relationships

How To Say No To Anyone (Even A Good Friend)

Sometimes the hardest part of talking with people you care about is saying no. They might need a favour or a loan or just a ride, but you can’t always be available to help everyone. Here’s what I’ve learned from my experience about how to say no to even a good friend.


Show Appreciation For Your Partner With Specific Praise

When we’re dating, we’re often very detailed in our observations of our partner. We’re specific in our appreciation of the person’s appearance or deeds. As we get used to the relationship, we’ll forget that specific praise. You can end up taking them for granted, so you might consider going back to those old ways.


Hold Weekly Meetings To Manage Money With Your Partner

It’s common to fight about money in a marriage or partnership. A survey found that couples who live together argue about money three times a month. To avoid bickering about money, financial blog Ready for Zero suggests weekly budget meetings.


Is Online Dating Worth It?

You’ve probably heard of online dating. You may even have a few friends that do it. But, despite your curiosity, you haven’t been able to convince yourself to actually try it out. We’re here to answer some of your burning questions.


The Secret To Success Is Making More Friends

If there’s one single thing that’s most important for success — as an entrepreneur, freelancer, employee or just in general life — it might be this: Make more friends.


Ask LH: How Can I Be Frugal When My Significant Other Isn't?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m working to get out of debt. My boyfriend has his finances in order, and he likes to go out a lot. But I have to live frugally because of my financial goals. We don’t share our finances, but we do live together. I don’t want our differences to come between us. What can we do?


Offer The Solution First To Avoid Arguments In A Relationship

Arguments come with the package of a relationship. However, most of them can be avoided by presenting the solution to the problem instead of the problem itself.


Being Polite Buys You Time And Leaves Doors Open

Most of us practise good manners at key times, such as when meeting new people, and in formal settings. But what does it mean to live a life of politeness? Paul Ford writes on Medium how to be polite and the great benefits that practice has.


Talk About Social Media 'Rules' With Your Partner Ahead Of Time

Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has “overshared” on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.


Five Habits Of Truly Effective Communicators

We all have room to polish our communication skills — some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.