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10 Key Moves to Live Your Best Life

Ten ways to unlock your best life—with a single action. >>

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Uncommon Sense: A Modern Guide to Holiday Etiquette

Our resident voice of reasons shares advice for the everyday—and the holidays. >>

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How to Recover From Your Most Awkward Moments

The key to handling interactions with grace: anticipating the other person’s point of view… >>

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Brisket: A Love Story

Sometimes a midlife romance needs a little marinating, just like a good brisket recipe. >>

The Millionaire Matchmaker's Top Tips to Finding True Love Online
The Millionaire Matchmaker’s Top Tips to Finding True Love Online

Photographer Randee St. Nicholas Last week, Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker host and… >>

Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants
Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants

When I saw this recent New York Times story about a growing industry of college sorority rush… >>

Love & Apps: Meet the Married Couple Who Created the Wildly Popular 'Temple Run'
Love & Apps: Meet the Married Couple Who Created the Wildly Popular ‘Temple Run’

If you own a device with a touch screen—or know someone who does—there's a very good chance… >>

A Sportswriter's Father, Remembered
A Sportswriter’s Father, Remembered

Have a dad? This moving essay by sports writer and Neiman fellow Tommy Tomlinson might make you… >>

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Ann Patchett Tells Everything She Knows About Love

After learning that her boyfriend of 11 years has a potentially fatal heart condition, the author… >>

Want to Stay Married? So Do I!
Want to Stay Married? So Do I!

When one makes a commitment, it’s usually a good idea to keep it. And it helps to brush up on a… >>

10 Rules for Avoiding Divorce from a Couple of Daily Show Comedians (Who Happen to Be Married to Each Other)
10 Rules for Avoiding Divorce from a Couple of Daily Show Comedians (Who Happen to Be Married to Each Other)

Celebrity couples rarely have the most realistic view of marriage. Some A-listers employ multiple… >>

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‘You’re Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide

As the red wine starts flowing this Thanksgiving, inevitably so will the politics chatter… >>

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What to Say When Someone Is Sick (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of… >>

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Ask Laskas: “My Husband Wastes Water!”

Now it's your turn to help solve our readers' problems! >>

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Mother, Stop “Liking” Me: The Latest Social, Email, and Cell Phone Etiquette

You asked, she answered. Here's a helpful cheat sheet on phone and internet etiquette from our… >>

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Reading Body Language: 5 Hidden Signals You May Be Sending

Whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading your body language for secret clues… >>

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24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

The Reader's Digest Version of all those confusing words and seemingly random rules you missed in… >>

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Six-Word Memoirs on Friendship

Shorter than tweets and small enough to swallow whole, these six-word memoirs say it all >>