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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 My Dog’s Passing Taught Me the Real Meaning of Family

Even in death, my dog shared a valuable lesson.

I Didn’t Speak to My Brother for 6 Years—Here’s What Finally Brought Us Back Together

I was told that our mother's death would either bring us closer together or tear us apart—it turns out, it...


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Should Schools Bring Back Cursive Handwriting?

A variety of educators and politicians across the country are pushing back against the death of cursive, resurrecting the rite...


How One Therapist’s View on Death Changed After She Lost Her Partner

As a psychotherapist, she thought she 
knew all the tools 
for dealing with 
loss. Then her own partner died.


How One Fan Became Such Good Friends with Charles Barkley That the Basketball Star Even Attended His...

An NBA star, an immigrant scientist, 
and a friendship no one believed.

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...


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.

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Widow

It’s easy to blurt out the wrong thing when trying to comfort a mourner. Whatever you do, avoid these awkward,...


22 Things a Funeral Director Won’t Tell You

Read the money-saving secrets funeral directors from across the country aren't taking to the grave with these insider tips for...


Knowing Your Purpose in Life Can Help You Live Longer

Start each year by writing down your response to the question “What is the meaning of life?” Your ever-changing answers...


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10 Things to Know About Swedish Death Cleaning

Yes, the name Swedish Death Cleaning is off-putting, but it's kind of meant to jar you into action to decrease...

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12 Haunted Wedding Venues That Will Give You Chills

These historic wedding venues around the world have bloody pasts. Would you be able to say "I do, until death...


12 Crazy-But-True Reasons People Filed for Divorce

They promised to stay together "till death do us part," but some unusual deal-breakers got in the way.


9 True Stories That Will Show You What People Going Through a Loss Really Need

Is it best to give a grieving person space or lend a helping hand? Offer advice or just a shoulder...


Lessons About Living from People Who Spend Time with the Dying

Encountering death so closely every day leads to serious life inspiration that we all need to hear.


For the First Time, Prince Harry Reveals How He Coped with His Mother’s Death

"I came very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions."

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This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything”

What does someone who has suffered a sudden trauma and grief most need?


This Little Girl’s Love of Elderly People Will Melt Your Heart

When a four-year-old bumps into a widower at the grocery store, the karma is instant—and everlasting.


11 Etiquette Rules You Need for Dealing with Death on Social Media

The digital age makes it easy to share everything all the time—which can be problematic when someone passes. From knowing...


She Dreaded the First Christmas After Her Husband’s Death. Then, an Unexpected Guest Changed E...

"An incredible peace came over me, and I felt the love of God and family in a new way."


A Widow Went White Water Rafting With Her Husband’s Ashes. What Happened Next Was Devastatingly Beau...

How Neshama Franklin wound up paying tribute to her late husband—and healing herself in the process.


A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories

When photos are all that remain after an unthinkable tragedy, a team of experts cleans away the ashes.


Outrageous Love and Marriage in the News

Sometimes "til death do you part" isn't soon enough.


A Widow’s Incredible Final Gift to Her Husband

They wouldn’t let religion, custom, or even burial come between them.

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Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?

A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the bank explaining their father’s cousin...


Breaking Up? Best Apps to Get You Through the 5 Stages of Grief

Looking to erase an ex from your mind and reach the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Today’s technology can...


Why Can’t Linda Carswell Get Her Husband’s Heart Back?

After an inconclusive autopsy report, Jerry Carswell’s heart remains in a refrigerated cabinet in a hospital lab instead of being...


Grief Relief: The National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network

“This organization,” says David, “is about being there for one another. Every time I see those initials—AMF—I see my mom,...


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The Death of My Father

In his death, my father, Glenn Vernon Martin, did something he could not do in life. He brought our family