Relationships

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

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...


This Is the Worst Time of Day to Have Sex

Uh oh—it also happens to be the most popular time.


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...


Please Talk to My Daughter Like a Person

As a parent to Fiona, my five-year-old daughter with a rare syndrome, I spend a lot of time teaching others...

27 Things Only Sisters Understand

Who has the uncanny ability to both irritate and totally “get” you, often at the same time? Your sister, of...


After 21 Years of Marriage, I Helped My Husband Come Out as Gay

We had three small children when my husband realized he was gay, but helping him come out taught them an...


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12 Definitive Traits of a Middle Child

Birth order doesn't automatically impact your personality. But there are some common traits that middle children share—beyond peacekeeping.


7 Signs Your Friend Is Actually a Frenemy

Friends are supposed to build you up, not knock you down.


15 Ways to Beat Back-to-School Stress

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family—arm yourself with these tips to have the smoothest back-to-school...

How to Handle Criticism: 3 Ways to Deal with Negative Feedback

Everyone deals with criticism at one point or another, whether it be judgment from family members or critiques at work....


22 Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty All the Time

All that self-blame can take a major toll on your mental and physical health. Here’s how to retrain your brain...


8 Wedding Etiquette Rules You Can’t Break—Period

While some etiquette rules have gone out the window, there are still some you must follow at every wedding.


6 Ways to Recover from Cringe-Worthy Wedding Guest Fails

Spilled red wine on the bride’s dress? Phone rang at the ceremony? An etiquette expert explains what you should do...


Why You Should Never, Ever Call Your Kid ‘Smart’

It's natural for parents to want to praise their child, but offering this compliment could actually backfire, according to science.


30 Simple Acts of Kindness You Can Do in 2 Minutes or Less

Here are inspiring ideas to brighten someone's day in 120 seconds or less. Pass it on!