Category Archives: Advice

A Note to My Republican Friends from Someone Who Understands

Hey guys, I know you’re a little bummed. So let’s start things out by looking at two sloths eating a single green bean. Cute, right? Feel a little better? Good. I know last night was rough for you. And I … Continue reading

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Five Words You Use That Tell People Everything About You

As a long-time observer of people, I am constantly trying to identify how much I can tell about a person given the least amount of information. A few months ago, Ripp wrote about what you could determine by knowing only … Continue reading

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Five Habits of Highly Ineffective Slacktivists

Jason Russell’s Kony 2012 video, which aimed to focus the world’s attention on Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerrilla leader and his horrific actions, has raised awareness of another topic as well: slacktivism. While Russell’s role in creating the video and … Continue reading

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Things worth giving up for Lent

Readers, I have some sobering news for those of you going without alcohol for 40 days: Lent is upon us. I hope you got in your fair share of mild revelry at your local bar, because the next 6 weeks … Continue reading

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Scenarios from 1990s video games that I find rather plausible

Being one of the few people in the civilized world without an advanced gaming system, I miss out on a lot of the social aspects of video games, such as inviting people over to wiggle around in front of an … Continue reading

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Three Things Working in Food Service Taught Me About People

They say that everyone should wait tables at one time in their lives. Of course, “they” are usually current or former waiters, who believe that people should have to serve food to the general public in order to gain empathy … Continue reading

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Top Five Things I Don’t Want to Hear About

“Sometimes people say things and I don’t know what to do with my face.”- David Sedaris I have a very expressive face, which is a pleasant way of saying that I can be kind of an asshole when people say … Continue reading

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