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Do These Things When You’re so Irritated You’re About to Snap

It’s always the little things that make me snap. A spouse breathing too loudly, a dish left in the sink, a stranger’s bad parking job: Suddenly my whole day is ruined, and everyone I know is lucky enough to be subjected to my Larry David-like rants.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Do These Things When You’re so Irritated You’re About to Snap

It’s always the little things that make me snap. A spouse breathing too loudly, a dish left in the sink, a stranger’s bad parking job: Suddenly my whole day is ruined, and everyone I know is lucky enough to be subjected to my Larry David-like rants.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Recognize the Weasley, Smarmy, and Otherwise Loaded Language That People Use Against You

We’re surrounded with loaded language. Whether it’s mass media, politics, or the people around us, someone is always trying to use words and phrases to support their agenda and to change our minds in bad faith.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Recognize the Weasley, Smarmy, and Otherwise Loaded Language That People Use Against You

We’re surrounded with loaded language. Whether it’s mass media, politics, or the people around us, someone is always trying to use words and phrases to support their agenda and to change our minds in bad faith.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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So, I Need To Get A U.S. Driver’s License

When I introduced myself here at Jalopnik, a decent number of commenters took offense to the fact that I don’t yet have a U.S. license, rather just a useless UK licence. I’m currently going through the motions rectifying this. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Many Warmup Sets Is Enough?

If you’re planning to lift a heavy weight, it’s important to do warmup sets to prepare yourself. Normally you’ll lift the bar, then add some weight, and then add some more weight, and so on. But how many of those jumps do you need to take before you can considered yourself warmed? And what happens […]

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How Many Warmup Sets Is Enough?

If you’re planning to lift a heavy weight, it’s important to do warmup sets to prepare yourself. Normally you’ll lift the bar, then add some weight, and then add some more weight, and so on. But how many of those jumps do you need to take before you can considered yourself warmed? And what happens […]

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The Best Ways to Deal With Bullies, According to Lifehacker Readers

Last week I asked Lifehacker’s readers for advice on dealing with a childhood bully. Reading your responses made me wish I had a time machine so I could travel back to the time of your youths to give you all hugs (and kill Bea Arthur).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Do When Typical Parenting Strategies Don’t Help Your Explosive, Inflexible Child

Being a kid is tough, especially when it comes to processing big emotions—fear, anger, excitement. Although we may not fully remember what it was like to be a kid, most of us do remember grappling with feeling that felt too big, too new, and very, very important. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What’s Your Best Advice for Dealing With Bullies?

The other night over dinner, my son was telling us about a friend of his who was being bullied in school. He’s a super nice 13-year-old, but very shy, and at a new school, so he’s without his posse from last year. A classmate picked up on his awkwardness with that weird weakness-radar that bullies […]

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How to Tell If Someone Is Emotionally Available

There’s a big difference between dating and dating, like, seriously. You can go on a bunch of dates with one person over a series of months and not really be together—but it can be hard to figure out why, exactly, the relationship isn’t deepening. The other person might simply be emotionally unavailable. Here’s how to…Read […]

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How to Tell If Someone Is Emotionally Available

There’s a big difference between dating and dating, like, seriously. You can go on a bunch of dates with one person over a series of months and not really be together—but it can be hard to figure out why, exactly, the relationship isn’t deepening. The other person might simply be emotionally unavailable. Here’s how to…Read […]

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How to Tell Whether Your Angry Teenager Is Actually Depressed

When we think of depression, we tend to imagine a person who is sad for an extended period of time. And although it’s true that sadness is often a key symptom, depression can also present itself as irritability. The same is true for your teenager, although in their case, because they are also experiencing mood […]

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Animal Crossing’s 2.0 Patch Adds First Person Camera That Makes The Entire Game Look New

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ October direct presentation did mention that the incoming massive update would introduce a new point of view, but if you forgot that was the case, I wouldn’t blame you. There was a lot in there, because this update—which is now live early—is massive. But even knowing it was coming didn’t…Read more… […]

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How to Keep Your Impulse Spending in Check

A recent study reveals that people spend an average of $276 every month on impulse purchases—and that most people are happy with what they buy. Considering how common it is, the question isn’t necessarily whether you should stop splurging, but rather, what is the right amount of impulse buying, and when should you be…Read more… […]

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What Is ‘No Nut November’ (and Should You Participate)?

It’s the beginning of No Nut November, a yearly internet challenge in which participants abstain from orgasming for an entire month. This unusual annual abstinence event originated online around 2011, probably as a satirical take on “Movember,” and since then has grown in popularity. It’s hard to say how many people…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Is ‘No Nut November’ (and Should You Participate)?

It’s the beginning of No Nut November, a yearly internet challenge in which participants abstain from orgasming for an entire month. This unusual annual abstinence event originated online around 2011, probably as a satirical take on “Movember,” and since then has grown in popularity. It’s hard to say how many people…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Is ‘No Nut November’ (and Should You Participate)?

It’s the beginning of No Nut November, a yearly internet challenge in which participants abstain from orgasming for an entire month. This unusual annual abstinence event originated online around 2011, probably as a satirical take on “Movember,” and since then has grown in popularity. It’s hard to say how many people…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Negotiate With Your Kid, According to a Negotiation Expert

As every parent knows, children are master negotiators who are good at identifying (and capitalizing) upon your weaknesses. “Kids are amazing at picking up signals,” said Gaëtan Pellerin, a negotiation expert and author of the book “Mindful NEGOtiation: Becoming More Aware in the Moment, Conquering Your Ego and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Identify Your Shadow Emotions (and Why You Should)

At some point in our childhood, we learn that living in a society means controlling certain emotions. We suppress, in particular, emotions we consider to be “negative”—fear, anger, jealousy, selfishness—for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that we consider them shameful. However suppressed these negative…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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