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How to End a Friendship (and How to Start One), With Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

We’re tackling tough friendship scenarios this week on The Upgrade with psychologist Miriam Kirmayer, who explains why it’s so hard to navigate the norms of friendship and how to peacefully end those connections that are no longer working. Beyond researching the science of friendship for almost a decade, Dr. Kirmayer…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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All the Different Ways You Can Silence Stupid People on Facebook

When someone pisses you off on Facebook, the logical, natural response is to lob over the nuke—block them, and you’ll never have to deal with anything they say on the social network ever again. It’s a refreshing feeling, but it’s also a wee extreme for minor infractions. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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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 Keep Your Parent Friends When the Kids Grow Apart

Your kid makes a friend. You meet the friend’s parent. You like that parent, a lot. You start scheduling playdates, mostly for the kids but also for you. Then your partners meet and they like each other, which means now you can all spend your weekends together at backyard barbecues and campsites and waterparks, and…Read […]

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How to Keep Your Parent Friends When the Kids Grow Apart

Your kid makes a friend. You meet the friend’s parent. You like that parent, a lot. You start scheduling playdates, mostly for the kids but also for you. Then your partners meet and they like each other, which means now you can all spend your weekends together at backyard barbecues and campsites and waterparks, and…Read […]

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FriendShip to bring AC Slater, TroyBoi, Mija, Boys Noize, and more for 2020 voyage

Gary Richards (Destructo) is making good on his promise to bring top-tier selections from both the electronic and hip-hop spheres out to sea with him for the 2020 arm of his FriendShip festival cruise. Atop the 2020 lineup sits titans of their trades, AC Slater, Destructo himself (duh), Malaa, Mija, Billy Kenny, and Boys Noize, […]

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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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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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What to Do If You’re Rejected on Social Media

The nuances of managing relationships on social media can give anyone a headache. And while I hate invoking the KonMari phrase, you shouldn’t have to put up with things (or people) that don’t spark joy in your digital gathering grounds. We’ve given you lots of tips on how to purge your online life of stupid,…Read […]

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