Either stop telling your friends your cool stories because they're just going to steal them, or start telling them lies.

"So I was holding the baby, and Terry Crews said to me, 'I'm strong, man, but you — you have strength.'" (via Thinkstock)

You know that awkward moment when you're in a conversation with someone, they're telling a story, and it's a story that you had previously told them? Turns out that's more common than you might think. Southern Methodist University psychology professor Alan S. Brown recently surveyed college students about stealing stories, and according to the summation in NY Mag:

Sources: NY Mag