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'My Roommate Stole My Girlfriend'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.28.2016 | College
Samantha Rodman PhD

I'm sorry your roommate turned out to be so dishonest. At least this was just a two-month girlfriend and he didn't steal your wife later on. I think that he always liked her, but didn't have the cojones to go for her right away.

People With Less Active Social Lives May Be Happier -- If They're Intelligent

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science

Are you an urban-dwelling loner who often prefers staying home with a book to going to a party? If so, psychologists say there could be a good evoluti...

Please Hear What I'm Not Saying

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adrienne Austermann

I never did find the papers I was looking for, but they didn't seem so critically important anymore. What is important is that as fellow human beings, we take the time to look a little deeper, hold those glances a little longer, and hold out our hands a little more often.

An Open Letter To The Friend I Didn't Get To Say Goodbye To

Jalysa King | Posted 03.28.2016 | Women
Jalysa King

You know how they say that everyone enters your life for a reason? I wholeheartedly believe that to be true.

Holding Onto The Memory Of The Friendships I've Lost

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I never knew why she picked me as a friend in junior high school in the early 1960s. All I cared about was make-up, clothes, boys, dates, weight and hairstyles. She cared nothing for these concerns.

How I Wound Up Planning A Funeral Over Spring Break

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

Today kicks off yet another Spring Break Week at our house. I admit, my husband and I take a sliver of pride in our reputation for providing our offspring zero amusement over Spring Break. But this year, our oldest son talked us into letting him fly down to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with friends.

Old Acquaintance

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.26.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Make Friends in the Gay Community

Max DuBowy | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

When you identify your values, then you can pick and choose communities that align with your values. There are plenty of gay specific communities that align with each and every value.

Kickin' It With Glennon Doyle Melton (Sort Of): Why Women Need a Tribe

Angie Viets, LCP | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Angie Viets, LCP

So, I hung out with Glennon this weekend. And by hang out, I mean I bought a ticket to sit in the front row and soak up her every word while she talk...

What Do Your Friends Say About Your Health?

Selina Rose | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Selina Rose

It's the tiny habits you have every single day that compound over time into greater strength, energy, and joy, or chronic fatigue, poor health, and unhappiness. Regularly take stock of your associations to keep your health and life on the right track.

Is Biking Manhattan On Your Bucket List?

Millie Grenough | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Jane took living -- and dying -- seriously, and with humor. Her husband said, "She had a whole file on dying..." Two weeks before she took her last breath, Jane insisted that I read Being Mortal by Atul Gawande so I would know how she wanted to go.

Topsy Turvy

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.25.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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I No Longer Want or Need a Best Friend

The Stir | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
The Stir

Before you assume that I'm some sort of misanthropic recluse, let me explain. I'm not anti-friend, by any means. I've just kinda farmed out "best friend" duties to about eight different women. It's like Taylor Swift's girl squad, but we don't, you know, get together and do videos.

Letter to a Lost Friend (and 5 Things I've Learned)

Sherry Boswell | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women
Sherry Boswell

I know this happens. I just didn't think it would happen to us. We went from talking every day to total silence. How did we let this happen?

To the One Who Became My Sister

Erin Parker | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women
Erin Parker

While I would not trade my brother for the world, I was incredibly envious of those with a sister to lean on, laugh with and learn from. I had come to terms to living without until the day I met you. It was then I learned sisters aren't made by blood; they are made from love.

How Diana Nyad Inspires All of Us to Be Champions

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

Swimming in total blackness for hours, lit only by her cap's red light and the slight illuminated path provided by her team (to avoid luring unwanted sea life to her path) friendship and trust is a common theme in every story.

10 Ways You Can Really Help Out The New Mom In Your Life

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

Come with the intention to support her and cheer her on -- and don't expect a thank-you card. And for the love of God, don't forget the lasagna.

The Blessings of Long-Term Friendships

Honey Good | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

Now, so many years later, today, I am looking back, though... I never stop looking forward! My life never ceases to amaze me in large and tiny ways.

How an Internship Changed My Career Path

Corey Whitaker | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Corey Whitaker

Just last year, I was headed on a path towards a career in criminology. As a sophomore at Lynchburg College, I was taking all the right classes for a...

Why Is It So Hard To Find a True Friend?

Lisa Katz | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Lisa Katz

My daughter reminds me everyday how important it is to have girlfriends that you can rely on. She does not say it as openly or as clearly as that (she's a teenager after all) but I know what she means.

The Truth Behind Long Distance Friendships

Liz Stephenson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Liz Stephenson

  Okay - If I see one more shared article on Facebook that is titled "15 Problems Only BFF Who Live Apart Will Understand" I might stick pins in my e...

13 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Travel With Your Best Friend

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.18.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

Traveling with your best friend will be tough at times, but, because you both know each other so well, it is much easier to make it work. Here are a few things that will inevitably happen when you have found that amazing bond of travel friendship on a voyage with your very best friend

We Know How This Ends

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Books
Maureen Anderson

When Bruce Kramer asked Emmy-award winning Minnesota Public Radio host Cathy Wurzer whether she'd follow his journey toward the end of his life, she hesitated -- then said yes. It was a decision that was life changing for both.

Can You Learn How to Make Friends as an Adult? Shasta Nelson Says Yes

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 03.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Cunningham

"While it may be scary to practice forgiveness, to open ourselves up to love, or to risk triggering our insecurities -- our friendships are the health clubs for our personal growth, helping us build those muscles and develop the skills that will bring joy, peace, and love into our lives."

A friendship lost, a lesson learned.

Honey Good | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

When miscommunication occurs in a close friendship, what is our best course of action? Here is my learned the hard, sad way lesson and how I lived int...