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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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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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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.

Answered by mariana


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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

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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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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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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Social Life

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

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Family

My big sister posted embarrassing things on my Facebook account when I wasn't looking. How do I let her know that's not okay?

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Push her into a ditch.

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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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Body Health

What are some exercises to build muscle without fitness equipment?

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Push-ups

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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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Family

How can I help a sick family member who is clear across the continent?

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Use free ways to call, such as Zoom, Facebook video call, Google Duo, or FaceTime. This will help them know you're thinking of them. If they're home and the service is available in their area, order dinner delivery (my brother, who lives 5 hours away, did this when we were dealing with a medical emergency in my family, and it was the most helpful thing anyone did).

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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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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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Mind Health

What language do bilingual people dream in?

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I started dreaming in English about three years after I learned the language, but I've been fully immersed in the language, and only spoke Portuguese at home with my parents (I now only speak in Portuguese about once a week or less frequently).

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Friends

My friend wants to be more than friends with me. I don't. How do I tell them that?

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What is the cheesiest "safe for work" pickup line you can think of?

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write your phone number on a lime and hand it to them, it's a pick up lime.

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Mind Health

What is the one act of self-care that you could commit to daily?

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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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Spirituality

Can you have free will without religion?

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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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