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Today’s Solutions: June 22, 2024

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10 confidence-boosting tips for navigating the world of dating apps

Navigating the world of dating apps can be both exciting and intimidating as you condense your entire personality and aspirations into a few brief lines for the judgment of total strangers. If just thinking about it makes you feel a bit queasy, then congratulations, you're human. According to a Read More...

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More reasons to become a RAKtivist? Being kind to others also benefits the self

"Random Acts of Kindness" Day may be on a Friday this year, but the organization behind it hopes to remind you that being nice is an everyday endeavor. Of course, being kind to people regularly is simply a great thing to do. However, research shows that those who help others reap a lot of Read More...

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These 3 questions can help you become more likable

It's human nature to want to be liked. We desire connection and relationships, and we appreciate the affirmation and ego boost that comes from knowing that other people enjoy our company. So, it’s no surprise that many are often preoccupied with whether or not people find them likable. If you Read More...

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Looking to boost your health? Spend more time with friends

One of the more startling findings in relationship science is that both romantic love and platonic friendship, though very different relationships, typically begin the same way — with a spark. But what comes next? According to relationship specialists, we frequently prioritize our romantic Read More...

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6 family-strengthening strategies to try out this Family Day

These days, parents and children have hectic schedules jammed packed with work, school, and all the related responsibilities that pop up. While leading a fulfilling and busy life is great, it usually means that prioritizing family relationships requires being intentional, putting in the effort, and Read More...

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What vampire bats teach us about friendship

There are still biological and behavioral mysteries to social bonding that experts are trying to figure out. With so many factors at play it can be hard to put a fine point on why we do some things and not others to get close to one another. Sometimes, it pays to look at other examples of mammalian Read More...

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How to keep friends with different political views

There’s a lot to be gained from friends with different opinions. That said, it can be difficult to maintain friendships with people who have strongly held opinions, politically speaking. This is why the editorial team at ThriveGlobal asked their readers for advice about maintaining such Read More...

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5 ways to be a better listener in your relationship

In your relationship, you and your partner each come in with your own unique set of values, beliefs, and points of view. You both have an innate desire to be understood—to feel that you are being heard. Yet, as is often the case in the domain of emotions, you may not have been taught from Read More...

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3 Evidence-based reasons forgiveness is good for your health

Humans are social creatures, and as such, our relationships are crucial to our health and wellbeing. However, our relationships are always in flux. Let’s face it: none of us are perfect, which means that people disagree, make mistakes, and miscommunicate, which cultivates tension and negative Read More...

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Sharing is caring when it comes to splitting household chores

After a long day at work, the last thing anyone wants to do is come back to a house full of chores, but this is unfortunately most of our realities. Whether that be the laundry, cooking, washing dirty plates, or vacuuming, maintaining a household can be a full-time job in itself! Most of the Read More...