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How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton 

James J. Sexton is a divorce lawyer who has spent his career working with couples whose marriages are dissolving. He’s learned a lot throughout the years about what sours a good marriage (or ends a relationship that’s already in trouble), and now he’s using that knowledge to help the rest of us. His new book […]

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How to Play Better Games, With Game Designer Seth Scott and YouTuber Brian Lewis

Our guests this week are video game designer and Seth Scott, creator of Membrane for the Nintendo Switch, and YouTuber Brian Lewis, creator of the Magic: The Gathering advice channel Tolarian Community College. We discuss how to use party games and card games as icebreakers, channels for creativity, and full-blown…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder

In this episode we talk to Stephen Snyder, a sex and couples therapist and the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. We’ll discuss why you should be sexually selfish, how the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life, and why Stephen is against cuddling. […]

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How to Increase Your Endurance, With Author Alex Hutchinson 

Our guest this week is Outside magazine columnist Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. We discuss how endurance is a skill that involves drive and belief just as much as muscle—and how we all have the potential to go farther, push harder, and achieve…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Talk to Anyone, With Podcaster Ken Plume 

In this episode we’re talking about the lost art of conversation-making. Joining us is podcaster and raconteur Ken Plume, who has conducted extensive interviews with the likes of Mel Brooks and John Cleese. We discuss how Ken got his start feeling comfortable talking to just about anyone, how he handles the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Over Yourself, With Author and Psychiatrist Mark Epstein

In this episode we talked with author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein, whose books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, uses Buddhism’s Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Conquer Reddit, With ‘Endless Thread’ Host Ben Brock Johnson

On the latest episode of The Upgrade, we’re talking about the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” the massive online community known as Reddit. For some, Reddit is a second home, a place to hang out, post links, chat and trash talk with like-minded friends and foes. For others, it’s a confusing rabbit…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob 

This week we’re tackling the topic of urban cycling. Our guests include Eben Weiss, author of The Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists; Rosemary Bolich, the Director of Community Outreach at We Bike NYC; and Doug Gordon, better known…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss

In this episode we talked with Tim Ferriss, author, podcaster, investor, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “human guinea pig.” He’s the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Four-Hour Workweek and The Four-Hour Body and his latest, Tribe of Mentors. We talked with Tim about his most…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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