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10, 9, 8...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The 5 Qualities Of Real Friends

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

By teaching your kids early on the importance of these traits, chances are they'll avoid those false friendships and hold tight to the ones that truly matter.

10 Types of Friends We All Have

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Eileen O'Connor

I have met many people over the span of my life. Most of these people I call friends. But there are different categories of friends. Allow me to break it down.

Fury Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Girl Who Taught Me to Spell the Word 'Love'

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I went to her birthday party and brought her a Barbie. I thought it was odd that she wouldn't take the plastic off the doll's hair. Years later, it occurred to that she might have been trying to protect the doll's hair because she couldn't protect her own.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Running

Lauren Russo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Lauren Russo

As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.

Just Between Us...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Emily Reich | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Emily Reich

We check our phones many, many times per day, whether it be to look at the time or a text message. Keep your attention fully on the person you're talking to by resisting the urge to check your phone.

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago

Ruba Huleihel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Ruba Huleihel

In other words, what would happen if you brought the two of us -- an Israeli and a Palestinian -- together on neutral ground. Could we overcome bitter lines of division and mistrust by engaging each other in open, honest, face-to-face dialogue?

It Took Me 26 Years To Learn How To Be A Friend To Other Women

Claire Davidson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

Ladies' nights and last-minute dinner plans were easy to accommodate when neither of us had a significant other, but the second a man entered my life I'd become flaky and unreliable, always canceling plans if it meant getting to see my boyfriend.

He Was a Friend of Mine: Jack Slater

Eric Trules | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Trules

"Friend" is a word I value. I don't use it lightly. As in "Facebook friend." The word has more respect about it than that. At its core, it resonates w...

Feed Me!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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You Are Still My Friend Even After You're Not

Michele Gruba | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Michele Gruba

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about friendship and the ups downs we all go through those relationships. Our talk made me stop and think about all the friends I have had in my life and how meaningful they all have been in different ways and for various reasons.

A Long Walk Through the Woods

Connor Belson | Posted 05.14.2015 | College
Connor Belson

Four years ago, I excitedly discussed with my parents my freshman orientation and my first dormitory and my first classes and my endless stream of potential futures. We drove through a stifling North Carolina August. We moved some things into my room and I said my first goodbye.

Losing Chrissy

Audrey Shulman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Audrey Shulman

What I'm left with now is not only all of Chrissy's things for the time being, but this drive to carry on without her. I refuse to acknowledge we lost, that I am defeated. She wouldn't want that. I try to appreciate beautiful days for both of us. I've caught myself wondering if I can accurately gauge what she would and wouldn't have loved. I think I can. No, wait -- I know I can.

F the Clique -- I Got a TRIBE

Adiba Nelson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Adiba Nelson

My tribe is wildly honest. Even if you're new to the tribe, honesty is the unspoken but obviously established rule. We lay our souls bare. We speak the unadulterated truth. We don't pull punches and we don't sugar coat the shit.

1 Simple, Radical Affection Tip You Don't Want To Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

What's one simple, powerful act that is radical, affectionate, feels good and can change someone's outlook on life? Complimenting someone.

A Letter to Back-In-The-Day Friends

Christine Organ | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Christine Organ

I miss the way things were back in the day. I miss how spending time together used to be as easy as walking across the hall or picking up the phone to say "I've got wine and I'm coming over."

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

5 Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn from 'The Golden Girls'

Mommy Nearest | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

The Golden Girls shouldered each other's burdens and shared in each other's good times. It is funny, heartbreaking and beautiful to watch. I hope that my daughter is blessed with great friends with whom she can share both joy and sadness.

Why I Chose My Ex's New Wife Over My Friends

Shelley Wetton | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

I realized I needed a positive relationship with my ex and his fiancé, if not for my own sanity, for my child's future.

Lessons In Gratitude From Two Very Special Women

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

I have lots of pals and people with whom I have a good time. True friendship, however, is a rare and precious commodity. I understand now what my mother was telling me: It is not the quantity of the people in your life; it is the quality and depth of your bond with them and theirs with you.

Outsider

Mila Atmos | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Being completely self-reliant is often isolating and lonely. But I found out that the act of looking inward was one of my strengths. Through the process of self-discovery, I saw that the solution to feeling unlovable was inside of me. I learned that I needed to be my own best friend and that the core of this friendship is self-love.

My Transgender Life - Modern Pen Pals

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

You might say I am not one of those early adopters. You must know those people; the ones that camp out in front of the local Apple store days before the next iGadget comes out. No, never have been and probably never will.

30 Is Bigger Than I Thought

Abby Draper | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Abby Draper

I understand life changes every day, every month and every year, but in my experience and understanding, there is a certain newfound confidence at 30. You sort of have shit figured out, or at least are starting to, which is why it's really enjoyable to watch others' find the same peace.