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Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Bicker better: The constructive approach to arguing

 Most of us are pretty bad at arguing. We tend to react rather than respond, often mocking and caricaturing our opponent. As a result, we don’t hear, and vice versa, we aren’t heard.Dealing with...

Thumbs doing all the talking? Five ways to manage your messaging

Rate this article and enter to winWhich would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your best friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half your waking lifeHigh school students...

Learn to love yourself: Our experts tell you how

Rate this article and enter to winDo you ever find yourself sitting in front of the mirror, zeroing in on something you don’t like about yourself? Sometimes it’s physical: acne scars, love handles, stretch...

#NoFilter: How to live real in an online world

Rate this article and enter to winEver find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed and wondering how everyone’s lives seem so much happier/cooler/healthier than yours? It’s human nature to occasionally compare ourselves to the...
Guys fighting

Ask the counselor: Knowing if you’re in an unhealthy friendship

“How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy friendship?”—Emily, Winter Park, FloridaTo find the answer to your question, it might be helpful to ask, “What is a healthy friendship?” I believe that meaningful...
Two people sitting on a couch facing away from each other

Less fighting, more freedom: How to deal with family frustration

Rate this article and enter to winFrom DNA to embarrassing childhood stories, we share a lot with our families. But we don’t always share the same views. Family members tend to be the people...

Ask the counselor: Getting over a betrayal

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—Shane, Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever. How could...
A group of people standing in the shape of a world

Your social circle: The surprising effects of kindness

Rate this article and enter to winAre you in or are you out? If you’re like Simon, a junior in Indianapolis, Indiana, you’ve been both. Standing on the sidelines while his friends were having...
Sad friends

Ask the school counselor: What to do when you and your bestie grow apart?

“What to do when you and your bestie grow apart?”—Brandi, Denver, ColoradoBrandi,High school is a time of transition. Most students are aware of academic transitions and new obligations, such as added homework, a part-time...
Someone eating too little amounts of food

Could you help a friend with an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that require medical attention, and personal and professional support. It’s estimated that in the US, 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder at...