?” at some point in our lives. For many, it’s a simple call for a confidence boost. For others, it’s an actual question. What should we say?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Deal With Excessive Trash Talk in Online Games

Online multiplayer games are a blast to play with friends or randos alike, but they can quickly get ruined by players who only have negative things to say to you or your teammates. These tips will help you deal with their trash talk so you can stay focused on enjoying your precious game time.Read more… […]

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Passive Aggressive Phrases to Get Your Coworkers to Deliver

We’ve all had at least one coworker who was difficult, whether it was a personality clash or a case of chronic missed deadlines. The next time you find yourself frustrated by that person in the office, may we suggest some good old fashioned passive aggression?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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