Why Can’t We Be Friends

Lead us from the Unreal to the Real

Do you find it easy to make new friends? Tell us how you’ve mastered the art of befriending a new person.

Most people would say that the easiest way to make friends is to be yourself. I disagree. I think that the easiest and most efficient way to make new friends is to be nice and not be an asshole. The being yourself comes later. No one is going to like you right off the bat if you’re rude to them or make them feel bad about themselves. Just be nice. It’s that simple.

I quote one of my favorite actors, Darren Criss, and say:

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Facebook Is Forcing All Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of Its Main Apps

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Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to a new extreme today. It’s starting to notify users they’ll no longer have the option to send and receive messages in Facebook for iOS and Android, and will instead have to download Facebook Messenger to chat on mobile.

Facebook’s main apps have always included a full-featured messaging tab. Then a few months ago, users who also had Facebook’s standalone Messenger app installed had the chat tab of their main apps replaced with a hotlink button that would open Messenger. But this was optional. If you wanted to message inside Facebook for iOS or Android, you just didn’t download Messenger. That’s not going to be an option anymore.

Soon, all users will have a hotlink in the tab bar at the bottom of their Facebook app that will open Messenger. No more messaging within Facebook For iOS or Android Soon, all iOS and Android users will have a hotlink at the bottom of their Facebook app that will open Messenger.

Notifications about the change are going out to some users in Europe starting today…

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Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription

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“Do I need glasses?” is a question you usually have to get an in-person eye test to answer. But today, online eye exam provider Opternative is coming out of stealth to get you a doctor’s prescription for glasses straight from your computer or phone. Opternative’s test takes five to ten minutes and costs around $35 — 75% less than in-person exams. With $1 million in funding, it plans to launch this summer.

“Doing eye testing day in and day out, I thought ‘there has to be a better way to do this'”, Dr Steven Lee tells me. The co-founder of Opternative graduated from optometry school in 2007 and has been practicing ever since. He realized that with advances in computers and phones, he could probably replace that clunky ‘What’s better? One or two’ machine.

In 2012, Dr. Lee met seven-time entrepreneur Aaron Dallek, and they started the Chicago-based Opternative. [Disclosure: A…

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The Breath of Life – Creator Energy.

The Shift of Time and Energy!

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It really is amazing how exciting this game is getting when you get over yourself (speaking souly of myself here.)  I am really starting to understand the greater importance to Being the Living Meditation, it really is so much more than I ever thought it was, thanks to my inability to talk beyond a whisper.  To see and hear beyond our old programming.

Pay close attention to where the brunt of this energy is coming into you, it is giving you much information about your role in the upcoming days, weeks and even years.  If we can look at these biology inconveniences as incoming presents from your soul, it is equally important to unwrap the present, understand it and how to use it.

With every connection I had yesterday, I became very aware of my lungs, the energy in my lungs and where I am “pulling” from to form words…

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Served hot and salty, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, it’s no wonder that fries are so popular. They make a perfect accompaniment to so many dishes but work just as well on their own. I like to change it up every once in a while and make fries at home with sweet potatoes. Baked in the oven, they become an even healthier alternative. Better still; they’re easy to make and taste unbelievably good.

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One large sweet potato will make enough fries for two people (or a single portion for one hungry person!). Peel and slice up the sweet potato in to long thin strips. Spread the strips evenly on to a lined baking tray. Season with a little sea salt and paprika before drizzling on a dash of olive oil. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°Celsius for thirty minutes. Serve immediately as a fun snack or a tasty side.

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Facebook Trades North Of $60 For The First Time

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In after-hours trading today, investors rewarded Facebook with a rising share price after it reported stronger than expected revenue.

The company reported that it earned $0.31 per share, and had revenue in the quarter of $2.59 billion. As reported earlier, the analyst set had predicted that Facebook would earn $0.27 on revenue of $2.33 billion. The earnings beat sent the company’s stock up 5 percent in moments.

Facebook has since risen more than $6 per share, and is still up more than 12 percent in after-hours trading.

The company briefly passed the $60 mark in its post earnings frenzy, though it has since ceded back ground and fallen below the mark. According to Google Finance, before today, Facebook’s 52 week high was $59.31. Given Facebook’s prior ranges outside of that period, we can assert that Facebook traded over the $60 per share threshold in its history.

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Essentially Facebook has never been more richly valued than it…

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