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How To Comfort Someone When You Have No Idea What To Say

How To Comfort Someone When You Have No Idea What To Say

Because “There, there, it’ll be okay,” only works on 5-year-olds. By Amy Shearn When Your Best Friend Interviews For Her Dream Job — And Doesn’t Get It “You are more than this situation. You are more than this job. You… Read more »

Beware : Why You Shouldn’t Always Open Up

Beware : Why You Shouldn’t Always Open Up

Your new friend confides something very personal. Do not — repeat, do not — second that emotion. Martha Beck on how to manage people who play fast and loose with intimacy. Boris came to me at the behest of his… Read more »

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Sex Life

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Sex Life

By Corrie Pikul Beyond the clichés of frisky-making oysters and awkwardly suggestive fruit, these real, easy-to-find, non-specialty foods have the potential to improve your sex life. Breakfast: Oatmeal With Flaxseed Oil (And Raisins, If You’re Into That Kind Of Thing)… Read more »

7 Places Where Your Pain Hides

7 Places Where Your Pain Hides

By Dani Shapiro The author of Devotion: A Memoir explains where to find those private, personal aches. 1. In Our Bones (Literally) Once, at the end of a yoga class, I was resting in the final relaxation pose when a… Read more »

Simple Test Reveals If Someone Is Trustworthy

Simple Test Reveals If Someone Is Trustworthy

By Martha Beck You’ve got a no-fail means of recognizing the reallydependable people out there — a nifty inner gizmo Martha Beck calls a trust-o-meter. The problem: Over the years, it may have gotten a little out of whack and… Read more »

6 Tips For Dealing With Difficult (Even Impossible) People

6 Tips For Dealing With Difficult (Even Impossible) People

In case you’re wondering how to play well with others, we have a few ideas. 1. I Am Really Ticked Off. Do I Have To Be Forgiving? The last two years I’ve had several difficult personal and professional problems, which… Read more »

6 Ways To Survive Your Teenage Daughter

6 Ways To Survive Your Teenage Daughter

Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel, authors of Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to better Parent-Child Communication, give us their best advice. By Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel 1.Be sensitive to the fact that she’s sensitive to everything…. Read more »

5 Mistakes People Make When Meeting Someone New

5 Mistakes People Make When Meeting Someone New

By Amy Shearn Cut these habits out of every first encounter and watch the world discover just how intelligent and charming you really are. Mistake #1: Offering To Order Everyone Drinks From The Open Bar It doesn’t look like a… Read more »

The Conversation No Family Wants To Have — But Should

The Conversation No Family Wants To Have — But Should

Ellen Goodman and her 44-year-old daughter, Katie, recorded their own dialogue about Mom’s end-of-life wishes. Here’s how it went. Ellen: You know, Katie, we’ve talked about having this conversation for a long time. Katie: Couldn’t we talk about lunch instead?… Read more »

6 People Never To Trust With Your Secrets

6 People Never To Trust With Your Secrets

Finally! A guide to surviving. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, shows us how to find a way free from the destructive voices… Read more »

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