19 Perfectly Thoughtful Ways to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships
When you’re miles apart but close at heart, make distance feel shorter with these easy tips.
Are You a Judgmental Person? 11 Ways to Stop Being So Judgy
Replace those criticisms with compassion and open-mindedness.
He Was a Gangster. She Was His Prosecutor. Now Their Unlikely Friendship Is Changing Lives.
DeQuandre Davis was doomed to a cycle of gang violence. Then everything changed.
Feeling Lonely? 17 Little Things You Can Do to Connect With Others
Loneliness can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, not to mention the mental and...
The Most Annoying Dining Habits, According to Science
That’s it, you insist. Your friend has ruined a night out for the last time! But before you make a...
9 Annoying Email Habits You Have, According to Science
Research reveals which email habits annoy your friends and coworkers the most. These email etiquette rules will prevent yours from...
27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear
"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."
5 ‘Helpful’ Comments You Should Probably Erase From Your Vocabulary
Do your depressed cousin or unemployed friend a favor: Leave these gems of advice unsaid.
“I Need a Book Club:” A Writer’s Hilarious Pursuit of Friendship
Making friends as an adult ain't so easy, as one writer discovers on her search for the book club of...
How a Boy and His Telephone Operator Formed a Lovely, Lasting Friendship
In this Reader's Digest Classic, originally published in 1966 as "The Voice in the Box," a little boy forges a...
Mindy Kaling’s Advice to Teens: Please Don’t Peak in High School
Almost no one who was a big star in high school is a big star later in life, Mindy Kaling...
Feeding a Friendship: How a Simple Homemade Meal Forged a Bond I’ll Never Forget
For one woman homesick in a new city, a comforting chat over a thoughtful meal helped warm the soul.
My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger’s Simple Kindness Changed My Life
In a random act of kindness, strangers turned around one writer's awful day by lifting her suitcase up the stairs...
The “Lost Boy” Who Built a Family
One of the lost boys of Sudan, Peter Ter came to America with nothing—except a remarkable gift for turning strangers...
Uncommon Sense: “Tell My Friend about Her Bridesmaid’s Bad Behavior?”
Give your best advice! Write your best answer to this problem in the comments below, and we might use your...
Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants
When I saw this recent New York Times story about a growing industry of college sorority rush consultants, I had
Friend Me: How Adults Can Make and Keep Friends
Why is it so tough to get new pals, and how can we be happy with the ones we have?...
How to Split the Check
Why let dinner with friends take an awkward turn as soon as the check comes? Here are the basic rules...
How to Reconnect With Loved Ones
When life gets busy, it’s easy to forget to take the time to slow down and connect with the people
Are You Suffering From Facebook Envy?
When you log in to Facebook and see all your friends having a great time can you really believe what...