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Add Friend: How I found real friendship online

I haven’t had conversations this deep with some “real life” friends in years.

Life. Feminism. Politics. Health. Charity. Religion. Penny Arcade. Pins.

We’ve chatted about all these things and more for the last several months. His username’s a string of insensible characters giving no real impression of the guy behind the handle.

This article is a small tribute to how real and lasting random connections online can become. Towards the end, I’ll give you a few tips for developing these friendships.

True Friendship
True Friendship

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Open the Iris: How Stargate can help us control our social filters

You know how some people just say whatever they’re thinking, no matter how inappropriate? It’s like their internal Stargate is open and they just let anything through. And some of that stuff can be as harmful as the goa’uld.

Most of us have an ‘iris’, a social filter, that lets us control what comes out of our mouths. Sometimes, this iris is locked closed, though, without us even knowing it.

In this article we’ll look at this social filter and ways to control so it opens and closes whenever you want it to.

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Hooked on a Feeling: 7 life tips from Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy opened this week and proved to be a really fun movie that still manages to teach us about friendship, surrogate families, dealing with your lot in life, communication, supporting each other and unlikely heroes.

We already talked about missed opportunities, like the one young Peter Quill has at the start of the film, so I won’t recap that here. Instead, enjoy a lightly spoilery run down of 7 tips from Guardians of the Galaxy about making the most out of life.

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