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- How To Listen When Someone Is Venting
- Why Being Too Generous Could Hurt Your Relationships
- Why It's So Hard To Make Friends After University (And What To Do About It)
- "Love Crime" Honey Traps (And How To Avoid Them)
- Want To Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now
- Why Your Brain Is Hooked On Being Right (And What You Can Do About It)
Even the most level-headed among us deal with anger and frustration at some point. A common reaction? Venting. We’ve all done it. But what’s the best way to handle being on the receiving end of someone’s vent session? Harvard Business Review’s Mark Goulston explains.
When my younger sister was in college, she needed help with the down payment for a new car. I wrote her a cheque — coincidentally, her birthday was just around the corner — and sent it in a card, with the understanding that when she was solvent, she’d pay me back. Almost a decade later, that portion of my coffer remains empty; in fact, it’s permanently closed, since the one time I suggested she might pay me back, it caused a battle so ugly that my father had to step in to break up a fight between his adult daughters.
Dear Lifehacker, I recently got married but have encountered my first challenge to wedded bliss. As much as I try, for the life of me I cannot remember to put the toilet seat down. The repercussions for this apparently heinous act are getting progressively worse. What started as a cheeky dig from the wife has grown into a punishable-by-death offence after a recent late night trip to the bathroom went wrong with her falling in. Any suggestions would be much cheaper then marriage counselling. Thanks, “Currently Living” Husband
Parents have a reasonable amount of control over what their children learn and see, but as they go off into the real world, they’re confronted with a variety of influences. Friends make a strong impact, and peer pressure can lead to some negative choices. What do you do about it? How do you help your kids handle peer pressure?
When was the last time you made a new friend? Not just a new acquaintance or buddy at work, but someone really close — the kind of person you would call in an emergency? If you’re “old” like me (past the age of 30), you might notice it’s harder than ever to make those kinds of lifelong friends. Here’s why that is, and why that might not be such a bad thing.
They say a fool and his money are soon parted — but the idiom could just as easily apply to lonely hearts. Romance fraud is currently one of the hottest enterprises in the cybercrime industry, with thousands of lovelorn Aussies being hoodwinked out of their cash on a daily basis. We spoke to detective superintendent Brian Hay from the Queensland Fraud Sqaud and Sabour Bradley; the host of the new documentary series Head First which tackles romance fraud in its first episode (airing on ABC2 tonight). Here are their top tips on how to avoid the cyber “love” crime honey trap.
Teen romance is like a minefield — few make it through completely unscathed and the path is strewn with the smoldering remains of countless broken courtships. According to common wisdom, this is because teenagers are volatile creatures who lack the maturity to resolve relationship issues. However, a new study has discovered that level-headed teens who handle disagreements well are just as likely to break up.