Making the Most of Your First Tinder Date
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You’ve sorted through the many, many options and matched with someone you’d actually want to get to know. You start texting and it’s going well—no major red flags yet. So you agree to meet for coffee. The first date is where a lot of relationships that start online or on apps get derailed, said Liesel Sharabi,

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How to Soften the Blow When Breaking Up
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In our personal lives and work lives, there’s really nothing quite so painful as rejection. Breaking up or losing your job can stay with you for a long, long time. But there’s one thing that makes those bad situations even worse: Being passed over for someone else. It’s not you, it’s her We take rejection so much better

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Proactive Ways to End the Parent-Shame Game
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There are a million things to consider when you become a parent—especially for the first time. Do you let your baby sleep with you or alone? Do you let them cry it out or rush to their aid? Basinet or crib? Blanket or no blanket? Breastfeed or bottle-feed? If you breastfeed, when should you stop? You get

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How the Brands You Choose Affect Your Relationship
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We like the things—and the people—we like. But what happens when your relationship and your favorite brands aren’t compatible? New research suggests that clashing on brands with your partner can affect your happiness in the relationship more than mismatched interests or personality traits. And with millennials thought to be the most brand-loyal generation of all time, it’s

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Why New Parents Need to Agree About Sleep
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Starting a family can be overwhelming—things that might seem like small details can make a big difference in the development of your child. That’s the case for sleep rules, researchers have found. Whether parents agreed or disagreed on how to deal with a baby crying in the middle of the night affected their coparenting relationship,

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Grown Up Club
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As we get older, it can feel harder and harder to make friends. We’re no longer stuck in a classroom or a dorm with a bunch of people our age who probably share a lot of our interests. There are no more school clubs or extracurricular activities. And, depending on your personality, it can be

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Online Jealousy is Different and the Same
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In the beginning, there was AOL Instant Messenger. That’s how I remember talking to my crushes in high school. In college, Google Chat took on that role. Now there’s Facebook messenger, the Instagram DMs, OKCupid, Tinder… the list goes on and on. As the internet has expanded, so have the ways we can talk to

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What Friends Need When They Lose Partners to Suicide
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A death by suicide can have devastating effects on family and friend circles as the victim’s loved ones do their best to heal while comforting one another. These ripples can be felt years into the future. For the victim’s partner, life can change forever, right down to their mental and physical health. A new large-scale study of

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Is it Really Possible to Be Friends With an Ex?
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It doesn’t matter if a relationship lasted 10 weeks, 10 months or a complicated 10 years (kudos to you, by the way!), breaking up with someone ranges from simply uncomfortable to full-on traumatic. It can be even worse when you’re on the other end begging for another chance and their response is something to the tune of

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Why is it Hard for Adults to Make Friends?
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As we get older, it can feel harder and harder to make friends. We’re no longer stuck in a classroom or a dorm with a bunch of people our age who probably share a lot of our interests. There are no more school clubs or extracurricular activities. If you want to join a sports team

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