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    As someone who is used to doing things autonomously, I'm wondering: what are some tips for getting used to sharing a life with a significant other? How to carve up your time with that person in mind, but keeping some much needed alone time.
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    Sunday Scaries

    I like to keep active on Sundays (even though they were practically created to be lazy!) Getting some fresh air, and getting your body in motion rather than staying at home with plenty of time to think about the upcoming week is an excellent way to stave the blues!
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    For a long time I strived for the same kind of success as my peers, friends, family etc... but recently I've come to define success on my terms. However, it's not always easy to have the self-esteem required to continue on one's own path of success when it is valued by few people in your circle...
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    Prioritizing Sleep

    I have most trouble sleeping or getting to sleep when my mind is overly stimulated, but my body isn't. I would recommend swimming in the early if you can/enjoy swimming because it will tire you out positively, thus making you WANT to go to bed at a certain time rather than keeping busy.
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    I graduated from college a few months ago, and I'm taking the transition from student/child to working adult pretty hard. I feel constantly divided and indecisive. Do I move back home and be a part of my family again? Do I swan off to make a life for myself? Do I get a responsible job? Do I...
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    Atheism and Spirituality

    I don't presume to be knowledgeable about these things, but here is my perspective: atheism has much to do with faith than religion does. Antithetically, it is belief in the non-existent. Spirituality means different things to different people, no? It is more individualized than organized...
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    Finishing Things

    Thanks for the advice! I'll try it out.
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    Being Selfish

    I think we tend to view selfishness and selflessness in black and white. Being selfish means acting with your own interests at heart, but putting yourself first doesn't mean it's at the detriment of others, or at least it shouldn't. Conversely, being selfless is a fine quality, it's synonymous...
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    Want to better my child-care skills

    Hi All, I'm babysitting two kids, one 8yo, the other 2yo. I think i'm doing pretty well, especially considering the fact that they speak Italian and I'm just beginning to speak the language. Does anyone have any ideas for games, activities, or general tips for entertaining/ engaging with...
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    Creativity and clutter

    Hi Hayeske, I don't know if this applies to you, but my clutter almost always derives from having more stuff than is needed. I'm a little bit of a hoarder because I get attached to things that are frankly useless, or are not so important as to be in my personal space at all times. Making sweeps...
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    "The Future is Female"

    "Black lives matter" is not a statement that seeks to assert that black lives matter more, and that other lives matter less, it simply asserts that black lives MATTER, despite the fact that historically, judicially and sociologically, they have been treated as less than. It's totally valid to...
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    Finishing Things

    I have a hard time finishing things. It's my turn to clear the dishwasher, and I consistently leave one or two items on the rack. I give all I've got to a writing assignment, but find it very difficult to do a quick read-over to check for typos and such. Does anyone have any tips on going that...
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    Reducing Screen Time

    Good call with the blue light-reducing glasses! I recently found out that exposing your eyes to it can tamper with your circadian rhythm, and thus, your sleep. Of course, it's ideal to cut out screens altogether before bed, but since that's easier said than done, there's actually a way for you...