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Friendship

5 Things That Make Someone A Great Friend

Alexis Meads | Posted 04.18.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

I realize that quality of friendship is more important than quantity. It made me ask myself, what are the qualities of outstanding friendship? And how do you know if you're an outstanding friend to others?

Help Others Be Happier and Higher-Performing Together at Work

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Stay sought-after by enabling others to proudly use their best talents together on things that matter to them. As William Butler Yeats wrote, "Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike."

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

How I Became Friends With Myself

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shinjini Das

Friendship with the most beautiful of souls, ourselves, is one of the most treasured relationships in our world, and one that frankly, more of us should invest time to nurture.

How We Destroy Relationships

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

When things go wrong, we tend to blind ourselves to other's feelings. We are more likely to fall into a destructive behavioral trap. Sadly, when we do, we cannot be empathic. We weaken that human bond that's vital to re-grouping and resilience.

5 Surprising Ways Your Friends Influence You (According To Science)

Amy Morin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

The company you keep says a lot about you. Friends have a big influence over how you feel, think, and behave. Here are five reasons you should be careful who you surround yourself with.

13 Reasons Why the Miles Don't Make a Difference When It's Your Best Friend

Lisa Katz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Lisa Katz

You can still dream together, talk about getting older together and even hope to move near each other again and then reminisce about that again a week later.

The Art of Play Dating

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

All the usual pre-date worries of your bachelor/ette days will haunt you once again. What should you wear? You'll want to look pulled-together, but still casual. You don't want to seem like you are trying too hard.

The Staying Power of Snapchat

Brianna Susnak | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Brianna Susnak

Somehow, someway, Snapchat's millions of users and the little ghost that could have managed to survive one controversy after another -- and it doesn't look like they'll be stopping anytime soon.

12 Great Relationships That Never Happened

Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

Remember the time that C.J. and Toby finally realized they were madly in love and began a romantic relationship that went down in favorite-TV-couples ...

Why You Shouldn't Laugh at Someone Who Stutters

Katherine Preston | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

In that silence it doesn't sound like she is apologizing for her insensitivity -- it sounds like she is sorry that I stutter. Sorry that I have a name that has never escaped my mouth unscathed. Sorry that I am who I am.

Communicating With Passive-Aggressive People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

As a psychiatrist I teach my patients to address passive aggressive behavior directly as the person may not be aware of the impact on you since they are short on empathy. Hopefully you won't have many passive aggressive people in your life, but if you do, clear communication is a form of empowerment.

How to Feel Like a Successful Working Mom (Hint: It's Gratitude)

Drea Bernardi | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Drea Bernardi

I have a long way to go before I become a saint of any kind. But there is some good news. I have found that gratitude is an actionable tool that, when used, can switch my thinking around and get me into a place of acceptance and maybe even happiness.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

The Importance of Community

Harper Spero | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Communities are helpful to join or create because they provide support to the individuals who are impacted by the daily stress, struggles and chaos of modern life. Consider the five questions that I noted as you determine what type of community you are looking to build or join.

Please Help Me Achieve My Goal of Writing an Essay That Gets One Million "Likes" On Facebook

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

To like or not like a Facebook post contradicts normal human biology. In real life, by not acknowledging something is to express your like. You like that you were able to make it out of bed this morning. But you don't actually say it.

What They Don't Tell You About Friendships After Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

When you make the decision to get divorced, it's interesting who you choose to confide in at first. It's not always your closest friends, per se. It's like a clown car of people who have the right strengths, views, open arms, who lack judgment and just make sense for some reason you can't explain at all.

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Jessica Biber | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Jessica Biber

If you've landed yourself in a brand new city without a single friend to accompany you, never fear. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to make friends in a new city, which I've gathered from casting my own roots in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.

An Open Letter to My Ex-Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Twardowski

This is likely a letter that you have never in a million years expected to see. We haven't been friends in so many years that you probably thought I had never thought about you anymore. Clearly, based on the fact that I'm even writing this letter, that's not true.

The Beatles Were Wrong

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

When you're in love, it feels like nothing else matters. It's so easy and seductive to let your life go -- your friends, your interests, your beliefs, your hobbies. I get it. It feels good and it's fun and smoochy and yummy. You don't need anyone or anything else.

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

The Glitch in 'Basic B*tch'

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Kat Cowley

Maybe it's because I'm currently working from Los Angeles, the mecca of discriminating in the name of social demand, or maybe it's because I've heard this phrase at least a dozen plus times this week alone -- but can we talk about the term "basic b*tch," please?

7 Truths About Personal Power

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

It is your standards of happiness, love, values, personal development and responsibility that set your course in life. Have the courage to think as big as you can, expect nothing less than the best, and most importantly, be kind. Here are seven ways to exponentially elevate your quality of life.

A Friend Isn't Always Forever And That's OK

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Friendships. Some abide through thick and thin. No matter what happens in your life. No matter if you go through a time when you are not all that easy to love. That friend is sticking around.

Sunflowers for Merrie: Choosing an Afterlife Avatar

TueNight | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
TueNight

It was Merrie's birthday last week, her 56th, if she had lived to celebrate it. Merrie was ... oh it's impossible to say who Merrie was to me: one of my oldest and closest friends doesn't quite do it.