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8 proven ways to be happier that you can try today

Rate this article and enter to winMoney, fame, love, sports, chocolate—what works? For centuries, we’ve been trying to figure out what makes us happy. Psychologists, economists, theologians, and others have come at this from...
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All about online dating? The pros, cons, and things you need to know

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re swiping right, you’re swiping left, you’re Coffee Meets Bageling, Hinging, HER-ing, and Tindering. This is how we’re finding flings, friends, partners, and more—and it’s as easy as...
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Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with nontraditional students in group...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
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Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans are not terribly effective at changing other...
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Yes, it’s still coercion or assault: Relationship abuse and what to do about it

Rate this article and enter to winRomantic relationships can be a great source of joy and fulfillment. But when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it can cause major harm. Relationship abuse is characterized...
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Ask the counselor: How do you find a romantic relationship?

“When you’re extremely shy and anxious around new people, how do you go about finding someone who’s interested in a romantic relationship?”—Graham H., Campion College, SaskatchewanFirst, some good news: Since shyness is at least...
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Ask the health educator: How can you reignite your relationship?

“How can you reignite your relationship when it has lost its spark?”—Stephanie G., Mount Royal University, AlbertaThis age-old question has been around since, well, since we’ve had relationships! It’s relatively easy to take one...

Vital vocab for hookups, relationships, & everything in between

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate or romantic encounter, talking or expressing desire creates some of the sexiest moments. If you can find someone who values pleasure, mutuality, and emotional connection...
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Ask the counselor: How do I know if my partner’s dependency is unhealthy?

“How do I know if my partner’s dependency is unhealthy?”—Sam L.*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador (*Name changed)Let’s start with the basics of a healthy relationship: You give and you receive. For...
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Ask the counselor: How can I help a friend through a breakup?

“How can I help a friend through a breakup?”—Amy R., Saint Mary’s University, Nova ScotiaWe’ve all been there. What do you say? What can you do? We want to ease the pain and cheer...