Category: Relationships

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Study: Women Not As Happy As Men

You’ve come a long way, baby! Remember that advertisement? Well, it’s actually true, according to “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness.” But the same recent study says that women are generally not as happy as are men: “The gender wage gap has partly closed.” [Women’s] educational attainment has risen and is now surpassing that of men;...

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Ways To Improve Company Culture

One of the most underrated aspects of a company is its culture. A company’s culture dictates the type of employees that work there, the type of work that gets done, and how the work gets done. Company culture could also influence other factors too such as the productivity level of a company or the satisfaction of...

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We all do it. When we clean our houses, we ask ourselves if it’s as clean as it would be if Mom had done it. When someone we know buys something expensive, we question whether we should be doing well enough financially to buy such nice things. When we look in the mirror, we wonder if...

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Special Holiday Gifts to Give an Unemployed Friend

As more and more organizations rush to cut payroll before the end of the year, a lot of people are facing the prospect of starting 2009 without a job. While losing your job is usually a self-esteem buster, losing your job during the holidays brings with it additional concerns about not being able to give your...

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Should You Tell Your Friend the Bad News?

Friendships are complicated things, loaded with fun and good times, but also with difficulties and pitfalls. Group dynamics among friends can become very complex, especially when things like gossip and secrets come into the equation. The most difficult situation of all is when you find out something about your best friend that she doesn’t know yet,...

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She’s Just Not That Impressed by You

We’ve all now become very familiar with He’s Just Not That Into You mania. We heard about the book on Oprah, read the book begrudgingly, and maybe even saw the movie. It seems as though it’s only fitting that we give a little equal opportunity advice to our relational counterparts. Rather than a broadbrushed “She Just...

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Relax With Some Wine and Friends

Simple gatherings that are gaining popularity are wine tasting parties. They are not only fun, but educational and economical. All you need is a few friends, a few bottles of vino, and some snacks. You and your friends can have a tasting in the comfort of your living room, at one of the many wine bars around town, or...

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Questions to Answer Before You Get Married

Marriage is a life-long commitment. You are no longer asking one person out on one date to the movies or out to a restaurant. You are in a relationship with one person and your lives will intertwine in ways you may not expect. Unfortunately, in the US the divorce rate is just below 50%. Many people...