Friends

Are you an introvert? How to be confident in social situations

There are 4 types of introverts; how to identify which one you are so you can actually get excited about going to that party.

Feeling disconnected, this woman hosted a dinner party … in her hallway (VIDEO)

Technology is great, but the best connections are the ones made #IRL (in real life).

4 signs to determine who is a true friend … and who isn’t

Some friends open windows to a new world for us, others close them.

My political posts on facebook will never change your mind

Why you don’t need to feel guilty about preferring cat memes to political posts online.

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.