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Are we best friends for life (BFFLs) or frenemies?

Rate this article and enter to winAll relationships have their ups and downs, and it’s normal to have disagreements with friends on occasion. But if someone demands a lot of your energy or leaves...
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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have had someone we’re close to struggle through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, we may try to offer a quick...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...
Deal-breaker or game-starter?: Check your relationship criteria

Deal-breaker or game-starter?: Check your relationship criteria

Rate this article and enter to winOpposites Similarities attract. In relationships, we tend to get along better with people like us—a whole lot of studies prove it. But there are lots of ways we...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...
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Drinking? 7 ways to get what you want from it

 Having the drink without the downsideDo you choose to drink alcohol? If so, chances are you’re interested in figuring out how to get alcohol’s buzz (feeling chatty, relaxed, and socially connected) while avoiding its negative effects (feeling tired,...
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Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent survey by SH101, close to 1,000 students described incidents of racial bias that they’ve observed or experienced, usually in school. We asked students and experts...
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Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans aren’t terribly effective at changing other people’s...