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Man Leaves the Internet For a Year to Become a Better, More Productive Person

May 1, 2013

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… but unexpectedly discovers more about the internet’s value than its drawbacks. “I’d read enough blog posts and magazine articles and books about how the internet makes us lonely, or stupid, or lonely and stupid, that I’d begun to believe them. I wanted to figure out what the internet was “doing to me,” so I […]

Small Talk for People Who Hate Small Talk

September 29, 2012

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We all know that a basic grasp of small talk is necessary if you want to be a semi-functional member of society. There will always be first dates, mandatory social functions, workplaces, client meetings, and other settings where you may be forced to talk about nothing with someone you don’t necessarily like. I know. It’s […]

Awkward Things No One Tells You About Pursuing Your Dream Career

September 29, 2012

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The process of going after the dream career makes for some sobering moments when you actually try it. Just like with most things in life, no amount of pedantic lecturing or advice will replace experiencing that special joy for yourself. What makes me presume to know anything about the subject? Well, pursuing my dream career […]

Dating Clichés That Need Disclaimers

September 29, 2012

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When it comes to dating and relationships, clichés are thrown around as liberally as drug recommendations at a pharmaceutical fair. It can be tempting to grasp on to some of these ideas in an attempt to deal with the uncertainty of it all. Some clichés are classic and pretty fail-safe, like “actions speak louder than […]