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By Quinton Skinner
Our defenses can blind us to information that we need to make good decisions. These six tips can help.
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By Courtney Helgoe
Genuine appreciation can increase intimacy in your relationship. Here's how.
a woman looks through binoculars
By Quinton Skinner
A “scout mindset” can help us cultivate curiosity, improve our reasoning, and make better decisions.
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By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
two women talk in a coffee shop
By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
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By Déjà Leonard
This expert advice on bystander intervention can help you learn to identify and interrupt harassment in your community.
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By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
a dog being cuddled by its owners
By Elizabeth Foy Larsen
The most valuable presents don't come from the store. They come from the heart and are offered as a reflection of the care and appreciation you feel for your partner.
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By Kaelyn Riley
Actor, director, and author Justin Baldoni on showing up as your vulnerable, strong, and authentic self.
colorful cutouts of people shapes in a group
By Amy C. Waninger
10 terms to know when it comes to gender identity, including "genderqueer," "assigned gender," and "gender confirmation."
valentines-day-love-relationships
By Anjula Razdan
This Valentine’s Day, learn how to communicate more deeply with your better half by learning about the five love languages.
people hold hands in a circle
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine
By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
Three women hugging and smiling after an Alpha class at Life Time.
By Molly Schelper
It can be a challenge to form friendships as an adult. Here are a few ideas for meeting and connecting with others who are also pursuing health goals.
a woman sits by herself looking forlornly out a coffee shop window
By Mo Perry
Not having closure can make it difficult to move on. Here's one strategy.
a man looks at a letter in disbelief
By Mo Perry
Being rejected is disappointing, but becoming self-aware can help temper your reaction.
a group of woman discuss a book
By Molly Tynjala
Respectful debate and setting expectations are key.
a rainbow colored umbrella
By Amy C. Waninger
An inclusivity expert shares tips for navigating gender-related conversations with greater empathy and ease.
two people hug
By Jessie Sholl
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
a couple breaking up
By Mo Perry
Fear of rejection can keep us from living life fully, but there are graceful ways to handle the sting.
a group of people look at produce picked from a field
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
In the wake of COVID-19, your community needs you more than ever. Discover new ideas for reconnecting.
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