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Ask Polly: I’m Broke and I Hate My Job! Dear Polly, The columns you’ve written about not necessarily wanting the artist guy, but wanting to be the artist guy … I relate so much.

Ask Polly: I’m Broke and I Hate My Job!

I wanted a more creative career, but I was afraid of being impractical and of failing (I failed out of college and never really recovered from it). So I wound up taking the first job I could get and riding it out for ten years. My job is fairly safe and corporate, but I struggle to fit in there, too. YSK about these practical website tools : YouShouldKnow. Top scoring links : coolguides. A Collection of Cooking Tips I've Saved from Reddit. Ex-suicidal people of reddit, what saved you? And what keeps you going now? : AskReddit. Ryans01 comments on I just don't care about myself.

Danetrain05 comments on What free things on the internet should everyone be taking advantage of? How not to say the wrong thing. (Illustration by Wes Bausmith…) When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues.

How not to say the wrong thing

She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you. " "It's not? " The same theme came up again when our friend Katie had a brain aneurysm. YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages in 2013 This woman loves Katie, and she said what she did because the sight of Katie in this condition moved her so deeply.

Susan has since developed a simple technique to help people avoid this mistake. Draw a circle. Here are the rules. Everyone else can say those things too, but only to people in larger rings. When you are talking to a person in a ring smaller than yours, someone closer to the center of the crisis, the goal is to help. Comfort IN, dump OUT.

Most of us know this. And don't worry. 18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro. 25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier. At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year.

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier

We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.) For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.

40 Stores With Student Discounts. Being a college student isn’t cheap.

40 Stores With Student Discounts

Between nights out with friends, lunch with your roommate, the occasional movie, groceries, toiletries, and annual tuition, your expenses can rack up quickly. But don’t worry; there are a ton of stores out there that feel your pain and are willing to offer you a break with their student discounts. Check out some of these places next time you’re looking to do some smart shopping and save some cash. 39 Stores With Student Discounts. 11 Things You Should Remind Yourself Of When You Wake UpElite Daily. Everyone loves life.

11 Things You Should Remind Yourself Of When You Wake UpElite Daily

People may not love their lives in particular, but they do love the concept of life. We believe that everything and anything in life is possible. Unfortunately, we don’t always believe we hold those possibilities in our own hands. The reality of it is that we do – we do live a life that has endless possibility. The only problem is that we choose to believe it otherwise. We choose to accept our reality as it’s painted by those who took charge of their own. 1. Why do we often feel so powerless? It all starts with today. It doesn’t depend on outside sources. 2. Our Lives Are Not What We Think.

Last week I asked the readers a simple question: Where are you right now in your life, at this exact moment? I tried not to lead people to answer in any particular way, just to share the moment they’re in and how they felt about it. I was blown away by the response. So many colorful little corners of time and space. 21 Social Media Tips You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code. [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer?

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code

From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks.