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Interpersonal relationships are a vital part of everyday life. We know relationships aren’t perfect, but we can help guide you through advice on how to fix common issues, things you should and shouldn’t say to the people in your life, and, of course, roundups of funny cartoons and quotes to remind you that laughter can be the best medicine.

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This Is Why Southern Brides Bury a Bottle of Bourbon Before Their Wedding Day

In the South, burying good whiskey could mean a bright, sunny wedding day—but only if you follow these exact steps.

How to Talk to People Even If You Disagree

With so much division in our world today, it can be hard to talk to others with opposing views, but...


5 Tips to Help You Quiet the Chronic Complainer in Your Life

Talking to a Debbie Downer can stress you out, but with the right tools you can lighten the mood...


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16 Habits Polite People Have in Common

True politeness is about so much more than holding open doors.


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.

11 Things to Never Say to Your Family

Find out what phrases you should never utter to members of your brood.


Why Do Adult Siblings Stop Speaking? The Psychology Behind Family Estrangement and Sibling Rivalries

Brother and sister estrangement is a surprisingly common, and unspoken, occurrence. Why ties break down and how real families reconciled.

11 Signs You Can Totally Trust Your Partner

While part of trust is simply taking your partner's word, these little indicators make it easier to know you're in...


8 Pieces of Advice to Take From Your Parents and 7 to Forget

"Do as I say, not as I do" isn't a kind warning, it's just bad parenting. Here's more advice from...


10 Things You Should Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

All too often, we hear about what not to say to those who've lost loved ones. Here are some better...


13 Things to Never Say to a Stepparent

Being a stepparent is hard enough without the insensitive comments from other people. Here's how to avoid making a tough...


10 Things You Need to Stop Saying to the People in Your Life

If you want to keep your personal and professional relationships happy and healthy, never utter these words.

16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone—Really

The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...


21 Signs You’re Way Too Addicted to Your Phone

The first step is admitting you have a problem.


52 Little Compliments That Will Make Your Friends and Family Smile

Because "You look great for 50!" is so NOT a compliment.


26 Things Your Mother-in-Law Is Secretly Thinking

Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say but won't (you hope!).


10 Blatant Lies Your Parents Told You, Debunked By Science

Your suspicion was right: They really did have a favorite child.


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The Right Way to Respond to That Chatterbox, According to Experts

Over-talkers dominate dinner parties and hijack work meetings. Here, effective strategies to deal with someone who's always talking (and how...


Considering a Breakup? Read These Questions Before Deciding to Stay or Go

If you're on the verge of a breakup, asking yourself these 8 questions may help you decide whether it's time...


10 Fun, Easy Ways to Be the Cool Aunt

Being a cool aunt goes beyond just buying the most coveted toys. Read on for advice from aunts who really...