04/21/2015 10:54 am ET

11 Smart Women Offer Advice On How To Keep Lifelong Friendships

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It's become a lazy catchphrase of our generation: "You do you."

As the New York Times Magazine put it last month, "In a world where the selfie has become our dominant art form, tautological phrases like 'You do you' and its tribe provide a philosophical scaffolding for our ever-­evolving, ever more complicated narcissism."

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