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The Perks of Being an Adventurous Eater

“I like what I like,” you tell yourself as you eat the same meals over and over. Now, there’s nothing wrong with having preferences, but you could be doing yourself a serious disservice. Being an adventurous eater comes with some great benefits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Atari’s New Centipede Comic Is More Brilliant and Heartfelt Than It Has Any Business Being

Every so often, you come across a comic that throws you for the sort of loop that makes you pause a few pages in and think, “I wasn’t at all prepared for how damned good this is.” Atari and Dynamite’s new Centipede series, based on the classic 1980s video game, is definitely one of those comics.Read […]

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How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath With Jen Waite & Michael Stone

How do you deal with a psychopath? What if you realize you married one? This week on The Upgrade we’re joined by Jen Waite, author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal, and Dr. Michael Stone, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and author of The Anatomy of Evil, to talk […]

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How to Stop Being Jealous of Your Colleagues’ Success

“ATTENTION ARTISTS: sometimes your friends will have successes, and you’ll be jealous, even if you don’t want to be,” says author and Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North in an inspirational Twitter thread. He has two tips for dealing with that jealousy, which apply to anyone who’s envied a colleague:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Being Jealous of Your Colleagues’ Success

“ATTENTION ARTISTS: sometimes your friends will have successes, and you’ll be jealous, even if you don’t want to be,” says author and Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North in an inspirational Twitter thread. He has two tips for dealing with that jealousy, which apply to anyone who’s envied a colleague:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why The Hogwarts Sorting Hat Is a Bad Idea

The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture’s best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you’re a Carrie. It’s inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian, and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why The Hogwarts Sorting Hat Is a Bad Idea

The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture’s best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you’re a Carrie. It’s inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian, and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why The Hogwarts Sorting Hat Is a Bad Idea

The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture’s best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you’re a Carrie. It’s inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian, and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Let Kids Be Bored, Already

Every parent hates hearing the dreaded “I’m bored,” from their child. A natural instinct might be to fill their schedule, but boredom has many benefits. Emma Seppala, author of The Happiness Track, wrote about bad advice parents give their kids, such as “Stay busy.” She recommends encouraging your child to have fun…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Talks to Us About Secrets 

We’re living in a time of secrets. Whether it’s the health-care bill, Russia’s secret connection with our recent election, or the lies we all tell, secrets plague us all. In this episode of The Upgrade, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who…Read more… […]

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