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Deal-breaker or game-starter?: Check your relationship criteria

Rate this article and enter to winOpposites Similarities attract. In relationships, we tend to get along better with people like us—a whole lot of studies prove it. But there are lots of ways we...
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Is a friendship taking over your life?

Rate this article and enter to winFriends are like glue: they allow you to form a new social support system, especially if you’re far from home, and you’ll help hold each other together throughout...
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What makes us creative—and what kind of creative?

Find your typeCreativity is hot in psychology research, and researchers are finding creative ways to explore it. They’ve shown that openness to experience is the key personality trait associated with creativity. But what does...
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The reality of romance: 5 tips for maintaining health relationships

Rate this article and enter to winMany of our ideas about relationships come from the people around us. Our friends may make it seem like their romantic connections are consistently “perfect,” posting pictures and...
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Speaking, performing, presenting? How to turn fear into fuel

Rate this article and enter to winArticles about performance anxiety, aka “stage fright,” usually start the same way: Surveys reveal that Americans fear public speaking more than anything else, including death. Well, I’m pleased...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...
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Red hot or red flag?: Test your relationship

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate relationship, we deserve to feel appreciated and supported, just as our partner deserves the same from us. Sexual coercion within relationships tends to be part...
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How to handle a passive-aggressive roommate: Even if it’s you

Rate this article and enter to winA roommate getting passive-aggressive can make you want to move time zones away. You may be familiar with sneak attacks by roommates, like procrastinating on emptying the trash,...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend, roommate, or classmate who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Joining a college campus means joining a community—and...
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Just dance: 7 reasons to bust a move

Rate this article and enter to winWhether we’re jamming to Wiz Khalifa, rocking out to 1D, or foxtrotting with our beloved, dance makes us feel physically and emotionally revitalized. And any time we could...