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A brief letter to those long-lost friends who still matter

Friendship for me has always been somewhat of a challenge. I’ll meet people with whom I feel connected, but before I know it, we’ve both moved on. …

Dedicate Time For Friends To Avoid Perpetual Catch-Ups

We meet new people as we try out new workplaces, social activities and hobbies. It's natural to want to divide your time among all these people, but …

When A Friendship Dies...

Having spent many years geographically far away from my family, with several job-related moves in the mix, friendships have sustained me. Over the years, some friends have honestly come to feel much more like family. Those special friends have filled the seats at our holiday table; they've been by …

Relationships

How to recognize (and end) a toxic friendship

Friendships are one of the most rewarding and important parts of life. But unfortunately, there are times when a bond we create with another person …

Thinking About Friendship

"All theory is gray, my friend, but forever green is the tree of life." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet 1749-1832)<p>What does it take to have or be a friend? The only way to have a friend is to be one.<p>Friendship is a one-on-one companionship, rather than a large social gathering. The …

Positive Thinking

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

Self-improvement

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next motorcycle. Many 2014s have already hit dealer lots. Here are 10 of our favorites for every budget.<p>Riding season may be ending, but buying season is just …

Shopping

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5 Secrets to Clicking With People

How can you make a good first impression?<p>First impressions matter even more than you think. They’re the most important part of any job interview. And …

Self-help

The Two Types Of Single (And Why One Is Necessary For You To Ever Have A Healthy Relationship)

The first type of single comes after a breakup.<p>It is usually filled with denial and a lot of lies. “How are you doing?” asks your best friend, …

Bulk up Fast with This Workout: Men's Health.com

At least that's what I used to do. Then I had my Charles Atlas moment. But it wasn't a sand-kicking bully who made me want to become bigger and stronger. It was a former girlfriend who wanted to hire movers to carry her furniture into a new apartment because she was afraid I'd hurt myself if I …

Is this the future of seating on planes? New Airbus design includes circular theatre-style rows that mean some passengers would have to fly BACKWARDS

• <b>Circular seating plan instead of rows would increase passenger space</b>• <b><br>But sensation of feeling like you're 'flying backwards' might not appeal</b>• <b><br>Latest in</b> …

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

Daily Practices to Optimize Wellbeing (Happiness)

Mindfulness Practice<p>Practice mindfulness meditation to cultivate the skill of letting go of negative self-talk and other unhealthy thought patterns. …

Slow Cooker Chicken-N-Dumplins

<i>Cook's Note: This recipe is not only incredibly easy, but DELICIOUS and is now part of our monthly dinner rotation. My daughter can't get enough of</i> …

5 Great Questions Leaders Ask - Gordon Tredgold

Leaders don’t just provide great answers to questions, but they also ask great questions.<p>We can learn so much by asking great questions, and this a …

The 10 Best Exercises for Men | Men's Health

Either way, you’ll enjoy the same payoffs: more muscle, fewer injuries, and a body that seems tailor-made for slim-fit shirts.<p>Biceps<p><b>Dumbbell Incline Curl</b><p>The incline positions your arms behind you, allowing you a greater range of motion than you'd get with a standard curl, says Martin Rooney, …

How to Deal With Anxiety, Tragedy or Heartache — 4 Steps From Research

<b>“You don’t remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life.”</b><p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Self-help

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

7 Signs You Should Date Your Friend

But what if the situation is reversed? Can dating a guy or girl you're already buds with be a good idea? Well, that depends on the friend. Starting a relationship with someone you already trust, have things in common with, and care about can create a solid bond for the long haul, but there needs to …

10 Scientific Reasons You’re Feeling Depressed

Are you waking up just feeling “blah”? Perhaps you don’t want to do anything except lie like a couch potato and watch TV, and even that is …

Depression

Are You Making Time for Your Friends?

Making time for friends seems like a no-brainer. And it many ways, it should be. But in the real-world, sometimes having any time for yourself is tough, let alone a social life.<p>Setting time aside for the special people in our lives often becomes difficult. Time flies by and then it's three weeks …

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