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How to Shut Down a Troll, Once and For All 

Even if Twitter finally bans the Nazis (lol yeah right), there will always be boring, dumb, annoying, and bad people on the internet. And sometimes they will find what you put online, and bother you about it. How do you deal with them without feeling like shit? We got some advice from Eli Yudin, CollegeHumor’s…Read […]

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This Interactive Tool Helps You Craft Better Apologies

Anybody can spew out some half-assed apology to save face, but a real apology takes serious introspection, sincerity, and focuses on helping the victim heal. It’s not easy to do, but this simple interactive tool can help if you’re struggling. “It’s good that you’re here,” the first screen reads when you load it up.…Read more… […]

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How to Stop Being an Interrupting Asshole

Nobody likes someone who interrupts people all the time. It’s rude and it actually thwarts clear communication from happening. Some of us interrupters, though, are aware of our problem and tired of being the jerk who cuts people off. Here are a few tricks for shutting yourself down.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You 

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and paltering, where someone uses true facts to mislead you. It’s not always easy to detect, but there are a few telltale signs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fix Your Bad Mood With a Selfless Act 

A single morning commute is enough time to gather a thousand seething resentments. People shove you, they litter, they smoke while blocking the sidewalk. By the time you show up at the office, you might be in full Rorschach-from-Watchmen mode. Instead, fill yourself with the cleansing fire of a kind act.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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New study finds Justin Bieber’s music is popular among psychopaths

A new study has found that psychopaths are more likely to listen to and enjoy Justin Bieber. Of course, that might sound a bit extreme.The recent study was carried out by New York University professors who found that Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” was popular among the 190 NYU psychology students who also happened to score highly […]

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How to Deal With Excessive Trash Talk in Online Games

Online multiplayer games are a blast to play with friends or randos alike, but they can quickly get ruined by players who only have negative things to say to you or your teammates. These tips will help you deal with their trash talk so you can stay focused on enjoying your precious game time.Read more… […]

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Therapists Tell Us How the Trump Era Has Messed With Our Mental Health

If you can’t bear to look at today’s Facebook memories of you skipping to the polls—or you’re dreading tomorrow’s memories of your and your friends’ post-election reactions—you’re not alone. We talked to five therapists about how the election and its aftermath has affected their clients’ mental health.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why the Election Anniversary Is Hitting You So Hard 

The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, and too-early Christmas decorations have popped up in every store. If you’re finding it harder than usual to enjoy your seasonal latte—or, for that matter, get out of bed—it might be because of the date on the calendar. Not seasonal depression, but another, less…Read more… Continue […]

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The Steady Rise Of Homosexual Messages In Children’s And Adult Entertainment

On February 27, 2017, Disney’s XD channel made headlines for its first gay kiss in an episode of the children’s cartoon Star vs. the Forces of Evil. The Disney XD show saw main character Star and her friend Marco attend a concert where they were surrounded by kissing couples, including two men, and later in […]

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The Way You Fight With Your Partner Affects Your Kids’ Well-Being

All couples have disagreements, but a new study shows that how you manage those disagreements can have a profound effect on your child’s well-being. Researchers at the University of Arizona examined parental conflict and child well-being in three “waves,” beginning in pregnancy and ending when the child turned three.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Eric Trump Does Not Understand His Father’s Serious Mental Illness

Recently, President Trump’s son, Eric gave an interview with conservative radio talk show host Joe Pags. The interview quickly devolved into Eric bashing liberals and the media as he discussed what he perceived to be unfair attacks levied against his father. And in the midst of trying to elicit …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Why Time Seems to Stop When You Look at the Clock

You’re in a long, boring meeting. You look up at the clock again, hoping time is passing by faster than it feels, but instead the clock’s seconds hand doesn’t seem to move at all. No, the clock didn’t just pause to mock you, your brain is playing tricks on you.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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