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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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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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...
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Could you help a friend with an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that require medical attention, and personal and professional support. It’s estimated that in the US, 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder at...
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Resolve it: Simple ways to work through conflict

Disagreements—they happen to everyone. Whether conflicts are big or small, they may cause uncomfortable feelings, but they may also offer a chance to build stronger relationships by working things out.Conflicts and reactionsWe’re all different....
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Suicide Prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever worried about a friend whose emotional struggles seem to be getting worse? Maybe they were behaving recklessly or hinting at self-harm. Being in high school...
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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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The art of active listening

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know that listening is important, but when is it most important, and how do we make sure we’re doing it in a way that helps us...
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Ask the school counselor: Should I tell my friends if I want to break...

"Should I tell my friends if I want to break up with someone?"—Casey*, Binghamton, New YorkCasey,Breaking up can be really difficult. There are a lot of questions around when, where, and how to break...
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Turn Conversations Into Connections: Tips on Meeting People and Building Friendships

Rate this article and enter to winFriends can make us feel happier, healthier, and more optimistic—but how do we break past “acquaintance” status and get a bit closer?In the ClassroomClasses are great places to...
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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...