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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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8 research-backed ways to build friendships that matter

Rate this article and enter to winFriendships are important to our health and well-being—research proves it. In fact, an analysis of 148 studies showed that people with strong social relationships actually live longer. “Friendships...
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Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winWhen did you last talk about race? Chances are, it was within recent days (maybe hours). Racism is a major element of national and lunch-table discussions, and a...
Best friends for never? “How I handled my frenemy”

Best friends for never? “How I handled my frenemy”

 Ever had a friend who routinely made you feel unhappy about yourself and your life? Just as positive relationships are known to be good for our emotional and physical health, unsupportive friendships can be...
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Should you do it yourself or call for backup? Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re smack-dab in the middle of your transition between the carefree days of childhood and that whole “adulting” thing. Along with prepping for the inevitable (e.g., college, career,...
Thumbs doing all the talking? Five ways to manage your messaging

Thumbs doing all the talking? Five ways to manage your messaging

Rate this article and enter to winWhich would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your best friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half your waking lifeHigh school students...
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The social effect: How our peers can help us or hold us back

Rate this article and enter to win“One friend influenced me to become a better person when I wasn’t doing the best,” says Dharma, a sophomore in Thornton, Colorado.“I have been pressured to not study...
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Ask the counselor: Knowing if you’re in an unhealthy friendship

“How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy friendship?”—Emily, Winter Park, FloridaTo find the answer to your question, it might be helpful to ask, “What is a healthy friendship?” I believe that meaningful...
Why not me? Jealousy, envy, & how to tell the difference

Why not me? Jealousy, envy, & how to tell the difference

Rate this article and enter to winWe’ve all been there. You spent weeks studying for the exam and got a B-, but your friend barely cracked open the textbook and somehow pulled off an...
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Ask the counselor: Getting over a betrayal

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—Shane, Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever. How could...
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Your social circle: The surprising effects of kindness

Rate this article and enter to winAre you in or are you out? If you’re like Simon, a junior in Indianapolis, Indiana, you’ve been both. Standing on the sidelines while his friends were having...