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The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

Here's a fact: you cannot be both off and on at the same time. You might want to argue with me, but I bet that's only because you really want it to be true. Me too. But hey, if wanting something to be true made it so, I imagine a whole lot of things in life would look...

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What To Do When You Can’t Even

What To Do When You Can’t Even

Have you even gotten upset about something after you've already let it go? I know, me neither. Just kidding. I constantly find myself irked by irksome things I've already moved past. I suspect that when that happens, I, along with you, probably haven't really let it...

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Why Positive Thinking is Making You Miserable

Why Positive Thinking is Making You Miserable

Positivity and optimism are awesome. I'm not joking. There's no "but" here. There is an "and" though. Wait for it... As someone who has frequently been described as Sally Sunshine, an optimist and an idealist (I don't think that person meant the last one as a...

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The Real Cost of Putting It on Credit

The Real Cost of Putting It on Credit

Did you know that the average balance held on a credit card is about $6,000, at least for Americans and Canadians (taking the exchange rate into account). That's not nothing, obviously, and a lot of people would find it difficult to pay off the debt without incurring...

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Why I’m Willing to Get Love Wrong

Why I’m Willing to Get Love Wrong

I don't mean to boast, but if you know me, you would say that I'm pretty darned committed to doing things The Right Way. Doing things properly is one of my favourite hobbies. Bonus points if I find the hardest possible way to do it properly (because the hard way is...

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Why People Make You Feel Bad

Why People Make You Feel Bad

Has anyone ever made you feel angry or sad? Resentful, small or unappreciated? I bet they have. Jerkwads. I know, because me too. People, right? They're The Worst! They make us feel terrible! Ugh! I mean, I suppose people can also make us feel happy, joyful,...

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Why Commitment Doesn’t Work

Why Commitment Doesn’t Work

Did you get excited when you read the title of this post? Maybe you even felt vindicated? I get it: it's like if I discovered that flossing (an activity that requires a nightly battle between my grown-up desire to have healthy teeth and my...

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The Answer to What is Actually Wrong With People

The Answer to What is Actually Wrong With People

I know, right? Finally, an answer to a question you’ve long asked anyone who’d listen, including God and the Universe, not to mention the person who is the subject of your enquiry. Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of the question, whether your inquisitor was...

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The Problem with Fairytales

The Problem with Fairytales

There's a problem with believing in fairytales. I bet you thought that's a sentence you never thought I'd write. Me neither. I'm just as surprised as you are. Now, I enjoy fairytales and fantasy fiction, very, very much. It's almost entirely what I read, instead of...

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