Category Archives: Modern Life

How to Convince the World You Are Popular

Most people want popularity. From the outside popularity must seem like one long social orgasm: endless party invitations, beautiful friends, free stuff. Of course not everyone can be popular; it would become impossible to differentiate between the cool kids and those who get a nose bleed when they accidentally glimpse some boob. If you can’t crack the popular clique though, you can always pretend. And luckily we are here to offer you some handy advice on how to seem like the coolest primate at the party, even if you’re not.

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How to Win an Argument

When engaged in an argument with someone it is best to plan ahead. You can’t go from placid to furious in the blink of a rat’s eyelids and expect to able to be handle yourself in a rumpus. You’ve got to know your enemy, know what they are thinking, what they are going to say before they’ve even thought it and you must definitely follow the following rules. If you don’t and your fellow firebrand doesn’t either, you’ll probably be arguing until the stars turn into jellybeans.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Really all we want in life is to have friends. Well, that and to be able to twist people round our little finger like guitar strings or a human invertebrate. Unfortunately in this cold impersonal world of ours it can be hard to meet new people and it can be even tougher to force them to like you. Luckily it’s actually quite easy to win friends and influence people, all you need is some handy advice, perseverance, and a great smile.

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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

It can be difficult sticking to New Year’s resolutions. It’s almost as hard as adamantium or pulling teeth out with an aeroplane. Luckily there’s a positive smorgasbord of websites, eBooks and reconstructed trees overflowing with advice on getting the most from your New Year’s goals. Of course, none are as good as the guide which you now hold in your eye line. So without further punctuation, here’s how you can make your New Year’s dreams less imaginary.

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How to Have the Perfect Christmas

At this time of year, people love lists: top 10 lists, end of year lists, best of list lists. Here at 102 we believe in originality, in that we are almost certain it exists. We also believe in lists, lists that help people improve their miserable existence, while also reminding them of their miserable existence. So without further padding here is how to avoid suffering a mid-turkey tantrum and have the perfect Christmas.

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How to Be a Great Internet Troll

It must be tough being an internet troll; the subsection of bridge dwellers who seem to actively wish misery, death and heterosexuality on large sections of the online community.  It’s probably not a job most people dream of. However, if you are one of those willing to both endure and encourage anonymous online hatred and really want to be a great internet troll, here’s how. Continue reading

An Idiot’s Guide to Facebook Etiquette — Part II

As discussed previously (in An Idiot’s Guide to Facebook Etiquette) the world of Facebook is a terrifying place; especially for those unused to social networking or scared of white-space. We’ve already guided you through the basics in Part I, now it’s time to take things a step further and discuss Facebook and self-promotion, chain-status updates and the always heart-warming world of frape. Continue reading

The Stress Free Way to Move Flat

Oh moving; it sucks, doesn’t it? There’s nothing like having to bag up all your possessions, shift them somewhere else and unpack it all again to make you feel like your life amounts to nothing more than a series of randomly sized boxes. There’s the debt-making financial costs involved, the landlord whose smile doesn’t quite reach his eyes and the new flatmate who likes to keep fish heads in the fridge and listen to Rammstein at 4am while masturbating violently. Continue reading