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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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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...


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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."


9 Things All Good Listeners Do During Daily Conversations

Communication is crucial in this high-stress, high-speed, and high-tech world. Sometimes amid all that’s going on, we forget to really...


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.

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.


Six-Word Memoirs on Friendship

Shorter than tweets and small enough to swallow whole, these six-word memoirs say it all



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...