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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.

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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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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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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

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

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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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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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Family

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.

Answered by mariana


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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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Spirituality

How has meditation helped you in your spiritual life?

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Made my brain pictures less fuzzy.

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Friends

I want to do something nice for my friend, but I don't want to come off as clingy or weird or something. Any suggestions?

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They're you're friend is hope they're one of the people you can be clingy and weird with.

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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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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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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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My family wants to go on vacation, and we definitely want to go to a theme park. What would you suggest?

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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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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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Body Health

How can I feel less self-conscious when going to the gym?

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Harden up

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Tell yourself, "I'm here to get healthy. I'm doing this for me." Listen to your favourite music and concentrate on your workout. People will always judge us; that's a reflection on their character, not ours.

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General

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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Body Health

I want to eat more healthy, but I don't know where to start. Any tips?

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Start with vegetables and fruit; the vast majority of them are healthy. If you aren't allergic to nuts, they also make a good snack and are healthy. If you eat fruits and/or veggies with nuts, you've got a healthy snack that's portable and that covers all the bases: carbs, protein, and fat.

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It's easiest to add small things to the diet you already have than to change everything all at once. See if you can challenge yourself to eat one more fruit or vegetable per day than you already do. Once that's a habit, maybe try taking away or reducing one food or snack that doesn't make you feel so great, or switching from one version of something to a healthier version. If you take small steps very slowly, they're more likely to become lifetime habits than if you change everything all at once. :)

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