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Common Threads

Give Love…Get Love…Be Happy

Some days, I feel like I’m living in a weird survivalistic video game where the participants are so fearful of…

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My Journey Into Cooking

Are you a food artist? Throw a little of this and a little of that together in a pot or…

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Avoiding arguments, finding common ground and showing genuine interest in other people are among the time-tested principles we learned from…

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Better Way to Communicate

Many years ago—when I was working for our founder Martin Edelston as managing editor of ­Bottom Line Personal—he suggested that…

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The Many Ways to Say “I Love You”

In 1984, Stevie Wonder touched the hearts of the world with his award winning song “I Just Called to Say…

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Don’t Trust Your Gut

Which direction should I take my career? Whom should I date? What will make me happy? We may consult with…

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5 Big Myths About Weight Loss

We all know that there are no magic bullets when it comes to weight loss. The truth is, it requires…

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Make Someone’s Day!

In my job, I ask for help every day. I ask experts and writers in all areas—finance, health, life—to help…

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Stop Thinking You’ll Get It All Done

Now that we are returning to our busy, prepandemic lives, we are once again struggling with time management. We’re cranking…

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Say Yes

What do you think would happen if you said “yes” when you really want to say “no”? It actually might…

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Stop Overthinking! End the Battle with Unproductive Thoughts

Do you ever overthink a problem to the point that you make yourself anxious and miserable? Do you obsess over…

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When Waves Come Crashing on Islands, Beware of the Relationship Tsunami

“He never talks.” “She never shuts up.” “I feel alone in my marriage.” “I need more space. You’re smothering me.”…

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Be the Leader Who Inspires

In 1961, President Kennedy set for the US the goal of landing a man on the moon by the end…

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Collateral Damage of Feminism: The Mass Suppression of Men

I have felt for a long time that there needs to be a “menimism” movement. In fact, I first wrote…

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You Don’t Have to Do Anything

“I have to do laundry.” “I have to give a presentation at work.” “I have to get the oil changed…