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.
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.
It’s a new year and what better way to celebrate failing to keep your resolutions than by cheerfully wading through the latest batch of inspirationally uninspiring sentences, funny quotes and monster rock anthems.
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.
Serial killers might not be the world’s best role models but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn anything from them. Dexter Morgan successfully juggles his police work and urge to kill, maintains a relatively happy marriage, has sex with a string of attractive women and manages to stay perfectly trim and healthy without ever apparently going to the gym or getting a full night’s sleep. Young fathers, the emotionally crippled and assassins can learn a lot from Miami’s finest blood guy.
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 →
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 →