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Why you shouldn’t always trust advice from experts

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I was sitting on the floor with my 4-month-old black lab puppy in my lap, sobbing. She was happily chewing a bone, oblivious to the fact that I was heartbroken because I was planning to give her away.

Scarlett, my puppy, was a bit of a hellion. She had a habit of attacking your feet when you weren’t looking, and she would bark at you for what felt like hours without stopping.

She didn’t care for kids, or scooters, or skateboards, or anything that darted around in an unpredictable fashion.

If you rolled her over on …

How to avoid small talk & have deeper conversations

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I don’t know if it’s my face (whatever the opposite of ‘resting bitch face’ is, I have that) or my overall demeanor or what, but I must have an invisible sign hanging around my neck that says, “Hello stranger! Please strike up a conversation with me.”

This happens to me everywhere, including (no kidding) while I’m changing in the women’s locker room at the gym. I can’t even avoid it when I’m half-dressed!

The other day at yoga, I was in a crappy mood and I actively tried to put off a “don’t talk to me” vibe because I …