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    What are your thoughts on minimalism?

    This answer is going to sound like a cop-out, but it depends entirely on the person. I'm not a minimalist person. I'm one of those artsy-type of people with mess everywhere. I agree that it can be draining. There are many times when having a lot of stuff can be stressful and tiring, but for me...
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    Problems with sleep schedule

    Thanks for the advice! These are really helpful. It sounds obvious to get up and do something when you can't sleep, but I never actually thought that would be a good idea. I was always worried that would make it more difficult for me to fall asleep.
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    Online graphic design class?

    Does anyone know of any good online graphic design classes? I've read online that you can find good ones onlines, and some are even free. I don't trust that these classes are actually worthwhile. I don't want to waste my time combing through online classes that aren't worthwhile.
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    "Those who don't believe in magic never find it." -- Roald Dahl

    I love that quote! Thank you so much for sharing. Roald Dahl is a great writer, and has always been one of my favorites!
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    "Those who don't believe in magic never find it." -- Roald Dahl

    This is a quote that keeps me going when times are tough. There are moments in life when things feel bleak, whether that be the outside world, or one's personal life. Many times, people, including myself, are looking for something in life, maybe it's love, maybe it's something as simple as...
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    Is this crush going too far?

    I agree with a lot of what Jatelo2 said. The fastest way to get her over it would be for her to find someone else to be interested in. However, it sounds like she has an unhealthy attachment problem. It would be best for her to work on herself before she tries to start new romantic...
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    Pick-me-up music

    My go-to pick me up songs are "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO. It's so catchy, and upbeat. I've also recently gotten into "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers, which is another upbeat song. Both are great for dancing too, if you're into that.
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    Problems with sleep schedule

    I've been having this problem for over a month now where I go to sleep at a decent hour (maybe around 11:00 p.m.), but I can't stay asleep. It's easy for me to fall asleep, but I consistently wake up between 3 and 4 a.m. Sometimes I am able to fall back asleep hours later, and other times, I...
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    How do you help a grieving friend?

    Yeah, I agree I don't want to bother her, but I'm worried about her mental health state. I'm worried that leaving her alone might come across as freezing her out.
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    How do you help a grieving friend?

    @DanRoz That's really helpful advice. Being upfront and saying that I don't know what to say or do makes sense. I feel like there isn't a right thing to say or do either. I used your advice, and said this to my friend. She ended up opening up a bit and telling me how she was feeling.
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    How do you help a grieving friend?

    I have a close friend who recently lost someone she cared about. It is a difficult situation for me because I don't know how to help someone going through loss. I'm not sure if me asking her if she is doing ok is going to help or if it is just going to remind her about her loss. She's been...
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    The New Superpower for Women Review by Steve Kardian

    That's really interesting. The New Superpower for Women also goes into the imporance of trusting your instincts and thing of the like. I'll have to check these out. Thanks for the recommendation!
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    The New Superpower for Women Review by Steve Kardian

    This book is a really great self-defense book for women. It has visual demonstrations of some of the moves as well as narratives of women who have been attacked, and explains the importance of knowing how to protect oneself. The writer, Kardian, is a veteran of law enforcement, and he gives...
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    Can someone provide some tips on how to learn German or French?

    @1akhand2 , I'm bilingual in English and French, and I've dabbled in various other languages. I can tell you from experience that German and French are two languages that can come more naturally to English speakers, but it's difficult to learn both because of the vast differences. I'm not sure...
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    Dealing with loneliness

    Loneliness is definitely a real feeling. Of course, most ideas can be deconstructed and labelled as "social constructs," but if something, like loneliness, is truly affecting you, you might want to consider it as a real feeling. Loneliness can be really hard. I've, of course, experienced it...
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    Lucid Dreaming

    I have lucid dreams all the time! I've had chronic nightmares since I was a small child, and I've trained myself to be able to stop, recognize I'm in a dream, and then change the dream. I taught myself how to do it by coming up with a phrase that I can repeat to myself to make myself feel safe...
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    Using Rubik's Cube as a Memory Enhancer

    I've tried big jigsaw puzzles, but I end up getting frustrated if the pieces look too much alike. Something I've always found that's useful with memory is the game Simon Says where you have to memorize colors in the order given to you. They make handheld Simon Says devices, but there are free...
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    Yoga: physical and mental benefits

    That's so interesting! Do you feel like yoga has helped you in dealing with stress? Also, would you suggest going to a class or doing yoga at home with YouTube or something like that?
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    Yoga: physical and mental benefits

    Yoga is universally known as a form of exercise used to improve blood flow and flexibility. Experts say great it can be for mental health as well. I read online that yoga has been found to improve one's mental health because it forces you to focus on the individual sensations in your body, and...
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    Best free language learning apps

    I agree that common phrases aren't the only thing you need to know when learning another language. Of course, language learning apps are great for that, but any time I've been abroad, I'm always initially stumped by verb conjugations. If you've got a computer handy, the site Conjugemos is pretty...