Relationships

Practical tips on how to build and foster healthy relationships with your friends, family and loved ones.

How to Overcome Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Here are some strategies to help everyone from garden-variety blushers to serial party-avoiders get through the season—and maybe have some...


What to Say When Someone Is Sick with a Serious Health Condition (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of conversation...


Elbows on the Table: Why Is It Considered Rude?

No elbows on the table is one of the oldest etiquette rules in the book—but why?


6 Polite Ways to End a Conversation

Bound by manners and common decency, you can find it difficult to walk away from a conversation without seeming rude....


How to Set—and Maintain—Healthy Boundaries

Everyone can benefit from setting boundaries. Here are some tips on how to draw the line—and stay inside it.


How to Overcome Envy: 3 Simple Strategies

What can you do when someone has what you want?


7 Canadian Writers Share Their Loved Ones’ Final Words

Losing someone close to you is never easy, but we always remember what they said at the very end.


12 Simple Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

The quality of a person's friendships can make or break their life, adding to feelings of happiness, and providing health...

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Not all couples fight: some seethe in silence until they combust, while others simply let themselves drift apart. Bring the...


5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

Working in an office can offer an exciting path to a successful career. However, sometimes our colleagues can be unprofessional,...


10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media About Your Wedding Day

While weddings are a time to celebrate your love, there are certain things you should never post about.


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13 Things Scientifically Proven to Make You More Attractive

Maybe she's born with it, as the commercial goes, or maybe it's these other factors super-sizing attractiveness.


3 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Person

These expert tricks for dealing with difficult people will help you minimize the impact of jerks on your life—or maybe...


16 Etiquette Rules Brides and Grooms Need to Stop Breaking

There's a fine line between blushing bride and bridezilla.


Jay Leno Always Knew His Dad Had a Big Heart—Then an Unexpected Letter from a Viewer Proved That He ...

Comedian Jay Leno knew that 
his father had heart, but one woman’s 
memory revealed just how big it was.


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6 Outrageous Family Stories That Are Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud

From Valentine's Day faux pas to home repairs gone awry, you won't believe these Canadians' hilarious family stories.

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14 Things Polite People Always Say

A few simple phrases will help you turn on the charm, navigate awkward moments, and defuse tension.


17 Things You Can Do That Make Other People Instantly Like You

Want to be more likable? Buy yourself a gift and skip the Tylenol.


Random Acts of Kindness for Every Month of the Year

Kindness creates a ripple effect, spreading positive energy way beyond just you and the person you're nice to. Here are...


How to Be a Good Person, According to Science

Most of us aspire to improve ourselves, but it can be hard to know what defines a good person. Experts...


What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting a Divorce

Making the decision to get a divorce is never an easy one. While these men and women don't regret ending...

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The 7 Stages of Marriage

Building a successful marriage is a lifelong challenge. Understanding the different stages of marriage and the phases you'll go through...


27 Compliments You Haven’t Been Giving—But Should

Which would you prefer: "Those pants make you look skinny" or "The world is a better place because you are...


This Is What It Really Means to Be a Neighbour

Passed from one home to the next, a box of 
ornaments reminds a family of the bonds around them.


Knowing Your Purpose in Life Can Help You Live Longer

Start each year by writing down your response to the question “What is the meaning of life?” Your ever-changing answers...


7 Communication Skills That Will Improve Your Relationships

Bad habits could be standing between you and your best possible relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Consider these expert...


10 Things to Always Do on Your Last Day of Work

Whether you’re departing on a high note or a low one, the last day of work can be awkward and...