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18 Struggles Only Over-Thinkers Will Understand

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1. Your need to find meaning in everything usually culminates into crafting conspiracy theories about what the period placement in a text means.

2. You end up making every situation in your life about 100x more difficult than it has to be.

3. You cannot let anything go, because you’re convinced that if you just run over the details a few more times, you’ll finally uncover some new understanding of the situation or it will somehow change the outcome.

4. You’ve probably never been sure about a thing in your life. You’ve approached everything from choosing a school and a partner to your outfit in the morning and brand of bread at the grocery store with equal levels of angst.

5. You could get a Master’s degree in interpreting what the song lyrics people post really mean.

6. Though your critical thinking skills are pretty on point, the toughest reality you’ve had…

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Barcabulary: The 12 New Words You Need To Know

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Out of all the social experiments our species has created, the bar is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining. Being “successful” at the bar requires a rare combination of proper timing, charisma, and spirited conversation. If you’re looking for love, the ability to effectively utilize bar lingo is crucial. Courtesy of ABC’s new show Mixology, here are some terms that’ll be sure to enhance your wild Friday nights.

1. Anchor Baby

[noun]

A drink one places strategically next to a potential hook-up to provide a reason to return to the area and resume flirtation.

Don’t worry, I’m not giving up on neon heels – I left an anchor baby.
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2. Bargument

[noun]

An argument that you ordinarily wouldn’t give a shit about, but because you are drunk and in a bar, at that moment it’s the most important thing in the world.

You are INSANE if you…

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15 Things Younger Siblings Don’t Know Their Older Siblings Did For Them

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1. Bearing the role of being the guinea pig, and having all the strict rules enforced on them instead.

As the firstborn, you will paradoxically always be your parents’ baby. Everything they do with you, they will do with kid gloves. (Chances are good you also find the Luvs commercials as funny – in that bleak, depressing, bitterly ‘why me?!’ kind of way — as your parents.) No dating, no cell phone, no alcohol, God forbid no weed, and did I mention no dating? At least until you’re 18, if not married.

2. And having to watch every single rule that kept an older sibling under lock and key be unceremoniously abandoned with any subsequent offspring.

By the time your younger sibling rolls around, your parents will have learned one crucial thing: kids are going to just be kids, and it’s honestly usually not worth the headache to try to…

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