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Once you’re an adult, advice about friendships can start to take second fiddle to dating and parenting advice—and we think that’s just too bad! Friendships are just as important to adults as they are to children, and maintaining healthy friendships can be a major source of happiness. We’ve got some advice, quotes, and general expert know-how to help you do just that, no matter how old you are.

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Galentine’s Day: How a Made-Up Holiday Became a Celebration of Female Friendships

Romance isn't the only thing you should be focusing on in February. Galentine's Day is all about ladies celebrating ladies. And brunch.

35 Funny Friendship Quotes to Share with Your Friends

What are friends for? Laughing at your jokes, of course. Get your pals giggling with these funny friendship quotes.


25 Funny Friend Memes to Send to Your Bestie

You'll want to send these to your bestie ASAP.


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Fish Chair

A funky furnishing with a backstory sparks 
a week these women will never forget.


22 Funny Best Friend Tweets That You’ll Want to Share with Your Bestie Immediately

Get ready to blow up the group chat with these hilarious best friend tweets that you will want to send...

8 Remarkable Stories of the Most Unlikely Friendships

Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put 
a foot in your face?...


Rose Color Meanings: 15 Hues and What They Symbolize

Don't place that flower order without reading this first! From friendship to passion, here's what every rose color signifies.

My Best Friend Scammed Me Out of $92,000, Forcing Me into Bankruptcy

She swindled me out of $92,000, forcing me into bankruptcy and destroying my once sunny outlook. But I finally...


I Befriended My Childhood Bully 30 Years Later

I thought she was out of my life forever—then she married my cousin.


I Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter

This cause is simply too important to just "agree to disagree," even to keep an old friendship.


It Took Me 34 Years to Realize I Was Racist

But wait—I have a black friend!

My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them

Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


25 Care Packages We’re Sending to Friends Who Are Stuck at Home

If someone in your life could use a smile right now, we’ve got a few ideas.


How Being a Girl Scout Saved My Life

Their tight-knit Buddy System was a literal life-saver.


I Was a Girl Scout—Here’s the Most Useful Thing I Learned

Girl Scouts gave me a way to always feel at home, no matter where I moved.

A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.


How This Boomer Made Peace with Traveling with Millennials

It's better to build bridges than clash over differences, especially when you're the only boomer on the bus.


Are Crossed Arms Rude? 8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

Body language is a form of nonverbal communication, and whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading...


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Zodiac Sign

The stars aligned when you and your zodiac-loving friend met. Give them a gift that's as special as they are.


How One Fan Became Such Good Friends with Charles Barkley That the Basketball Star Even Attended His...

An NBA star, an immigrant scientist, 
and a friendship no one believed.


20 Things You’re Probably Blaming on Millennials—But Shouldn’t

You'd think millennials were responsible for everything! Here's why some of the country's recent trends aren't their fault—or why they've...


The Best Self-Care Gifts for a Friend in Need of Pampering

When your BFF needs a little TLC, choose one of these thoughtful presents that's sure to promote relaxation, boost self-awareness,...


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12 Etiquette Rules You Must Follow When Traveling with Friends

Follow this advice to make sure you end the trip still friends with each other.

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5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

For most, working in an office can offer a pleasant, exciting, and motivating path to a successful career. However, sometimes...


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The Real Reason You and Your Friends Look So Much Alike

There's an actual reason why you and your friends look alike, and it's not just because you share the same...


The Best Compliment for Every Zodiac Sign

Find the perfect way to flatter the zodiac signs in your life. This is what you need to say to...


The Ideal Best Friend for Every Zodiac Sign

Which zodiac sign is the most reliable? Which is the most fun? Discover the sign that can offer you the...


15 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

For International Friendship Day, dive into the cherished novels that celebrate extraordinary and iconic friendships between women.


8 Discreet Signs You’re Being Taken for Granted—and What to Do About It

Being helpful is a good trait. But, let's face it: There are those people in your life who take your...