How to Get to A Better State of Living Everyone can use some good advice now and again. Whether it's tips on how to better manage your time, the best way to ask a girl out on a date, or who your fantasy football picks should be - having an outside opinion to help inform your decision never hurts. That's why — with the help of the experts at State Farm — we've asked a team of pros from various fields to host a series of live Conversations on Lifehacker, Gawker, Gizmodo and Deadspin.

Over the next few weeks, our experts will be live in the discussion sections of your favorite sites, fielding questions on a whole variety of topics to help get you to a better state of living.

Check back here for updates on the latest Conversations, more info on our Better State of Living Experts, and helpful editorial tips from across our network of sites.
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Introducing Vanessa Rae, Our Tech-Savvy Gadget Expert

Who better to turn to for advice on purchasing a new laptop, smartphone or TV than a lady who has spent a lot of time on TV herself? Meet Vanessa Rae, producer, TV personality, and DVICE's original "digital diva." More »


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TV producer Vanessa Rae is Here to Chat About The Best Home Entertainment Gadgets

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, tech expert Vanessa Rae is live in the comments to answer your questions about choosing the right home entertainment system. With the cold weather here and the holiday season in full... More »


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How to Choose the Perfect Smartphone or Tablet Accessory

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, tech expert Vanessa Rae is live in the comments to answer your questions about choosing the perfect accessory for a tablet or smartphone. Tablets are all the rage this holiday season: More »


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What Computer Accessories Do You Really Need?

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, tech expert Vanessa Rae is live in the comments to answer your questions about choosing the perfect accessories for your computer. Hi, everyone! More »


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Chiara Atik is the Girl You Wish You Knew When You Moved to New York

Say hello to Chiara Atik, everyone! Chiara is the current Dating Expert at HowAboutWe, has done stints as a nightlife reporter and Editor over at Guest of a Guest, and is about to publish a book called Modern Dating: More »


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Dating Expert Chiara Atik is Here to Answer All Your Romantical Questions

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, dating expert Chiara Atik is live in the comments to answer your questions about how to be the perfect date. More »


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Chiara Atik is Here Live and Ready To Help Find the Perfect Gift For Your Most Difficult Friends

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, dating expert Chiara Atik is live in the comments to answer your questions about holiday gift giving. Some people are simply born with a gift-giving gene: More »


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We Have an Ex-Nightlife Reporter Here to Show You How to Successfully Schmooze

Gawker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, social life expert Chiara Atik is live in the comments to answer your questions about networking in the New Year. Do you feel uncomfortable with the idea of "schmoozing?" Yeah, so does... More »


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Craig Jarrow Is a Time Management Ninja

Ever wish you had more hours in a day to get things done? That's probably because you're not taking full advantage of the 24 you've already been given. More »


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The Time Management Ninja Is Here To Help You Figure Out What's Slowing You Down at Work and Get You Productive Again

Lifehacker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, time management ninja Craig Jarrow is live in the comments to answer all your questions about workplace efficiency. More »


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Ask an Expert How to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful

Lifehacker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, time management ninja Craig Jarrow is live in the comments to answer all your questions about traveling drama-free. More »


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Chat with a Personal Life Management Expert Right Now and Get Organized

Lifehacker's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, time management ninja Craig Jarrow is live in the comments to answer all your questions about keeping your life hacked and on track. More »


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Meet John Paulsen, Our Impressively Accurate Fantasy Sports Expert

This is John. John is the guy you wish was sitting next to you on the sofa every Sunday. That's because John knows a whole heck of a lot about fantasy sports. More »


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This is Tim Hyland, He Knows Pretty Much Everything About College Football

Tim Hyland has basically never left college - and for good reason. That's because Tim is the founder and editor of The College Football Athenaeum, About.com's resident college football expert, and a guest analyst on numerous radio stations including WFAN and Fox Sports Radio. More »


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Ask Expert John Paulsen All About His Fantasy Basketball Picks — Because Winning is Better Than Losing

Deadspin's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, fantasy sports expert John Paulsen is live in the comments to answer all your questions about fantasy hoops. More »


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Fantasy Football Expert John Paulsen Is Here to Answer Your Questions About This Week's Standings

Deadspin's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, fantasy sports expert is live in the comments to answer your questions about playoff season. More »


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Ask BCS Expert Tim Hyland About Why The 2012 Season Was So Weird

Deadspin's Better State of Living Conversation series is brought to you with the support of State FarmTM. Today, college football expert Tim Hyland is live in the comments to answer all your questions about the 2012 BCS season. More »