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5 Types of Friends Everyone Should Have

The Comic Relief<p>Recently a close pal and I were both coping with very ill parents. There’s nothing funny about disease and dying, but for a whole …

Is It Bad If You Don't Have a Best Friend?

A recent survey out of the U.K. shows that women—at least most women—have a pretty good grasp on the important relationships in their lives: Four out …

Is It Okay NOT To Have A Best Friend?

Photographed by Sara Haile.<p>Many of us find that the older we get, the harder it is to make new friends — and to keep in touch with old ones. As we …

Do white people really know how to have more than one black friend?

Every white person accused of being racist has one black friend: Stephen Colbert has Jordan Carlos; Cliven Bundy has Jason Bullock; Lena Dunham has Donald Glover; Miley has Pharrell. The “black friend” is the vaccination against the most deadly social disease imaginable: being called a racist. But …

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point.<p>While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely. The result is a compelling series of photographs in which she and her mother …

16 Problems Only People Who Have Too Many Friends Understand

What?! It's a real problem!<p><b>1. Having to decide which bachelorette party/bridal shower you're going to go to this weekend.</b> It's basically like deciding whether you want chocolate cupcakes or red velvet cupcakes. Actually, that's literally what it is.<p><b>2. Getting called out on the mass texts you send</b> …

Women With More Male Friends Have More Sex In Their Relationships, Study Says

Most women probably don't make a connection between how many male friends they have and how much sex they're having in their relationship. But a new study suggests that for evolutionary reasons, the former may in fact have a direct influence on the latter.<p>The research, which was recently published …

Teens Have Fewer Friends, But They're Less Lonely Than Ever Before

Much has been written in recent years about how personal electronics and social networking services seem to be isolating us more and more from each other. American adults are lonelier than they used to be, and there's research to suggest that social media use is correlated with feelings of …

14 Best Things About Having Your Friends as Roommates

No passive-aggressive notes. Ever.<p><b>1. Having morning-after hangover brunches in your kitchen.</b> You save money, all your friends are already there, and no one has to put on pants.<p><b>2. Having a built-in group of people you can analyze dates with when you get home.</b> There's no better feeling than walking …

The Celebrities You Forgot Used To Be BFFs

In the relationship kingdom, friend breakups are the most awkward beast to tackle. It’s not as simple as texting, “We need to talk,” eating a pint of …

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10 Reasons Guys Love Having Female Friends

Girls: can't live without 'em. That's the whole saying, right?<p><b>1. You're brutally honest about our fashion sense (more like fashion nonsense, amiright?).</b> Face it: Moms and girlfriends are pretty biased (hopefully), so we're left to our lady friends to find out for sure if our new haircut looks …

Why It's Important to Have Friends at Work

Some people say "I'm not here to make friends" when they talk about work. That's fine, but the truth is having friends at work leads to …

Hotels with Pets - Giraffes Iguanas Weird Animals

01 of 29<p>Hotels with Pets: Giraffe Manor in Kenya<p>These Hotels Go Way Beyond Pet-Friendly<p><b>Pet-friendly hotels:</b> this trend has been on the rise for …