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How to Solve Big Arguments as a Couple

We don’t like to admit it, but a marriage (or any long, cohabiting relationship) looks less like an early romance and more like a business partnership. As organizational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife Allison Sweet Grant explain in Redbook, married life involves a lot of compromise and negotiation. They offer…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Stop Instagram From Telling Everyone You’re Online

Android/iOS: Your favorite social network for pretending you have a perfect life is now ready to let everyone know when you’re online and lurking. Instagram is adding an activity status indicator to the people in your Direct Messages list, letting you know when they’re on and ignoring that last funny video you sent.…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym)

Buddying up can help you reach your fitness resolutions—or whatever goal you happen to be chasing. But you don’t have to work out together to help each other (couples, breathe a sigh of relief). Try one of these to support your friend:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym)

Buddying up can help you reach your fitness resolutions—or whatever goal you happen to be chasing. But you don’t have to work out together to help each other (couples, breathe a sigh of relief). Try one of these to support your friend:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Handle a Request to ‘Pick Your Brain’

We’ve covered how to ask, or not ask, for free professional advice: Don’t say “Can I pick your brain?” and do make a specific, realistic request. But when you’re on the other side of the tiny café table, take Quartz’s thoughtful advice on how to get your brain picked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Ask Questions at a Q&A, Courtesy of McSweeney’s

Off-white humor blog McSweeney’s has a guide to asking questions at public events, formatted by writer and teacher Meriah Crawford as a final exam. Questions include “How long should my questions be?” and “Is this a good opportunity to explain how the speaker is wrong?” and answers include “Sit your ass back down” and…Read more… […]

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Why It Feels So Good to Cancel Plans Last Minute, and How to Stop

There’s something magical about cancelling plans last minute—yes, I’ve heard the John Mulaney joke. You instantly get to do whatever you want and not feel beholden to anyone. True freedom is only a shameful text away. But flaking out is a slippery slope that can lead to a detrimental, and fairly rude, habit. Here’s…Read more… […]

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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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