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Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

This Is The Difference Between Why Men And Women Are Scared Of Commitment

“I ghosted my ex, and she’s about to be my new boss”

Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump’s Poll Numbers Are So Bad

This reminds me of some past columns: “My Boyfriend’s Gaining Weight. I Feel Shallow for Caring”

“A Brief History of Romantic Love and Why it Kind of Sucks”

This is How Women Making Men Rich Has Been Misbranded as Feminism (think: Plexus, Younique, LuLaRoe, Beachbody, Rodan + Fields, Herbalife, and so on).

A New Study Says Loneliness Turns People Selfish

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to wendy@dearwendy.com and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Sue Jones August 25, 2017, 9:25 am

    Lol on the guy who ghosted his girlfriend over 10 years ago and she is now his boss! Karma is a bitch, eh? Goes to show that you can never just walk away from someone after a 3 year live-in relationship! He’s a dick and deserves everything coming his way! Wish I could watch, actually… or read a follow up to see how badly his life was ruined.

    From the way he wrote his letter it is clear that he has yet to take any responsibility for the emotional damage he inflicted on her, inferring that she was “crazy” and “emotional” and causing scenes because she was “obsessively trying to track him down”. Well who wouldn’t? He lacks empathy and even now he is mostly concerned with himself and his own comforts and situation rather than thinking “Wow! I was such a dick! I can’t believe that I emotionally devastated someone so badly that I was supposed to be in a loving relationship with!” Well NOW is the time to make amends by leaving or losing your job, douchenozzle! Get lost, start over, and now he can experience what real loss means.

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      TeacherNerd August 25, 2017, 10:47 am

      I love Ask a Manager; I’d seen that when it posted, and boy did it elicit a response!

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    GertietheDino August 25, 2017, 4:04 pm

    Saw that too on AAM – do you think he’ll bolt again?

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    Ashley August 26, 2017, 7:45 am

    I read the one on MLM schemes….ugh I think every woman at some point has been approached no? The Mary Kay and Avon at work, the plexus and it works! on Facebook. That one bummed me out, mostly because theu have their target so well picked out- moms who want something to allow them to work from home. And, the worst part, we all know that one person who seems to make a living from it right?

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      dinoceros August 26, 2017, 2:34 pm

      I know a woman who is super successfully with Mary Kay. Has gotten several cars and several diamond rings from them. It seemed really cool the first time, but later on … I guess I’d rather get health insurance and more pay than those gifts.

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    anonymousse August 26, 2017, 12:59 pm

    My cousin sells R + F.

    She even posts that she’s sick of reading how it’s an MLM.
    Honestly, some of the promo pics with their lash boost serum….umm, it legit looks like there is pubic hair growing around the eyes. Yuck.

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    Kate August 26, 2017, 1:32 pm

    I’ve used R+F and I mean, it’s fine, but not worth the price imo. I have drugstore products that work as well or better.

    The woman who sold them to me did not try to recruit me. It also didn’t look like she was making a living from it. Just a side thing.

    I’ve read that Mary Kay is a big scam for reps.

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    Gwyneth August 26, 2017, 10:24 pm

    I really like the john Oliver video on MLM (It’s on YouTube and great to share with any potential “victims” you may know- share it with teens!) I appreciate your feedback on rodan and fields , Kate. I’ve been a bit curious about that one from time to time.

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