How to Get Your Roommate (or Partner) to Do More Chores

It’s just common sense that in order to keep peace in your household, chores should be split evenly between the people who live there. Whether you share chores with roommates, a partner, or both, this two prong approach will get them to do more chores without a fight.

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The Best Place to Stand at Networking Events for Better Schmoozing

Networking is pretty important to getting a job and building your career, but networking events can sometimes feel like awkward mixers where you don’t know where to stand or who to talk to. One way to make them a little better is to stand in the right spot to catch people just as they’re looking for someone to chat…

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Puppies Love Your Baby Talk, but Dogs Don’t

When you’re meeting a dog for the first time, it’s hard not to slip into that high-pitched, “goochy-goo” voice people use to talk to babies. A new study suggests puppies actually love that voice, but you might be wasting your breath with older dogs.

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How to Keep a Friendship Strong When You Live a Million Miles Apart

Three of my closest friends live thousands of miles away from me, yet I’ve been able to maintain a deep connection with them. Here’s what I’ve learned over the years that you can use to keep your own long-distance friendships going strong.

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Don’t Just “Imagine Everyone Naked” at Your Next Public Speech

We all fear speaking in front of people. Some of us are just better at squashing those anxieties—probably by not following flimsy advice like, “Imagine everyone in the room naked.” Instead, they prepare thoroughly and thoughtfully and learn what keeps people interested. Here’s how you can, too.

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An Effective Way to Ask Your Boss for Time Off

Let’s face it: even though many of us are entitled to a certain amount of vacation time, we could get pushback from the boss, especially when there’s a lot going on in the office. Ramit Sethi shares a simple email script to help you “prime” your boss to say yes.

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Disarm Interrupting Coworkers With a Preemptive Strike

If you have an infuriating coworker that won’t stop interrupting you, it’s time to go on the offensive. The next time you have something important you want say, try this.

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Three Tips to Have Fun at Events When Everyone Else Is Drinking

We all have varying opinions of alcohol, but for a lot of people, alcohol is a way to loosen up and be comfortable at events. As this video by Charisma on Command explains, you can do that and talk to people comfortably without it, even if everyone else is buzzin’.

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A Solo Traveler’s Guide on How to Meet People While Traveling

Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an uplifting, mindful traveling experience without someone else’s influences. But after a while, talking to yourself and eating another meal without being able to share…

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The Importance of Empathy in Everyday Life

In trying times is more important than ever to consider the feelings of those around you. We are all in our own bubble, with our own unique perspective on the world, and it is crucial for our personal development to understand how other people experience the world

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