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What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

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no

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What is a great, HARMLESS April Fool's prank to play?

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Pretend to break your leg and spend the next week getting all your needs taken care of by people that feel sorry for you.

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Turn all of the books/movies/games in a shelf upside down!

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You really think someone would do that? Just go on the internet and tell lies?

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Impossible! Who would do such a thing?

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I found $100 on the ground. What should I do with it?

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Save it in your wallet until you can use it for a charitable moment (helping someone who came up short on their grocery tab, etc)

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If you saw who dropped it, return it. If not, either keep it or use it for a good cause of your choosing.

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I am a 6'7" 230 lb man and a person half my size is bullying me. What should I do? (No violence!)

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First, remind yourself that you are an amazing person. Then, see if the bully is open to conversation. Offer your friendship and try to forgive and forget. Often times, bullies pick on others because there's something missing in their lives. A great book that might help you is "The Bully, The bullied, and The Bystander," by Barbara Coloroso. It will give you great insight on why people bully and how you can deal with it.

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What is the best way to prioritize when everything seems important?

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The best way to prioritize is to decide on what, in general, is most important in your life. Once you have that focus, prioritizing tasks becomes easier. You can draw a circle and put the most important thing in the center. For some people, that will be God; for others it will be family, for others it will be career. That central focus should guide your tasks. Do the tasks that lead to that center first.

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You can make a rotating schedule of priorities, if everything really is equally important. For a week or a month, focus on X, then the next week/month focus on Y. For day-to-day things, I like using dice or a random number generator to make the decision for me. :)

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What is a great, HARMLESS April Fool's prank to play?

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Pretend to break your leg and spend the next week getting all your needs taken care of by people that feel sorry for you.

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Turn all of the books/movies/games in a shelf upside down!

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General

How can I better balance family and work life? I'm very passionate about both.

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It's always a hard balance, but I've found the best way is to commit to my work hours being work hours, and my family time being family time. If this isn't doable every day, choose one to two days of the week there are dedicated family time. Put an "out of office" on your email explaining that you turn off all communications to spend time with your family once a week, and that you'll respond to emails the next day. Then do special things with your family, even if it's just sitting down to watch a movie together, or going for a walk in a nature area.

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Social Life

How do I let someone off easy when the start talking about things that make me uncomfortable, even though they're super passionate about it?

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Spirituality

My evangelist friend won't stop talking about God, and it's starting to make me uncomfortable. What should I do?

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Tell them how it makes you feel, they won't know until you talk.

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Talk about dog

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Mind Health

What is your comfort food?

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Deep fried sushi. You gotta try it.

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Chocolate.

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Mind Health

I am a 6'7" 230 lb man and a person half my size is bullying me. What should I do? (No violence!)

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First, remind yourself that you are an amazing person. Then, see if the bully is open to conversation. Offer your friendship and try to forgive and forget. Often times, bullies pick on others because there's something missing in their lives. A great book that might help you is "The Bully, The bullied, and The Bystander," by Barbara Coloroso. It will give you great insight on why people bully and how you can deal with it.

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Spirituality

Can you have free will without religion?

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What are some fun outdoors things I can do for under $20 in the Pacific Northwest (North America)?

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This link has some great suggestions for visiting state park, which is almost always under $20 per park: https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/08/pacific_northwest_national_par.html

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I found $100 on the ground. What should I do with it?

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Save it in your wallet until you can use it for a charitable moment (helping someone who came up short on their grocery tab, etc)

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If you saw who dropped it, return it. If not, either keep it or use it for a good cause of your choosing.

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Mind Health

I am insanely stressed over final exams and projects. What should I do?

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Take some time not thinking about final exams or projects. Sometimes taking a break for a while will help recharge your brain.

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Cry. No seriously sometimes crying to let out all of your pent up stress can be really helpful.

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How do I gracefully deal with estate disputes after a death of a loved one?

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Talking it over with the other family members and deciding on a good lawyer and/or mediator would probably be useful and help keep the peace.

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What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

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no

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42!

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Social Life

What will you do today to help make the world a better place?

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Body Health

What are some exercises to build muscle without fitness equipment?

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Push-ups

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What is the best way to prioritize when everything seems important?

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The best way to prioritize is to decide on what, in general, is most important in your life. Once you have that focus, prioritizing tasks becomes easier. You can draw a circle and put the most important thing in the center. For some people, that will be God; for others it will be family, for others it will be career. That central focus should guide your tasks. Do the tasks that lead to that center first.

Answered by mariana


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You can make a rotating schedule of priorities, if everything really is equally important. For a week or a month, focus on X, then the next week/month focus on Y. For day-to-day things, I like using dice or a random number generator to make the decision for me. :)

Answered by Kat Koba

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Humor

You really think someone would do that? Just go on the internet and tell lies?

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Impossible! Who would do such a thing?

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Spirituality

I consider myself an atheist, but my scientific mind knows some things don't have an explanation yet. How can I be more respectful of others' beliefs?

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Aknwoledge that their are some scientific loopholes. Where did the Big Bang come from? Why did we evolve exactly the way we are? Let them know that their ideas are also credible.

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Mind Health

All the hate that shows up in my Facebook feed upsets me. How do I get rid of it all?

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If you use the hide posts feature you will see less posts similar to the one you are hiding.

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I use a service called Newsfeed Eradicator. It replaces my feed with an inspirational quote. It's a Chrome extension.

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Fun

I'm having a party in my backyard next weekend. What are some games I could have set up?

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Giant jenga is so much fun, and you can do it with boxes of soda if you can get access to them. A library had this set up in Texas and my daughter and I had a blast.

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If time and money were no objects, where would you travel?

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