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6 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job (and 6 Reasons Not To)

“Should I quit my job?”

It’s something every sane person will ask themselves at least a dozen times at various points in their career.

The question is very complex and difficult to answer because it has so many moving parts: How terrible is your job? What’s the job market in your area like? What are your financial needs? How employable are you? Do you have a job lined up? Are you working on a side business you want to grow?

Depending on the circumstances you’re in, quitting your job may be the best you can do for yourself and your career. At other times, staying at your current company a little while longer may also be the absolute best approach for you now and in the future.

7 Reasons You Should Go to College (and 6 Not To)

“Should I go to college?”

It used to be a simple choice in the past (“Yes, college is worth it.”), but over the last few decades the cost of college has increased so much people might wonder if it’s worthwhile decision, from a financial and professional perspective.

On one hand, college can provide you with the necessary education and qualifications to pursue selective careers such as law and medicine. It also simplifies entry into more technical fields such as computer science and engineering.

On the other hand, going through the full educational college circuit can easily cost you much more than $50,000 in student debt. For more selective schools and those that are out of state, this cost can balloon into the hundreds of thousands of dollars from the first day of college until the day of graduation.

8 Reasons to Block Your Ex (and 4 reasons not to)

“Should I block my ex’s number and social media?”

It’s a good question, and some people would say to simply block the ex and be done with it. But it’s not so simple.

Limerence: symptoms of a toxic love (test yourself)

Limerence definition, meaning and comparison to love

Limerence is the emotional state of uncontrollable obsession and infatuation for a particular person, called the Limerent Object, coupled with a desire to obtain their emotional commitment and begin a relationship with them.

It was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, after a research period that involved interviews with over 500 different people who displayed the symptoms.

Limerence is usually experienced before a relationship. However, in some cases it can happen during a relationship, or even after a breakup. Some people don’t even experience limerence in any way.

(Test) Should I download Tinder? 4 reasons yes & 6 not to

“Is Tinder worth it?”

Most people would say to just download it and try it out for yourself simply because it’s free. It’s a good argument, but it doesn’t really tell you if it’s worth investing time and effort into dating on Tinder.

For instance, can you actually find someone compatible for a long term relationship? Is the app really only for hookups? Is it as trashy as most people say it is?

As a short summary to the rest of the article, Tinder has many, many people on it that use the app in many different ways. Some want only hookups. Others only relationships. Others are undecided and would like both. You may even find couples who want to spice up their love lives by adding a third person in the relationship.

How effective Tinder is for you will depend in large part on how patient you are with the app, and how much time you’ll give yourself to figure it out.

How to have a healthy work environment

Work is where the average person spends more time than anywhere else. As much as we would like to believe we are all family-oriented people, the truth of the matter is that we spend more time at our place of work than anywhere else. So, it would seem that our work areas should be conducive to both comfort and productivity. 

The best suspense & thriller books of all time (2020 update)

A good suspense book can be so painful that you ache to skip to the ending just so you can learn the truth behind the mystery.

But then you find out the friend who gave you the book ripped out the last two chapters. You’re now forced to read through the book and then go to them, begging for release and closure.

Most suspense books are usually mysteries, thrillers, detective whodunit and often horror.

7 Reasons CuriosityStream is Worth It (& 4 Reasons It’s Not)

“Is CuriosityStream worth it?”

You’ve probably seen the ads and the many sponsored YouTube videos about this streaming service for documentaries and are now wondering whether or not you should give the service a try.

CuriosityStream was founded by John Hendricks, the same person who also created the old, good Discovery Channel before it was overrun by reality TV and pseudoscience. As such, a good way to think about CuriosityStream is to see it like the old Discovery Channel / History, except that you can stream documentaries like on Netflix.

The overall quality of the documentaries is mostly solid. The cost is very attractive, especially after they reduced their prices by half in mid 2018.

It also offers lots of nifty and useful features, such as a passworded child-friendly mode, streaming on multiple devices from the same account etc.

That being said, CuriosityStream does have some negative points. Content growth can be rather slow. The 4K monthly subscription is a bit hard to justify since there aren’t very many 4K documentaries available.

It also comes with no content suggestion algorithm so you pretty much have to sift through the documentaries “by hand”.

10 real stories about black girls dating white guys

So you find yourself dating a white man or a black woman for the first time, and are wondering what to expect. At least in the United States, statistics show that interracial relationships are still a small (but growing) minority. In other words, you’re special! As a rule it seems, most people prefer to date someone of the same skin color as theirs.

In the past, interracial relationships were (even legally) frowned upon, but attitudes have changed considerably for the better in the past few decades. Even glass-half-empty people will be pleasantly surprised to discover just how easily accepted their new relationship will be. This really is 2020 and not 1950.

I Hate My Life: 33 Stories of People who Turned It Around

The opening line to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”.

That particular wording applies to couples and families. But the main idea can easily be applied to individuals: “All happy people are alike; each unhappy person is unhappy in their own way.”

The reasons that have brought you to the point of saying “I hate my life” are entirely your own and unique to you.

On the positive side: whatever troubles haunt you are not permanent, unless you want them to be. If life has ups and downs, you’re now in a down period.  

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