My Advice About Giving Advice Aug23

My Advice About Giving Advice

When people come to us to tell us their problems, very often, our first impulse is to give them advice. However, if we are not careful about the way we give advice, we might end up doing more harm than good. So, here’s my advice on how to give advice. 1. Don’t give advice if you’re not asked for it Ok, I know I’m breaking this rule just by publishing this article. But bear with me. Except for your very, very close friends, and you shouldn’t have more than two of those, don’t offer advice unless you’re asked to. You see, many times, when people have a problem, they don’t want a solution. They...

How Research Is Done

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My Experience as “Poor” Aug20

My Experience as “Poor”

A few weeks ago, I lost my car and my job. It was interesting because I was taking at the time a university course on subsistence marketplaces, ie, how people in poverty make decisions about buying and selling products and services. Now, I don’t mean to say that I actually became poor. Just being able to sit here and type this article and post it online makes me way richer than the people living in the circumstances that we studied. However, it made me realize a few things: 1.- We tend to judge people in these circumstances too harshly and too quickly. Many of the things we do without thinking are a big chore for people in poverty....

Then he realized he ...

He then knew what his life would be like. See our previous...

I Need One of These

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Insights into Another World Aug14

Insights into Another World

As part of my university project, I had to go have conversations with people in what we called “subsistence marketplaces.” This means basically “go and talk to poor people.” Conversations were supposed to be about how they buy and sell products, as well as how they go through life. I found myself talking mostly with poor women who sell things, typically produce. I talked mostly with women because they are the ones who go out and do things they need during the day. The men, on the other hand, have to leave very early for work and come back late at night, so they’re absent most of the day. The men I saw were...

A New Architectural ...

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How Hollywood Thinks the Universe Works Aug12

How Hollywood Thinks the Universe Works

Hollywood is not the place where you go for realism. Still, there are some things that you see in movies that make you wonder if specific types of physical, sociological, or psychological rules exist that apply to all movies. If there are, I think they would go like this. 1.- You can outrun any explosion. 2.- Women in bed make every effort to cover their breasts, even if they are by themselves. 3.- One in a million chances happen nine times out of ten. 4.- Obscenely gorgeous women have trouble getting dates. 5.- 99% of soldiers in any professional army can’t hit a human-sized target, even at close range, even if several of them are...

Out of the Mouth of ...

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good… or else! See our previous...

The reason the Internet exists: Cats! Aug10

The reason the Internet exists: Cats!

After long hours of going through market research, we found out what’s the average reader of Unhinged Magazine (hi, grandma!) wants. So without further introduction, here it is: Cats! 10.- Cuteness overload. 9.- I didn’t take it. 8.- They’re versatile. 7.- They hate baths tho. 6.- They are not so good at taking blame, even when deserved. 5.- They can do this for ages. 4.- This is why I prefer dogs. 3.- You all know one.   2.- I knew it! 1.- The most famous cat of all Bonus. For those of you who also love...

Which was said by the woman and which was said by the girl? Aug09

Which was said by the woman and which was said by ...

Here’s a little test for you. Some of these Facebook updates were made by a 30-year-old woman. Some of them were made by a 16-year-old girl. Can you tell which one is which? 1. I love me. 2. “I’m the one who is wrong. I’m the one who was rude.” – A real man. 3. I made a deal with myself. If he turned around, I would leave everything for him. But he never looked back and there was nothing that I could do. 4. It is not who waits for you, it’s who looks for you. It is not who makes promises to you, it’s who delivers on them. It is not who says he loves you, it’s who proves it to you. 5. I...

I Bet This Will Work

If I get a bad result, I’ll go for double or nothing. See our previous...

The World According ...

Facebook is one of the most popular sites there is, and it has changed the world in its own special way. Here are a few examples: 1.- Severe illnesses, specially cancer, can be treated with likes. 2.- People collect friends like pre-teens collect pokemon. That is, they both link their value...

The Consequences of ...

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That Moment when Jes...

He really is everywhere!   See last week’s ...