The Secret to Being Irresistible at Parties

The key to being interesting is to take an interest in other people. Years ago I was at a party in New York where I didn’t really know anybody but my then-girlfriend. At some point we each went our own way and I found myself next to the bar with one of her friend’s boyfriends. […]

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Three Small-talk Questions I Hate

I’ve never been a fan of small talk. As the name suggests, it’s decidedly unambitious. Now I don’t need to always be engaging in deep-meaning philosophy, but I do like something a little more meaningful than, “How about that weather?” Of course, small talk isn’t really about the talk itself. It’s really an attempt to […]

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