All posts by Christopher Reid

About Christopher Reid

Chris was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Britain. He works as a blogger, essayist, and novelist. His first book, Tea with Maureen, has just been published.
  • Are You Playing Hard Enough?

    If you are really dedicated and passionate about your work, you can quite easily enslave yourself to it. Not wanting to miss a single email, text message, or Facebook post, you regularly spend the time you put...

    • Posted March 24, 2017
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  • Why Bullshit Matters

    The prevalence of bullshit is one of the most salient features of contemporary society. It is not a stretch to say that the election of Trump or someone like him was inevitable. The endless promotion and celebration...

    • Posted March 23, 2017
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  • Is The Mobile Phone Killing Sex?

    There was a time when lovers would meet once. The man would decide to pursue a courtship and the woman would signal her openness to it. Most of their communication would occur through letters—letters filled with the...

    • Posted March 17, 2017
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  • Brexit Revisited—Again

    Well, they’ve done it. The Scottish government, led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The move came two days ago just as British Prime Minister Theresa May was set...

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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  • Drawing The Lines On Parental Interference

    Of all the relationships we form in our lives, the one with our parents is the most complex. It is the longest, and it can be at various times easy, joyful, difficult, or infuriating. The great problem...

    • Posted March 10, 2017
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  • 4 Signs That You’re About To Have An Affair

    A one night stand, a brief fling, a night of wild, uninhibited, drink-fueled sex with a woman who is not your wife or girlfriend is one thing. Carrying on with another woman over a long period of...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • What If You Have Nothing In Common?

    Crossing this gap may seem impossible. What are you to talk about? How are you to relate to her? Why would should go for your most tried and trusted lines? In short, how can you date a...

    • Posted March 3, 2017
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  • 4 Secrets Of Office Politics

    Talent, energy, and intelligence are not enough to get ahead in the world. And for all the talk on the virtues of teamwork and cooperation there is little evidence that they work equally in everyone’s favor. When...

    • Posted March 2, 2017
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  • What Being Political Means

    I talk politics—a lot. When in the company of family and friends and occasionally even strangers, I do not shy from raising objections to a hack, crushing some fool, or fulminating against a stupid, ill-considered, or unjust...

    • Posted February 23, 2017
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  • Benefits With Friendship—Why It Is Worth Pursuing

    You have no doubt heard the old cliché “friends with benefits” many times. There is another kind of experience that is just as convenient and satisfying: benefits with friendship. The two situations are quite different. The former...

    • Posted February 17, 2017
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  • Coping With The Current Madness

    Brexit, Trump, a resurgent Russia, a collapsing Syria, mass murder in Paris, mass murder in Orlando—these are signs of a world going mad, or so they seem. The order of things, the comfortable familiarity of how the...

    • Posted February 16, 2017
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