Hasty Reader

Book summaries, lifehacks, tips and psychology

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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.

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(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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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The Only List of Best Philosophy Books You Will Ever Need

How to read philosophy books: 4 things to know

1) Philosophy is the root of almost all sciences

In the early days of history, almost all human knowledge could fit into a single academic discipline, and that was philosophy.

As we accumulated more and more knowledge, thinkers started to specialize in particular areas, since they couldn’t accumulate all existing knowledge.

At some point, these disciplines gathered critical mass, then completely separated from philosophy once the scientific revolution took hold.

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Flow theory, creative flow states & how to get in the zone

Have you ever lost yourself completely in an enjoyable activity, to the point where you lost track of time? It can feel almost like meditation, and all of your ideas and actions come together naturally and without effort.

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Ultimate Guide to Going Out Alone to Bars, Concerts & Movies

Going out alone can be strange. Especially if it’s not something you’ve done before. You’ll  feel uncomfortable by yourself in a crowd, but that’s normal. And don’t worry, the awkwardness will fade quicker than you think.

On the bright side, this is the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and have adventures you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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Unconditional Love Isn’t Possible & You Wouldn’t Want It

What is unconditional love

In its true, semantic meaning unconditional love equals affection without any sort of limitation. Love simply flows towards someone (or even an ideal) without any sort of restraint. One might even call it “true love”.

But this definition raises some tough possibilities that beg the question: “without any limits? Seriously?”.

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