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Improv + Entrepreneurship: 5 Ways Improv Makes You Better in Business

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Erin Lindstrom

I saw my first improv show back when I was in college at Northeastern in Boston. We'd trek to the North End to catch the late night show at Improv Asylum and each time, without fail, laugh our bums off.

Help! I Can't Remember Your Name

Nesrin Everett | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Many of us struggle to remember names. Research by Kansas State University came up with a theory that those of us who find names hard to remember are simply not that interested in people and relationships.

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

America's Best Cities for Singles

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries. But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots.

This App Will Make Your Friends For You

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel

Instead of taking chances that you'll meet some good-looking backpacker at the next hostel or run into a gaggle of handsome travelers on a Parisian st...

Is There a Formula for Finding Love?

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a match. Oh, if it was only so easy. With our modern, overbooked, overwrought way of life, it has become harder and harder to meet the one.

5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who. You've gotta meet new people. Here's what's worked for me.

Portrait of a Failed Pickup (And A Postscript)

Sara Eckel | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

love this story. So often we have an awkward encounter with the opposite sex and it becomes nothing but fodder for a larger argument about why "men are pigs" or "women are impossible."

It's Time to Retire This Nauseating Pickup Line

Alena Hall | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Alena Hall

Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.

The One Simple Act That Will Bring Joy To Your Life

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

I'm older than Scotch tape. And it was invented in 1930. I've lived through the Great Depression and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. At 90 and ¾, I only date women who like antiques.

Want To Kill A Conversation? Ask Someone What They Do

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When you're introduced to someone for the first time, after you shake hands and exchange names, what's the first thing you ask? More likely than not, ...

6 Great Online Dating Tips For Older Singles

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dating sites have become enormously popular among the older generation in recent years. In fact, boomers and seniors make up about 20 percent of online daters today, and the numbers keeps growing. Here's what you should know.

You're Not Alone: Needing and Making New Friends As an Adult

Andrea Bonior | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Andrea Bonior

Whether it's because you've undergone a life transition that made you grow apart from old friends -- a relocation, a job change, a divorce, a marriage, becoming a parent -- or whether you've just recognized that many of your friendships have gradually faded (or worse, become toxic), you're never alone if you're looking to make new friendships.

How To Find Romance While Traveling Solo

Lea Lane | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Lea Lane

Eye contact and a smile are starters for meeting others, wherever you may be. If someone looks your way, look back and smile, and chances are they will too, the world over.

Dating Is Too Hard (and Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

GalTime | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women
GalTime

You have this idea about dating. And it's wrong. Actually, you have a lot of ideas, presumptions, assumptions and suspicions about dating, and they're the things that hold you back and make dating miserable.

Two Little Words

Charlie Maffei | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

In my line of work as a matchmaker, I am constantly showing people how to expand their worlds and come up with new ways of meeting people and communicating. Here are a couple examples of what you can do to make a difference in someone's life and enrich your own.

Hey, I Just Met You...

Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie

I did the scariest thing I have ever done. I put down my phone, and said in a tiny voice, "Oh... hey. I'm Mikaela." And that, my friends, was when I realized that I have been living my life all wrong.

5 Striking Spots for Chance Meetings

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Meeting people does not have to be intimidating or even difficult. Oftentimes, it happens when we least expect it, and it can happen anywhere.

5 Surprising Places To Find Your Next Job

SavySugar | Posted 03.29.2012 | Women

Whether you believe in fate or not, sometimes saying a few words to the stranger beside you can put you in touch with just the right people you need t...

Meeting New People: A Ripple Effect Can Start With 'Hello'

Charlie Maffei | Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

The first step I tell my clients to take is to say hello to five new people a day. Doing this one simple task can cause a ripple effect of positive energy and open your world to many possibilities.

The Art Of Conference Networking: From Hashtags To Handshakes

The Suitcase Entrepreneur | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

September 1st is the unofficial end of summer. School has started, vacations are ending and there is a feeling that it is time to get back to busines...

Changing places and changing friendships

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have never been the type to initiate friendships, although I can usually guess pretty accurately whether I'll end up being fr...

Five Sure Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Be approachable Eye contact and a smile are starters for meeting others, wherever you may be. If someone looks your way, look back and smile, and cha...

The Challenges of Making Friends on a Large Campus

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm a college freshman at a large state university. I chose not to join a sorority because it's really not my thing, and I've h...