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Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of "intel" you can use to make your life better - today. Right now.
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How to Fail Well and Move On & Diet Tricks that Never Work and What Works Better
Of course you want high self-esteem and you sure want your kids to have it. But there is actually only one way to get it and it is not the way a lot of people think. We begin this episode by discussing the one and only way to acquire high self-esteem. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110301091342.htmNo one likes to fail. Failure is painful. However, failure may not be as bad as you think when you take a different view of it. That’s according to psychologist Becca North, a visiting assistant professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and author of the book Your Hidden Super Powers: How the Whole Truth of Failure Can Change Our Lives (https://amzn.to/2W0chGg). She joins me to discuss a very practical and optimistic take on failure that can help you deal with failing and come out better on the other side. Do you eat lunch at your desk at work? It is such a horrible idea. Listen and hear the reasons why you should NOT eat at your desk and why you should go out for lunch. Then, please, go out for lunch today! http://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/lunch-breakIn this age of fad diets and extreme eating plans, is there a more moderate way to approach diet and weight loss? Yes there is, according to registered dietician Jaclyn London who is the director of nutrition at Good Housekeeping magazine. Jaclyn, who is also the author of the book Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked) (https://amzn.to/2XYVjJT) joins me to discuss how to eat more and stress less over food and stop worrying so much about body weight.This Week’s Sponsors-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Indeed. New users can try Indeed for free by going to www.Indeed.com/podcast 
How to Apply the Science of Success to Your Career & What You Never Knew About Your Bones
Isn’t it great when you have an “A-Ha Moment”? It’s when an idea or the answer to a problem just pops in your head. But is it actually a GOOD idea? We begin this episode by exploring whether those thoughts are worth paying attention to. http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/March/Insight_Correctness/You hear so many things about success such as, “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” or “Nice guys finish last.” The fact is that so much of what people believe about success has been studied scientifically and it turns out some of what we believe is true and other things are not. Eric Barker who writes the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree and is also author of the book Barking Up the Wrong Tree. (https://amzn.to/2NTGkfT) joins me to explore the science of success and how to apply it to your life. You’ve probably heard that we are all connected by no more than 6 degrees of separation. It is the basis of the game, “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” But is it true? Are we all that connected? And where did this whole idea come from? Listen and I will explain. http://www.vox.com/2016/2/4/10918942/facebook-friends-study-degrees-of-separationYou don’t think about them much but your bones are pretty important and as it turns out, they are really fascinating as well. Writer Brian Switek author of the book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone (https://amzn.to/2UyUhT6) reveals the fascinating things going on inside the 206 bones in your body (more or less).This Week’s Sponsors-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Indeed. New users can try Indeed for free by going to www.Indeed.com/podcast 
How to Actually Make Yourself Smarter & How Too Much Efficiency Makes You Less Efficient
Everyone has heard about antioxidants. In fact, a lot of people take antioxidant supplements. But is more better? We begin this episode with a look at antioxidants, what they do and when too much of them could be a bad thing. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/03/09/do-you-really-need-antioxidantsJust how smart are you? Well, actually it depends. It is clear that your brain works better when you do certain lifestyle things and avoid other things. For example, how much you sleep you get and much alcohol you drink can have a real impact on how you think. David Bardsley, author of the book Smarter Next Year: The Revolutionary Science for a Smarter, Happier You (https://amzn.to/2tUXcK8) joins me to reveal simple lifestyle changes that can make you smarter and improve the way your brain functions at any age.What makes a woman beautiful? That may seem like a complicated question but in one significant way, the answer is quite simple. Listen as I explain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3477150/Bland-really-beautifulResearchers-simple-faces-likely-seen-attractive-easier-brain-process.htmlEfficiency is good but too much efficiency may not be. In fact, trying to be too efficient can actually make you less efficient. That’s according to Edward Tenner, a distinguished scholar at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and author of the book The Efficiency Paradox (https://amzn.to/2CaWgpk). Listen as he discusses how doing things efficiently isn’t necessarily always better - and how we have to balance efficiency with quality and intuition. This Week’s Sponsors-LinkedIn Jobs. For $50 off your first job posting, go to www.Linkedin.com/podcast-Calming Comfort Blanket. For $15 off the posted price, go to www.CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use the promo code: something. -Care/OF Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of Care/Of Vitamins go to www.TakeCareOf.com and us the promo code: something50 -Geico. To save money on car home or renters’ insurance go to www.Geico.com 
Negotiation Strategies for Regular People & Brain Hacks to Get Things Done That You Hate To Do
Decision making is easy when you have to choose one of two options. However, when you add that third option (or more), it is amazing how the decision making process can fall apart – even for really smart people. This episode begins with an explanation as to why that is. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3469751/Why-clever-people-make-baddecisions-Having-options-creates-noise-brain-leads-irrational-choices.htmlEven though many people say they don’t like to negotiate, the fact is we all do it every single day. We are constantly negotiating with co-workers, the boss, kids, friends, customer service and even the occasional car salesman. Since we all have to do it, you might as well discover how to do it better. Listen to hear some great advice and insight from G. Richard Shell, professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, academic director of Wharton’s executive training programs on negotiation influence and persuasion and author of the book Bargaining for Advantage : Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People (https://amzn.to/2ERQcno)Taking photos at a funeral seems like a bad idea. Hardly anyone does it. But maybe we should. Listen and I’ll explain why those photos may one day become quite significant if someone would take them. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-reasons-you-should-ask-someone-to-take-photos-at-a-funeral_n_5b9f3a6fe4b03a1dcca76e67Every day we have to do things we don’t like to do. Those are the things you hate and wish would go away - and they often get put off until later. Eventually though, they have to be done. So here with some help for getting those things accomplished is Lara Honos-Webb, PhD and author of the book Brain Hacks: Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning (https://amzn.to/2IYWGoC).This Week’s Sponsors-LinkedIn Jobs. For $50 off your first job posting, go to www.Linkedin.com/podcast-Calming Comfort Blanket. For $15 off the posted price, go to www.CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use the promo code: something. -Care/OF Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of Care/Of Vitamins go to www.TakeCareOf.com and us the promo code: something50 -Geico. To save money on car home or renters’ insurance go to www.Geico.com 
Fascinating Backstories of Modern Technology & What Really Determines How Long You Live
Every driver has likely had the experience of encountering a motorcycle that “came out of nowhere.” How does that happen? There is actually an explanation for why this is such a common occurrence and we begin today's episode with the explanation. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/motorcycles/a19641/why-you-dont-seemotorcycles-on-the-road/Every piece of technology you use has a story of how it came to be. Some of those stories are fascinating. For example, did you know YouTube was originally a dating website? It’s one of the many stories told by Dagogo Altraide, creator of the Cold Fusion YouTube channel and author of the book, New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology that Transformed Our World (https://amzn.to/2T8RmUu).Listen as Dagogo explains fascinating backstories from the original telephone to the iPhone, Netflix and even the movie, Toy Story. Here is the link to Dagogo's YouTube channel, "Cold Fusion": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QZ_LsYcvcq7qOsOhpAX4A Some photos just don’t belong on social media – not because they are offensive but mostly because they are boring to look at and nobody cares. Listen as I offer some suggestions on the types of photos most people would rather NOT see you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere else. https://www.purewow.com/tech/Things-to-Never-Post-on-Social-MediaThere is an assumption in the U.S. that if you get sick, you go to the doctor and he or she will fix it. The problem with that assumption is that it isn’t true for a lot of medical problems. Relying on the healthcare system to live a long and healthy life is a risky proposition according to Robert Kaplan, a behavioral scientist at Stanford University and author of the book More Than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health (https://amzn.to/2IISfy9). Robert explains why healthcare can’t fix a lot of problems and what you can do to stay healthy and live a long time.This Week's Sponsors-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Get your free insurance quote at www.SelectQuote.com/something-Trip Actions. Go towww.TripActions.com/something to complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance
Surprising Ways We Influence Each Other & How to Handle Emotions at Work
Ever have the feeling someone is watching you? Almost everyone has had the experience but do humans actually have the ability to sense that? I begin this episode by explaining the science behind the sense of being watched. http://www.popsci.com/why-do-i-feel-like-someones-watching-mePeople influence you and you influence other people. It happens all the time all day long. What is so interesting is that it often happens in ways you are unaware of. Matthew Jackson is a professor of Economics at Stanford University and author of a new book called The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs and Behaviors https://amzn.to/2EvVfJY joins me to offer some fascinating insight into how you influence others and they – you.  If you have been told anything about emotions in the workplace it was probably that you shouldn’t have any or don’t cry at work. “Check your emotions at the door” is common company policy in many organizations. Liz Fosslien, author of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work https://amzn.to/2BY8zFn says the problem is that emotions are in the workplace and they can cause big problems. Listen as she offers solutions to deal with your emotions and those of the people you work with.  Why do we still have the U.S. penny? Other countries have eliminated their smallest value coin - but not here. Why? Listen and I’ll explain why we still mint millions of pennies every year. https://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T043-C000-S001-why-the-humble-penny-refuses-to-die.htmlThis Week's Sponsors-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Select Quote. Get your free insurance quote at www.SelectQuote.com/something-Trip Actions. Go towww.TripActions.com/somethingto complete a 30 minute demo and receive a $100Amazon gift card.-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance
Amazing Factors that Determine What and How Much You Eat & How to Better Deal with Life’s Catastrophes
Ever go out knowing your hair looks horrible or there is something wrong with your clothes? Everyone probably has but the more important question is – does anyone actually notice. This episodes begins with some fascinating research about how much people actually pay attention to you and your physical appearance. http://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/psychology-of-hair/So many factors influence what you eat and how much you eat – and you are totally unaware of many of them. Dr. Brian Wansink, Director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life (https://amzn.to/2XlCS1M) returns for a closer look at how you are influenced and how to protect yourself from eating too much of the wrong food.  Every office has a set of coffee mugs in the kitchen that people use. Have you ever stopped to consider just how clean those coffee mugs are? A scientist has tested mugs in several offices and wait until you hear what he found. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/02/23/Expert-Coffee-mug-on-desk-agerm-machine/UPI-72401361679514/?spt=hs&or=hnBad things happen. They are part of life. Often when catastrophe strikes, people freak out and don’t cope well with the situation. That’s why Sarah Knight is here. Sarah was one of those people who worried about problems rather than actually deal with them. Then she found a better way. Sarah is the author of the book Calm the F* Down: How to Control What You Can, Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life )https://amzn.to/2VnXNzn). Listen as Sarah offers some great advice to help deal with those inevitable disasters that life brings and come out better as a result.This Week's Sponsors-Purple Mattress. Text "Something" to 84888 to get a free pillow when you buy a mattress.-Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.
Powerful Success Secrets You Never Knew & Why Conventional Wisdom  is Often Wrong
Can you tell just by looking if someone is honest and trustworthy? Actually you can but the reason will surprise you. Listen as I begin this episode of the podcast by explaining why you usually can trust in your instincts in this case. http://www.columbia.edu/~ms4992/Publications/2016_Slepian-Ames_PychSci.pdfAfter you listen to this segment, you will never look at success quite the same. Laszlo Barabasi, is a professor at Northeastern University and author of the book The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success (https://amzn.to/2EtKW9t). He explains how to objectively measure success and reveals some interesting factors that influence your success that you would have never imagined.There is a lot of conventional wisdom you likely believe. Things like, “Don’t just a book by its cover” or “Everyone deserves a second chance” or “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” However all of these things are not necessarily true all the time - or maybe ever. Attorney David Libman author of the book 100 Reality Checks (https://amzn.to/2E7JGqW) takes a critical look at some common wisdom and offers another take that may just make a lot more sense.It’s spelled phlegm. It’s pronounced FLEM. It’s that gross goo you get in throat and nose when you get sick. What is it and why do we get it? Listen as I explain the purpose of the seemingly disgusting substance. And really, how many podcasts are going to tell you this? http://www.menshealth.com/health/get-rid-of-phlegmThis Week's Sponsors-Purple Mattress. Text "Something" to 84888 to get a free pillow when you buy a mattress.Quip. Get your first refill free when you buy a quip toothbrush at www.Get Quip.com/something-Geico. Go to www.Geico.com to see how Geico can save you money on your car insurance
The Damage Done by Your Negative Self-Talk and How to Fix It & Why Boys Falling Behind
There are a lot of things you likely believe that are not true. For example, sugar causes hyperactivity in children. That’s just one of several commonly held beliefs that are not true as I begin this episode of the podcast. http://www.rd.com/culture/false-facts-everyone-believes/You are constantly talking to yourself. And when you actually paid attention to what you are saying to yourself – you will be amazed. Shad Helmstetter author of the book What to Say When You Talk to Yourself (https://amzn.to/2NfCg9e) and his new book The Power of Neuroplasticity (https://amzn.to/2TWPyKo) joins me with a fascinating look at how what we say to ourselves actually shapes who we are. He also offers ways to stop telling yourself all the terrible things like, “I’m so stupid…” or “I’m such an idiot…” because it can make a huge difference in your life. Shad's website is www.shadhelmstetter.com Some people try to squeeze the very last piece of toothpaste out of the tube or the last drop of shampoo out of the bottle. Is it worth the effort? How much can you save? I’ll explain the math then you can decide. http://www.thesimpledollar.com/the-last-bit-in-the-container/In every country in the developed world, boys are falling behind girls academically and socially. Why? What has happened that seems to have marginalized boys today? It seems there are a lot of factors according to Warren Farrell, former board member of the NYC branch of the National Organization for Women and author of the book The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2El9TDW). Warren joins me with a look at how this has happened and how we can all help boys get back on track. This Week's Sponsors-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.-Care/Of Vitamins. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code: something50. 
The Important Difference Between Being Rich and Being Wealthy & How to Control Any Conversation
When you grocery shop, are you one of those people who sometimes changes their mind and takes items out of your shopping cart and stashes them somewhere in the checkout line so you don’t have to buy them? Well, stores are making it harder to do that and that is just ones of the ways grocery stores try to get you to spend more money. I start this episode with a list of several other strategies grocery stores use because knowing could help you save money. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/supermarket-tricks/There is an interesting distinction between being rich and being wealthy according to writer Paul Sullivan. Paul writes the “Wealth Matters” column for The New York Times and he is author of the book, The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy (https://amzn.to/2GKrqae) and he joins me to explain the difference and why being wealthy is far better than being rich. More importantly he explains how anyone can be wealthy.When it comes to what women find attractive in a man – sure, looks are important. But there is something else any man can easily do to make himself more attractive and appealing to a woman. It may not work every single time but research says it is pretty powerful. Listen to hear what it is. http://www.businessinsider.com/why-women-are-attracted-to-altruistic-men-2016-2Wouldn’t it be great if you could control any conversation so it went the way you wanted it to? MaryAnn Karinch, author of the book Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position (https://amzn.to/2EgqOr6), joins me to explore the ways you can master the art of conversation, be thoroughly charming and get the outcome you desire from any conversation with anyone. This Week's Sponsors-Joybird Furniture. Go to www.joybird.com/something and get 25% your first order using promo code: something-Capterra. Find the best software for your business by going to www.capterra.com/something-ADT. Go to www.ADT.com/smart to learn how ADT can design and install a smart home system for you.-Geico. Go to www.geico.com for your free quote.
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Christopher Deacon

why do people cheat.well a woman who i adored once said for the excitement and newness.so i guess that means after being there through her tough times and wsiting on her hand and foot which i loved and i pleased her always over myself intimately. i go away for a couple months and come back shes a saved Christian. i think ok ill go w her and no more sex til we really get married after 10 years i agree .thats love. and to find a audio of her and another more than once.im so sick and our poor daughter there watchingbher phone or whatever .sad sad way to live and im an excon lol.

Mar 24th
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Emmy Fritz

I'm binge listening to this from the beginning episodes. it's so interesting! love it. thanks Mike for creating this awesome podcast!

Mar 21st
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Katherine Thomas

Confirmation bias. He is looking for evidence to support his hypothesis.

Mar 18th
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ProtonCast

social media is indeed overrated and addictive. good to know people are becoming aware.

Mar 16th
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Albin Hedman

I'm sorry but this is too much commercials, I can't listen to it without getting annoyed. I can't recall your earlier episodes was like this? please don't 'be a sellout, it's a great podcast !

Mar 14th
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Maria Villagomez

why am I getting financial aid ads interrupting my podcasts?

Mar 8th
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Farias Daniel

Maria Villagomez What program are you using to play the episodes? Deezer, Spotify or castbox?

Mar 10th
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Against the Grain

The section about how people get jobs was only partly informed, and shows why a lot of these companies you speak of tend to not diversify, and often get in trouble. For those listening to this and don't have access to networks, I want you to be encouraged that even if you don't have access to a network, you will still find sustainable and fulfilling work. Focus on making yourself the best and undeniable candidate.

Mar 6th
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B-RAD Life and Adventures

excellent information love this podcast series

Feb 28th
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Juli Cailin

Awesome episode. I especially tuned into the business etiquette. Great modern business life advice -- The only thing I would venture to lightly disagree with is the statement of the guest speaker that pulling out chairs, opening doors or offering to help a woman with packages she's carrying can be taken as "weakness" or dependency on the woman's part who accepts these gestures. I would offer that it depends on the person (I assume a man in most cases) and how the manner or attitude in which they are offering the gestures to a woman, whether in the workplace or in public life. Most men offer to do these things for a woman as a form of honor or respect toward her. In these cases, I don't see how that would make a woman look weak or dependant....but there probably are instances where men do it as either a flirtatious move or a condescending attitude. If the man is known to be a sexist, it would probably be one or both of these last two rather than one of honor toward a woman. A woman should definitely and firmly resist such gestures if at all possible. I personally would be and am very thankful when a door is opened for me or a chair pulled out, etc.

Feb 27th
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Katherine Thomas

I don't like music and he is right, people react very negatively to my admitting that. My reason may be that I am hearing impaired from a young age and extraneous noise can be distracting and annoying.

Feb 24th
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Katherine Thomas

Farrell is not an expert on any of this. Men have been ahead for millennia and now that women are now moving forward and suddenly a crisis? No one thought it a crisis for 1000's years when it's women, but a slight shift and it's a crisis? Oh, please.

Feb 24th
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Annika Rickne

I am usually truly intrigued by the discussions on this pod cast. This episode was however a low mark. Warren Farrell does not at all present a well rounded science based view of the subject. Instead his arguments are unfounded in the research literature, as well as out of touch with current debates. Dissapointing

Feb 22nd
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Rachel Greenlee

This guy has some seriously antiquated ideas regarding male vs female parenting styles. My gawd. He also has a warped view of feminism

Feb 22nd
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Elijah Claude

Another great episode! Negativity is reinforced by your mental speak but can be retrained to be more positive, and it is Incredibly important to have a dad in your life, particularly a good father who is open and respectful.

Feb 22nd
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Sreeram Subash

..p

Feb 21st
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Tech Hassle

When asked "what about people who don't like small talk" the guest basically says try harder to force a connection.... Nope.

Feb 19th
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Arabee Triplett

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=245417273064637&id=100027890983222

Feb 19th
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Đặng Trang

Next time someone says "only if you want to" I'll be aware that they're trying to persuade me and I'll stand my ground.

Feb 17th
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Prinsley denis Cherilus

so if really understand the wolves can be human too because i think they're the most cooperative species.

Feb 12th
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Kelly Petruzzi-Hiller

what makes us unique is that WE and WE alone are made in the image of God.

Feb 11th
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