Never give an animal to someone as a gift, especially if they do not ask for one.

Thrusting an animal on someone forces them to take care of another life but not everyone can afford to give it the life it deserves.
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If you’re trying to learn a new language try watching children’s shows dubbed in that language. Children’s shows tend to go over things like shapes, colors, animals, etc. and can help you learn basic words and sentences.
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When you sign up for anything online, put the websites name as your middle name. That way when you receive spam/advert emails, you will know who sold your info.
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If you have a friend or family member that provides a professional service (legal, medical, accounting, etc), always offer to pay for their service. Don’t assume that they will help you for free.
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When someone says no to a piece of cake, don’t try to convince them saying “it’s just one piece”. It’s not just one piece. It’s a mentally lost battle that will affect the coming battles, possibly resulting in a lost war against an unhealthy lifestyle for a person actively trying to improve.
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If you are buying headphones/speakers, test them with Bohemian Rhapsody. It has the complete set of highs and lows in instruments and vocals.
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If you know someone who cares about everyone around them a lot, please, ask them if they are okay from time to time.

I have seen, with time, that people that care a lot about other people, it’s sometimes because they have trouble taking care of themselves.
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If you like one song by an artist, but don’t dig the rest of their stuff. Find out who the producer is and see what other work they’ve done. The producer can play a big role in how the final song turns out.
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If your fire alarm goes off, call your pets and give them a treat. Eventually they will come when the alarm goes off, saving you from wasting time looking for pets during an evacuation.
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If someone tells you they don’t drink alcohol, don’t ask them why.

It’s probably for a personal reason, and may be because they’re an alcoholic. In any case, it isn’t any of your business.
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Pay Attention to the smell of your home when you come back from a trip – that’s what it smells like to guests all the time, you just get used to it.
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Whenever you make eye contact with someone randomly, just smile! They’ll most likely smile back and that just makes the world a little bit happier.
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Stop comparing yourself to others. Instead, compare yourself to where you were 1-2 years ago. Whether it’s fitness or finance, use that as motivation for your own goals.
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If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.

If they ask which company, tell them it’s none of their business.

Many people looking for homes to rob will come to your door asking about security systems. It gives them a chance to case the home and look for weaknesses like if you don’t have a dog or if the house is homed by women or the elderly.
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Follow the 2-minute rule. If it only takes 2 minutes to do, just do it.

If you’re a big procrastinator, this is a great and easy way to start fixing that problem. If it’s something like taking out the trash, folding some clothes, or putting the dishes away, do them right there and then and don’t put it off. If it only takes 2 minutes, get it out of the way!
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Complete a simple task like making up your bed or preparing an actual breakfast when you wake up in the morning. The feeling of even the smallest accomplishment has been proven to make you more productive during the day.
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Always say goodnight to your SO, even if you’re upset with them.

Taught to me by my parents, I do this in my relationship. Telling your SO goodnight especially after a fight tells them that you value your relationship more than you are upset about whatever thing is making you upset.
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Always be the person who tells someone they have something in their teeth, shoes untied, fly is down, etc.

I have done this my entire life and people are almost always extremely grateful. It can be a bit awkward but if someone walks into a meeting or starts a conversation with me and I notice something like that, I will immediately interrupt them to let them know.
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As a manager, give praise in public and give discipline in private.

In an old job in “Corporate America” I had a manager who would always share with employees encouragement and kind words of praise within earshot of other employees, and would offer words of critisicm and suggestions for improvement in private (in his office or a conference room). This set up an environment of positive reinforcement and gave employees respect and honesty they needed to perform at a higher level.
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After college, once you get the first job, start looking for a better job after a year or two. Don’t stay out of loyalty.

Because trust me, no company is loyal to their employees. Be respectful and professional, but loyalty in a company is rarely noticed and appreciated.

As a person who has worked for a same company for 6 years after graduating, i found out i didn’t get a single raise within it unless i ask for it every f*cking year, never got much other benefit than initially signed while studying at school.

So i started applying for 5 months and finally got a job, it pays me almost 5 (edit: 4 is more accurate+ benefits such as health care, lunch, gym etc…) times as much as i used to. My friend from same school, with same seniority was getting 4 times my salary for the last 2 years already.

My mistake was thinking that being loyal to this company was gonna in return make the company loyal to me, the company only wants lower costs, loyalty has no place here.
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