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Your Phone Is Listening To You - All The Time

You mention wanting to feast on a sweet stack of pancakes for Sunday brunch and the next time you open Instagram, there’s an IHOP ad staring you in Read...
Claire Hopple    |   02.13.17   |   SHARE
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Habits must end if they bring us no joy — no matter what social pressures or expectations are on us.

Why Are Friends Outraged When You Leave Facebook?

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Jude Lockhart of The Good Men Project    |   01.13.17   |   SHARE
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When I blocked the conversation on Facebook, that person continued to send me text messages.

The Entitled Things White People Do When I Unfriend Them Over Racism

Recently I went through another round of unfriending on Facebook. It keeps things tidy, the arguments thoughtful and my head from exploding. This Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
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Echo chambers of agreement aren't the real world.

The Danger Of Unfriending Your Racist Aunt

I hate some of the things I see my friends and family post on Facebook. I've seen conspiracy theories, inflammatory right-wing memes, and all sorts Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   11.7.16   |   SHARE
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Aunt Ginger: A Reminder To Unplug During The Election

This week Aunt Ginger reminds us that's it ok to unplug. Especially during this horrible election cycle.  Read...
Kevin Nordstrom    |   10.18.16   |   SHARE

Take The Cake: Do Thin Women Get This Many Texts About Penises? Part 1

Why do men text me about their dicks all the time? Do thin women get this many texts about penises? Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   10.13.16   |   SHARE
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You said something offensive to them. What was it? (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Reasons You Might Have Been Unfriended On Facebook 

If you haven’t been unfriended or blocked on Facebook, then you’re not doing social media right. Still, each time I’ve been disassociated from in the Read...
Sarah Fader    |   10.4.16   |   SHARE
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"Why do we feel that strange mixture of conflicted emotions every time we see someone we sort of know get engaged?" Image: Thinkstock

So Your Friends Are Getting Engaged, And You're Having An Existential Crisis

Between all of the political arguments and videos of dogs being excited to see their owners, I’m noticing a trend appearing all over my timeline — Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.24.16   |   SHARE
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