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Befriend your ideological opposite. It’s fun.

Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were unlikely friends. They debated each other at events all over the world, and because of that developed a deep and rewarding friendship – despite their immense differences.Scalia, a famous conservative, was invited to circles that were not his "home territory", such as the ACLU, to debate his views. Here, Strossen expresses her gratitude and respect for his commitment to the exchange of ideas."It's really sa...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Education, Relationships, Friendship, Aclu, Innovation, Collaboration, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Nadine Strossen, Strossen, Charles Koch Foundation

How to Host a Cookbook Swap Party

Admit it: You’re stuck in a rut. Last night was Taco Tuesday, tonight is meatloaf, and Thursday’s gonna be baked chicken. Again. Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Friendship, Lifehacks, Cookbooks, Host, Home Chef

9 Reasons You Should Host a Dinner Party This Weekend

dinner parties . . . can serve as the very cornerstone of a healthy modern society. –Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party Kate and I really love having dinner parties. In fact, hardly a month goes by that we don’t have friends over to sup with us at least once. From anecdotal observation, this proclivity of ours seems more unusual than usual. And research bears this out: according to Bureau of Labor statistics, since 2003 the amount of time Americans spend either at...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Travel & leisure, Food & Drink, Kate, Costco, Social Skills, Dinner Party, Brendan, Bureau of Labor, Relationships & Family, Gagliano, Rico Gagliano, Newnam, Brendan Francis Newnam

Why Low-Stakes Friendships Are So Valuable

If you want to feel like you’re part of a community, it’s time to get to know the people in your neighborhood. Read more...
Tags: Networking, Friendship, Community, Lifehacks

The Difference Between Happiness and Joy

Staying vulnerable in an age of cruelty.
Tags: News, Friendship, Happiness, Social Media, Smith, Arizona State University, Cesare, Pavese, Depression (Mental, Zadie, Senses and Sensation

How to Start a Neighborhood Pack for Your Kids

I’m this close to letting my son walk our dog around the block by himself. One of these days in the not-too-distant future, I’m going to let him wait in the car while I run into the store to grab a loaf of bread. He’ll probably be allowed to ride his bike to the corner by himself this summer. I’m inching him toward…Read more...
Tags: Kids, Parenting, Friendship, Lifehacks, Free Range

Is It Worth the Work?

I thought I was over the hurt. I was sure I had moved on, but as I slipped my thumb under the seal of the invitation to my ten-year college reunion, I realized I had not forgiven her. During our last semester at school, harsh tones and accusing anger from a friend had been more than I could handle, especially in the middle of my battle with depression. I was living with deep soul-sadness and overwhelming self-doubt I couldn’t explain or escape. When my friend questioned something I’d done, it wa...
Tags: Friendship, Inspiration, Jesus, Christ, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Encouragement, Calvary Christ

This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Relationships, Friendship, Conversation, Social Gps, Lifehacks, Vaccines

What I Learned From Learning How to Say No

I used to be a people-pleaser.
Tags: Career, Family, Relationships, Friendship, Saying No, Lifehacks, Negotiation, Negotiating Skills

Travel Tips: How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

Even in the best cases, traveling alone can get lonely. Here’s how to connect safely with the people you meet along the way.
Tags: News, Friendship, Mobile Applications, Hotels and Travel Lodgings, Travel and Vacations

How to Help a Girlfriend go After Her Dreams

How to Help a Girlfriend go After Her Dreams It echoes in your head, “Reach for that stars, and follow your dreams!” Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone standing in the wings of your life’s stage cheering you on and turning that elusive “wind beneath your wings” song into a reality? If your own desires in life aren’t taking off, live vicariously through the dreams of your friend. If you’ve already arrived to see all of your big ambitions fulfilled, hitch a cloud and help a girlfriend go af...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Support, Dreams, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Encourage

7 Considerations When Leaving Your Marriage, Part Two

This is Part Two in a series, to read Part One click here. In the last article I highlighted three important considerations to think about before leaving your marriage: Be sure, be kind, and the guilt you might experience about leaving. These three considerations are very much about you and your internal dialogue and in this post, we’ll see how the next stages are very much influenced by those around us. You’re Going to Be Seen as the Bad Person: Your partner (and Children) will see yo...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Relationships, Friendship, Communication, Divorce, Self-help, Perspective, Doubt, Marriage And Divorce, Projection, Don

Why the Cool Kids Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons

Fighting the dragon queen Tiamat is a much more satisfying way to spend time with my friends than social media ever was.
Tags: News, Friendship, Social Media, Computers and the Internet, Tiamat, Computer and Video Games, Game of Thrones (TV Program, Stranger Things (TV Program, Dungeons & Dragons (Game

The average lifespan of a friendship? 10 years. Here’s why.

Some friendships last a lifetime, but most have a lifespan. In the U.S., best friends tend to last for 10 years on average, says Nicholas Christakis.In friendships, one person may begin to defect or "free ride", which causes the other person to choose between cooperation or defection. People tend to choose the latter so they won't be taken advantage of.A certain amount of social fluidity, taking a breather from a friendship, can actually make a friendship last longer. ...
Tags: Psychology, Life, Relationships, Friendship, Society, Innovation, Collaboration, Communications, Nicholas Christakis

Shu Tsukiyama - A Gourmet’s Chase for a Taste of Real Friendship (Tokyo Ghoul)

“Kaneki…would never forget about me. We shall spend time together again..!! Kaneki!! Let little Hinami, Banjo, and his underlings be there too!! We’ll make up for lost time!!” One of the most... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Friendship, Mental Health, Anime, Manga, Glory Days, Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Shu Tsukiyama, Chasing The Past, Hinami Banjo

Mind: Beyond Biden: How Close Is Too Close?

Psychologists have studied personal space and physical contact for decades. Here's why people get so uncomfortable.
Tags: News, Friendship, Brain, Biden, University Of Virginia, Berkeley, Sexual Harassment, University Of California, California Institute of Technology, Workplace Environment, Anxiety and Stress, Women and Girls, Joseph R Jr, Psychology and Psychologists, Touch (Sense, Your-feed-science

Sometimes I’m an Island

I wandered through my church lobby on a quest for another cup of morning coffee. It always helps when I have a mission, so I walk with purpose. It doesn’t allow me to feel so alone in the crowd. It’s not like me, this feeling of isolation. Emotionally and socially, I’ve been an island, with occasional jaunts over to the mainland. I pour my coffee, hug it tight, and head back to the church sanctuary. The countdown clock on the screen notifies me to take my place on the stage. Over the next few ho...
Tags: Friendship, Isolation, Inspiration, David, Community, John, Hospitality, Just Open The Door, Open Door Living

10 Ways to be a Better Friend to a Girlfriend with Breast Cancer

Girlfriendology, the online community for women based on female friendship, is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sharing 10 ways to be a better friend to a girlfriend with breast cancer. The lessons come from women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer. They are friends of founder Debba Haupert who shared their honest opinions and insights. Haupert points out that this can be a difficult topic for many, and that every woman faces cancer differently, so one ...
Tags: Health, Breast Cancer, Life, Cancer, Friendship, Breast, United States, Newsroom, Don, Plato, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Better Friend, Debba Haupert, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Routines

Blame hedonic adaptation: the tendency for us to get used to things over time.
Tags: News, Friendship, Happiness, Exercise, Boredom, Psychology and Psychologists

Fighting Shame with Truth

My head dropped as my eyes squeezed shut. I willed the lump in my throat to disappear. My eyes blinked too many times in an attempt to hold back tears threatening to spill down my cheeks. Would it be weird if I got up and stepped out in the middle of the meeting? Terrible words rang in my ears. Annoying. Failure. Bad mom. Too much. Not enough — things that had been said about me and lies that I had believed. My mind raced as shame flooded my thoughts, screaming for my attention. The meeting cont...
Tags: Friendship, Inspiration, Friend, Community, Jesus, God, Shame, Luke, Sarah Boonstra

The Stone: This Friendship Has Been Digitized

Do I need to explain to my son that a bot will never have his back?
Tags: News, Youth, Friendship, Philosophy, Computers and the Internet

Friendships – The Key To Happiness

You're reading Friendships – The Key To Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I often recommend to others who seek to do what I tried, DON’T! It is too dangerous – you are taking an awful risk. It is not wise to isolate yourself for twelve months and spend hour upon hour peering inside, facing your worst pains and fears, trying to see beyond them for answers that might not...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Sydney, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Winfried Sedoff

Be a Better Friend to a Girlfriend who has lost a Parent

For many of us, it’s already happened. We’ve experienced the loss of a parent and/or have girlfriends who have. Sad situations sometimes make it tough to be a better friend. How can we be a better friend when a friend’s parent passes away? First, keep in mind that It’s especially tough on our friend because, generally, she’s known her parent all her life. She’s never experienced life without that person in it – that’s a unique experience and a milestone in her life. Sometimes that puts her as...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Friendship, Don, Brenda, Rhonda, Marie, Gretchen, Janie, Deana, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Be A Better Friend, Girlfriend Advice and Reviews, Girlfriendology, Better Friend

A Subtle Friendship Lesson from Gintama

If you ask Gintama fans on what arc was one of the most emotional to them, it was the Mitsuba Okita arc. It’s still one of my favorite Gintama stories ever as I even wrote about it years ago. That... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Friendship, Anime, Manga, Luck, Gintama, True Friendship, Mitsuba Okita, Sogo Okita

I Need Advice about My Friend’s Situation

Hi, I have a friend that is very tired most of the time but she sleep 8 hours a day. She has physical pain with no explanation, like headache or backache. She has sudden behavior changes too, from be normal one day to be angry or sad the other. For her is hard to explain her feelings too, sometimes she cant know what emotion she has. It’s like she doesn’t enjoy life anymore. She just go to the college, go back to her home and do homework. My friends and I try to invited her to hang out but she r...
Tags: General, Friendship, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Intervention, Supportive Friend

I Will Be “Un-Fine” with You

We’ve spent the last two years talking about friendship, about our cravings for connection. We’ve talked about the way Jesus will never unfriend us, how He is the ultimate friend. We’ve heard from you as you bravely pursue friendship, and we’ve studied the way friendship is woven throughout the fibers of Scripture. Here’s a sample of what we’ve focused on, written by our friend Lisa-Jo Baker: Nothing is riskier or more vulnerable than cracking open the doors of my messy home, let alone the doors...
Tags: Books, Friendship, Inspiration, Jesus, John, Book Club, BOGO, Lisa Jo Baker, Never Unfriended, In)courage Bookshelf, Friendship Promises

How to Make Your Home More Comfortable for Guests with Cat Allergies

It’s so hard when your close friends can’t hang out at your house because your best friend, the cat, lives there. If you do decide to have allergic buds over, there are a few ways you can help mitigate their potential allergic reactions a bit.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Cats, Friendship, Lifehacks, Allergies, Preperation

Stop Using the Words 'At Least' to Comfort

When someone confides in you—about anything from truly awful to just an average shitty day—the next words out of your mouth should never, ever be: “At least...”Read more...
Tags: Grief, Friendship, Comfort, Kindness, Empathy, Lifehacks

I’m No Longer Allowed to Enjoy Something with My Friend

Hello. For my issue, it might seem silly. I feel as if I’m no longer allowed to enjoy something with my friend G. My friend G and I enjoy certain things together, like the video game of Splatoon. I find it great to talk to her about that game that we love so much. However, I got into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at first, she wasn’t into it. All of a sudden, she changes her mind and tries to make it her own thing. It’s like you get into the sport of basketball, and your friend gets i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Disappointment, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Zelda

Be a Better Friend: 5 Ways to Find more time for your Girlfriends

Do you balance your life to make time for your girlfriends? Or do you struggle with balancing work, life, family, friendships, and life? Girlfriends make women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. Those wonderful benefits of female friendship improve our quality of life and are substantial to our level of happiness. So why don’t we work to have not only a life/work balance but to have a life/friendship balance? Probably the most common excuse for not making ti...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Time, Balance, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Be A Better Friend, Make Time For Friends