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Tori Reid
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Jan 15 2015
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Being open about your feelings doesn't always work out the way you wanted it to in the end, and the confrontation can potentially end a friendship you aren't ready to end. More subtle strategies spares feelings and doesn't jeopardize a relationship that you might still consider important. Now if you're ready to risk Read more

Jan 13 2015
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That's interesting. Maybe there's been an update recently that ruled that out or changed it. My bad!

Jan 13 2015
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You're right. I can be straight up with most people but I have a couple of friends who will just act like the world is ending if I don't clarify that I care about them and believe in them etc. They're actually my least favorite to confront about things because I'd rather just have an up front conversation and move on, Read more

Jan 13 2015
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Sounds like you're dealing with someone who's afraid of confrontation.

Jan 13 2015
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Personally I prefer direct feedback, but there have been times when I've both given and received feedback and noted a difference between direct and bashing. I think that's what the sandwich method intends to prevent, because it's pretty easy to take it too far. The sandwich method also helps managers and leaders who Read more

Jan 13 2015
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I think you're right here. In most cases I also aim to go straight for the solution instead of mull over the problem, and even lead with the solution when I can. For example: I think my partner doesn't clean enough. Instead of saying "Hey babe you're kind of gross" I would say "Hey what do you think about putting Read more

Jan 13 2015
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I agree with you that open communication is important, and I don't think the tip here denounces that. It's not just about being open and honest when you feel something, it's also about how you deliver the message. Do you deliver it when you're angry and spiteful and want to hurt/lack consideration for the other Read more

Jan 13 2015
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It's assuming that you know the things that get under your partner's skin. Of course it can't be exact, but it gives you a limit that you can try to honor.

Jan 9 2015
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Watermelon sizes differ, so I think it depends on that. I imagine a 12-inch knife would probably do the trick for most, though.

Jan 9 2015
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I'd use resources from Evernote on my handheld and FORCEdraft on the PC in that case. Differen't methods always work for different people. If you get distracted while you're gathering sources that's tough to beat.

Jan 8 2015
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It's an application in itself. A text editor. It's a simple text editor though, so I'm not sure you want to use it for coding.

Jan 8 2015
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Maybe a reframe will help. When I first wrote the article I was deciding between two ways to frame the question. The other one was "Why are you my friend?" Read more

Jan 6 2015
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This is such a good point. Keeping your reminders limited lessens the chance of your blowing them off in the end, but I'm beginning to wonder if there are any other mind tricks that will fix this.

Jan 5 2015
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Yep you sure can! In Settings > Advanced just like SwiftKey.