Friends

This mayo jar full of golf balls might just give your life new meaning (VIDEO)

For those of us who are visual learners, you'll want to watch this viral video all the way to the end.

How to feed your lonely soul—even when you have friends aplenty

You can feel pangs of loneliness even when you have strong relationships in your life. Here's what to do when you feel one coming on.

The loneliness antidote: 11 habits to feel less alone

Our culture is suffering an epidemic of loneliness—here are a few simple things you can do to make friends and bring more meaning into your life.

7 Thanksgiving table peace-keeping tips—from a missionary

Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and former missionary in Kenya, the editor-at-large of 'America,' and the author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, gives his seven best tips for peace and diplomacy at Thanksgiving dinner.

The case for less politics, more football this Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

Want to avoid election discord at Thanksgiving? A hilarious viral video reminds American families they can agree on one thing: football.

Halloween is a great time to practice generosity—and we’re not talking about candy

Hospitable acts are what the Halloween season is all about. Here are 6 scarily easy ones we can all make…

I wish I wasn’t so jealous over my friend’s pregnancy

Facing the reality of my own infertility and the fact that I can't have any more kids is just so hard.

‘He’s in a better place now’ & other phrases that hinder someone’s grieving process

Knowing just the right thing to say to someone who's suffered a loss can be…

What Aristotle taught me about the 3 types of friends

What was true thousands of years ago still holds up: There are three types of friendships in a person's life. Aim for "the goodness."

How to talk to strangers (VIDEO)

The Atlantic did a little experiment using one of its editors and a bunch of unsuspecting strangers in Brooklyn. Would you have the nerve to do what he did?

My unlikely friendship with a lesbian mother

I'm a Roman Catholic. My first "new-mom" friend was a married lesbian. While our friendship has challenged us, it's made our relationship—and my faith—stronger.

Teens defending texting & driving are tearfully silenced by one woman’s story (VIDEO)

An emotional texting-while-driving PSA by the reality TV YouTube channel Summer Break has the tears flowing and everyone rethinking their…

The 7 types of men you need in your life

#3. The Not Husband: He helps you carry furniture up a flight of stairs, but won’t argue with you about the side-by-side vs. the bottom freezer.

15 ways to be the best mom-friend ever

Meeting other moms isn't especially hard—it's keeping them that's the challenge. Try these tips for making and keeping new friends in this important stage of life.

The spiritual practice of small talk

Hate chatting about the weather, The Bachelorette, the traffic? Don't despair: small talk can lead to strong friendships.