Tips on how to make friends, build trust, and form bonds with the people in different areas of your life, including social circle and workplace. Articles about recognizing and handling toxic and negative people among your social connections.

How to Not Care about What Others Think in 5 Practical Ways

Whether we like it or not, unfair, and often unfounded judgment is around every corner. It’s human nature to have opinions and unfortunately, some people struggle to keep those opinions to themselves when they aren’t wanted. We’re told that it's necessary to learn how to not care about what others think, but that’s easier said than done. Opinions surround us, especially with the…

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6 Types of Friends Who Use You for Their Own Purposes

Friends who use you aren’t true friends at all. So, how do you recognize those who pretend to care about your friendship? Oh, the mystery of friendship, isn’t it strange? I think so, what do you think? Have you come across the type of friends who take advantage of you? I know I have. Listen, there is true friendship and there is something…

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Why Do People Gossip? 4 Types of People Who Talk about Others

Why do people gossip so much? I often ask myself this question. It seems that gossip is one of the most popular hobbies out there. Otherwise, how would you explain that shallow tabloid shows are among the most-watched on TV and celebrity gossip websites are among the most visited on the web? People love reading and watching the latest celebrity news, just like…

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What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Does It Work?

Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP has been a hot topic lately, and it's inspired a great deal of debate. Depending on who you listen to, it's either New Agey pseudo-scientific quackery or a panacea that solves every single social and workplace problem. In spite of all the hype, NLP is neither of these things. In fact, there's a good chance that an overwhelming majority…

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8 Fun Conversation Games for Adults to Help You Break the Ice

There is nothing worse than an awkward silence! Often in social situations where people don’t know each other, it can be difficult to think of conversation games to help break the ice and start the conversation flowing. Likewise, if you are hosting an event that brings people together who haven’t met before, it can be a great idea to have some conversation games…

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3 Absolutely Worst Things Annoying People Do in a Conversation

Let’s face it, we all know annoying people, and none of us want to be known as one! Whilst the most important factor in any social situation is being yourself, worrying about your innate habits & being overly self-conscious are never going to help you feel comfortable and confident. Self-analysis can be tough, but it is also a powerful way to identify habits…

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9 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Handle It

Dragging your feet to work every day is stressful enough without competitive or gossipy colleagues to torment you. But you'll never know when you'll come across them, so you must be able to read the signs of a toxic work environment. Everyone knows the boss or colleague from hell. These people take enjoyment out of work and knock the passion out of you.…

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How to Deal with Gossip about You and the People Who Spread It

You catch furtive glances, snarky remarks, and giggles behind your back. Knowing how to deal with gossip and the people who spread it about you is not always easy but can be done. Gossip is a habit that throws a damper on life. Elusive as it is, it's not all out of our control. Here's what you can do to deal with gossip…

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Shocking School Bullying Statistics That Will Make You Think

School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs in any educational setting. The statistics below demonstrate how severe and widespread the problem of school bullying is in our society. For an act to be considered bullying, it must meet certain criteria. This includes hostile intent, imbalance of power, repetition, distress, and provocation. Bullying can have a wide spectrum of effects on a student including…

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How to Apologize the Right Way with a Science-Backed Strategy

To apologize to someone is not always as simple as saying, ‘I’m sorry’. Sometimes, you have to do more to make things right. Finding the right way to apologize is a challenge We’ve all been in the horrible, guilt-ridden position of having to apologize when things really go wrong. No matter how heartfelt your apology is, the other person may not accept it.…

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