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How to Make the Internet Less Depressing

The like button ruined the internet. Social media and comment sections have trained us to channel our negative feelings into words, and our positive feelings into likes. So negativity is laid out in detail in the comments and replies, while positivity is compressed into a number. Scrolling through it all, or having it…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get Someone to Shut Up

We all know someone who tends to ramble on and on while telling a story. Sometimes, it’s because they’re venting and just need an outlet. Other times, it’s a habit they’ve acquired and don’t even realize it. Meanwhile, you’re a silent bystander, taking in every needless detail of their tale.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal with Chronic Complainers

We all know at least one chronic complainer: someone who truly believes the world is out to get them and feels the need to vocalize each and every disappointment in their life. After spending some time with a chronic complainer, you probably feel like complaining about that person (and rightfully so) but are perhaps…Read more… […]

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How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior that can possibly…Read more… […]

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How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior that can possibly…Read more… […]

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How to Use Social Engineering—But Not in an Evil Way

If you want to win friends and influence people, well, there’s a whole book on how to do that. But how do you do social engineering the right way—to make life better for everyone, not just to manipulate people into doing what you want?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Charm Someone You’ve Never Met Before

Meeting new people can be tricky, or even anxiety-inducing. Of course, you want to make a good first impression and come across as likable as possible. If turning on the charm is something you struggle with, here are the most important strategies for instantly charming someone you haven’t met before.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

We learn to talk at an early age, but most of us don’t have formal training on how to effectively communicate with others. That’s unfortunate, because it’s one of the most important life skills there is, and one you use your entire life. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or […]

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Take ‘Meeting Notes’ When You Talk With Friends

Productivity writer Rachel Miller takes notes when she’s with friends—“even during a coffee date,” she says. Mainly she takes notes on recommendations—good TV shows or recipes or in one case, pullover socks. It’s such a habit that her friends have emailed each other asking for Rachel’s “meeting notes.” Here’s how to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Be a Better Conversationalist, With Journalist Celeste Headlee

We could all get better at conversing with our fellow humans. It’s just so easy these days to hide behind our screens, and when we’re finally face to face with actual people, we’re often talking too much and not listening enough. How can we make the most of those one-on-one, face-to-face, in-real-life moments? We’ll…Read more… […]

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This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Talk to Anyone at a Holiday Office Party

All parties have their awkward moments, but navigating yourself in a room of co-workers with an open bar feels especially high-stakes. Here are some tips for how to talk to everyone from your boss to your intern so that you can return to work on Monday morning, head held high.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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