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How to Talk Shit Online

“People are just as allowed to dislike things as they are permitted to enjoy them,” writes cultural critic Kate Wagner in the Baffler essay “Don’t Let People Enjoy Things.” Wagner (creator of the architectural critique blog McMansion Hell) shuts down one of the dumber memes going around right now, where fans bravely…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Players Debate Whether Red Dead Redemption 2’s New Patches Downgraded The Game’s Graphics

Post-launch updates are supposed to make a game better, but some players now believe Red Dead Redemption 2’s graphics have been slightly downgraded following the release of the most recent patch. They have been sharing before and after screenshots to try and prove it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Best Way to Persuade Someone That They’re Wrong Is to Show Them How They’re Right

When you’re debating a topic with someone, it’s in your best interest to avoid flat-out telling someone they’re wrong. All it does is make the other person defensive, causing them to entrench themselves further in their beliefs. Instead, tell them all the ways they’re right, then guide them to realizing they’re wrong…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Speed-Watch “Game of Thrones”?

In our new series “Point Taken,” staff writers Patrick Austin and Nick Douglas debate life hacks, etiquette, and best practices. In this inaugural episode, we discuss the value of “skimming” prestige TV. Are you packing in more entertainment, or robbing art of its value? Nick thinks it’s fine to skim a show now and…Read more… […]

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Should You Speed-Watch “Game of Thrones”?

In our new series “Point Taken,” staff writers Patrick Austin and Nick Douglas debate life hacks, etiquette, and best practices. In this inaugural episode, we discuss the value of “skimming” prestige TV. Are you packing in more entertainment, or robbing art of its value? Nick thinks it’s fine to skim a show now and…Read more… […]

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Scott Pruitt Wants Some Kind of Strange Climate Change Showdown

EPA head Scott Pruitt has spent the last week insisting that the Trump administration never discussed climate change when debating the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change. But now that we’ve withdrawn from that agreement, he thinks it’s a great time to have a public debate in what sounds like…Read more… […]

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