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Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff

Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what not to buy then it is about squirreling cash away. If you’re an impulsive shopper like me, that can be a problem. That’s why I recommend you shop at one particular store before all the others: your own.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.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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Use This Improv Comedy Rule to Avoid Arguments

In comedic improvisation, the principle of “yes and” means that first you agree with your partner’s premise, and then you add to it. Without this essential principle, the scene couldn’t go anywhere. And while applying “yes and” to real life is a bit of a business-world cliché, I’ve found that it’s a great way to…Read […]

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What You Should Do If Something Goes Wrong On Stage

During Saturday’s March for Our Lives, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Samantha Fuentes, a wounded survivor of the shooting tragedy, got on stage to give an impassioned speech to thousands of protesters. Halfway through her address, she ducked down behind the podium and vomited. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Brainstorm for Questions, Not Answers

The goal of brainstorming is to find possible solutions to a problem, but the process often becomes a platform for the outspoken, who offer the same perspective time and time again. Instead: ask everyone to generate more questions about the problem so you get a better understanding of what it really is. This…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Handle an Angry Crowd a Lot Better Than Marco Rubio

Yesterday, survivors of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School met their senator, Marco Rubio, at a CNN town hall meeting. It didn’t go well (for Rubio). In fact, he and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were “jeered and lectured” at the forum, which was attended by survivors of the shooting and the father of […]

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Why You Can’t Stop Mid-Action, Even When You Know It’s a Bad Idea

You go to take a step up onto your porch when you realize it’s covered in shimmering, slippery ice. Your mind wants to stop so you don’t hurt yourself, but your body isn’t going to get the message in time. Here’s what’s going on in that brain of yours.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Enough With the Resolutions Already

Today is no different than yesterday. You probably woke up this morning with big plans to “really make some changes this year,” but you know what? It’s not going to work. Why? Because you’ve already decided that waiting until the new year to become the new and improved you is the right course of action.Read […]

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