The introvert’s guide to choosing a foreign language

Pretty writing
This probably isn’t in a foreign language, but I can’t read cursive so it may as well be.

You want to learn a foreign language, and you’re an introvert.

You don’t need me to point out the irony. There are a maximum of five people in the world you actually want to talk to and they’re all people you’re close to. In other words, they all speak your language.

Okay, I pointed it out. I’m like that.

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7 key ring tools for surviving the zombie apocalypse

Most people won’t survive the zombie apocalypse. Fortunately there are items you can assemble today to greatly increase your chances of being one of the few survivors, and they’re all small enough to fit on your key ring. Most will be useful even before the apocalypse.

Key ring with fun toys
Yes, this is really what I carry on my key ring, plus keys.

This is important. You don’t know where you’ll be when the zombie apocalypse breaks out, so survival gear sitting under your bed may do you no good at all. Keep them on your key ring, and always carry it with you.

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How to find good books on Amazon

Books

Buying a book the old-fashioned way

I remember the days before Amazon, when finding a good book to read was easy. You’d go into the local bookshop, head straight to the fantasy shelf (or the shelf of your favourite genre), and run your fingers over all those beautiful spines.

You’d spot one with appealing colours, which was thick enough to be a good, solid read, and which had sequels sitting next to it in the shelf, so if you enjoyed it you’d instantly know what to read next.

It would have a title like “The Dragon’s Apprentice” or “The Warlord’s Dragon” so you knew it was about exciting things – like dragons. (No, I don’t know if either of those is a real book.)

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Change one word and dramatically decrease your stress

Reduce your stressAre you feeling overwhelmed? I had a stressful week last week, and so today I want to share a trick that I use to decrease my stress.

Sometimes I think we could have designed modern society better. We always have too many things we should be doing and not enough time to do them.

With stress and long to do lists comes guilt. I’m not a doctor, but I’m guessing it’s not healthy. It’s certainly not cheering.

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5 ways to eat your favourite foods absolutely guilt free

The perfect cupcakes for your dietSeventy-five percent of people you pass in the street are trying to lose weight. (Like 94% of statistics, this number is entirely fabricated.)

Trying to lose weight sucks for two reasons:

  • You don’t get to eat food that’s full of empty calories and, face it, that’s most stuff that tastes good, like cookies, ice cream, and apricot pies.
  • You don’t actually lose weight.

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