Don’t Take Gifts from Narcissists

Even when narcissists give you gifts, they are really giving gifts to themselves.

Google vs. Memory: Use It or Lose It

Do you need Google to remind you how to change a tire? Jump start a car? Drive to the Target in the next town? Plan the public transportation route to the museum?

10 Enduring Truths About Friendship

Do you need to down-size your social network to make your life a little less complicated?

The Most Important Element of Any Friendship

How do you measure your "social capital" in life?

Does Having a Plan B Sabotage Your Plan A?

Research has found that when you plan for failure, you're basically giving yourself permission not to succeed.

Age Is Meaningless if You're Seeking Meaning in Life

Keeping count of the years is as purposeful a pastime as trying to hold back the ocean tide. What’s the point of attempting to do something that logic defies and serves no real pur

5 Reasons Teens drive their Parents Crazy

Adolescence is a treacherous period – seismic changes are often driven by 5 key beliefs that adolescents hold dear.

Who Needs a Hug? We All Do!

Whether it’s a big old bear hug, a pat on the back, or a hand on your shoulder, physical touch leads to physical healing.

Talk the Talk: Dealing With a Family Member’s Addiction

How many people does it take to save an addict? Only one, but the addict really has to want to change.

The Undeniable Power of a Simple Hug

Research finds that asking for a group hug isn't such a bad idea when life feels out of control.

Why We All Love a Narcissist . . . Until We Don’t

Not every pretty shiny thing is worth the effort to keep polished – especially when there is no return on your investment of time, energy, and resources.

Dressing for (Sexual) Success

Regardless of gender, red clothing gets you noticed!

Sexual Jealousy or Emotional Jealousy?

Women and men both produce testosterone. Is there a difference in production levels when a romantic rival enters the picture?

Stop Dating the Wrong Person

What is it about unhealthy relationship patterns that keep us stuck in a rut? You may be addicted to bad relationships.

Brilliant Ideas Cannot Be Forced

Whether you are trying to figure out where you parked your car or avoid calling someone the wrong name, again, don't overthink it!

10 Steps to Effective Couples Communication

How to discuss everything from the trivial to the traumatic

Awaken to the Joy You’ve Been Mindlessly Chasing

By celebrating all that you bring to the world, the world is in a much better position to begin celebrating with you!

"Keep Calm and Carry On" is Bad Advice

We all are afraid of something in life. Can we re-frame negative anxiety into happy anticipation?

Do Smart People Make Good Friends?

Your IQ might also reveal a fair amount about the level of your “SQ,” or social intelligence quotient.

13 First Date Red Flags

What are some of the "warning signs" of potential relationship trouble that might show up on the first date?

The Pursuit of Happiness Never Ends Well

Happiness is a state of being, not a pile of stuff.

Pet Names between Couples are a Very Good Sign

Terms of endearment between lovers are a very positive sign.

5 Ways to Create your Own Luck

Good luck, happy accidents, and lucky streaks won’t happen in a vacuum. Here are 5 suggestions for finding the good luck you know you deserve.

Are You Afraid to Say "I Love You"?

Hearing the words, "I love you," can bring some of us closer to the one that we love and send others running in the opposite direction as fast as they can.

Fake It Until You Make It—Just Smile

How do you tend to cope with a difficult moment in life? Are you biting your lip? Grimacing? Trying to keep a stiff upper lip? Well, there may be a better way of coping with stress

Are you Raising Narcissistic Children?

The difference between responsive parenting and suppressive parenting is often not understood by parents until their children are unable to make their way in life independently.

15 Ways to Show Your Besties That You Love ’Em

If you want to kick some fun into the trailing weeks of winter, why not do something cool to show your friends who much you love them?

Optimism: a Habit Worth Making

Looking for the good beats cataloging the bad any day.

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Best Friends

Spending Valentine's Day with your best friend may be a lot more fun than trying to stage the "perfect" romantic evening with a date.

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself

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