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  1. science of us
    The Strict, Subtle Rules of a Hey Ladies! EmailAnalyzing the unspoken subtext of the bridal party group email.
  2. science of us
    What Happened When I Took a Year Off From Having a Personal LifeNo dates, no plans, almost no texts.
  3. science of us
    I Joined a Procrastination Support Group and It Changed My LifeThe behavioral techniques were helpful, but it was the support network that pushed me to finally get things done.
  4. friendship
    Trump Attempts to Bond Over Shared InterestsHe’s really putting himself out there.
  5. friendship
    Kim Kardashian West and Chrissy Teigen Roasted Kanye for His Twitter PresenceRelatable relationship content.
  6. science of us
    A Guide to Non-Awkwardly Dealing With Money Differences Between FriendsThe advice is the same regardless of what your finances look like.
  7. science of us
    A Psychological Explanation for Why So Many People Love KaraokeIt taps into one of our most basic human needs.
  8. beauty
    The Powerful Intimacy of Talking About Your Skin OnlineWhen skin-care groups on Reddit, Slack, and Facebook lead to IRL friendships.
  9. science of us
    This Is How Many Hours It Takes to Turn an Acquaintance Into a FriendA new study on when you can move past the small talk and get to the good part.
  10. self reflection
    5 Writers Answer: Do You Feel Like You Look Like Yourself?Five writers answer the prompt.
  11. science of us
    Why Was I So Embarrassed to Use Dating Apps to Make New Friends?I missed having people to hang out with, but swiping and arranging blind friend-dates made me feel like I had some kind of deficiency.
  12. i like this bitch’s life
    I Wish I Were Martha Stewart’s Best FriendWe need to talk about Kevin.
  13. kaylor forever?
    Karlie Kloss on Taylor Swift Breakup Rumors: ‘Don’t Believe Everything You Read’Hmm.
  14. oscars 2018
    Greta Gerwig’s Friends Dressed Like Oscars BridesmaidsThey wore matching outfits to an Oscars party.
  15. science of us
    How to Tell If You’re Being a Neglectful FriendOr if your friend is being too demanding of your time.
  16. ask a boss
    ‘My Boss Loves Me But Hates My Co-worker’She may have a good reason.
  17. good/better/best
    How to Be Excellent (or at Least Pretty Good) at Canceling PlansMaster the art of the last-minute bail without making your friends hate you.
  18. love hurts
    How Friends Can Help You Deal With a BreakupHere’s how to ask for help without pushing them away.
  19. how does that make you feel
    I’m a Therapist, But I’m Not Your TherapistIt’s tricky when your job means your friends want you to solve all their problems.
  20. science of us
    It’s Cuffing Season for Friendship, TooWhy brave the cold to go out and meet new people when you can stay in with the ones you already know?
  21. my two cents
    I Can’t Afford to Keep Up With My FriendsDon’t feel bad about saying no.
  22. friendship
    Gal Pals Melania Trump and Karen Pence Grab Burgers Together in TexasThe pair bought Whataburger after meeting with Hurricane Harvey’s first responders.
  23. science of us
    Everyone Is Worried That Everyone Else’s Social Lives Are More ExcitingIt’s not just you.
  24. it’s complicated
    My Life As a Perpetual 7th Wheel to All My Couple FriendsIt’s lonely realizing that they don’t know how to relate to my singleness.
  25. science of us
    Why Canceling Plans Is So SatisfyingA bad habit that feels so good.
  26. science of us
    How to Take a Friendship Break That Doesn’t Turn Into a Breakup“Hey, I want less of you in my life right now” is a conversation that can easily head south.
  27. science of us
    The Enduring Influence of Your Middle-School Best FriendA slew of recent books focus on a woman’s lifelong link to her first real friend.
  28. what your therapist really thinks
    ‘I Feel Bad Because My Friends Aren’t Attractive!’It’s hard to have a friendship in which one person feels superior.
  29. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Deal With My Friends’ Drama Any More!’Learn to say no.
  30. science of us
    Why Having a Best Friend Is Good for Your HealthPlenty of studies link social support with increased well-being, but some relationships make more of a difference than others.
  31. it’s complicated
    How to Get Through a Breakup Without Losing FriendsThe sweet spot between pushing people away and demanding too much of them.
  32. interview
    Does Anyone Know You Better Than Your Childhood Best Friend?Talking with author Christopher Bollen about his new novel The Destroyers, a resonant tale of friendship in the guise of a slick mystery thriller.
  33. science of us
    The Things You Learn About Your Friends When You Need a New LiverI was surprised by who volunteered to be a donor — and who didn’t.
  34. advice
    What Your Therapist Really Thinks: ‘My Friend Says I Stole Her Ideas’This week’s column from Your Therapist.
  35. advice
    Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Has ALS, and My Friends Are Making Things WorseRemember, death is always on the way.
  36. What I Know About My Best Friend’s MurderDespite what the tabloids say, she was more than just Ashton Kutcher’s date.
  37. advice
    Ask Polly: It Seems Like My Friends Don’t Like MeThey aren’t the right friends for you.
  38. How to Have a Happy Birthday on FacebookA small social experiment.
  39. ask pollypalooza
    Ask Polly: My Friend Keeps Dating My Exes!Get this woman out of your life.
  40. In Old Age, Friends Might Matter Even More Than FamilyAs you age, your friendships play a greater role in keeping you happy and healthy.
  41. advice
    Ask Polly: I Tried to Tell My Friend She’s a Bad Drunk!Opening your mouth is complicated. That’s why most people don’t do it.
  42. Here’s a Pretty Convincing Argument for Making Friends With Your Co-workersIt’s only awkward for a little while.
  43. friendship
    Leonardo DiCaprio and the Pussy Posse Went to a Children’s PlayThe group showed up to support Tobey Maguire’s daughter.
  44. what your therapist really thinks
    ‘Why Is Everyone Always Criticizing Me?’What Your Therapist Really Thinks: This week’s column.
  45. our digital lives
    When You Love Your Friend But Hate Her Social-Media PresenceThe struggle to navigate a real-life friendship with someone who has a social-media alter ego.
  46. advice
    Ask Polly: My Married Friends Are Driving Me Crazy!Here’s what you should do: Nothing.
  47. The Best Strategy for Choosing Friends Is to Aim for ‘Good Enough’A new study on decision-making styles, friendship, and happiness.
  48. advice
    Ask Polly: My Ex-Friends Think I’m Selfish and Terrible!Were they ever really your friends in the first place?
  49. A Linguist Breaks Down What We Really Mean When We Call Our Friends ‘Close’Friendship between women has its own language.
  50. popular
    The Craziest Mom I Ever Met Was Obsessed With Being PopularHow many moms buy their daughter a boob job?
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