A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World


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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Why Do Top Students Cheat?

Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic.

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10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes

When packing up kids’ lunches, stick with food that’s easy-to-transport, wholesome, and full of fun flavors. Need ideas? Try these...

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Women on Fire! This Week’s Hottest Story

The Most Surprising Story to Go Viral This Week: The Atlantic magazine’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” by

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Does Gender Have a Color?

We outline the checkered history of pink and blue for boys and girls.

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Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart failure at age 90. Yet even

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

How is this possible? It’s shocking, and experts say it’s pretty rare, but here's what happens: When people almost drown,...

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Happy Feet: Travel Photo Idea

Photographer Tom Robinson goes feet first for vacation photos.

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.

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The Happy Relationship: 8 Tips to Avoid Marriage Counseling

Experts say for a happy relationship, it’s important to heighten and reinforce your sense of oneness, then guard and protect...

A Grandmother’s Tale: When Anne Lamott’s Teen Son Became a Dad

What would you do if your teenager had a child? For author Lamott, it was a crash course in the...

The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings

The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings

10 Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Did you know that simply reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for his...

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The Benefits of Blended Families

Nearly six million families include a stepparent, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data — and that isn’t necessarily

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The Birth of a Family

What’s a single white guy doing with three Mexican kids? Making a loving family — and showing how foster adoption

A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is challenging enough. But when the person you’re caring for is reaching the enrollment age for Medicare

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How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field

Playing a sport is one of the best ways kids can keep healthy. But along with the benefits of regular

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Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition

Here are a few of our favorite entries so far in our “Your Life: The Reader’s Digest Version” contest. After...

The Must-Have College Packing List

Sending kids off to college is stressful enough. Why let packing add to your anxiety? Use this list to make...

Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children

Research suggests infants exposed to mold have more than double the risk of developing asthma, and the risk is even...

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10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges

Are Ivy League schools really worth the price?

10 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a New Mom

New mothers already have enough on their plate.

What to Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

You know your kids and you can tell if they are going through a rough time. But sometimes finding out...

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Tips for a Smooth Summer Camp Send-Off

Sleepaway camp is a chance for kids to disconnect, have new adventures, and meet new people. It also teaches children

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10 Best End of the Year Gifts for Teachers

Though no teacher expects a gift from his or her students, as a parent it’s thoughtful to thank your child's...

Obesity Prevention Begins With the Bottle

Want to keep your toddler at a healthy weight? Take away her bottle. Babies who are still bottle-fed at age...

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Teen Driver Safety Starts With You

One day he’s riding a big wheel, the next he’s behind the steering wheel—of your car. As important as it

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How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

Whittling down a lifetime’s worth of belongings for a move into a smaller home can be a difficult and emotional