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How to Accept an Apology How to Accept an Apology

Heartfelt apologies can be tough; admitting you were wrong requires introspection, humbling yourself, being vulnerable. But the gracelessness of the person accepting the apology too often exacerbates an already uncomfortable situation. Redditor u/shakakhon posted in r/LifeProHacks about the worst way to react to an…

See the First Spring Equinox Supermoon in 19 Years Tonight See the First Spring Equinox Supermoon in 19 Years Tonight

Today, March 20, is the spring equinox. In the northern hemisphere, days will start getting longer, nights shorter, and warmth will flood the land. To celebrate this shift, go outside tonight and check out the supermoon, which will coincidentally be lighting up the sky.

This Is the Proper Etiquette for Leaving a Hotel Room This Is the Proper Etiquette for Leaving a Hotel Room

During your vacation, a hotel room is your home away from home, but it’s much better than your actual home because you have fresh sheets every day. Here’s how to properly thank, respect, and compensate the person making that happen.

How to Explain During a Job Interview That You Were Fired How to Explain During a Job Interview That You Were Fired

The job search can be brutal; just getting that first interview feels like an enormous hurdle, even if your resume is airtight. And if it’s not? Well, this is how you explain a past job ending badly to a prospective employer.

Where to Donate to Help the Victims of the Christchurch Shootings Where to Donate to Help the Victims of the Christchurch Shootings

The city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is reeling following a devastating terrorist attack on two mosques that has left 49 people dead. Here’s how you can help the community affected by this mass shooting.

Drive-Thru Workers Can Hear You Even When You Can't Hear Them Drive-Thru Workers Can Hear You Even When You Can't Hear Them

Your car might seem like a private world where you can fart, argue with your family, or complain about the wait at the drive thru window; in reality, everyone with a headset on inside can hear you.

Enter to Win Up to $500 with Chipotle's New Rewards Program Enter to Win Up to $500 with Chipotle's New Rewards Program

The satisfaction of eating a burrito the size of a kitten is wonderful in itself, but you can now reap additional benefits—including actual cash—through Chipotle’s rewards program.

How to Make Your Home More Comfortable for Guests with Cat Allergies How to Make Your Home More Comfortable for Guests with Cat Allergies

It’s so hard when your close friends can’t hang out at your house because your best friend, the cat, lives there. If you do decide to have allergic buds over, there are a few ways you can help mitigate their potential allergic reactions a bit.

Choose an Avocado Based on Its Shape Choose an Avocado Based on Its Shape

As a millennial, I’m being ruined financially by avocados. I can’t stop smearing them on every possible edible surface—and they’re so dang expensive! That’s why this little tip on how to get the most avocado meat for your buck is so exciting.

How to Move an Oversized Appliance How to Move an Oversized Appliance

Regular cleaning of your kitchen requires you to either ignore what’s going on underneath your fridge, or moving it so you can clean properly. Here’s how to do the latter, because eventually the former will catch up with you.

How to Properly Wash Your Comforter How to Properly Wash Your Comforter

Some of us are huddled under our comforters cursing the cold right now, so the idea of washing that life-sustaining layer may seem outrageous. But you gotta—it’s dirty.

How to Stay Safe During a Wild-Animal Encounter  How to Stay Safe During a Wild-Animal Encounter 

Usually, when I walk home late at night, I keep my eyes peeled for creepy humans, but last evening I was followed down the street by a coyote. I had no idea what to do.

Gift Someone With the Fanciest Version of What They Already Use  Gift Someone With the Fanciest Version of What They Already Use 

Gift-giving isn’t everyone’s love language; if you have trouble thinking of what to get someone, consider what they enjoy using, and bequeath them with the highest quality version of that item. It’s the perfect combination of luxury and practicality.

How to Binge-Stream Every Marvel Movie Before Avengers: Endgame Is Released How to Binge-Stream Every Marvel Movie Before Avengers: Endgame Is Released

If you’ve managed to never get sucked into the Marvel cinematic universe, you’re almost in the clear: the final film in this series, Avengers: Endgame, is being released April 26. Then it’s all over! But why deny yourself? Here’s where you can stream all the previous films in the franchise to get yourself hyped up, or…

To Defeat Perfectionism, Make Mistakes on Purpose  To Defeat Perfectionism, Make Mistakes on Purpose 

The urge to be perfect can prevent you from taking action. You don’t share creative projects that aren’t 100% ready, or you’re afraid to ask someone out if you’re not sure it’s exactly right—so you just ... don’t. If you’re feeling stymied by this need to never screw up, try making a mistake on purpose.

How to Say No to Meeting Up With an Acquaintance How to Say No to Meeting Up With an Acquaintance

It can be a fun surprise when you bump into someone you haven’t seen in awhile—for about five minutes. Then it veers into “let’s meet for coffee” territory, which reminds you of why you haven’t really been in touch with this person in the first place. Here’s how to turn down the idea of a catch-up coffee without…

How to Properly Hand Wash Dishes in the Sink How to Properly Hand Wash Dishes in the Sink

There are a lot of things you shouldn’t be putting in the dishwasher, if you’re lucky enough to have one. That means putting on the gloves and getting to scrubbing, yes, but there’s also a right and wrong way to hand wash most things.

When You Have a Negative Thought About Yourself, Cancel It  When You Have a Negative Thought About Yourself, Cancel It 

There are certain negative thoughts we have about ourselves that we replay over and over. If you’re trying to break the habit of thinking terrible stuff about yourself, here’s a helpful hint: cancel that thought.

You Can Read the New York Times for Free in California You Can Read the New York Times for Free in California

On Tuesday, the New York Times announced its content will be entirely free to anyone carrying a library card in California. Here’s how to access the news as easily as you access sunshine, Californians.

Here's When It's Appropriate to Comment on Someone's Body Transformation Here's When It's Appropriate to Comment on Someone's Body Transformation

Bodies change a great deal over time, and sometimes those transformations are dramatic. When you see a friend who suddenly looks different, there’s a strong impulse to remark on it. Sometimes that kind of comment will be extremely welcome—even expected—and sometimes it will be unappreciated and downright hurtful.

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