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If you could travel back in time, and somehow NOT destroy the present and cause the rise of the machines, what would you tell yourself as a teenager?
A new survey asked people what ONE piece of advice they wish they could go back and give to themselves as a teenager. And it had to be vague life advice, not like, “Invent Google.” Here are the top 10 . . .
- Get a better education, 16%.
- Be bolder and stronger reaching for your goals, 11%.
- Plan better for the future, 9%.
- Relationship advice, 7%.
- Slow down, and take it easy, 6%.
- Live life to the fullest, 5%.
- Be true to yourself, 5%.
- Don’t do dumb things, 4%.
- Don’t drink, smoke, take drugs, or party, 4%.
- Listen to your parents and respect your elders, 3%.
And 1% of people say their life has been perfect, no advice necessary.
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Here are five lies you’re probably telling yourself about money.
- You have “good debt.” We’ve all been told there’s a difference between “good debt” like student loans or your mortgage . . . and “bad debt” like from credit cards. And while it’s true that some kinds of debt are worse than others, it’s best to avoid it altogether.
- You don’t have enough to invest. If you have enough money for a Netflix subscription or a cup of coffee at Starbucks, then you have money you can invest.
- You’ll be earning more in the future. We all want to assume we’ll earn more as we get older and more experienced, but there are no guarantees.
- You saved money buying something on sale. If you rationalize a purchase by saying it was on sale, or that you used a coupon, you’re ignoring the fact that money still left your wallet. You only truly “save” money if you were planning to buy it anyway.
- You get paid well, so your crappy job is worth it. Financial security is important, so it’s not necessarily smart to quit your stressful job, follow your passion, and become a professional “Pokemon Go” player.
But if you live reasonably and spend wisely, you should be able to find a middle ground where bills get paid AND you’re happy at work.
You’re not going to believe this, but Facebook just introduced a new feature that ISN’T a way to violate your privacy. I didn’t know they were even capable of that.
In fact, it’s sort of the OPPOSITE. It’s a new feature that lets you COMPLETELY avoid any trace of your EX.
As of yesterday, when you change your relationship status from “in a relationship” to “single,” Facebook will guide you through the process.
It’ll give you options to scrub any of their future posts from your news feed . . . to block your posts from showing up in THEIRS . . . and to remove any posts or photos you tagged them in.
They say the new options are, quote, “part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives.”
Today is October 21st, 2015. That’s the date in the “future” that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in “Back to the Future 2”. So obviously, everybody wants to know if THAT future matches up to the real deal.
The things the movie got right include: Big screen TVs and video conferencing . . . News drones . . . Hands-free video games . . . and Video glasses.
Things we HAVEN’T seen yet include: Flying cars . . . Hoverboards . . . “Jaws 19” . . . and Shoes with self-tying laces. Although, this one MIGHT actually come true today. Nike kind of teased it yesterday.
As for the Cubs winning the World Series . . . That’s to be determined. But the fact that they predicted it nearly 30 years ago and it’s a real possibility is a little eerie. Even if it is a very remote possibility. As it stands now, the Mets only need one more win to shut the Cubs out of the running.
(In an unrelated and deviant note: There’s also a “Back to the Future” porn parody in the works. It’s being filmed now for a November “release”. Here’s a non-pornographic trailer. Warning: It contains some mild sexual imagery.)
It takes some cajones to stake your family’s financial future on a corny joke . . . but WE’RE talking about it, so I guess it’s working.
A woman named Jessie Dong in Rochester, New York just opened a new Chinese restaurant and named it . . . I Don’t Know.
She says she picked that name because whenever she asks her three kids where they want to eat, they always say, “I don’t know.” There’s no word on how her restaurant’s doing so far.
(Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)