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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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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 this expert weighs in on how you can.

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.


Here’s How to Self-Isolate if You Live With Your Family

You're stuck in your home with the same group of people day in and day out for weeks on end....

Why Every Kid Should Be Told They’re Incredible

If you've ever said, "Ah, they know I love them," you need to read this now.


A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.


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.


Here’s How to Opt Out of Basically Everything

From getting bombarded with online ads to going to your uncle’s funeral, you can get out of anything.


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.


7 Things to Never Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Being a good friend means standing by and supporting your friend, even when times are tough. But if your friend...


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!).


15 Life Lessons That You Can’t Live Without

Suggestions about life are a little like lottery tickets: 
You may collect a lot of them, but they rarely pay...


10 Blatant Lies Your Parents Told You, Debunked By Science

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


The Psychology of Surviving 7 Awkward Moments

The key to handling interactions with grace: anticipating the other person’s point of view (often before he knows it himself).


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...

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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...


Apparently, You Can Tell If Your Spouse Is Cheating on You by Their Voice

When they said "Honey, I'm cheating on you," you knew something was up.


This Is the One Thing That Couples Fight About More Than Sex

In the words of Barrett Strong, "Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love don't pay my bills."


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...