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We don't need a rhyme or a reason to explain what it is we don't like. All of our sensory responses stem from the gut. FOLLOW THE GUT! Sometimes, you just don't like something... or someone. It can be a color, a movie, a person or the most insignificant thing you can conjure; if it's not for you... it's not for you. But our senses can often leave us pondering. Why?

Redditor u/Thomaslovesdonuts wanted to discuss the things that just get under our skin... and there doesn't need to be logic involved by asking.... What thing ticks you off for no logical reason?

BEEP.....

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Stopping the microwave before the time you set is finished and then not resetting it so it blinks 0:20 sec forever. designlevee

This has put my marriage on the edge lol. blackbeardrrr

Just Go. 

When someone says they are about to leave, and take forever to actually leave. ghost0427

I don't understand this, this just makes me more angry that your late. If you just own up to it right away I will know when to expect you but if not every minute after what you said I'll get more annoyed with you. surelynotcool

"a better way"

Being told to do something although I'm already doing it. meowmeowfig

On that note, your coworker telling you a "better way" to do what you're about to do that ends up being the way you were going to do it anyway. Not-so-rare-pepe

​How fast time goes.

How fast time goes.

I glance at the clock... it's 6:14. Ok, no worries, I'll get to work on time...

A few seconds later I check and it's 6:20. Like wtf??? crunchycoookies

I swear, those "getting ready for work" minutes work differently than any other minutes.

"Get peanut butter, spread it on the bread. One minute passed. Get knife, cut sandwich. How did that take five minutes?!" Tesla__Coil

Back Away....

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I can't stand if someone is in my personal space while I'm trying to eat. pud-sucks

I can't stand anyone in my personal space no matter what I'm doing.

I love this social distancing thing we're doing. I hope some people adhere to it once this whole virus thing dies down. brokendowndryer

Yeah. I Know. 

When I'm about to do something and someone reminds me to do it. Good job, my willingness to complete the task is gone now. glaux2218

I swear, every time I'm about to do a chore my mom would be like: "Don't forget to (insert chore here)!" And then I'd make sure to take as much time as possible before starting it just to annoy her. I wasn't the most obedient child. Kayliaf

key of C.....

Friend of mine with perfect pitch utterly hates any song written in the key of C. No idea why. maleorderbride

Music snobs hate when music seems too easy for some reason. Knowing the tricks I guess takes some joy out of it for some of them. theworldbystorm

Check your Menu....

When people comment on your food, in my job i often have meals around a "large number" of coworkers and anything outside of "what is that it looks delicious" in my opinion, is rude.

here was what i have heard recently:

"How can you eat that?"

"Breakfast of champions, eh"

""What is that? Oh noooooooo thank you, uh huh, no way."

"Oh my gosh i hate (insert food name here), i would never have that for lunch." bruteski226

Speed up! 

A dreadfully slow internet at a public place. I have seen internet in which you cannot even load google. Why do they even bother having such internet? PianistCryuff

Right? It defeats the whole purpose. I'd rather have no internet than slow crappy internet. SurealGod

Louder....

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People making any loud noise outside the bathroom while I'm using it. 3singleclouds

This one makes total sense, probably triggers some animalistic reflex that makes it hard to finish. wavebird__

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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

What's the most traumatizing thing you experienced as a child?
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Being single can be fun. In fact, in this time of COVID, being single can save lives. But the heart is a fickle creature.

And being alone can really suck in times of turmoil. None of us are perfect and it feels like that's all anyone is looking for... perfect.

Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

Redditor u/Mcxyn wanted to discuss some truths about love and our own issues, by asking:

Why are you single?
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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

One such instance involved a little sister who was around 6 at the time. It was the 90s and at the height of the youth-focused PSAs (think the frying egg representing your brain). One type was a safety PSA about stranger danger. The speaker would remind the children that if a stranger tried to take you anywhere to yell “Stop, you're not my mommy/daddy" to raise the alarm.

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