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When Not to Apologize

By Jessie Sholl
There are some cases in which an apology is not the most appropriate gesture, says psychologist Molly Howes, PhD. Here are three examples.
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Support After a Suicide

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
A grief specialist offers thoughts on how to support yourself or a loved one after a suicide.
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What Is Your Apology Language?

By Jessie Sholl
Just as we all have a primary love language, we also have an apology language, and it can shape how we approach mending a rift.
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Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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6 Ways to Defuse a Bad Situation

By Jon Spayde
A variety of stresses have turned many public interactions into angry encounters. Learn how to calm yourself — and the situation — with these strategies.
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8 Ways to Become Better at Networking

By Callie Fredrickson
A Life Time Work manager shares practical tips for improving this essential career skill.
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On-Screen Success: 11 Best Practices for Video Calls

By Callie Fredrickson
Practical tips and etiquette advice to improve the quality and productivity of your video call experiences.
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The Scout’s Toolbox

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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How to Build Romance Through Gratitude

By Courtney Helgoe
Genuine appreciation can increase intimacy in your relationship. Here's how.
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How to Make Better Decisions

By Quinton Skinner
A “scout mindset” can help us cultivate curiosity, improve our reasoning, and make better decisions.
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How to Navigate a Strained Relationship

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
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What Is Bystander Intervention?

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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How to Have More Honest Conversations With Your Friends

By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
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Self-Reflections: Justin Baldoni

By Kaelyn Riley
Actor, director, and author Justin Baldoni on showing up as your vulnerable, strong, and authentic self.
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Gender-Identity Terminology

By Amy C. Waninger
10 terms to know when it comes to gender identity, including "genderqueer," "assigned gender," and "gender confirmation."
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The Benefits of Group Therapy

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
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Consider the Context

By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
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How to Make Friends at Your Health Club

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.
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