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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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All Hotel Guests Should Behave Like These Furries

Furries—people who dress up like cartoon animals and do less sex stuff than you’d think—know that the rest of society finds them weird. In public, they often respond to this by being very careful and polite. For example, a group of furries at the recent Midwest FurFest left their hotel cleaning staff a nice tip […]

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Literally Email Like a Boss

If you’re buried under unanswered email, and find yourself constantly starting your replies with “Sorry for the delay,” do what BuzzFeed reporter and creative miscreant Katie Notopoulos did: Answer your emails right away, with just a couple of words. She calls it “emailing like a CEO,” the same phrase used in a 2001 …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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Introverted? Here’s How to Handle Office Happy Hour

It’s perfectly natural to play it close to the vest at work, especially if you’re the new guy in the office. But office camaraderie depends on more than showing up on time or coming through on a group project. It also involves participating in work-related social events, often including the occasional after-work…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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Here’s a Great Romance Tip From Jughead, of All Places

In a recent issue of Archie spinoff Jughead, the comic’s title character falls in like with a girl. Jughead has canonically identified as asexual, so he’s shocked and confused. He doesn’t know what this girl looks like; he’s only seen her dressed as a giant cheeseburger. So his friend Betty urges him to make a…Read […]

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Where to Find Fulfillment Without Romantic Love

“Lately I’ve been feeling a bit hopeless about finding love,” writes Ask MetaFilter user seraph9, in a post called “Alternatives to Love.” “What are your most rewarding, fulfilling, amazing non-romantic experiences or undertakings?” Respondents listed enriching activities that illustrate how much more there is to life…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find Fulfillment Without Romantic Love

“Lately I’ve been feeling a bit hopeless about finding love,” writes Ask MetaFilter user seraph9, in a post called “Alternatives to Love.” “What are your most rewarding, fulfilling, amazing non-romantic experiences or undertakings?” Respondents listed enriching activities that illustrate how much more there is to life…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell Someone They Smell Bad, Anonymously

How can you break the news to someone who smells bad? You could be honest and compassionate, sitting down with your stinky loved one to broach the topic. But if you just want to drop a truth bomb and run away, we have a few suggestions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When Is It Ok to Blow off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones?

In an ideal world, maybe you’d love to spend a large portion of your free time attending the weddings, birthdays and other life cycle events of your nearest and dearest. But life, work, and geographical boundaries often get in the way, making it a tricky a proposition to attend every single milestone event for every…Read […]

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Why Everyone Seems to Know the Same Urban Legends

You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here’s why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Introverts: Make Deeper Connections, Not More, at Big Events

Venture capitalist Hunter Walk is an introvert in an extraverted line of work. To get the most out of big events like conferences and industry parties, he focuses less on broadening his connections, and more on deepening. He’s learned to change his goal from “meet everyone at the conference” to “have five or ten…Read more… […]

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Introverts: Make Deeper Connections, Not More, at Big Events

Venture capitalist Hunter Walk is an introvert in an extraverted line of work. To get the most out of big events like conferences and industry parties, he focuses less on broadening his connections, and more on deepening. He’s learned to change his goal from “meet everyone at the conference” to “have five or ten…Read more… […]

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