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How to Deal With Racist Relatives at Your Holiday Dinner

The nice thing about getting together with family for the holidays is catching up with loved ones you haven’t seen since last year. It’s lovely to hear about your sister’s new job, watch the kids play with their cousins, and grit your teeth through your racist relatives’ awful comments. Okay, wait—that’s actually not…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get Time to Yourself When Visiting Relatives

Even if you’re not someone who normally needs a lot of “me time,” visiting family can be overwhelming. In a packed house, you need specific strategies to get some time alone without coming off as distant or uninterested in spending time with your family.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Politely Get Out of Eating Food You Don’t Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event—whether that’s minimizing awkward conversations or finding the right way to pass on a dish that makes your stomach churn. If you’re headed to someone else’s home for the holiday feasts this year, here’s how to turn down food…Read more… […]

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Determine If Your Colleague Is Being a Total Sleaze With The ‘Dazed & Confused’ Law

The hits keep coming: Yesterday Laura McGann, writing for Vox, published an account of the sexual-misconduct allegations against New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush. Thrush, who is 50 and an established, respected journalist, reportedly made passes at young female colleagues, passes that ranged “from unwanted groping…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Did Your Parents Do Right and How Did They Mess Up? 

In this day, preparing for the birth of your first baby usually involves analyzing a spreadsheet filled with stroller specs and ratings, consulting etymology experts on hipster baby names, and deciding what tune to play when the tiny cherub journeys into the world: Lucinda Williams’ “Fruits of My Labor” or Iron &…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Would Actually Be Helpful to Hear When You Ask “Do I Look Okay?”

Oh, that awkward question before a big night out. We’ve all either asked or been asked “Do I look okay?” or “How do I look?” at some point in our lives. For many, it’s a simple call for a confidence boost. For others, it’s an actual question. What should we say?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Online Dating Is Making U.S. Marriages Stronger and More Diverse

Once upon a time, we would only marry people we were somehow already connected to in our social circles. But since the advent of online dating, things have changed. Now, people are creating social links that were previously nonexistent, interracial marriage is on the rise, and married couples who met online are more…Read more… Continue […]

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What Questions Do You Have for Esther Perel About Infidelity? 

Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity and host of our video series The State of Affairs, is going to be a guest on our podcast. And although we have our own lengthy list of interview questions, we’d love to know what you might like to ask her. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Start a Messaging Channel With Your Partner Where You Can’t Talk About Chores or Your Kids   

In long-term, cohabitative relationships, there sometimes comes a point when your first reaction to receiving a text or email from your partner transitions from sweet giddiness to WHAT NOW. Your online messaging channels turn into a running list of schedule confirmations and daily task reminders—necessary, but highly…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Win at Social Media After a Breakup

Ever since that first “Dear John” letter was delivered by carrier pigeon, breakups have sucked, but social media makes them suck harder. Even if you block, hide, and unfriend, you can still be attacked by an unexpected photo of your ex posted on the accounts of mutual friends. Rather than be the victim of such […]

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Use This New Hotline to Anonymously Let Creepy Guys Know They’re Creeping You Out

Have you ever been in a bar, or at a party, or anywhere, really, with a guy who’s coming on way too strong? Like he’s pushy, aggressive, won’t take subtle signals that you’re not interested, and still pestering you for your number? And have you ever been tempted to give him a wrong number, just […]

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Why Some Professions Have Higher Divorce Rates

Statistician Nathan Yau recently examined data from the Census Bureau’s 5-Year American Community Survey from 2015 and calculated which professions have the highest and lowest divorce rates. Want a stable marriage? Marry an actuary, a field that has a 17% divorce rate. Gaming managers and bartenders have a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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