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How To Not Be A Jerk

There are so many different ways to be a jerk: From being a schoolyard bully, to not mowing your lawn, to using plastic straws, to being a jerk on the road. In this episode, we’re going to talk about some of the little ways we can be good to one…

How To Turn Your Awkwardness Into A Social Asset, With Ty Tashiro

This week on The Upgrade, we’re joined by Ty Tashiro, relationship expert and author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, to discuss why the same qualities that can lead to social anxiety or awkward moments can actually work in our favour.

How To Change Bad Habits, With James Clear

How To Change Bad Habits, With James Clear

You hear a lot of things about how to change habits — it’s going to take you 21 days! You are going to have to make small changes before you can make big changes! Reward yourself! Deny yourself! Grit your teeth! Just do it!