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How to Stay Friends for 30 Years

Amy Byrnes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Amy Byrnes

We've become much more than the one-dimensional girls who met 30 years ago. All that loss -- of spouses, parents and dreams of the perfect lives we thought awaited us -- has let us connect with each other in a more real way. We tease and joke and boss, but there's a softness to it now.

How FOMO Is Making You Feel Friendless

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Elani Kaufman, Lincoln P...

The Dos And Don'ts Of Freshman Year

| Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen

By now you’re probably overwhelmed by all the advice from people who know you’re headed off to your first year of college: Make lots of friends, s...

7 Unexpected Places To Meet Your College Friends

| Posted 09.02.2014 | Teen

College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meetings, college was des...

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

How do you come out of your shell at such a large and intimidating place? College is supposed to be the best years of your life, but that's hard to do with a timid personality.

The REAL Guide To Making Friends In College

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Bizzy Emerson, Glenbard ...

Graduation: An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Emma Goddard | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

Dear Amanda, When I first began drafting this letter to you, I found my writing riddled with clichés about college and friendship, discovering how ...

First Semester Friendships: Redefining Meaningful Relationships Freshman Year

Nathan Yoo | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Nathan Yoo

In September, I measured relationships by their persistence and proximity. I made a number of budding friendships, but was misguided by impatience for the potential in those relationships to grow.

Why Your Sophomore Year Will Be So Much Better

Uloop | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Uloop

Article after article is published with a variety of tips for surviving freshman year. There's talk among the upcoming class about how "totally awesome" Summer C was and how "totally smashed" everyone got. However, little is said about those beginning their second year of college.

7 Unexpected Places To Meet Your College Friends

| Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen

By Marisa Tesoro College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meeti...

When It's Time to Let a Friend Go

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

How do you know when a friendship ends? Especially with the eternally open window that is Facebook? Seeing those images made me realize that those women, once my nearest and dearest, are no longer part of my life.

Neglected Friendships: What Happens When It's Too Late To Reconnect

Robin Hoffman | Posted 08.22.2013 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

After seeing a Facebook photo of Carmina and her best friend Patty last month, I realized something was wrong. The comments below the picture read 'BFF's before there were BFF's' and 'Very significant photo.' I sent questions to her FB friends. The funeral was the next morning.

The 7 Relationships You'll Make Freshman Year

| Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

By Mary Reischmann One of the first things you need to know about making your official debut as a college student is how to navigate the complexiti...

The Friend Group Factor

Beverly Low | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Beverly Low

First-year students want a friend group. And they want it immediately. If a student doesn't have one, was ditched by one, or is in the process of seeking a new one, college can be a very lonely place.

7 Reasons to Not Be Friends With Someone in College

Uloop | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Uloop

Let's all stop trying to achieve this ideal and exercise your power to surround ourselves with the best of people. While everyone has their own set of traits that they look for in a friend, I find that these characteristics are utterly viable reasons to not associate with someone.

Freshmen, Are You Having Fun Yet?

Meg Charlton | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Meg Charlton

This concept of what is typical or fun or acceptable is not just a societal trick. We reinforce it for ourselves, in real time, huddled around our laptops, crafting an online narrative of The Best Four Years Of Our Lives.

5 Friends You Make The First Week Of College (But Never Speak To Again)

Funny Or Die | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy

Welcome to College. First things first, get to the know people around you. Really get to know them... since there's no chance you'll ever talk to them...

Legacy Friends: Keeping old friendships alive

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My best friend from college (who later was my maid of honor) and I had a fall out three years ago. After 13 years of friendship, ...

Losing friends when you get divorced

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relatio...

Reunion Season: Back to Campus, and to New Old Friends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Parallel universes: There are our college friends, and our college-reunion friends. In some cases, the two groups barely overlap.