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You probably spend a month or more before the holidays trying to figure out what kinds of gifts to get for people without them finding out. The surprise is half the fun. However, you might be better of just asking.

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During sex, do you frequently find yourself thinking about grocery shopping, or getting distracted by the cobwebs on the ceiling? It's frustratingly hard to turn our brains off when we're being intimate, even though we all know how much better sex can be when we're mentally present. These tricks can help.

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This may seem like a no-brainer, but when it's so much easier to duck confrontation and send an email or a text begging for help or a much-needed favour, you're far better doing it in person, face-to-face, says researchers from Cornell and the University of Waterloo. That awkwardness actually improves your chances.

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We all deal with anxiety in some form day to day. But anxiety can be a much stronger, more fearsome force for many people — one that never goes away. What is anxiety exactly, and what's going on in your mind (and your body) when anxiety strikes? How do you cope when it takes hold?

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Breakups suck no matter what time of year they happen, but they're particularly rough during the holidays. While everyone is celebrating, you're struggling with loneliness and heartbreak. Whether you were on the giving or receiving end of a breakup, here's how to cope with the loss during the holidays.

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You probably have to be up at a certain time every morning, so getting a good night's rest comes down to falling asleep on time the night before. If you can't get to bed at a decent hour on your own, ask for some help.

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In the dating world there's a looming presence that haunts us all: Ghosting. I've watched friends get ghosted, been ghosted on and I've even been the ghost many times. But I decided to stop. Not just because I realised how impolite I was being, but because I also saw that vanishing into the ether was actually a disservice to myself.

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Dear Lovehacker, What is the etiquette in disclosing casual relationships and polyamory to a prospective partner? My friends tell me to be upfront from the very start, but discussing it on a first date is so awkward! Is there a 'right' time to broach the subject?