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The Marks of a True…

Who are the friends who make you smile—even when they're not around? What is it about them that makes you smile? Chances are they share most or all of the following qualities: A friend is one who ... brings out…

10 Tips for the…

Feeling stressed with all that's on your plate? Fall can do that, even if you're not in school. Here are ten tips to help you put life back in perspective and regain a healthy sense of control—preferably before lunch:…

How (and Why) to Lighten…

You have no idea how much I've missed you. Seriously, without you this whole thing's just a journal entry. But with you it's one of the best parts of my Monday. Even if I've never met you face to face, I realize I'm…

9 Ways to Lighten Your…

My dentist and I have differing opinions of the drill. I say the noise is obnoxious. He says "That's the sound of my life's passion." Last week in the chair, I asked "Are we using the drill today?" He said "The whole…

Graceful Endings,…

When it came time for me to give notice at the university where I worked, my father sat me down for a (Sunday-morning) pep talk. I wasn't too thrilled. At least he didn't ask me to go for a drive. So I sat down across…

How to Be a Better…

"What Everyone Needs Is a Good Listening To" — anonymous greeting cardHave you ever tried to do business with someone who just wouldn't listen?The first time I met with a personal trainer, circa 1992, I said "I'm just…

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21 Things to Stop Feeling…

One of the gifts of getting older is you learn to care less (in a good way) about what other people think. You learn to cut yourself more slack. Next thing you know, you're giving others more slack. What's not to love?…