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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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10 Ways to Find Your Back-to-School “Mom Squad”

Children aren't the only ones with social worries at the start of the school year, mothers have their own concerns...


This Is the Absolute Best Way to Ask Your Friends for a Favor—Guaranteed

We may live in a digital world, but when you want something, it pays to step away from the screen.


If Someone Looks at You Like This, You’re Officially in the Friend Zone

Ever wonder what her gaze means? What his eyes are revealing when you meet for the first time? Finally, science...


10 Amazing Trips You Need to Take with Your Girl Squad This Summer

Looking for a place to escape to with your BFFs? Whether it's a bachelorette party, a reunion, or just a...


This Story Will Make You Stop Saying “I Hope You’re Well” Ever Again

The words we use to express closeness and care in our culture can drive us further apart. Is it respectful...



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You Can (and Should!) Stick up for Yourself as a Bridesmaid—Here’s How

If your bestie is becoming a bridezilla nightmare, read on.


Is Your Coworker Trustworthy? 9 Signs They May Not Have Your Best Interests in Mind

While every industry yields its own set of unique trends and expectations, whom you work with day-in and day-out is...


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This One Magic Phrase Will Stop Gossip in Its Tracks

Rumor has it you’re trying to stop badmouthing people.


When Your Spouse Doesn’t Like Your BFFs, It’s the Marriage That Suffers, Says Science

A new study finds that our taste in friends may hold the key to a happy marriage, or actually destroy...


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...


Two Pilots Were Flying from Oahu to Hawaii—Then They Heard the Engines Go Quiet

They swam through jellyfish, the threat of sharks, and 16 miles of exhaustion before being sighted.


The Stunning Rainbow Is Only One of the Reasons This Woman Is So Adorably Happy

Ola loves to tell her friends that she lives in a barn in the country.


6 Subtle Mistakes that Can Wreck a New Friendship FAST

Even if we hit it off with someone immediately, something as simple as an unanswered text could mess things up...

8 Fun Friend Date Ideas for You and Your Squad

Who says dates have to be romantic? Grab your closest friends (male or female) and get together for something other...


8 Ways to Turn Your Online Friends into Real-Life Besties

These days, apps give you what you need when you need it–including a flock of online friends. But how do...


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.


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12 of the Best Movies About Friendship to Watch with Your Bestie

These fun flicks celebrate the joys and comforts of true friendship. Grab a tub of popcorn and settle in with...

9 Ways to Join a Conversation at a Party Without Being Awkward

It takes a mix of confidence, timing, and panache to jump into a discussion that's already in progress, but these...


He Dialed the Wrong Phone Number. The Guy Who Picked Up Is Now His Best Friend.

You never know what may come of a funny answering machine message.


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...


Here Are 8 Types of Best Friends Every Adult Woman Should Have

These types of best friends should be in every modern woman's social circle (hey, #squadgoals).


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.


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7 Etiquette Tips for Dealing With a Cheap Friend

Need help dealing with a friend who’s tight with their cash? Take these tips from Jodi RR Smith, nationally recognized...