Relationships

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

How to Handle Social Distancing Rule Breakers, According to Etiquette Experts

Faced with a rampant rule breaker? These tips will keep your safety—and your dignity—covered.


What You Should Know About Safer Sex

Whether you're single or in a relationship, here's what you need to know in order to have a happy, safe...


What I Learned From Cold-Calling Long-Lost Friends

Stuck at home because of COVID-19, I started calling people I hadn’t spoken to in years.


How to Care for Aging Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practical ways you can help your parents stay healthy and happy while sheltering in place.


How to Communicate Effectively With Your Elders

Don't let an age gap stand in the way of close friendship and entertaining conversation. Here are easy ways to...


10 Etiquette Rules You Can Now Ignore Because of Coronavirus

It's better to be safe than sorry while the world continues to go through a pandemic from COVID-19.


Taking in Boarders Forced Me to Share My Space and, I’ll Admit, Become a Nicer Person

As Toronto's housing crisis grew, I decided to rent out my home to boarders.


The Upside of Isolation: 3 Surprising Benefits of Being Alone

Anxious about being alone? Don't be. It turns out there are a host of benefits to be had from rediscovering...

The Humbling Moment My Five-Year-Old Taught Me About Patience

A severe stroke left my mother paranoid, confused and needy. Just when I was at my wit's end, my child...


Why Do Some People Hate Receiving Compliments?

You've put on your fanciest duds, your hair came out just right, and someone tells you how great you look....


Here’s How Much You Can Spoil Your Grandchildren Without Ruining Them

Mary Jane Sterne, co-author of Intentional Grandparenting, gives us her best advice on how to be a good grandparent.


15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...


6 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Friend

Despite our best intentions, the things we say to our single friends can be hurtful—and occasionally even devastating. Relationship and...


How to Stop Living in Regret

Everyone has regrets, but it's not healthy to dwell on them for too long. These tips will help you get...


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 Overcome Envy: 3 Simple Strategies

What can you do when someone has what you want?


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...


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.