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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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You Rely on Your Neighbors for A Lot. Try These 10 Ways To Build Trust With Them

Neighbors can be a huge help—watching your kids in a pinch or picking up the mail while you're out. Here's how to foster a warm community right outside your door.

Yes, There’s a Way to Make Jealousy Work for You—Here’s How

Your friend got engaged while you're still waiting for your boyfriend of three years to propose. Your co-worker got the...


What to Do When Your Friends Make More (or Less) Money Than You

You're a struggling artist and your BFF just got promoted—again! Income disparities between friends can cause a rift if you're...


9 Ways to Keep Paranoia from Destroying Your Relationships

When trust issues in a relationship are fueled by paranoia or self-sabotaging thoughts, these doubts may be even more of...


The Silent Intimacy Killer That’s Ruining Your Relationship

The things you don't say are often more damaging than the things you do. If you're giving or getting the...

Here’s How to Handle Criticism from Anyone—the Right Way

No one loves hearing about their flaws, but accepting criticism gracefully can make you look—and even feel—like a better person.


5 Signs that You Talk About Your Relationship Too Much

A little intel is good, a lot is annoying. Here's how to make sure that you are not over-sharing.


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Have a Friend Who Won’t Stop Talking? Here’s How to Deal with a Chatterbox

No need to listen to Chatty Cathy or Domineering Don for hours.


11 Ways to Move Past a Friendship Fight

A best friend by your side is invaluable, whether it's someone you've known since childhood or someone you encountered by...


What’s With the Hype Over Hygge? How to Incorporate This Danish Philosophy into Your Daily Life

Dreading the cold, dark months? This Danish tradition just might change how you feel about winter.


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...


15 Body Language Mistakes You Make During Job Interviews

The majority of our communication comes from body language. Here's how to avoid sending the wrong message—and sabotaging your job...


How to Say No to Annoying Things in Your Life (Without Feeling Like Everyone’s Going to Hate You)

From school bake sales to unwanted projects at work, here's how to keep your "no" short and sweet with zero...

Upgrade a Supermarket Bouquet: 9 Tricks to Make Cheap Flowers Look Expensive

Procrastinated again? Here, how to quickly turn a last-minute flower gift into a beautiful arrangement.


The Annoying Reasons You’re Always Late, and How to Outsmart Them

Punctually challenged or trying to reform someone who is? Figuring out your time-sucking triggers is the first step developing better...


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Here’s the Most Polite Way to Split a Bill (and Etiquette Advice for Other Modern Annoyances)

Etiquette experts sound off on how to navigate some of life’s trickiest moments.


4 Powerful Ways to Use Body Language for Better Relationships

Body language has been said to impact a relationship more than words and tone of voice combined. Here's how to...


How to Catch a Liar

Pamela Meyer, the nation's best-known expert on lying, explains how to sniff out the truth in a world of lies.



Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts

A difficult problem grew easier to unwrap for author Patricia Volk after some reflection on her mother's guidance.