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9 Life Hacks That'll Save Your Life During Awkward Social Gatherings

By Tiffany White

As much as modern society would love to further withdraw into their homes while living entirely on the internet, you can't avoid civilization entirely. Eventually you're going to have to get out of bed and come to your friend's engagement party or that networking event or that happy hour work function. But if you're the type of person who gets nervous when meeting new people, there are plenty of life hacks you can use to help make the situation a little less awkward.

The key of conquering any social interaction is to get the person you're speaking to to like you, and if you think getting strangers to care about your hobbies sounds hard, it's really not. With just a few tips, backed by science, you can master any social situation. 

Here are nine tips how:

Don't try to calm yourself down.